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Review: ‘Something’s Afoot’ at The British Players

A musical murder-mystery who-done-it is a strange bird indeed. But it can work if expertly executed. Something’s Afoot, with book, music and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach—and additional music by Ed Linderman—ran briefly on Broadway 40 years ago and The British Players has brought it back to the stage in winning […]

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Review: ‘Pygmalion’ at The British Players

I envy the folks lucky enough to have attended the opening night performance of George Bernard Shaw’s brand new play Pygmalion in 1913. They were afforded an unfiltered observation of class war humor without the subconscious comparison to My Fair Lady – the musical based on this play some 43 years later. Those original patrons would […]

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Review: ‘Shadowlands’ at North Bethesda United Methodist Church by Natalie McManus

North Bethesda United Methodist Church’s’ (NBUMC) presentation of  William Nicholson’s Shadowlands, directed by Janet Van Albert Replogle, is a delightful and touching real life story of the relationship between C.S. Lewis, the famous author of The Chronicles of Narnia book series, and Joy Gresham, an American writer. The story is told in Jack’s (C.S. Lewis’ familiar […]

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‘How the Other Half Loves’ at the British Players

Alan Ayckbourn is a renowned British playwright and director well known for his flair for the bedroom farce. One of the more successful of his works is How the Other Half Loves which premiered in 1969. The first of Ayckbourn’s Broadway debuts How the Other Half Loves was a roaring success in the early 1970s […]

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‘Bedside Manners’ at The British Players

Will you be having your Mr. Smith in the blue room or the green room? Mind you, the blue room is awfully blue. Regardless of which room you’re sneaking off to, be sure you sneak off to The British Players’ production of Bedside Manners. An amusing farce where the audience knows exactly what’s going to […]

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‘Out of Order’ at The Arlington Players by Julia L. Exline

The Arlington Players presents Ray Cooney’s Out Of Order, an outlandish, fast-paced British farce. Malcolm Edwards directs this madcap production, with so many twists, turns, and roundabouts that they should put up a warning sign for whiplash! Set Designer Andy Simmons and his construction crew create a refined suite of the Westminster Hotel, with full […]

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