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Review: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at The Highwood Theatre

Russian playwright Anton Chekhov believed the role of the artist was to ask questions, not answer them. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s 2013 Chekhov-inspired Tony Award Winner, doesn’t ask serious questions, but does induce many laughs and insights into family dysfunction. As directed by Melissa Robinson, The Highwood Theatre’s Vanya and […]

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Review: ‘Doubt: A Parable’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Voltaire once said, “Doubt is not a comfortable position, but certainty is an absurd one.” Playwright John Patrick Shanley notes that “Certainty is a closed door.” His play Doubt is in one sense about sexual abuse in the Catholic church, but it is even more a meditation on the nature of doubt itself. Doubt comes […]

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‘Bhavi the Avenger’ at Convergence Theatre

Marquis D. Gibson does something in his magnetic performance as the title character in Bhavi the Avenger that I don’t recall ever seeing in theater before: he pretty much singlehandedly makes sense of an entire 90-minute play. Solely through his remarkable moment-to-moment emotional investment in the role—which never wavered and never seemed anything but truthful—together with […]

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‘Flyin’ West’ at Bowie Community Theatre

An exceptional  and powerful production of Pearl Cleage‘s Flyin’ West, is being presented by Bowie Community Theatre. Director Estelle Miller receives top-notch performances from each of her cast members, and she has molded them into an excellent ensemble. Playwright Pearl Cleage’s body of work for the stage provides us with a remarkable and focused look at […]

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Chaz Pando (Darnell), DeJeannette Horne (Cedric), and Lolita-Marie (Clare). Photo by  Michael DeBlois.

‘The Soul Collector’ at Port City Playhouse by Joel Markowitz

I am a big fan of playwright and actor David Emerson Toney and actress extraordinaire and director Deidra Starnes – and I was thrilled when I heard that David’s play The Soul Collector would have its Community Theatre World Premiere at Port City Playhouse, with Deidra at the helm. And what a great team they make! The Soul Collector, set […]

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Julie Roundtree and John Tweel. Photo by Dennis Deloria.

‘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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