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Review: ‘The Rite of Spring’ by Pointless Theatre Company

When The Rite of Spring, a ballet with a score by Igor Stravinsky, premiered in 1913, theater-goers were so shocked by Stravinsky’s relentless, stabbing...

Review: ‘Vietgone’ at Studio Theatre

There is so much in this show to flip over, you could be dizzied by its delights. The fantastical story and kooky characters, the...

Review: ‘Girlfriend’ at Signature Theatre

The rock musical Girlfriend celebrates the tentativeness and exuberance of a budding romance between two gay teens in a small town Nebraska in the 1990s....

Review: ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Thornton Wilder's allegorical paean to humanity's survival "by the skin of our teeth" has itself become a marvel of endurance. First staged in 1942,...

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...

Review: ‘Love and Information’ at Forum Theatre

The vignette “Secret” encapsulates the ingenuity of Forum Theatre’s production of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information. Two office workers sit at their computers, back...

Magic Time!: ‘Love and Information’ at Forum Theatre

This is a most peculiar play, but in a very good way. It's more about its form than its content. And that's what makes...

Review: ‘In the Heights’ at Olney Theatre Center (in a co-production...

In a week that began with the repeal of DACA -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – what better way to end it than...

Review: Source Festival 2017: ‘Perfect Arrangement’

Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne was a smash hit at Source Festival when it debuted there four years ago, and the comedy's return to...

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar is an impressive beauty of a rock opera. It successfully takes a Biblical phrase such as, “Let...

Review: ‘.d0t:: a RotoPlastic Ballet’ at Pointless Theatre Company

When you hear the phrase “futuristic dystopia where the human race has almost died out, leaving a single human and a civilization of robots,”...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander...

Review #2: ‘Charm’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Just opened at Mosaic Theater Company in a thrilling and vibrant production directed by Natsu Onoda Power is a play that puts on stage...

Spine: ‘Charm’ at the Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Philip Dawkins' Charm takes on a high order: it wants to charm you. And to do that its lead character, Mama, has to be more...

Review: ‘Charm’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

If you think teaching manners to a group of outcast runaways sounds like a joke—ridiculous at best, and irrelevant or possibly dangerous at worst—then...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #12: Best Direction of Plays in Professional...

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff's honorees for Best Direction of Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees! THE BEST DIRECTION OF...

‘Alfred Jarry and Ubu: An Opening Night to Remember’

“Merdre!” This elaboration on the French word “Merde!” caused a sensation in 1896, at the premiere of Ubu Roi (King Ubu) in Paris. Half...

Review: ‘Titanic The Musical’ at Signature Theatre

There’s something fundamentally spiritual about the legend of RMS Titanic. Just as there are no atheists in a foxhole there are few to be...

Spine: Pointless Theatre’s ‘King Ubu’—No, That’s Not Donald Trump You See...

Ironically, and full of unintended consequences, while watching Pointless Theatre’s production of Alfred Jarry’s King Ubu  (yes, that's who wrote this play, translated afresh...

Review: ‘King Ubu’ at Pointless Theatre Company

The season of giving? Joy to the world, peace on earth, and goodwill towards men? By the time the first snowflake actually falls, the...

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