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Review: ‘How I Became a Pirate’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

A few days ago, you might have heard more than your fair share of “scallywags” and “lily-livered land lubbers” if an acquaintance or loved one elected to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If any of those pirate-talking buccaneers are kids, they are sure to enjoy the musical How I Became a Pirate with […]

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Review: ‘Richard III’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

It’s notable that a play based on England’s War of the Roses has many parallels to power plays that take place today, both in everyday life and TV and film. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) Richard III, directed by that company’s Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar, is a perfect dramatic storm of great acting, dynamic visuals, […]

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Review: ‘Zombie Prom’ at Unexpected Stage

With Halloween drifting in the cool, autumn air, Zombie Prom, as directed by Unexpected Stage Company Co-Producing Director Christopher Goodrich, and with Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey, is a zany trip back in time to a 1950’s America replete with bomb shelters, broken hearts, and zombies. Set in the aptly-named Enrico Fermi High School, […]

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‘The Frog Prince’ at Pumpkin Theatre

There’s a whole lot of hopping going on at Pumpkin Theatre this month. The Frog Prince is the penultimate show of Pumpkin  Theatre’s 47th season. Written by Donald J. Leonard Jr. with music and lyrics by David Reiser and directed by Ryan Michael Hasse, The Frog Prince retells the familiar fairytale with the addition of […]

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Sarah (Kelsey Painter) and Coach (James Jager). Photo by Curtis Jordan.

‘Following Sarah’ at Venus Theatre by Amanda Gunther

When faced with the pressures of life at what point does it all become too much to handle? A deeply moving and richly emotional tale of struggle and acceptance during the delicate years of high school crosses the finish line as the Venus Theatre’s first production of their Lucky 13th Season. The official Washington D.C. […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Comedy of Mirrors’ by Mike Spain

The Pallas Theatre Collective production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Mirrors does exactly what a comedy is supposed to do, make you laugh. The laughs come often from the talented casts’ interpretation and delivery of Shakespeare’s scripts. The laughs sneak up to you as well in some of the costumes, such as a TSA […]

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Coming to The Capital Fringe Festival: ‘The Comedy of Mirrors’ by Tracey Elaine Chessum and Teresa Ann Virginia Bayer

Pallas Theatre Collective returns to the Capital Fringe Festival to present a hilarious, family-friendly interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors after their highly praised first season debut with The Many Women of Troy. Pallas’s production of The Comedy of Mirrors by William Shakespeare features two actors doing double duty as two sets of twins, doubling and troubling the way we think about […]

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