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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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Review: ‘Journey to the West’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Mary Zimmerman has mastered the stage adaptation, particularly of the classic tale, freely blending cultural forms and styles with hypnotic brilliance. Her Metamorphoses and Arabian Nights are shining exemplars of her craft. Journey to the West: the Tale of the Monkey King, now running at Constellation Theatre Company’s Source Theatre, is classic Zimmerman. The beauty […]

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‘The Fire and the Rain’ at Constellation Theatre Company

It is extraordinary that Constellation Theatre Company continues to seek out and present works of artistry that would likely be unknown to us. And Constellation’s willingness to take financial risks with rarely produced fare is a major business decision that can have significant financial impacts. So kudos to Constellation for producing The Fire and The […]

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Spine: Ontologically Speaking (Perhaps) Absolutely!

In Luigi Pirandelo’s most famous play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, the frustrated theatrical director demands that the father of the wandering character-clan stop his endless theorizing and get down to the business of creating the play: “Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.” Philosophizing is, ironically, Pirandelo’s obsession: philosophy of […]

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‘ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps}’ at Constellation Theatre Company

One of my favorite movies of all time is Clue, a mystery comedy (based on the board game) starring Tim Curry that is chock full of over-the-top characters and zany, slapstick farce. As I laughed my way through Constellation Theatre’s delightful new staging of Luigi Pirandello’s ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps} I couldn’t help thinking about the 1985 […]

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The cast of 'Our Class': Alexander Strain, Sasha Olinick, Joshua Morgan, Dana Levanovsky, Mark Krawczyk, Heather Haney, Tim Getman, Laura C. Harris, Harlan Work, and Ashley Ivey. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Our Class’ at Theater J by Tzvi Kahn

Our Class, the searing, emotionally devastating, and unforgettable new production at Theater J, constitutes both a play and an enervating pedagogical exercise – a Holocaust-era case study in the moral degeneration of individuals in the context of societal descent into genocide and madness. At first, the story, which chronicles the lives of ten Polish classmates […]

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Sea Battle: Jade Wheeler, Jefferson Farber, Michael Kevin Darnall, and Ashley Ivey. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Metamorphoses’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Directed by Allison Arkell Stockman, Constellation Theatre Company’s phenomenal production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses is a gift from the gods. It blends aspects of storytelling and Ovid’s Tales together to create a sensational aesthetically titillating performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat in wonder and awe. With live music by Helen Hayes Award winner […]

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