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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet, directed by Michael Kahn, is a rich, multi-layered interpretation of a uniquely great play. Hamlet is central to...

Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at the Folger Theatre

All for Love Noted critic Harold Bloom once said, “We certainly can say that Cleopatra and Antony do not bore each other, and they are...

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Olney Theatre Center

Not your grandparents’ My Fair Lady, Olney Theatre Center presents a brilliant reimagining of this classic musical. With book and lyrics by Alan Jay...

Review: ‘Ulysses on Bottles’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Near the beginning of this transporting play, the actor Sarah Marshall, wearing a man-tailored white suit, unrolls a map of Gaza and lays it on...

Spine: ‘Ulysses on Bottles’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Part...

Last night, Gilad Evron's Ulysses on Bottles opened the Mosaic Theater Company's 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. Described as an allegory, Evron's...

Spine: ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ at Mosaic Theater Company

About midway through Mosaic Theater's A Human Being Died That Night, Eugene de Kock, serving two life sentences for murder and assassination, turns to his interviewer,...

Review: ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ at Mosaic Theater Company...

There are moments in this gripping, challenging, and deeply thought-provoking drama when the smallest of gestures by the two actors say what the play...

Review: The Great American Rep: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Everyman...

As the centerpiece of its 25th Anniversary Season, Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has taken on the daunting task of mounting what are arguably the two greatest...

Review: The Great American Rep: ‘Death of a Salesman’ at Everyman...

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its founding, Everyman Theatre is closing out its 2015-2016 season by doing something really special. After an...

‘An Inspector Calls’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre officially opened its 2015/16 season by reviving J.B. Priestley's multi-Tony Award-winning play, An Inspector Calls,a classic English drawing-room mystery à la Agatha Christie - part melodrama...

‘Carousel’ at Olney Theatre Center

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (to the day:  April 19, 2015), Olney Theatre Center exquisitely reimagines and reinvigorates the classic epic...

‘Awake and Sing!’ at Olney Theatre Center

Clifford Odets’ 1935 turbulent drama Awake and Sing! is a stark portrayal of a dysfunctional Jewish family in the Bronx, New York City in...

‘Henry IV Part 2′ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Henry IV Part 2 King for a Day Have you ever lived life without a superego? If so, you may have some notion of what...

‘Henry IV Part 1″ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Henry IV Part One: Honor Among Thieves Falstaff, like Sherlock Holmes, is one of those characters who are so memorable they almost seem alive. He...

‘Measure for Measure’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by John Harding

Director Jonathan Munby has set his fabulous new staging of Measure for Measure in a fanciful 1930s, pre-war Vienna. But it could as well be taking...

Ranting With Cyle: ‘Collaboration’ by Cyle Durkee

F%#k you! (Not you, sorry! {I should probably have explained that statement a bit first]) The reason I said that is that it’s not...

Magic Time: ‘ We Happy Few Productions’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at...

Cross-gender casting of the classics can be sometimes a silly stunt, sometimes an earnest bemusement, and sometimes—as in Romeo and Juliet as staged for...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Carolyn Kelemen

‘A Romeo to die for’ Be still my heart!  On a sultry summer night, just like Juliet (a feisty Raven Bonniwell), this writer fell in love with...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Kiersten Dittrich

This year, We Happy Few Productions tackles the perennially-staged ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare at the Capital Fringe Festival. In 2013, which seems...

Zachary Appelman on Playing Henry V at Folger Theatre by Joel...

Zachary Appelman has audiences and critics hailing his royal performance as Henry V at Folger Theatre. He tells us how he prepared for the...

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