Tag Archives | Emily Sucher


Review: ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ at The Welders

Challenging theatrical conventions, Hello, My Name Is… by Deb Sivigny, directed by Randy Baker, and produced by The Welders is like no other theater production I have taken in, in recent memory. The production delicately took my hand, then persuasively guided me undeniably into stories and design elements I had not witnessed before on a DC area […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘Schoolgirl Figure’ at Cohesion Theatre

Puberty is the worst thing that ever happened to me. I looked fabulous at age ten. This weekend, Schoolgirl Figure, a play written by Wendy MacLeod, opened at Cohesion Theatre Company (“Cohesion”). Like MacLeod’s popular cult-classic, The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure centers around a taboo subject normally not open for public discussion; in this […]

Continue Reading

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘PowerPlays’

This clever play is composed of five vignettes with a talented cast and minimalist stage, written by ‘The Gang of Five’: Marilyn Bennett, J T Caruso, Dimitri Neos, Michelle Rago, and Sarah Dimont Sorkin. It’s directed by Ritchie Porter. This power-filled show grabs your attention straight out of the gate, especially since we ‘live it’ in […]

Continue Reading

2016 Capital Fringe Preview #27: ‘PowerPlays’ by Michelle Rago

Local, middle-aged playwrights become first-time Fringers They’re eager. They’re excited. They’re budding playwrights. Oh, and some of them are retired. Five local playwrights, somewhat older than most of their fellow Fringe artists, are staging their first Fringe production. The playwrights, known as the Gang of Five, met at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda and have […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘The Pelican’ at Arcturus Theater Company

 Rare Production of Strindberg’s Pelican at Arcturus The Pelican—a Victorian melodrama long abandoned by modern producers —has happily returned to the DC stage in a brilliantly staged one-act play. It’s now on view for just one more weekend at the Arcturus Theater Company, located in a downtown church. Written by August Strindberg—a giant in the […]

Continue Reading

Magic Time! OpenStage New Works Showcase

The theater term “packed house” took on all new meaning for me the night I caught this month’s OpenStage New Works Showcase. Not only was there no empty folding chair; the show went on stage in what was literally a private home. To be exact, it was the exposed-brick-walled living room of Kris Swanson and […]

Continue Reading

Source Festival: ‘Mortality’-Six 10-Minute Plays

Last night I was back at CulturalDC’s Source Festival for Mortality, a series of six 10-minute plays inspired by the full length play, A Bid to Save the World. Mortality, one of the 3 themes of the festival, gives us a glimpse into how we all deal with life and death in our own ways. […]

Continue Reading

‘She Stoops to Conquer’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

David Mavricos, as the confused suitor, Charles Marlow, exemplifies the quality of Pallas Theatre Collective’s production of Oliver Goldsmith’s popular farcical romp She Stoops to Conquer. Filled with confused identities and the vagaries of love in 1800, AnneMarie T. Saunders smartly directs this delightful journey, which is void of diversions, and has a plot which is very, very […]

Continue Reading
Playwright John Morogiello.

This Sunday, Playwright John Morogiello Leads Q&A With the Cast of ‘Blame it on Beckett’ at Montgomery Playhouse by Bruce Hirsch

This Sunday January 12th, Montgomery Playhouse presents a special performance of Blame it on Beckett at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. There will be a Q & A after the show with the cast and director and they will be joined on stage by the playwright of Blame it on Becket – John Morogiello. JOHN MOROGIELLO is a Playwright […]

Continue Reading

‘Blame it on Beckett’ Opens January 10th at Montgomery Playhouse at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn by Bruce Hirsch

Start the New Year with comedy! Blame it on Beckett by John Morogiello Directed by David Dossey and starring Chris Hawkins, Linda Hirsch, Nick Sampson, and Emily Sucher. The Gaithersburg Town Courier says, “With heart, comedy, and acerbic wit, not to mention great doses of anxiety, it reveals a play’s harrowing journey to the stage and […]

Continue Reading