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Review: ‘See Rock City’ at Washington Stage Guild

Last night I had the pleasure of my first trip to the Washington Stage Guild to see See Rock City at the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, D.C. When you visit, you will find this theater tucked in the lower level of a church; however, its comfortable seats, good concessions, and quality production prove good theater […]

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Review: ‘Picnic’ at The Catholic University of America

Picnic comes to Catholic. And by the time it’s over, lives are overturned, dreams are rekindled, and who knows what will happen next. William Inge, master playwright of the heartland, captured middle-America’s pent-up and seething sexuality perhaps better than any other. In Picnic Hal, a self-described piece of Arkansas White Trash, comes to town to visit his ex-fraternity […]

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Review: ‘The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord’ at Washington Stage Guild

In the beginning was the Word–In the beginning was Reason–In the beginning was the Spirit. In the beginning was… Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy (he renounced his “Count” status) wrote their own versions of the Bible, with particular emphasis on the New Testament. Like those who have compiled bibles before them, they chose […]

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Review: ‘St. Nicholas’ at Washington Stage Guild

Theater critics can sometimes be vicious and bloodthirsty…… and that’s before one of them gets employed by a bloodsucking vampire in the Washington Stage Guild production of St. Nicholas. This wonderfully witty and poignant one-man show takes an unusual premise and releases both side-splitting comedy and thought-provoking questions. An unnamed Irish theater critic introduces us […]

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‘Tiny Island’ at Washington Stage Guild

As the audience waits for the Washington Stage Guild’s Washington premiere of Michael Hollinger’s Tiny Island to begin, they look curiously at two humongous carbon-arc movie projectors posed stage left, lens gazing down like strange creatures from the future. These monsters, the iconic remains of the cinema palaces that once drew crowds of film lovers […]

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‘Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay!’ at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care of Our Own’

Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay! made its two-show debut last night at Signature Theatre. If you didn’t plan properly or were on vacation, you missed a provocative evening of fun and frolic at Signature’s house of ill repute, before it was reconverted back to its current run of THE FIX, which runs through September 20th. Taking […]

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‘Elling’ at The Washington Stage Guild

The urge to create goes hand in hand with the urge to destroy and The Washington Stage Guild is creating a beautiful classic upon its stage with their production of Elling, a part of Norwegian novelist Ingvar Ambjørnsen’s Elling Tetralogy. Destroying the notion that classics must be dated, the Guild brings this touching comedy to […]

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Reading of ‘8’ Sponsored by Bay Theatre Company & Dignity Players on Monday, October 8, 2012

BAY THEATRE COMPANY & DIGNITY PLAYERS ANNOUNCES READING OF DUSTIN LANCE BLACK’S NEW PLAY 8 Directed by Steven Carpenter Monday, October 8, 2012 @ 8:00pm Steven Carpenter at Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012 Admission $8, Student discounts available Purchase tickets by calling 1-877-503-9463 or visit www.baytheatre.org $5 Student tickets available at AACC with […]

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