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‘Everything Is (Finally) Illuminated’ – Aaron Posner’s Setting of Jonathan Safran...

Twelve years after it was first adapted for the stage by British playwright Simon Block, the play Everything Is Illuminated - based on the novel...

Review: ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ at Theater J

A young Jewish American writer named Jonathan arrives by train in the Ukraine on a quest to find a woman named Augustine who helped...

Spine: Love in the Time of Big Pharma, ‘The Effect’ at...

Big Pharma is not only big, it’s growing bigger by the panic attack, by the back spasm, by the botched terrorist attack. We want that...

Review: ‘The Effect’ at Studio Theatre

When two lovers in life or on stage display an intense interaction of attraction, they are said to have "chemistry." That elusive feeling may...

Review: ‘Troilus and Cressida’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Since 2011, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has presented one play a year in its “Extreme Shakespeare” series. The concept is to try to recreate...

Dangereuse: Shakespeare’s Most Badass Misanthrope: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Folger Theatre

Just when Canada starts to sound like a good idea, comes Timon of Athens at the Folger Theatre, confirming once again that first-rate Shakespeare...

Review: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Folger Theatre

Undone by his own goodness? Ha! That is not what I took away as director Robert Richmond succeeded masterfully with his contemporary, blasting grenade...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey  Are: Caroline Aaron as...

Review: ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ at Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center is on a roll this autumn. Their production of The Diary of Anne Frank, opening on the heels of their recent...

Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in...

Scholars, theatergoers and activists have been debating The Taming of the Shrew for about four centuries. Just what was Shakespeare, with his tale of...

Review: ‘The Body of an American’ at Theater J

A true story that begins with the desecration of a dead body becomes, before our eyes and hearts, a living and breathing buddy story....

In the Moment: Megan Graves as Snug in Folger Theatre’s ‘A...

Ha! Minor role indeed. It’s only Snug one of the Rude Mechanicals in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But special fan’s props are due to the...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Folger Theatre

What continually impresses me about the Folger Theatre is that it takes on Shakespeare plays and that nothing is off limits from experimentation or...

‘Equivocation’ at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia

Equivocation, Bill Cain’s alternative history about William Shakespeare getting caught up in deadly royal court intrigue, is exceedingly clever and almost dizzyingly erudite. And...

Magic Time!: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at Arena...

There is no humor in one’s own unhappiness. To be lonely and disappointed in life is not to be amused. To feel empty and...

‘Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous)’ at Theater J

An intriguing question runs through Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous), which is whether in fact life sucks or not. Is life inherently such...

“Moving On’: An Interview with Theater J’s Managing Director Rebecca Ende...

Managing Director Rebecca Ende and Acting Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky and their team are 'moving on' and preparing for an exciting 2015 season at...

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a...

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013....

Michael Goldsmith on Playing Romeo at Folger Theatre by Joel Markowitz

Michael Goldsmith talks about playing Romeo in Folger Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Aaron Posner. DCMetroTheaterArts' reviewer Emily Caio wrote in her review...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Folger Theatre by Emily Cao

Shakespeare’s iconic star-crossed lovers certainly need no introduction… but Folger Theatre’s energetic interpretation of Romeo and Juliet may indeed herald some much-deserved praise. Director Aaron...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ