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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Paper’

A cluttered desk, a twenty-minute appointment, a student and a teacher, and what ensues are cerebral twists and turns, well beyond the subdued, weightiness of departmental office hours. We inhabit this narrow space and learn about the teacher and about the student. The student objects to insensitive classroom remarks and is averse to a proposed […]

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Capital Fringe Preview: ‘Paper’ by John Feffer

A teacher and a student argue over a remark in class. Or was it a remark about class? Or was it really about race? Or gender? My new play Paper brings the explosive confrontations on campus around race, class, and gender onto the stage. Take Rashomon, add Mamet, mix in Black Lives Matter, and stand back. >Paper brings us into […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 4: Michael Sigler

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Michael Sigler. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages. Michael Sigler: My name is Michael Sigler and I am playing Dr. Jim […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Stuff’

Upon entering the Eastman Studio Theatre venue at Gallaudet University, I did not quite know how to respond as I was handed a book entitled Daybreak in Korea by Robert L. Sheldon. As I looked around, I noticed others were handed a variety of items ranging from small notebooks and toys to mugs and comic […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Interrogation’

(Best of the Fringe!) In his play Interrogation, John Feffer, a foreign policy analyst who writes widely on privacy issues, pokes gentle fun at U.S. intelligence agencies as if to say, “I love my country but I fear my government.” Directed by Matty Griffiths, Feffer assumes the role of John Miller, a contract interrogator who […]

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2013 Capital Fringe Preview: ‘The Politician’ by Karin Lee

Peter Peters is a Washington creature. By day, he lives on a steady diet of sound bites and policy briefs. At night, he dreams of Senate confirmations and missions accomplished. In The Pundit, last year’s Capital Fringe hit, Peters was a media darling who could spit out commentary on everything under the sun, including topics […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Pundit’ by Kim Moeller

“The first law of punditry is the less you know, the easier it is to boil it down to a sound bite.” That’s a quote from The Pundit’s title character, Peter Peters, an authority on, well, we’re not really quite sure – but he is an international policy analyst for a Washington think tank simply […]

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Barbara Cook at Barbara Cook’s Spotlight at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

Who is Barbara Cook? Kennedy Center Honoree, peerless  Broadway, concert and cabaret star —or simply a legendary icon? Barbara Cook stepped out on the stage of the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater Friday night to prolonged “bravos” and applause which befits the reputation of this beloved iconic  performer but also showed the deep affection and love that her audience feels for […]

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