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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander for his lighting for Black Nativity at Theater Alliance. Brian Allard for his lighting for Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater. Clint Allen for his projections for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: […]

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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

Anemic Royalty: Come as You Are to Elsinore I have a new favorite production of Hamlet and I saw it right here in Charm City. I’ve seen Hamlet done very well before, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Remember that DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet that had everyone flipping their lids? This Hamlet […]

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Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse proves the dream is possible in their powerful production of Man of La Mancha. This 1964 musical with its book by Dale Wasserman and music and lyrics by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion stands the test of time. It tells the story of a “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play-within-a-play, performed by […]

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‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Sense & Sensibility is the ultimate tale of First World problems. While the story predates both hashtags and the concept of the First World, it is tale of the rich who suddenly find themselves in the middle class. Like any good soap opera, the problems are relatively trivial, but utterly engrossing. There […]

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‘The Dum Dums’ at Glass Mind Theatre

While a depression journal might be an unlikely starting point for Glass Mind Theatre’s unpretentious, fast-paced, delightful romp through classic sci-fi and isolation, Joshua Conkel’s The Dum Dums proves to be everything experimental drama should, delivering a little under an hour of tongue-in-cheek reflections on the nature of loss, emptiness, flawed relationships, and personal failure. […]

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‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ at Spotlighters Theatre

The biggest question many theater goers will have leaving Beauty Queen of Leenane is “What is Complan?” Allow me to save you much speculating and googling, according to the Complan company website, “Complan is a tasty range of nutritional supplement drinks with protein, carbohydrate, and 26 vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins.” According to Mag […]

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‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

First performed in 1594, William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is one of his earliest and most farcical of his comedic works. With adaptations on stage, film and television, its story is classic. The Comedy of Errors is full of heavy slapstick and many ‘plays on words.’ Most theatres shy away from Shakespeare because of […]

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‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ at Anne Arundel Community College

The plot of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Christopher Hampton,  makes those old TV soap operas, Peyton Place and Dynasty look like child’s play. The main characters are corrupt, malicious and cruel. They use their attractive looks, charm, wealth, social status, and wardrobe to seduce (or rape), degrade and ruin the lives of those who’ve crossed them in the past. […]

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‘All in the Timing’ at The Heritage Players

David Ives’ All in the Timing, a collection of six one act plays first performed in 1993, focuses on human love, life, and death (and even manages to dive in to a primate’s view of the world) all whilst being a side-splitting intelligent comedy. The Catonsville based Heritage Players chose six different directors, one for […]

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‘The Spanish Tragedy’ at The Mobtown Players

Revenge. A dark, twisted and sinister emotion run afoul from the depths of scorn and tragedy; a human emotion vocalized when things go wrong. And despite springtime flooding costing them their theatrical space, The Mobtown Players are surging forward with the powder keg of revenge tragedies. The first of its genre, TMP proudly presents the […]

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Ronny (Avia Fields) and the cast of 'Hair.' Photo courtesy of Laurel Mill Playhouse.

‘Hair’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Amanda Gunther

Beads! Flowers! Freedom! Happiness! Get in line to burn your draft card at the “be-in” so you can make love not war! It’s an all out love festival as the Laurel Mill Playhouse presents the iconic hippy musical Hair. Directed by Michael V. Hartsfield with Musical Direction by Alice Laurissa, this groovy production will take you […]

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Josh McKerrow on Directing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Reisterstown Theatre Project by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Shakespeare in the Park, as brought to the community by Reisterstown Theatre Project, has become a welcome summer staple in the area. This year, from July 27 through August 11th, RTP is  offering is the quintessential love story and tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Director Josh McKerrow gives us his insight on his production under the […]

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