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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Howard University

From the moment the actors appear, the stage becomes a non-stop whirl of color and movement. Howard University’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in what is meant to be modern-day New Orleans, but through the music—part 1930s Swing, part 2016 dance club—, the glittering costumes, and the carnival masks whose glowing eyes […]

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‘The Children’s Hour’ at Howard University

If you have never seen or heard of The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman, then you are missing out on a masterful piece of social commentary. Written in 1934, the play was highly controversial with its themes of homophobia and the power of rumor and gossip but, despite censorship and the play being banned in […]

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‘Fires in the Mirror’ at Howard University

Anna Deavere Smith’s classic Fires in the Mirror is getting a fascinating production this weekend by a very talented ensemble of student actors at Howard University. And on two counts this iteration is very worth seeing: Some truly outstanding performances (casting directors: take note), and a chance to appreciate (or re-appreciate) one of the finest instances […]

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