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Review: ‘Omnium Gatherum’ at Silver Spring Stage

In keeping with performing plays from five different decades in celebration of their 50th Anniversary Silver Spring reached back to right after Sept. 11, 2001, to do Omnium Gatherum by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and Theresa Rebeck. The play produced by Lennie Magida and directed by Bill Hurlbut deals with the aftermath of that horrible day. The […]

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Review: ‘Silent Sky’ Reprised at Silver Spring Stage

Friday marked the reprisal at Silver Spring Stage of a very timely Silent Sky, by Laura Gunderson. Produced by Seth Ghitelman and directed by Bill Hurlbut, it is the fascinating story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, an American astronomer who started working at Harvard in 1893 as an astronomer, but eventually, as her genius permeated the […]

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‘Physics, Family, and Bees: “Humble Boy” Opens Tonight at Silver Spring Stage’

Every excellent comedy offers an unexpected mix of elements. In Humble Boy – opening tonight, Friday, January 8, 2016, at Silver Spring Stage – that mix includes physics, family, forlorn love, and bees. This intriguing stew starts to bubble when an astrophysicist returns home to find everything upside down, and it’s as dysfunctional and entertaining […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY Josh Adams as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Scena Theatre. Matthew Ancarrow and Robby Rose as ‘The Twins’ in The Comedy of Errors at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Aaron […]

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‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company

If you crave a compelling production of a classic 20th century drama, look no further than Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Laurie T. Freed. This new theatre company’s second season production does the work of one of America’s most acclaimed playwrights proud from their home base at […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 8: Bill Hurlbut

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet  Joel: Tell readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages. Bill: Most recently I played Edward Seaga in the Baltimore Center Stage world premiere of Marley. I have also appeared […]

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The 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced

THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced January 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Tickets $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office or through Ticketmaster (plus service charge) 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. Thirty-one community […]

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‘Orson’s Shadow’ at Silver Spring Stage

I would say that Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow is the best show I’ve seen all year, even though the year is only about a week old. So, I will state it is the best show I have seen since I saw Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike on Broadway – and that production received the Tony Award […]

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Humor, Drama, and Titanic Personalities: ‘Orson’s Shadow’ Opens at Silver Spring Stage by Lennie Magida

Humor, Drama, and Titanic Personalities: Orson’s Shadow at Silver Spring Stage Real-life…and larger than life. Those are the kinds of characters who will be holding court on Colesville Road for the next four weekends as Silver Spring Stage presents Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow, a comedy laced with jolts of tension and titanic characters. “Orson” is, of course, […]

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‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Rockville Little Theatre

Want to see typical southern gentility conquered by raw human desire? Well, look no further. Rockville Little Theater with Director Seth Ghitelmen deliver with their season opener, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The often produced, classic show from celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams is frequently described as Williams’ personal favorite of his desirable body of […]

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Capital Fringe 2014: ‘The Matty Matthews Foundation’

What is to be said of a democratic political system that rewards connections over talent, charisma over hard work, and money over principles? This is the subject Eagle Wings Theater Company tackles with The Matty Matthews Foundation. Writer and director John McGrath competently pulls off this engaging parable on the values systems modeled in the political […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Preview: ‘The Matty Matthews Foundation’ by John McGrath

Matty Matthews Wants Young People to Learn His Cash’n Carry Politics The Matty Matthews Foundation is allegorical, historical, funny, and disturbing. Before Citizens United, before the Koch Brothers, before George Soros, there was a simple honest guy called Matty Matthews who handed out cash to help hard-working politicians in tight congressional races. Matty is a friendly, […]

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Montgomery Playhouse and Silver Spring Stage Win Awards at ESTA’s One Act Festival

The Eastern States Theater Association (ESTA) One Act Festival was held May 2-4, 2014 in Ridley Park, PA. One act plays representing New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland competed for top prizes. The awards that were given today, May 4th, at the Sunday morning awards breakfast. Congratulations to all the winners! Winners from the DC Metro Area  Outstanding Achievement in Acting *Mara […]

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‘Other Desert Cities’ at Silver Spring Stage

Acting or reality; the two are hardly mutually exclusive. We live with each other’s divergent truths because we know no other way to live. Our lives could be complete lies that we have no idea we are living because we blindly accept what we see and experience to be truth without question. Silver Spring Stage […]

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Family Flashpoint: ‘Other Desert Cities’ Opens at Silver Spring Stage on April 4th by Lennie Magida

FAMILY FLASHPOINT: OTHER DESERT CITIES OPENS APRIL 4 AT SILVER SPRING STAGE If families existed without conflict, stress, heartbreak, and deception—and if those difficulties weren’t often laced with great wit—many wonderful plays would never have been written. One excellent example: Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, which opens April 4th at Silver Spring Stage. It’s the […]

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‘Red Herring’ at Silver Spring Stage by Jessica Vaughan

Silver Spring Stage puts on a 1950’s screwball comedy murder mystery, espionage, romance – about communists and a whole lot of fish in Red Herring to close out their 2013 season. It’s a sweet and funny production celebrating all that was fun…and slightly insane…about the 50s. Playwright Michael Hollinger wrote this script in 2000, so the style […]

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(l to r) Ida Horowicz (Leta Hall) Paul Zara (Bill Hurlbut) Stephen Bellamy (Jonathan Feuer) and Ben (Omar LaTiri). Photo courtesy of Silver Spring Stage.

‘Farragut North’ at Silver Spring Stage by Amanda Gunther

Vote Morris! Vote Pullman! Vote corruption! However, if you intend to vote – Silver Spring Stage is your polling place with their production of Beau Willimon’s Farragut North. A neck-and-neck race to secure a win in the primaries is the backdrop for this sharp political drama. Directed by Bridget Muehlberger, this is the perfect show […]

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