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Review: ‘The Arsonists’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woolly Mammoth's The Arsonists is not so much an entertainment, even though I laughed frequently, psychotically--and loud, as it is a paratheatrical event during...

Spine: Consciousness, Conscience, and ‘The Hard Problem’ at The Studio Theatre

Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem isn't so much about consciousness and the existence of subjectivity, "the hard problem" elucidated by contemporary Australian philosopher David...

Magic Time! ‘The Hard Problem’ at The Studio Theatre

I love when a play starts out as a fascinating head trip—a smart, high-concept exhilaration of ideas—then propels me headlong into an overwhelming flood...

In the Moment: The Studio Theatre’s ‘The Hard Problem’

Studio Theatre’s production of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard charmed me with its intellectual and ideological turmoil fueled by verbal fierceness. With a shiny, contemporary...

Review: ‘The Hard Problem’ at The Studio Theatre

No shrinking violet when it comes to exploring humanity’s most complex questions, playwright Tom Stoppard takes a deep dive into the frontiers of neuroscience,...

Spine: Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ at Folger Theatre

Oh, what a difference 200 years make! Jane Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility, was published anonymously in 1811. Folger's Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill...

In the Moment: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ at Folger Theatre

Folger Theatre’s take on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is just gonna charm you with its ingenious high-velocity agility, while depicting the tastefully hide-bound,...

Review: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ at Folger Theatre

Hey Girl, I Hear You Read Jane Austen; Sense and Sensibility at the Folger Theatre The appeal of Jane Austen’s heroines lies in their lovability....

Review: ‘The Mystery of Love & Sex’ at Signature Theatre

Do you want to feel good? Do you want to forget for a couple of hours the political hate speech that's currently filling the...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the Bard's most frequently...

‘Stage Kiss’ at Round House Theatre (Review #2)

The line between art and life become colorfully blurred when two actors are unexpectedly reunited in Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl’s romantic backstage...

‘Stage Kiss’ at Round House Theatre

Plays about playmaking have an enduring appeal. Think Noises Off, Six Characters in Search of an Author. Shows about shows on the musical stage...

‘Sex with Strangers’ at Signature Theatre

Let's get this out of the way. Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason (at Signature Theatre) is a slam-dunk champ. It is an easy...

‘Seven Guitars’ at No Rules Theatre Company

Under the affecting direction of Michele Shay, No Rules Theatre Company's production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars raises an intimate, open-eyed  awareness of lives without long-term satisfaction,...

‘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...

‘The Minotaur’ at Rorschach Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

We all at some point wish our stories were different. But our stories are our own and that’s just the way it is. Or...

‘Contractions’ at The Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage by David Friscic

The Studio Theatre's 2ndStage has produced a very exciting and provocative new play by Mike Bartlett entitled Contractions The message of this play is that we are often...

‘Our Class’ at Theater J by Tzvi Kahn

Our Class, the searing, emotionally devastating, and unforgettable new production at Theater J, constitutes both a play and an enervating pedagogical exercise – a...

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