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In the Moment: Synetic Theater’s ‘Dante’s Inferno’

The roaring wordless “silence” of Synetic’s remount of Dante’s Inferno is potent; it will swiftly suck you into its ferment depicting what sin might look and feel like if you are in Hell. Don’t brush aside this opportunity to know the distinctive, sui generis physical style of a Synetic Theater production. If you have never […]

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Review: ‘Dante’s Inferno’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic Theatre, which gave Washington a Silent Hamlet, now brings audiences a wordless Dante’s Inferno. And a silent 100 minutes never sounded so good. Created by Paata Tsikurishvili and directed by Irina Tsikurishvili, with movement by Alex Mills and original compositions by Konstantine Lortkipanidze, this Inferno synthesizes music and body, light and shadow, gesture and […]

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Page-to-Stage New Play Festival: ‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Mosaic Theater Company of DC Unveils Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies. Full Production Set for World Premiere in January 2017 One of the most highly anticipated new plays of the 2016-17 season—Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies—had its first public staged reading on Monday as part of The Kennedy Center’s 15th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, held over […]

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Review: ‘The Merry Death of Robin Hood’ at LiveArtDC

The Merry Death of Robin Hood, written by Paul Resiman, (based on the stories by Howard Pyle), is my first experience of LiveArtDC and it was choice. I hadn’t thought of Robin Hood since the mid-70s film Robin and Marian starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn as the famed pair in their golden years. Thanks to […]

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Review: ‘The Pillowman’ at Forum Theatre

Martin McDonagh, the erstwhile enfant terrible of millennial European drama who is now a staple of contemporary theatres across the globe, is the sort of playwright whose words need little massaging in order to provoke and delight audiences in even the most straightforward stagings. But Forum Theatre, which by now has definitively established itself as […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘That Kind of Girl’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) “It takes a long time to write words about my body that taste good on my tongue,” espouses Natalie Piegari, one of the many talented women who created That Kind of Girl. If it took a long time, the time was well spent, and if the words taste good, it is […]

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‘Molière Impromptu’ at The University of Maryland School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies by Jessica Vaughan

The University of Maryland School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invokes a mastery of comedy in their new production of Molière Impromptu. Molière was a 17th century satirist and playwright whose work, like a few classic comedians, is still really funny 350 years later. He also led quite a racy life under the patronage of […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Jessica Vaughan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an extraordinary production with young actors in a partnership between University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and  performance Studies and the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing. It is a mash up of three traditional theatrical forms – Beijing Opera, American Folk Music, and Shakespeare. It was the brainstorm of Helen […]

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