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Review: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Synetic Theater

Haunting is the word that quickly came to mind as I sat, mesmerized, rediscovering a classic of literature I thought I knew from reading print on a page and from the movies. But, oh my, Synetic Theater’s dark, expressionistic, dialogue-free take on Victor Hugo’s nearly two-century old The Hunchback of Notre Dame simply swept me […]

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Spine: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Synetic Theater

The spectacle of movement has always been Synetic’s star attraction. When those primal, emotional moments fuse with a strong narrative throughline, Synetic’s brilliance shines brightest. Their newest star, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which opened last night at the Crystal City Theater, is a supernova, for all the darkest reasons. Combining a spectacle that entrances with […]

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A Tribute to Tana Hicken From Friends, Colleagues, and Admirers-Tributes to be Held on Monday, September 15th at Everyman Theatre and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre

______ Two Tributes are Scheduled for Tana Hicken: on Monday, September 15th at 7 PM at Everyman Theatre – 315 West Fayette Street, in Baltimore, MD 21201. AND and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre – 1501 14th St NW, in Washington, DC 20005.  ______ Joy Zinoman Founding Artistic Director The Studio Theatre […]

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Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘One Night’

Women in uniform in the military. Women in uniform in the foxholes. Women in uniform. Sexual assault. Of both men and women. Charles Fuller’s new play, One Night, tackles head on one of the most pressing issues of our day: sexual assault. Though the play’s complex structure and diffuse through-line sometimes confuses or loses the audience, One Night still […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at The George Washington University by Rick Westerkamp

The George Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance has an engaging and lively production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, running through the weekend. My interest in the show was heightened upon reading Director Bill Largess’ Director’s Note in the program. Largess comments on the en vogue practice of directors and theatres to transport Shakespeare’s […]

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‘Gotas de Agua (Drops of Water)’ at Teatro de la Luna at Randolph Road Theater by Ramona Harper

Aplauso! Little hands needed little prompting to clap gleefully in applause for children’s theater production, Gotas de Agua (Drops of Water). Kids can be a tough crowd, but this enthusiastic audience, mostly under the age of ten, was completely enthralled with this play. They were in Teatro de la Luna’s hands from the beginning. In a dramatically […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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Ann Lowe on Directing Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Prince George’s Little Theatre is in production for Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo, which is a hilarious farce/comedy that takes the audience into the world of a theater company. It’s being produced by area veteran William Powell Jr., who has teamed up with Director Ann Lowe. Here, Ann gives us a peek into her process. The duo’s […]

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