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Review: ‘Thurgood’ at The Olney Theatre Center

Thurgood, a one-man-show by George Stevens, Jr., is playing at the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney. The play is a about the late Supreme Court Justice and respected legal counsel for the NAACP, Thurgood Marshall. Marshall was born in Baltimore and his family had been in Maryland for several generations. […]

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Review: ‘Broken Glass’ at Theater J

Shards of unseen, but sharply-felt shattered glass, both of a collapsing marriage and the infamous Kristallnacht (Night of Crystal), are fused together in Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, now playing at Theater J. It is a satisfying evening with an unyielding, rarely-revived drama because of a fine compelling cast under the strong clear direction of Aaron Posner. […]

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Review: The Great American Rep: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Everyman Theatre

As the centerpiece of its 25th Anniversary Season, Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has taken on the daunting task of mounting what are arguably the two greatest American plays ever written, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. What’s more, the plays are presented in rotating repertory, largely with the same actors, […]

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In the Moment: Theater J’s ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’

What now, two decades after the lives depicted in The Sisters Rosensweig? Certainly Theater J has produced a polished, lovingly curated production of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig. The production captivated me. My DCMTA colleague, Ravelle Brickman, says it so well in her fine review. The Sisters Rosensweig is a production that, in the moment […]

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Review: ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ at Theater J

There’s a strange sound erupting from the JCC most nights. The source is not burlesque or stand-up comedy—although there are elements of both—but a brand new production of Wendy Wasserstein’s award-winning play, The Sisters Rosensweig, which has audiences of all ages roaring with laughter. The show, which opened to a packed house the other night, is […]

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Spine: Mosaic Theater Company’s ‘Unexplored Interior’: A ‘Theatre of Conscience’

The Mosaic Theater Company has arrived, and Washington’s dense theatrical geography has a different colored star on the horizon. Its inaugural production, the world premiere of Unexplored Interior by Jay O. Sanders, marks that first small bit of theatrical rock. And that rock resounds as a piece of theatrical conscience. For Unexplored Interior is decidedly […]

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‘Grounded’ at Olney Theatre Center

Grounded provides a unique look into one woman’s journey from top-notch fighter pilot, on which her self-image is staked, to a drone pilot sinking daily into the shrouds of PTSD. There have been many stories of soldiers coming home but few are told so powerfully in the first person. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First […]

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‘Grounded’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre soars high with the Baltimore debut of Grounded, gluing audience members to their seats with an absorbing, emotionally-brimming, one-woman drama by multiple award-winning American playwright, George Brant, who explodes our assumptions about modern warfare, and unapologetically tells a story of our times through a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe […]

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‘By The Way, Meet Vera Stark’ at Everyman Theatre

People want their history to be heroic and uplifting, happy and fabulous. They want the heroes and heroines of history to be the same. But it can be exhausting trying to perpetually live the façade of being so fabulous. When the truth slips out, comedy and emotional highpoints ensue, often in tandem as Everyman Theatre […]

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‘Hamlet’ at Georgetown University by Eliza Anna Falk

To cheer, or not to cheer?  – The question did not even enter my mind at the conclusion of last night’s sold out performance of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre.The cheers and the standing ovation were spontaneous, such was the force and brilliance of innovative, multimedia production of the most famous and most performed […]

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