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Review: ‘The Audience’ at Little Theatre of Alexandria

Attention Anglophiles: If you loved The Queen, and if you avidly follow The Crown on Netflix, then by all means, join the audience for The Audience at the Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA). All three were written by Peter Morgan, who has become something of a specialist in portraying the royals. The play does not […]

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Review: ‘Recent Tragic Events’ at St. Mark’s Players

The American theater has generated some great plays prompted by the tragic events of 9/11. I remember vividly Neil LaBute’s powerful 2002 drama The Mercy Seat, in a production LaBute directed Off-Broadway with Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver. Locally, Kathryn Coughlin’s gripping Bigger That You, Bigger Than Me, which Field Trip Theatre premiered in 2015, […]

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Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at St. Mark’s Players

When the cast of St. Mark‘s Players’ new production, Peter and the Starcatcher, charges out from behind deep red curtains for their opening scene, that is your cue. Stop right here and suspend your disbelief. Let these talented actors lead you through the next hours of broad music hall farce, merriment, anguish, and mayhem. You’ll […]

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‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at St. Mark’s Players

St. Mark’s Players mount a hilarious production of the farce Moon Over Buffalo by local playwright Ken Ludwig. This play marked Carol Burnett’s return to Broadway in the ‘90s, and it is two funny and fast-paced plays within a play. Two aging stars perform Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in repertory get the chance […]

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at St. Mark’s Players

St. Mark’s Players production of Fiddler on the Roof is a must-see. Those in the theater industry (and even those who’ve been around for the past 40 years), have heard of this Tony Award-winning show (with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein), and St. Mark’s created a cast and […]

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‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, dramatized by Jane Kendall and directed by Mary Ayala-Bush. This particular adaptation highlights the lighter, more humorous aspects of the story, making it a great night for a romantic comedy! Set in the home of the elite Bennet family in early 19th century England, […]

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‘Next Fall’ at Port City Playhouse by Carl Nubile

You can’t get more intimate theater than at Port City Playhouse with their production of Next Fall. The very personal story of a tragic relationship is brought to life up close and personal and uses every inch at the Lab at Convergence where the group makes its home in Alexandria. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts and originally […]

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Alex Stone (Dickon) and Emma Kelly (Mary Lennox). Photo by Chuck Devine.

‘The Secret Garden’ at St. Mark’s Players by Joel Markowitz

St. Mark’s Players deserves the highest praise for their beautifully directed and performed production of The Secret Garden, which has a lush score by Lucy Simon and lyrics and book by Marsha Norman. Norman’s book, based on France Hodgson Burnett’s famous children’s story, tells the story of Mary Lennox (a very confident Emma Kelly), whose parents […]

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