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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: ‘Whipping, or The Football Hamlet’ at Longacre Lea

What a rush. DC area playwright Kathleen Akerley has aced her way through the hottest of “au courant” identity politics in her newest work,...

Spine: ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’ at The Keegan Theatre

Stepping back 45 years, America is in the midst of a social revolution, and feminist consciousness-raising sessions are underway. Radical feminists, cultural feminists, and political...

Magic Time!: ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’ at The Keegan...

On the top floor of The Keegan Theatre is a cork board labeled "What Does Feminism Mean to You?" Pushpins, pens, and slips of...

Review: ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’ at The Keegan Theatre

In 1972, there was no Roe v. Wade or Violence Against Women Act. Battered women had little legal recourse, and many found shelter—if they...

‘Take A Bow!’ Part 1: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ DC/MD/VA Fall...

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts' first series of 'Take A Bow!' Fall 2016 honorees: ____ Edwin Aparicio, as Choreographer, Flamenco Dancer, and Co-Director of Salvador, at...

Review: ’43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies’ at the...

Five actors, a stage manager, an audience, and a lot of blood. Nu Sass Productions has remounted its 2013 Capital Fringe hit, complete with gags...

Director Sun King Davis on ’43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of...

Clare Shaffer interviews Sun King Davis on Nu Sass Productions' upcoming production of 43 1/2. Clare: What inspired you to create 43 1/2? Sun King: A lot...

Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Part...

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meet Jenna Berk.. Joel: Where...

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...

Spine: Is ‘Avenue Q’ Just What the Doctor Ordered? Constellation Theatre’s...

Let me be absolutely clear. I loved Constellation Theatre Company's production of Avenue Q, which opened last night to a packed, laughing audience. Fast...

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Brave Spirits Theatre

There is a cheerful insouciance to the Brave Spirits Theatre production of that war-horse of Shakespeare comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Chalk it up...

‘Lobster Alice’ at Flying V

Oh Frabjous Day!! I must say, the toves were slithy! And gyring and gimballing were happening all over the stage! And, this take on...

Meet the Cast of No Rules Theatre Company’s ‘Boeing Boeing’: Part...

In Part 5 of a series of interviews with the cast of No Rules Theatre Company’s production of Boeing Boeing, meet Sarah Olmsted Thomas. Joel: Tell us where...

‘Richard III’ at Folger Theatre by Sophia Howes

Richard, We Hardly Knew Ye Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, and with good reason. In his fascinating interview posted on the...

‘Neverwhere’ at Rorschach Theatre by Amanda Gunther

You have a good heart, and sometimes it's enough to see you through life, but mostly it's not. A riveting urban fantasy from fiction-writer...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ’43 and a ½: The Greatest...

“Exeunt!” It’s a fancy Shakespearean word that means nothing fancier than “everybody leaves.” Yet it brings to mind flourishing capes, actors strutting dramatically into the...

‘Blithe Spirit’ at 1st Stage by Yvonne French

Blithe Spirit at 1st Stage in Tysons is a guilty pleasure on two levels. First, it lets you take a peek at paranormal stereotyping...

American Century Theater Presents a Free Staged Reading of ‘Abe Lincoln...

The American Century Theater will present free staged readings of the 1938 play, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, by Robert E. Sherwood, as part of its Rescues...

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