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‘Metromaniacs’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Zowie! Pop! Slap! Holy Cow. Karabonga! I write to highly praise Metromaniacs as a wild, wonderful, built-for-speed, audaciously performed game-of-deception, fantasyland comedy based upon a multi-century old French farce. Hightail it to the Lansburgh. You will not be disappointed. The night I saw the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Metromaniacs, the Washington Wizards were playing basketball just […]

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‘Orlando’ at WSC Avant Bard by Sophia Howes

Orlando: Right You Are, if You Think You Are In Some Like It Hot (directed by Billy Wilder) Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, on the lam after witnessing a mob killing, pose as girls in an all-girls band with lead singer Marilyn Monroe. Lemmon becomes so enraptured with his female character that he begins to […]

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‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ at Catholic University by Colleen Sproull

It is with great pleasure that I write this review. Catholic University’s production of Ken Ludwig‘s Shakespeare in Hollywood is professional, outrageously funny, and brimming with voracious talent. Wittingly directed by Jay D. Brock, it’s full of hysterical physical comedy, a hefty helping of Shakespeare sonnets, and countless charming innuendos. The pace is perfect, keeping right […]

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