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Review: ‘The Book of Joseph’ at Everyman Theatre

With the advent and popularity of exploratory DNA tools like 23andMe and Ancestry.com to unearth family lineage, people are increasingly fascinated with discovering who...

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

The annual productions throughout this region of Charles Dickens’s nearly 175-year-old tale, A Christmas Carol, are as timeless and an integral part of the...

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: ‘Othello’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company opened its 15th Season on Friday with one of the most tragic of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Othello. It was the first time...

Magic Time! ‘Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret’

As the local go-to theater company for carrying on the Grand Guignol tradition, Molotov Theatre Group mounts some of the most interesting combos of...

Review: ‘Blood, Sweat, & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret’ at...

Critics do our best to stay rational and objective, to reflect on the goals and execution of a given piece of theatre, and thus...

Review: ‘Wild Oats’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Comedies trading on the mistaken identity theme have been around a long time. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night comes to mind. And more than two hundred...

‘The Grand Guignol Twist in ‘Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite’: The Horror Is...

Contrary to popular belief, the Grand Guignol theatre did not rely exclusively on blood and gore to convey horror. The psychological element was equally...

2015 Capital Fringe Preview #50: In ‘Neighborhood 3,’ the kids –...

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, by Jennifer Haley is a cautionary tale about a medium surrounded by many questions that are past time to...

2015 Capital Fringe Festival Preview #39: ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’:...

How does killing zombies in a video game have anything at all to do with this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play? In The...

2015 Capital Fringe Preview #32: Video Preview of ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition...

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley July 9 – August 2, 2015 A psychologically addictive video game emulates players’ actual neighborhoods as the...

Spine: ‘The Margins’ at Molotov Theatre Group by Robert Michael Oliver

David Skeele's The Margins opened this Saturday at Adams Morgan's DCAC with its own brand of intimate terror. Take the small theatre -- and I...

‘The Margins’ at Molotov Theatre Group by John Stoltenberg

There be eerie goings-on inside the DC Arts Center black box where Molotov Theatre Group is staging a spell-binder of a show about a...

‘The Nemo Effect and Music for Grand Guignol Theatre: Horror, Horror...

Horror is one of my favorite genres to compose music for. It is always an exciting challenge to compose something that the audience not...

Directing Molotov’s ‘The Margins’ – The Rules (?) of the Ghost...

I’ve wanted to direct a thriller for years, so I jumped at the chance to direct Molotov Theatre Group’s upcoming production of The Margins...

Do You Believe in Ghosts? An Explanation of the Horror Behind...

What do you think happens when ghosts “appear”? Is it actual contact, the influence of people around you, or just tricks of the mind...

The “Nightfall” Girl with Many Hats (and Faces) By Jen...

When Molotov Theatre Group’s founder Alex Zavistovich first mentioned Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe (onstage at DCAC now through December 7th) to me, I knew...

‘Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe’ at Molotov Theatre Group

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe is an adaptation of four of Poe's better known tales of horror: The Raven, The Fall of the House...

‘Playing Poe: The Man, the Mustache’ By Elliott Kashner

After being cast to play Edgar Allan Poe, the central figure in Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe from Molotov Theatre Group (opening tomorrow night,...

‘Nightfall: Inside the Minds of Madmen – And Molotov’ By Mark...

Eric Coble’s Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe instantly sparked my imagination upon the first read. Some early ideas Nightfall inspired: Furies of Greek mythology, dream...

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