Tag Archives | John O’Connor


Review: ‘LEAR’ at Lumina Studio Theatre

On the night of the J20 Art Strike, a protest movement asking that “business . . . not proceed as usual in any realm” of the creative arts on Inauguration Day, I felt a little guilty attending a play. That said, if any such endeavor was apt, this “politically resonant story of an arrogant business […]

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Review: ‘Leave it to Psmith!’ at Lumina Studio Theatre

Clomping into the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, shivering from Snowzilla’s persistent chill and shaking caked snow and ice from our boots, we are greeted by the pleasant, ear-warming sounds of melodies from the English music hall by Sound Engineer: Ron Murphy, and the welcoming sight, at stage right, of delicate, pastel furnishings: a French […]

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‘Our Mutual Friend’ at Lumina Studio Theatre

“Part mystery, part romantic comedy, part moral fable, Our Mutual Friend justly earns its place among Dickens’s most brilliant novels.” With these words, Directors Kelly Newman O’Connor and John O’Connor set the stage for their ambitious and engrossing adaptation of the author’s arguable magnum opus—Dickens’s “last completed masterpiece”—for Lumina Studio Theatre. The set is simple, […]

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