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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Port City Playhouse

An actor of illustrious talent shone bright recently on the D.C. area stage of Port City Playhouse. Rebekah Raze, in a performance that progressed from great to astounding, not only enthralled her audience to the point of a standing ovation, but brought a liveliness to the role of Hamlet not commonly seen. The foundation that […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are: BEST DIRECTION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION IN MUSICALS IN COMMUNITY THEATRES IN 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE: Director Kevin Sockwell and Musical Director Arielle Bayer for A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and […]

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Review: ‘Unnecessary Farce’ at McLean Community Players

Misunderstandings? Check. Discarded clothing and sexual innuendos? Check. A ridiculous number of doorways? Check. An absurd plot that you feel compelled to see through to the end despite the high frequency of groan-worthy jokes? Check and check! Unnecessary Farce, written by Paul Slade Smith, is a show that is jam-packed with all the classic tropes that […]

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Meet the Cast of McLean Community Players’ ‘Unnecessary Farce’: Part 1: Marilyn Pifer

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of McLean Community Players’ Unnecessary Farce, meet Marilyn Pifer. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and what roles you have played. Marilyn: I’m Marilyn Pifer, returning to the stage after an absence of several years. I’ve played in […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Vienna Theatre Company’s ‘Other Desert Cities’: Part 4: Patrick David and Jeff McDermott

Meet the cast and director of Vienna Theatre Company’s Other Desert Cities. In Part 4: Meet Patrick David and Jeff McDermott. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us where our readers may have seen you perform on the stage. I am Patrick David, and I’m a long time resident of Falls Church.  I received my BA […]

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‘Other Desert Cities’ at Vienna Theatre Company

In an upscale California house in Palm Springs, the Wyeth family is gathering to celebrate the Christmas season. What is supposed to be a joyous occasion turns out, on this particular Christmas in 2004, to be when the Wyeth family’s lives are flipped upside down and secrets are revealed. Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, […]

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McLean Community Players Present ‘Time Stands Still’ From 9/20-10/5 by Brent Stone

McLean Community Players Present the Washington Community Theatre Premiere of Time Stands Still — September 20–October 5, 2013 in McLean’s Alden Theatre Director Jessie Roberts leads an experienced cast in the production’s Washington community theatre premiere. This witty and insightful drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies follows a war-torn photojournalist and her foreign-correspondent lover as they search for […]

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