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Review: ‘Red Herring’ at Act II Playhouse

Red Herring is a parody of the tough film noir mysteries of the forties and fifties. But playwright Michael Hollinger has more on his mind than mere nostalgia: his play is also a romance, a spy thriller, and a sharp satire of the anti-Communist hysteria of the fifties. (That title, you see, has two meanings […]

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From ‘Class Clown’ to Master of Clowning and Circus Arts: An Interview with Terry Brennan on Tribe of Fools’ ‘School Play’

Founder and Artistic Director of Tribe of Fools, Terry Brennan is back on stage this month in the Philadelphia SoLow Fest, with his company’s latest offering School Play. The original one-man show, created in conjunction with Director Jack Tamburri, examines the impact ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) had on Brennan’s life as a student, making […]

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An Interview with The Bang Group’s David Parker on ‘Stuck on You’ at Philadelphia’s GayFest! 2016

“Dance theater with a queer sensibility, high spirits, and a spirit of adventure”: An interview with The Bang Group Co-Founder David Parker, performing at Philadelphia’s GayFest! 2016 Laughs abound as The Bang Group [TBG] brings a concert of favorites and new works to Philadelphia’s GayFest!, which tackle romance, rhythm, and humor from a distinctly queer […]

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‘Painting Churches’ at The Montgomery Playhouse and The City of Gaithersburg at The Arts Barn

It’s sheer joy watching three performers execute their craft with passion. Add in an incredibly-written, intelligent and thought-provoking narrative and a warm and intimate venue, and with The Montgomery Playhouse’s production of Tina Howe’s Painting Churches, you have an unforgettable evening for the most demanding theatergoer. First, the setting. The Arts Barn in Kentlands is a great […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Painting Churches’ at Montgomery Playhouse: Part 3: Jane Squier Bruns

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of Montgomery Playhouse’s Painting Churches, meet Jane Squier Bruns. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Jane: I just played Lettice Douffet in Quotidian Theatre Co.’s production of Lettice and Lovage. Also, Quotidian’s production of The Veil and Silver Spring Stage’s Other […]

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‘Masquerade’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

When I was watching Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s intense Masquerade last night, written and directed by William D. Leary, I shook my head several times and covered my ears at other times because what I was watching and hearing was a family – a mother, father, sister, brother, and grandmother screaming out for understanding: Why did their […]

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Meet the Cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s ‘Masquerade’ Part 6: Carol V. Calhoun (Emma)

In Part Six of a series of interviews with the cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s production of Masquerade, meet Carol V. Calhoun (Emma).  Joel: Where have theatregoers seen you perform on the stage? Carol: “The Flood” in The Vagina Monologues with the Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center. -Meg in The Actor’s Nightmare with Chevy Chase Players at […]

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‘Verdict’ at Thunderous Productions

Agatha Christie. The name immediately draws to mind thrilling murder mysteries of the ‘who-dunnit’ era of the utmost suspenseful caliber. Thunderous Productions in the black box theatrical space at the Greenbelt Arts Center, mounts a lesser known Christie work that showcases the versatility of the famed mystery writer’s crafting ability. Verdict, a play wherein the […]

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‘Good People’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage closes their 46th season with a riveting production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People. This captivating dramadey about life struggles from rock bottom is both humorous and heartwarming; the perfect combination of reality and optimism blended into a brilliantly acted evening of theatre. Directed by Michael Kharfen, it’s an emotionally engaging opportunity to view […]

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Opening This Friday at Silver Spring Stage: ‘Good People’: It’s a Complicated Concept by Lennie Magida

When a playwright calls his play Good People, we can assume that the characters will be…you know…good people. Can’t we? In David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, opening this Friday at Silver Spring Stage, it’s not a clear or straightforward thing. Director Michael Kharfen says Lindsay-Abaire “makes us ponder the choices we make, and what defines us […]

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‘Blue Man Group’ at National Theatre

What do you get when you mix 10 gallons of blue paint, 360 pounds of Jell-O, 15 pounds of Cap’n Crunch cereal, 30 boxes of Twinkie Lights, 550 feet of PVC piping, and 40 drum heads? A theatrical masterpiece in the most superlative sense. Created by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton in 1987, […]

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Arena Stage and George Washington University Announce the Launch of ‘The National Civil War Project’

The National Civil War Project to Create Original Theatrical Productions and Innovative Academic Programming  Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and the George Washington University Join National Arts and Academic Partnership  Inspired by the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and the George Washington […]

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