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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ghouls’

There is a moment in Sean Surla’s one-woman piece, Ghouls, where Emel Haddad – Surla’s stand-in for herself, and an extraordinarily generous actress – describes driving to the top of Pike’s Peak with her family. Along the way, before the very top, she wants her mother to stop the car, to revel in the experience […]

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Magic Time! ‘In the Cage, She Has a Fighting Chance’: A Q&A With Stephen Spotswood About His New Play ‘Girl in the Red Corner’ at The Welders

This seems to be the season in DC Metro Theater for pugilistic women. Women who box claimed the stage in Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage (just closed at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company). A woman who fights back tooth and nail is the fierce protagonist of Jonelle Walker’s TAME. (about to open at Gunston Arts Center, produced […]

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Capital Fringe Preview #23: ‘Glacier’ at MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet

 DANCING CLIMATE CHANGE: Merging Ballet, Science, and Film in MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet’s “GLACIER” at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival This groundbreaking, multimedia production puts an immersive, arctic environment onstage—and audiences watch as it quickly melts away. The bold ballet-based choreography and arctic footage allows audiences to see and feel climate change in a deeply personal […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #20: ‘Dial R for Robot: a Sci-Fi Hitchcock Rock Opera’ by Christian Crowley

Hitchcock’s Rope meets Blade Runner in an Interactive Rock Opera Science-lab rivalry turns deadly in the race to build the perfect robot. Hidden passions explode as artificial intelligence blurs the border between machine demolition and murder. Two cybernetics students destroy a robot built by a rival team, and host a video-game party amidst the wreckage. […]

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Review: ‘Transmission’ at The Welders

You know you’re having an unorthodox experience in theater when there’s a near absence of dramatic action in front of you but an epic interplay of ideas happening in your brain. So it goes in Transmission, Gwydion Suilebhan’s curiously cognitive and rivetingly disruptive new performance piece just opened on H Street at Atlas Performing Arts […]

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Review: ‘After Life’ | ‘Josephine’ by UrbanArias

Say “operatic double bill” and two duos spring to mind, for aficionados and amateurs alike. From the mid-20th century, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium and The Telephone; from the late-19th century, the sure-fire pairing of “Cav and Pag,” verismo works by Pietro Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Ruggero Leoncavallo (Pagliacci). The 21st century, young as it is, may already […]

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Magic Time! A Look at ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

“It’s complicated.” So begins—on a note of supreme understatement—Writer/Performer Aaron Davidman’s captivating and insight-rich solo show, Wrestling Jerusalem, the third provocative production in Mosaic Theater’s inaugural season. The title is a play on the biblical name Israel, which originally (Genesis 32:28) meant  wrestling with God. In Wrestling Jerusalem, Davidman attempts no less a project than […]

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Review: ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Aaron Davidman’s deeply personal solo performance, Wrestling Jerusalem, the opening gambit in Mosaic Theater’s Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival, takes its audience deep into the psychological space that is the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. You won’t be bombarded with facts or historical events, about who started what or who killed whom, or about this tragedy […]

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