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In the Moment: Billie Krishawn and ‘Emilie’ at Avant Bard

Avant Bard’s Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight with Sara Barker in the role of the whip-smart 18th century very real...

Review: ‘Emilie’ at Avant Bard

Life is full of unanswered questions. But in Lauren Gunderson’s play, Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, the title character is...

Dangereuse: ‘Emilie’ by Lauren Gunderson at WSC Avant Bard

Emilie Our Contemporary Emilie du Châtelet, scientist, mathematician, lover of Voltaire, genius, is a perfect example of the power of women in the 18th century and...

Review: ‘Back to Methuselah Part 3: As Far as Thought Can...

George Bernard Shaw loves words. Even his stage directions are wordy. He also loved ideas, philosophy, aesthetics, politics... In Back to Methuselah Part 3: As Far...

Review: ‘Great Expectations’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre (“Everyman”) continues its 2016/2017 season with an ambitious production: Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. A work of literature epic in scope and scale,...

Review: Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’ at Everyman Theatre

Charles Dickens career as a writer, journalist, and editor was well-established when he wrote Great Expectations. He did not disappoint. Originally published in All Year...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

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...

Review: ‘The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count...

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...

Magic Time! ‘Back to Methuselah’ at Washington Stage Guild (Article)

People rarely go to the theater anymore to know what a playwright thinks. We go to be entertained, we go to be moved, we...

‘Back to Methuselah’ at Washington Stage Guild (Review)

George Bernard Shaw wrote Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) during World War I, with its assassination, its trench warfare, its chemical attacks, its...

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Setting aside certain things about this performance is difficult. They are greedy, selfish, and cruel. Greedy for deciding they should...

‘Back to Methuselah’ at Washington Stage Guild by Amanda Gunther

If imagination is the beginning of creation, imagine a world where human beings could choose the length of their lives, creating for themselves an...

Reporting from The Page-to-Stage Festival: ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘The Young...

This Labor Day weekend, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts hosts the 12th annual Page-to-Stage Festival. Featuring over 40 theatre companies from the Washington...

‘A Walk in the Woods’ at Quotidian Theatre by Jessica Vaughan

Quotidian Theatre Company heats up the Cold War with Lee Blessing’s classic, A Walk in the Woods. Quotidian’s mission is to present theater about real life with...

‘3 By Samuel Beckett’ at Arcturus Theater Company by Rick Westerkamp

As I sat in the intimate DCAC theatre, awaiting 3 by Samuel Beckett, I thought of the following Beckett quote: “Ever tried. Ever failed....

Arcturus Theater Company’s ‘3 by Samuel Beckett: That Time, Embers, &...

As a new theater company working on its first production, Arcturus Theater Company has been spending a good portion of its efforts simply building...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ