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Review: ‘’Night, Mother’ at The Highwood Theatre

‘’Night, Mother’ explores depths of depression, family secrets The Highwood Theatre’s Night, Mother, expertly directed by Madison Middleton and wonderfully acted by Melissa B. Robinson and Jennifer Berry George, is a thoughtful staging of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work by playwright Marsha Norman. The play asks many questions: How does one deal with a debilitating illness? […]

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Review: ‘Forever Plaid’ at Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, PA

Picture this: Four resurrected deceased men, donning duplicated white tuxedo jackets, parade down the center aisle of Jean Stapleton’s, Totem Pole Playhouse. Chanting, “Deus Ex Plaid”, the Lazarus quadruple ascends stage left, still firmly grasping their own, individual memorial candles. Upon arrival, this team of melodic ghouls, echo a harmonic river of vocal synergy – […]

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Review: ‘An Octoroon’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Welcome to playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ world. You’re just living in it. Or, is it, welcome to 19th Century playwright Dion Boucicault’s world and Branden Jacobs- Jenkins is living in it? Or, is it, welcome to the world of a playwright named BJJ, who’s a character in a play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins that’s a riff on […]

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Review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Vagabond Players

As a former actress, I can attest that the goings-on backstage are often just as dramatic as what is happening onstage. Celebrating their 100th anniversary season, the Vagabond Players expertly demonstrate the ups and downs of being an actor in Ken Ludwig’s hilarious play, Moon Over Buffalo. First appearing on Broadway in 1995 and set in […]

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‘Intimate Apparel’ at the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at The Clarice

While cleaning out her grandmother’s house, Lynn Nottage found a sepia passport photograph of her great-grandmother holding her two daughters. Nottage knew her great-grandmother had been a seamstress who married a Barbadian immigrant, but she didn’t know much more. Inspired by her family history, Nottage set out to write Intimate Apparel, a fictionalized story of […]

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‘Kinky Boots’ at The Hippodrome Theatre

Kinky Boots is getting Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre year off on the, er, right foot. Here’s a show so full of energy and charm that it doesn’t care a fig whether you think of it as chic or trashy. It sticks to its belief that “The Sex Is In the Heel,” and where there’s sex there’s […]

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‘High Society’ at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Philip Barry’s 1939 play The Philadelphia Story has long been rightly celebrated as a model of wit and sophistication. It inspired a classic movie version the following year and then, in 1956, High Society, a movie musical adaptation with a handful of songs by Cole Porter, who wasn’t too shabby in the wit and sophistication […]

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‘The Language Archive’ at Silver Spring Stage

The Language Archive at the Silver Spring Stage, is not a play about the language of love but of language and love, or more specifically, communication and emotion. The play centers on the marriage, now faltering, of George (Jonas David Grey) and Mary (Karen Fleming). George is a linguist. He archives languages both living and dead […]

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“It’s Only Words…But Words are All We Have”: The ‘Language Archive’ Opens Tonight at Silver Spring Stage by Lennie Magida

With so many words in the world, why do people so often have trouble finding the right ones to say to each other? It’s what Joseph Coracle calls “the conundrum of language.” Coracle is director of a play that explores that conundrum from a number of perspectives: The Language Archive, which opens Tonight,  April 10th […]

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‘The Wedding Singer’ at The Arlington Players

With skillful staging, an impressive band, nostalgic choreography and a talented ensemble, The Arlington Players'(TAP) production of The Wedding Singer celebrates the ‘80s in earnest with fanciful fun and froth. Based on the 1998 romantic comedy film, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the musical, with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by […]

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