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Review: ‘Unnecessary Farce’ at McLean Community Players

Misunderstandings? Check. Discarded clothing and sexual innuendos? Check. A ridiculous number of doorways? Check. An absurd plot that you feel compelled to see through to the end despite the high frequency of groan-worthy jokes? Check and check! Unnecessary Farce, written by Paul Slade Smith, is a show that is jam-packed with all the classic tropes that […]

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‘Willy Wonka: The Musical’ at Vienna Theatre Company

Vienna Theatre Company presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, and adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald. Jessie Roberts directs this production. If any Willy Wonka production has a tall order to fill, it is probably in the set design. […]

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The Horses of Taking Flight Theatre Company's 'Equus': (left to right) Will Spilman, Kate Meier, Christoff Visscher, Sam Hall, Cathy Reider and Robin Lundren. Photo by Allrand Photography.

‘Equus’ at Taking Flight Theatre Company by Audrey Thornton

Equus, Peter Shaffer’s 1973 Tony Award-winning psychological drama, inspired in part by a true story, tells the story of over-worked middle-aged psychiatrist Tel Monks (Dr. Dysart) and his young pubescent patient, Brian Maas (Alan Strang). Alan has committed an unthinkable crime and Dysart’s attempts to unravel why a lover of horses maimed and blinded six horses by […]

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