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Review: ‘The Beckett Trio’ at Scena Theatre

Nanna Ingvarsson is so phenomenal in these three harrowing short plays by Samuel Beckett that one can easily imagine the Nobel Prize-winning minimalist—notoriously persnickety about his stage directions—rising from the grave (center stage, a six-by-two rectangular hole, in nearly no light) and exclaiming (in a hoarse whisper): “Yes, yes, that’s precisely what I meant.” And […]

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Review: ‘The Magi’ at The Hub Theatre

“A simple tale of love and hope,” is the way local playwright Helen Murray Pafumi describes her new work, The Magi. That is an understatement. In its premiere at Fairfax’s The Hub Theatre, The Magi is a lovely little holiday gem about a couple of indie-musicians who have taken the leap into a relationship. Now they wonder; what’s […]

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Review: ‘Riches’ at Anacostia Playhouse

Act 3 of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1962) is entitled, “Exorcism” and, indeed, the infamous Martha and George exorcise their demons, as well as the demons of academia everywhere. In Riches, Lee Blessing’s 1984 two-hander originally entitled The War of the Roses and now on stage at the Anacostia Playhouse, we have a […]

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