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Magic Time! ‘Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ at Round House Theatre

The production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ acclaimed three-part saga now having its regional premiere at Round House Theatre is some of the most amazing storytelling I’ve seen on stage. Amazing on account of the stories themselves, and equally amazing on account of how they are told. In an essay titled “Possession,” Parks gives this provocative inkling […]

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Review: ‘Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ at Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre has crafted a formidable artistic statement for Suzan-Lori Parks’ inventive, no make that commanding, Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3). It is a quietly scorching production that will leave evident marks; a provocative fusion of uncomfortable factual American racial history and vivid dramatic fictionalized flair set in […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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‘The Nutcracker’ at Round House Theatre

Offering a new fantastical family-friendly treat, Round House Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with a spectacularly re-imagined contemporary adaptation of a beloved classic – The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O’Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker made its area premiere at Round […]

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‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Ford’s Theatre

It’s time to bring out the sweet tea and church crowns, because Ford’s Theatre has brought a taste of the South to Washington with its spectacular production of Driving Miss Daisy. Authentic, heartfelt, and deeply entertaining, Director Jennifer L. Nelson stages a vibrant reincarnation of Alfred Uhry’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize winning classic. The story of […]

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‘Once On This Island’ at Olney Theatre Center

Test the strength of love against the power of death and you will discover why they tell the story. The ‘they’ of Olney Theatre Center as they present Once On This Island; a brilliant musical tale of redemption, renewal, and rejuvenation, perfectly timed for this time of year. With Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens […]

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‘The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing’ at The Studio Theatre by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Heartily consumed, easily digested and readily recommended, The Apple Family Plays at Studio Theatre present an engrossing slice of family life populated by challenging, complex, ordinary people full of American pie appeal. These are folks that you know. Playing in rotating repertory in the intimate 187-seat, Milton Theatre, That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and […]

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‘4000 Miles’ at The Studio Theatre by Rick Westekamp

Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at The Studio Theatre opens with an unexpected reunion between Vera, a leftist in her eighties played by Tana Hicken, and her grandson Leo (Grant Harrison), a twenty-something who came to New York from St. Paul on his bicycle. The two are estranged, not having seen each other since Vera’s husband Joe’s […]

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