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Review: ‘Hobson’s Choice’ at Quotidian Theatre

Hobson’s Choice is a winner. The play – a sparkling comedy with a terrific cast – just opened at the Quotidian Theatre Company, a jewel of a playhouse tucked into the rear of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. And it’s a production as dazzling as it is unexpected. In fact, this revival of a century-old […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

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 Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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Review: ‘The Night Alive’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Conor McPherson spins an intricate web of interdependence, horror, and hope among the five damaged, yet intensely human characters in his masterful play, The Night Alive. It takes a hugely talented cast and superb direction to fully reveal the multiple layers of McPherson’s beautifully written saga. Fortunately, Quotidian Theatre Company’s production leads us expertly across […]

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Rick Foucheux, Veteran DC Actor, Talks About Giving Back for Quotidian Theatre’s ‘HUGHIE’ Benefit Performance on October 30th at 7 PM

It’s an act of love and giving back. Rick Foucheux, veteran actor and esteemed member of the DC theater community, is taking to the Quotidian Theatre Company stage in Bethesda to reprise his iconic, Helen Hayes-nominated role as Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s HUGHIE for a one-night only benefit on October 30, 2016. Foucheux first […]

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‘Major Barbara’ at Pallas Theater Collective

Money Talks The Pallas Theatre Collective’s Major Barbara is a captivating, thought-provoking comedy. The themes of class disparity, the necessity to compromise one’s values to survive, and the redemptive value (or not) of religion still pervade our everyday lives. Shaw’s perspective seemed to lean towards the practical; “Lack of money” he once said, “is the […]

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‘Major Barbara’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

It’s not always easy to figure out what view of life George Bernard Shaw is trying to express in Major Barbara. Though he was a freethinker, he gives us a witty, tolerant, idealistic heroine, Barbara, who’s passionate about her work with the Salvation Army; though he was a committed socialist, he nevertheless puts some of […]

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

Shakespeare’s Shrew is always a challenge. Misogynistic in sentiment, slapstickishly machismo in design, its story of how to tame a headstrong, stubborn woman couldn’t be more ethically risky, especially considering recent high publicity woman-battering NFL headlines (not to mention women battering in the military, in the police force, among the lawyers and judges, and the….). […]

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Reporting from ‘Page to Stage’: ‘The Inaugural Election for President of Mrs. Jacobson’s Sixth Grade Class’ by Lauren Katz

My second day at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Page-to-Stage Festival may have been shorter than my first, but no less impressive. The idea that new playwrights all gather in one place to share original ideas for curious audiences still leaves me in awe. The Kennedy Center creates a safe environment […]

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