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Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at the Folger Theatre

All for Love Noted critic Harold Bloom once said, “We certainly can say that Cleopatra and Antony do not bore each other, and they are bored, erotically and otherwise, by everyone else in their world.” As characters, they are expansive and endlessly interesting. Director Robert Richmond’s production focuses on the love affair between these two […]

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Review: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Folger Theatre

Undone by his own goodness? Ha! That is not what I took away as director Robert Richmond succeeded masterfully with his contemporary, blasting grenade of an interpretation for Shakespeare’s rarely produced Timon of Athens at Folger Theatre. Subtlety be damned is what Richmond, his cast, and the design team have rendered into a modern morality […]

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‘The Producers’ at Olney Theatre Center

Camp it up with the comic free-for-all that is the Olney Theatre Center’s take on Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical The Producers. Become your very own disrupter of your very own straight-laced, most likely politically correct life-style. Political correctness be damned in this instance. Brooks’ The Producers is primed and pumped up under the gleefully spirited […]

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Julia L. Exline

Adventure Theatre MTC presents Winnie the Pooh, based on the book by A.A. Milne and adapted for the stage by le Clanché du Rand. Jerry Whiddon directs a group of immensely talented actors, who bring your favorite childhood characters to life in this fantastic production! I’ve found over the years that Adventure Theatre MTC’s productions always […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ at Synetic Theater’s Teen Ensemble by Jennifer Perry

Like its adult (mainstage) counterpart, the Synetic Theater Teen Ensemble clearly has a knack for adapting well-known works of literature, highlighting the salient themes for today, and presenting the material with interesting and inspired style and intense physical movement. The teen’s current production of The Jungle Book, which only plays for five performances, is no […]

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‘Home of the Soldier’ at Synetic Theater by Amanda Gunther

A stunning performance of heartfelt emotions and war-torn reality comes to Crystal City in Synetic Theater’s new mesmerizing production of Home of the Soldier. A new play created by Paata Tsikurishvili and Ben Cunis, this heart-breaking, gut-wrenching story is a phenomenon of live theatre that must be seen to be believed. Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili, […]

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