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Spine: ‘Raw’ and Revolution at Venus Theatre and Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Revolution is in the air. As Arab Spring lies bloodied beneath military dictatorships in Egypt and religious extremists in Libya and the same ol’ same ol’ dictatorship in Syria (plus Islamic State, plus those four or five brave democratic, US trained Syrians who soon disappeared beneath waves of barrel bombs and executions)…. Bernie Sanders chants […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Raw’ at Venus Theatre Company

Among other notable experiences I’ve had during the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, I can now say I’ve been admonished by a cow. Please don’t think I’m being derogatory. Because in Venus Theatre’s second entry into the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Raw, by Baltimore-based playwright Amy Bernstein, the central character is indeed a fired-up bovine committed […]

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‘dry bones rising’ at Venus Theatre Company

In her program note, director (and founder of Venus Theatre Company) Deborah Randall has this to say about her company’s newest play, dry bones rising: “The style… could be described as ee cummings meeting Mary Shelley at a mutual friend’s bat mitzvah.” This cryptic description makes more sense in the light of the following facts: […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘DECADES’

Improv comedy is a form of theater where it is created in the moment at the performance. Some of the great comedians of our time; Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell – to name a few – were born out of the improv scenes of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. 4 and 9 Productions […]

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‘The House of Blue Leaves’ at Providence Players of Fairfax

Well directed by Michael P. Donahue and performed by a super cast, Providence Players of Fairfax presents John Guare’s wacky, fast-paced black comedy The House of Blue Leaves. The play is sent in 1965 Queens during Pope Paul VI’s visit to The Big Apple and is filled and involves a zookeeper and his ‘off the wall’ wife, a […]

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‘J.B.’ at The American Century Theater by Francine Schwartz

The American Century Theater’s (TACT) entertaining and colorful production of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning and 1959 Tony Award-winning Best Play J.B. by Archibald MacLeish is ‘way over the Big Top!’ What a fine way to begin TACT’s 2012-2013 season! More than fifty years-old, this meaningful play is still relevant. Today, we have different wars, different natural […]

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