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Review: ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at St. Mark’s Players

What better place could there possibly be to mount Sweeney Todd than the magnificent late-Victorian St. Mark’s Church on Capitol Hill? And what more capable or inventive local company could we seek to undertake this extraordinary Sondheim musical than the venerable St. Mark’s Players!  Bravo to all on such splendid results. St. Mark’s Sweeney Todd is […]

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Desiree Miller, Cellist. Photo courtesy of Wanderlust Theater Lab.

‘Butterfly’ at Wanderlust Theater Lab by Jessica Dall

Walking into the Takoma Park Community Center Theater, it’s possible to tell right away that there is something unsettling about Tom Block’s new play, Butterfly, directed by Roselie Vasquez-Yetter, who also provided the set design. The stage, done up as a convincing living room, is bathed in red light, dark abstract art hangs both around the stage […]

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TODD (Michael Mack), ABS (Karim Chaibi), MARTINI (Anika Harden), JAN (Stephen Backus), and GERTIE (Gigi Buscaglio) share a moment onstage together. Photo courtesy of Tom Block.

Part Four: Wanderlust Theater Lab: An Interview with Playwright Tom Block on ‘Butterfly’ Which Opens Friday at Takoma Park Community Center

DCMetroTheaterArts caught up with Playwright Tom Block over coffee, in the small, sun-filled writing studio where he creates his written works. As he sat overlooking the rural expanse of his 15/100ths of an acre in downtown Silver Spring, he took a few moments to answer our questions about the world premier of his play, Butterfly, […]

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Elliot Dash (TODD) and Stephen Backus (JAN). Photo courtesy of Wunderlust Theater Lab.

Part 3: Wanderlust Theater Lab: Meet the Cast of ‘Butterfly’ by Tom Block and Roselie Vasquez-Yetter

THE CAST OF WANDERLUST’S BUTTERFLY  Wanderlust Theater Lab comprises a growing collection of theatrical talent to draw from for its productions. It augments its repertory actors with open calls for each reading or production. Butterfly has been no different, and brings together four African-American characters with two Caucasian and one Arab actor, combining some actors  previously seen in […]

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