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Review: ‘The Hairy Ape’ at Spotlighters

The Hairy Ape, written by Eugene O’Neill and directed at Spotlighters Theatre by Sherrionne Brown, is a testament to the human condition. Written in 1922, this expressionist play is about a man that works in the stokehold of an ocean liner who begins to question his position in society when an upper class woman, on […]

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Troubled Men: Talking with the ‘Father and Sons’ of Quintessence Theatre’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’

Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1936), a man who struggled with alcoholism but who had the courage to address problematic, taboo subjects, shocked his contemporaries with his Long Day’s Journey into Night. Given the financially troubled times in the U.S. today and the often short attention span […]

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Review: ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ at Act II Playhouse

Are there any award nominators out there? Is so, get down to Act II Playhouse. This superb production of Brighton Beach Memoirs deserves a bundle of them. Much of the production’s success is, of course, due to the brilliance of Neil Simon’s play. Originally premiered in 1983, it now joins the American classics that inspired it, […]

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Rick Foucheux, Veteran DC Actor, Talks About Giving Back for Quotidian Theatre’s ‘HUGHIE’ Benefit Performance on October 30th at 7 PM

It’s an act of love and giving back. Rick Foucheux, veteran actor and esteemed member of the DC theater community, is taking to the Quotidian Theatre Company stage in Bethesda to reprise his iconic, Helen Hayes-nominated role as Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s HUGHIE for a one-night only benefit on October 30, 2016. Foucheux first […]

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Review: Anaïs Mitchell With John Gallagher, Jr. at The Hamilton

Anaïs Mitchell and John Gallagher, Jr. brought their five-stop East Coast tour to the Hamilton in Washington, DC for a one-night performance on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The two immersive singer-songwriters make up a winning bill for any fan of modern folk music. Opening act John Gallagher, Jr. took to the stage with straightforward professionalism […]

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Who’s in Town?: John Gallagher, Jr. on Appearing with Anaïs Mitchell Tonight 9/22 @7:30 PM at The Hamilton in DC

John Gallagher, Jr. is a Tony-Award winning actor and musician. He won a Tony-Award in 2007 for his portrayal of Mortiz Stiefel in the rock musical Spring Awakening and was recently back on Broadway playing Edmund in the Tony nominated revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. On screen, Gallagher is known for […]

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Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘The Second Girl’

Ronan Noone’s The Second Girl received its second chance opening at the Contemporary American Theater Festival last weekend and, like its hardscrabble characters, it’s a well-deserved second chance. The Second Girl is a touching, hard-knuckle portrayal of working class Irish immigrants, with a twist. That twist: it all takes place in the kitchen of one […]

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‘Machinal’: An Expressionistic Masterpiece: Interview With Director Brenna Geffers, Part 2

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, considered one of the most important Expressionist plays in the United States, premiered on Broadway in 1928. Inspired by the life of Ruth Snyder, who was convicted of and executed for murder, this dark play captivated audiences and earned accolades from its inception, including Burn Mantle’s The Best Plays of 1928-1929. In […]

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Reviews: ‘All the Way’ and ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida

As a way of plugging in to the national conversation addressing issues of change in the United  States, this highly regarded regional not-for-profit theatre has put several plays in to its current season. Beginning with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Schenkkan political drama All The Way, which deals with racially charged issues confronted by President Lyndon […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Playwright Lisa D’Amour Discusses Process, Transformation, and Her Long Journey with ‘Cherokee’

In this edition of The Playwright’s Playground, I interview playwright Lisa D’Amour, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and interdisciplinary artist who comes from a long line of female storytellers. On stage at Woolly Mammoth until March 8, 2014 is her play Cherokee – D’Amour’s examination of what it means to lead an authentic life. The heartfelt […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Michele Shay Discusses the Influence of August Wilson, Her Artistic Journey, and Lessons Learned from a Life in the Theater

For Michele Shay, directing Seven Guitars is not simply directing another play; it’s personal and a vivid part of her story. “We are addicted to ‘story’ and we become inspired by each others lives,” says the Director of No Rules Theatre Company’s current production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. In Part I of The Playwright’s […]

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Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Eugene O’Neill’s Visionary Classic ‘The Iceman Cometh’ by Michael Avolio

The Iceman Cometh is a play universal in its scope and personal in its detail. Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill wrote the nearly-three-hour masterpiece at the peak of his career, in the late period that also gave us the theatre classics Long Day’s Journey into Night and A Moon for the Misbegotten. […]

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TrueTheatergoer Awards $10,000 to Quotidian Theatre Company and $5,000 to The Keegan Theatre

TrueTheatergoer has awarded Quotidian Theatre Company $10,000 and The Keegan Theatre $5,000 because their audiences wrote and submitted the most reviews this past year to TrueTheatergoer. “Quotidian and Keegan are excellent examples of theaters with fine management who put on quality productions which are so recognized by their patrons. Both are very deserving of these awards […]

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