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Review: ‘The Events’ by Theater Alliance at the Anacostia Playhouse

A wrenching agitation pervades the gray clouded confines of The Events, in which a diverse chorus group is slaughtered by a gunman. Claire (Regina...

Review: ‘The Raid’ at Theater Alliance

Can social justice happen without militancy? Can ideals of equality become real without resort to violence? These questions gnaw at the mind during Theater...

Review: ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ at Theater J

Tinsel and garlands are festooned about a beautiful 10 foot tall Christmas tree. Easy to be captivated with such an exquisite Christmas touch.  But,...

Review: ‘Henry V’ at We Happy Few Productions

What’s the impact of war on the common man? Do the sins of leaders trickle down to their soldiers? Is patriotism dead? What does...

In the Moment: Jewish Plays Project at the Jewish Community Center...

We in DC theater community are constantly on the prowl for new voices with diverse mindsets and new plays on emerging issues to be...

Review: ‘An Irish Carol’ at The Keegan Theatre

For the 6th year in a row, The Keegan Theatre is paying tribute to the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, with their production of...

Review: ‘Chalk’ at We Happy Few Productions

There’s an ancient child-custody legend about two women who claim to be the mother of the same infant. In the well-known Hebrew Bible version,...

Review: ‘The Merry Death of Robin Hood’ at LiveArtDC

The Merry Death of Robin Hood, written by Paul Resiman, (based on the stories by Howard Pyle), is my first experience of LiveArtDC and it...

Magic Time! ‘Backstage with the Women of ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ at...

When I recently read Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig, which opened in 1992, I sensed it was written in response to the women’s movement...

In the Moment: Theater J’s ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’

What now, two decades after the lives depicted in The Sisters Rosensweig? Certainly Theater J has produced a polished, lovingly curated production of Wendy...

Review: ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ at Theater J

There’s a strange sound erupting from the JCC most nights. The source is not burlesque or stand-up comedy—although there are elements of both—but a...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN...

‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ at Scena Theatre

Scena Theatre's comedy through the lens of small-town folk in a small Aran Islands community named Inishmaan, off the coast of Ireland. The year is...

‘An Inspector Calls’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre officially opened its 2015/16 season by reviving J.B. Priestley's multi-Tony Award-winning play, An Inspector Calls,a classic English drawing-room mystery à la Agatha Christie - part melodrama...

‘Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age’ at Unexpected Stage Company

Romeo and Juliet has a special place in our popular culture. BBC’s 60 second Shakespeare has a hilarious front page, “Double Teen Death Horror”;...

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) DC Reynolds Bar hosts an unconventional take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Sara Bickler, and originally performed by...

‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ at 1st Stage

Mounting Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan as their springtime offering is a perfect way for 1st Stage to shake off the chill of...

Steven Carpenter on Directing ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ at 1st Stage

While Martin McDonagh grew up in England, his parents were native Irish and as a boy he travelled nearly every summer to the west...

‘Appropriate’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Death does strange things to people. And in familiar circumstances, people struggling with a death in the family will turn on each other in...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Fallbeil’ by JR Russ

Fallbeil, presented by Field Trip Theatre, is a must-see theatrical piece. Written by Liz Maestri and directed by Nick Vargas, Fallbeil is a historical fantasy...

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