Tag Archives | Eric Messner


Review: ‘Digital Eye: Interactive Event Merging Theater Explores Privacy in the Digital Age’ at Blind Whino SW Arts Club

 Big Brother Really, Really Likes You Your online identity does not belong to you. Digital Eye, a transatlantic theater project that was presented Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, at Blind Whino SW Arts Club in DC, explores the implications of this fact, in our new, anything-goes, digital universe. Not only is Big Brother watching you, […]

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Review: ‘Building the Wall’ at Forum Theatre

The dystopia delineated in Building the Wall is predicted by the playwright, Robert Schenkkan, to happen in America very soon.  By the time the play is set, in the year 2019, the two characters are already looking back at it, a fait accompli, the barbaric consequence of an anti-immigrant animus fueled by a president who […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

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 Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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James Whelan (Richard), Beth Hylton (Sarah Mandy), Nicole Moore (Mandy), and Eric M. Messner (James). Photo by Stan Barouh.

‘Time Stands Still’ at Everyman Theatre by Amanda Gunther

The most culturally relevant modern dramatic play takes to the stage at Everyman Theatre as they launch their 2012-2013 season with Time Stands Still. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies and Directed by Jason Loewith,Time Stands Still captures the essence of humanity through two vastly different lenses by tracking a relationship through a literal warzone. The story […]

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John (Eric Messner) and Beatrice (Jenna Sokolowski). Photo courtesy of The Hub Theatre.

‘John & Beatrice’ at The Hub Theatre by Pat Davis

The Hub Theatre’s production of John & Beatrice is riveting. The play is funny, poetic, suspenseful, and deep. A young woman advertises that she is an heiress who has never loved anyone and says she will substantially reward any man who can interest, move, and seduce her.  John arrives at Beatrice’s apartment, focused on the […]

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