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Review: ‘Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush’ at Metro Stage

One of the best parts of the holiday season is being transported to another time and place, putting our worries on hold, and enjoying the moment with friends and family. Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush playing at Metro Stage this season accomplishes just that. Upon entering the lobby, the audience is immediately transported […]

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Review: ‘Fully Committed’ at MetroStage

Tom Story is a knockout in his one-actor, effortlessly frenetic, tour de force performance as 40 different characters who comprise the charming “controlled” frenzy of MetroStage’s Fully Committed. Story’s performance – as a put-upon phone reservation clerk at the bottom of the food chain – clearly requires intense stamina of his mind and body. Yet […]

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‘The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek’ at The George Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance

There were many moments in Naomi Wallace’s The Trestle at Poe Lick Creek, as  interpreted by Director Jodi Kanter at The George Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, when I inwardly and involuntarily went “wow”—beginning as soon as I saw the set. Scenic Designer Shirong Gu, a GW grad student, has erected on the Dorothy […]

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From  Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company's  20th Anniversary Concert. Photo courtesy of Dana Tai Burgess & Company's website.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company at George Washington University by Rick Westerkamp

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company’s 20th Anniversary performance at The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre is a wonderful celebration of Burgess’ career thus far, and a gentle reminder that he is not done telling stories through movement. The five choreographic works in the concert span Burgess’ career, and show a supreme talent in maintaining one’s aesthetic […]

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