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Review: ‘Pericles’ by We Happy Few

Let’s be clear, Pericles is pretty much a first draft play that Shakespeare never quite finished. Now to be fair, the work is not...

Review: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ at Brave Spirits Theatre

Brave Spirits Theatre (BST) has recently opened two productions, performing in tandem, to present what they refer to in their press release as “Theatre...

Review: ‘Chalk’ at We Happy Few Productions

There’s an ancient child-custody legend about two women who claim to be the mother of the same infant. In the well-known Hebrew Bible version,...

‘A Lump of Coal for Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

Over the Holiday Season, if you are looking to step away from the standards and experience a high-energy comedy that the whole family can...

‘Henri IV Part 2’: The Re-Gendered Henry IV Repertory at Brave...

After stifling a rebellion and slaying your opponents to the throne, what else is there to do? According to Shakespeare, you commiserate on themes...

‘Henri IV Part I’: The Re-Gendered Henry IV Repertory at Brave...

With the Women's Voices Theater Festival in DC still going strong, Brave Spirits Theatre asks its audiences to consider the role women have in...

‘Major Barbara’ at Pallas Theater Collective

Money Talks The Pallas Theatre Collective’s Major Barbara is a captivating, thought-provoking comedy. The themes of class disparity, the necessity to compromise one’s values to...

‘Major Barbara’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

It’s not always easy to figure out what view of life George Bernard Shaw is trying to express in Major Barbara. Though he was...

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

Shakespeare's Shrew is always a challenge. Misogynistic in sentiment, slapstickishly machismo in design, its story of how to tame a headstrong, stubborn woman couldn't...

‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

A Gothic horror story that’s dense with symbolism, light on plot, and written in 1839 may not seem like ideal source material for a...

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Setting aside certain things about this performance is difficult. They are greedy, selfish, and cruel. Greedy for deciding they should...

‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

Were Betty Friedan and H.P. Lovecraft to have a baby, Pallas Theatre Collective’s new musical, might be their demented offspring. The show (with music...

Buy One Get One Free Tickets to ‘The Last Five Years’...

 For the loyal readers of DCMTA, Red Branch Theatre Company is offering buy one, get one free tickets to the remaining performances of The Last...

‘The Last Five Years’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Miss The Last Five Years at your peril. If you fail to catch this season-opener by the Red Branch Theatre Company, you’ll never know...

‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and...

Oh Mum, Oh Dad, Arthur Kopit must be mad! Zaniness abounds in The American Century Theater's (TACT) hysterical production of Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s...

Ranting With Cyle: ‘Collaboration’ by Cyle Durkee

F%#k you! (Not you, sorry! {I should probably have explained that statement a bit first]) The reason I said that is that it’s not...

Magic Time: ‘ We Happy Few Productions’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at...

Cross-gender casting of the classics can be sometimes a silly stunt, sometimes an earnest bemusement, and sometimes—as in Romeo and Juliet as staged for...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Carolyn Kelemen

‘A Romeo to die for’ Be still my heart!  On a sultry summer night, just like Juliet (a feisty Raven Bonniwell), this writer fell in love with...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Kiersten Dittrich

This year, We Happy Few Productions tackles the perennially-staged ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare at the Capital Fringe Festival. In 2013, which seems...

‘Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by...

Adventure Theatre MTC presents one of the best known works of Dr. Seuss, Cat in the Hat. Adapted for the stage and originally directed...

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