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A New Dynasty Commands the Stage in the Folger Theatre’s ‘Macbeth’

“The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.” Those words—spoken by 10-year-old Owen Peakes in the Folger Theatre’s startling new production of Macbeth—send...

Review: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ at Center for...

In turbulent times, escaping into a yarn that is as light and high-flying as a helium-filled balloon can be a welcome respite. So, the...

Review: ‘The Craftsman’ at Lantern Theater Company

Guilty or not guilty? And of what crime? An intriguing real-life episode from 20th-century Art History provides the basis for The Craftsman, Bruce Graham’s...

Previewing ‘The Craftsman’ at Lantern Theater Company: An Interview with Artistic...

Philadelphia theater-goers have something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving month. Bruce Graham’s latest play The Craftsman, commissioned and developed through Lantern Theater...

Review: ‘As You Like It’ at The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Like all of Shakespeare's plays, As You Like It is filled with rich, quotable language. (This is the one with the “All the world’s a...

Review: ‘The Three Musketeers’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

The Three Musketeers has been dramatized countless times over the past two centuries, and for a good reason – it's a rousing tale filled...

Dangereuse: Shakespeare’s Most Badass Misanthrope: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Folger Theatre

Just when Canada starts to sound like a good idea, comes Timon of Athens at the Folger Theatre, confirming once again that first-rate Shakespeare...

Review: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Folger Theatre

Undone by his own goodness? Ha! That is not what I took away as director Robert Richmond succeeded masterfully with his contemporary, blasting grenade...

Spine: ‘King Charles III’ at The Shakespeare Theatre Company

They sure don't make kings like they used to. And maybe that's a good thing. Mike Bartlett's historical fantasy, King Charles III, based loosely (very loosely)...

Review: ‘King Charles III’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Ghost in the Machine Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III premiered in 2014, at London’s Almeida Theatre. Both the original production and the Broadway production...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey  Are: Caroline Aaron as...

Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley,...

For his next novel To the Unseen, successful author and socialite Charles Condomine must gather material on the world of the occult, of which...

Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in...

Scholars, theatergoers and activists have been debating The Taming of the Shrew for about four centuries. Just what was Shakespeare, with his tale of...

Review: ‘The Invisible Hand’ at Theatre Exile in Philadelphia

When we meet Nick Bright, his life has never looked bleaker. A midlevel Citibank employee, he’s been kidnapped in Pakistan by a group of...

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ At Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Walnut Street Theatre rocked with laughter tonight. The Pirate King, Black Stache, was arguing with his mate, Smee, concerning a severed. . .oh well...

Review: ‘Harvey’ at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

So what if he’s invisible? He’s still the best friend and constant companion of the lovably eccentric tippler Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, a...

‘Equivocation’ at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia

Equivocation, Bill Cain’s alternative history about William Shakespeare getting caught up in deadly royal court intrigue, is exceedingly clever and almost dizzyingly erudite. And...

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ at Folger Theatre (Review)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Folger Theatre is a sumptuously original production of the breakthrough play of one of England’s greatest living...

Spine: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at Folger Theatre (Article)

I first read Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead back in 1974. It was but one of many plays I devoured as part...

Free Screening of Folger Theatre’s 2008 Teller/Posner Directed ‘Macbeth’ This Saturday,...

A free screening of Folger Theatre's 2008 magical production of Macbeth will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 8:15 pm at the Carter Barron...

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