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‘Doubt’ at 1st Stage

No doubt you’ll recall Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis, and Amy Adams in the Hollywood 2008 adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, a Parable — simply titled Doubt and directed and adapted by the playwright himself. Perhaps that piquant memory is what gives you incentive to catch 1st Stage’s production of the 2005 […]

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‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ at The Welders

Joseph Campbell taught that myth is a mirror for the ego. So it is through myth that protagonist Diana examines her life experience in Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail, the auspicious debut production of The Welders, a promising new DC-based playwrights collective. Diana (Nora Achrati), born a down-on-her-luck Carolina girl, pulls herself up by […]

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The Welders Announce the Full Company & Creative Team for their First Production of Allyson Currin’s ‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ by Joanna Ruf

Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail to run March 22 – April 5, 2014  The Welders announce the full company and creative team for their first production, Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail, a post-modern comedy about a world peopled with sorcerers, sidekicks, villains, and incompetent bureaucrats. The production features a cast of D.C.’s veteran and up-and-coming actors: Nora Achrati, […]

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‘Black Comedy’ at No Rules Theatre Company by Doug Poms

No Rules Theatre Company gets off to a fantastic start at its new location at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, with Peter Shaffer’s hysterical Black Comedy. This classic British farce by Shaffer (Equus, Amadeus), which debuted in 1965, has a terrific set-up that is a refreshingly different take on the concept of “black comedy.” The […]

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