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Review: ‘Botticelli in the Fire’ at Woolly Mammoth

Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” is a painting famous for its youthful beauty and artistic mastery. When I stood in front...
Craig Wallace and Nick Fruit in Round House Theatre’s production of “MASTER HAROLD” … and the Boys. Photo by Kaley Etzkorn.

Magic Time!: ‘ “Master Harold”…and the Boys’ at Round House Theatre

One of the most quietly profound moments in Athol Fugard's anti-apartheid play "Master Harold"...and the Boys—just opened in a powerfully moving production at Round House...

Review: ‘Master Harold…and the Boys’ at Round House Theatre

On a rainy afternoon in 1950, two middle-aged black servants slowly scrub the floor and wipe tables in an empty South African tea room....

Review: ‘Proof’ at Olney Theatre Center

Who wants to go see a play about math? That could be a typical dialogue when people are perusing the paper wondering how to...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic...

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ford’s Theatre

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is back at Ford’s Theatre in a production that is guaranteed to fill your heart with Yuletide cheer. Michael Wilson’s...

Craig Wallace on Playing Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong in ‘Satchmo at the...

He is one of my favorite actors and now Craig Wallace has received rave reviews and standing ovations for his riveting and tour de...

Magic Time! ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of...

It is the morning after I saw a compelling and telling bioplay about Louis Armstrong just opened at Mosaic Theater Company, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo...

Review: ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

It’s poignant and painful, funny and moving. Yet most of all, Satchmo at the Waldorf—the beautifully-wrought one-man show that opened to a packed house...

In the Moment: Scenic Designer Tony Cisek on his Scenic Design...

Over the past nearly two decades, I have always anticipated what multi-Helen Hayes Award Scenic Designer Tony Cisek will bring forth on the Folger Theatre’s...

Dangereuse: Reconstructing Shylock: ‘District Merchants’ at the Folger Theatre

Freud said, “When a delusion cannot be dissipated by the facts of reality, it probably does not spring from reality.” This is the essence of...

Spine: Love, Greed, and Bigotry in The Folger’s ‘District Merchants’

There's no question that Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice is a problem play, fraught with old hates that were once considered justified and old beliefs...

Review: ‘District Merchants’ at Folger Theatre

District Merchants, in its world premiere at Folger Theatre, is a tour de force that explores the complexity of race and identity in Reconstruction-era...

Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces its 2016-2017 Season Schedule

“It’s absolutely amazing to talk about a second season for Mosaic and look at the unfolding of expanded horizons. We’re a start-up that started big...

WAPAVA Presents Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2008 Production of ‘Romeo...

WAPAVA Presents: Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2008 Production of Romeo & Juliet Public Viewing of Archived Production & Discussion The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive...

Magic Time! ‘Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2...

The production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ acclaimed three-part saga now having its regional premiere at Round House Theatre is some of the most amazing storytelling...

Review: ‘Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 &...

Round House Theatre has crafted a formidable artistic statement for Suzan-Lori Parks’ inventive, no make that commanding, Father Comes Home from the War (Parts...

‘Stage Kiss’ at Round House Theatre (Review #2)

The line between art and life become colorfully blurred when two actors are unexpectedly reunited in Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl’s romantic backstage...

‘Stage Kiss’ at Round House Theatre

Plays about playmaking have an enduring appeal. Think Noises Off, Six Characters in Search of an Author. Shows about shows on the musical stage...

‘Dangereuse’ The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘The Guard’ at Ford’s Theatre

Rembrandt once said, “Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and paint the way they want me to paint. Well,...

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