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Report on: ‘Suddenly Last Summmer’ and ‘Justice Disordered’ Readings at Rainbow Theatre Project

One of Tennessee Williams’ bleaker, darker plays,– the one-act dramatic cry of despair, Suddenly Last Summer (which was expanded beyond its more compressed scope in the famous Elizabeth Taylor film of the same name), played to a full-house as the latest offering from the highly experimental and exciting LGBTQ-focused Rainbow Theatre Project.  As produced on […]

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‘George is Dead’ at The Klunch (Review #2)

Elaine May’s George is Dead is a brutally funny, wincingly and wickedly unsympathetic depiction of life among the social classes in our Late Capitalist era, and could equally well have been titled Selfies. It’s an unflinching look at how selfish we can all truly be if we define ourselves only by money and possessions rather than […]

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‘George is Dead’ at The Klunch

The Klunch, a newly formed theater company launched by Ian Allen, former artistic director of Cherry Red Productions,  inaugurated its first season with the DC premiere of George is Dead, a mordantly funny one-act play by a legendary comic and writer. Elaine May beams her satirical wit through two women connected by a common past […]

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Ian Allen’s ‘The Klunch’ Opens its 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ This Thursday, 12/3 at DCAC

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH” A NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE OPENS ITS FIRST PRODUCTION: ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD AT DC ARTS CENTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD THROUGH DECEMBER 19TH “Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the state of mind of someone who’s become totally engrossed in something like Facebook, Netflix, […]

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Ian Allen Founds New Theater Company: ‘The Klunch’ and Announces 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ 12/3-19th

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH” A NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE FIRST PRODUCTION TO BE THE DC PREMIERE OF ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD AT DC ARTS CENTER, DEC 3-19 PRESS PERFORMANCES Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm “Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the […]

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ at The American Century Theater

In this famous, thrilling court-room drama, 12 jurors deliberate over the fate of an alleged murderer. The case seems clear-cut. They open the play with a vote, to see where everybody stands and the result is 11-1 in favor of a guilty verdict. One man, known only as Juror 8, must convince the rest to […]

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The American Century Theater Ends Its 20th and Final Season With the Play That Started it All: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ July 17-August 8, 2015 by Emily Morrison

The American Century Theater ends its twentieth and final season with the first play it produced in Arlington, VA:Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men, directed by TACT Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Jack Marshall. Now recognized as the iconic jury drama, Twelve Angry Men originated as a live teleplay in 1954, and was made into an Oscar-nominated […]

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‘R.U.X.’ is back at FallFringe by Maurice Martin

The idea that a person might have sex with a robot came my way via the movie Westworld. Michael Crichton wrote that story about a theme park full of robots where you go to live your Wild West fantasies. You win every gunfight because the robot gunslingers are programmed to lose! What’s more, the local […]

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‘J.B.’ at The American Century Theater by Francine Schwartz

The American Century Theater’s (TACT) entertaining and colorful production of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning and 1959 Tony Award-winning Best Play J.B. by Archibald MacLeish is ‘way over the Big Top!’ What a fine way to begin TACT’s 2012-2013 season! More than fifty years-old, this meaningful play is still relevant. Today, we have different wars, different natural […]

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