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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Heroes’ Tale’

Four black men in their forties sit around a chess game in Dupont Circle park in 1980. They open the show singing barbershop-quartet style, an upbeat song about themselves: They are the 1342 Dupont Circle Heroes. (“White folks pretended we didn’t exist so we started calling ourselves Heroes.”) They’ve been friends for more than 20 […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Experimental’

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” and Anne is Nan and Nan is Anne, but only on the west coast. This is Hollywood after all, and things can get a little crazy.  XY Players’ comedy, Experimental, transforms elements of Shakespeare’s Macbeth into an engrossing comedy that pokes fun at the very profession we see […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare probably never imagined a cowboy reciting one of his most famous lines, but Twelfth Night, currently running at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET), is a great comedy with a unique twist. The production, directed by Tim Seltzer, is set […]

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