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Review: ‘Fear Eats the Soul’ at Scena Theatre

As part of its 30th anniversary season, Scena Theatre has offered a stage adaptation of late German film auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1974 film Fear Eats the Soul, translated and adapted by Anthony Vivis, about the love and marriage of a Moroccan immigrant and a German woman. Director, and Scena Theatre’s Artistic Director, Robert McNamara […]

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Review: ‘War of the Worlds’ at Scena Theatre

Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds is infamous for having incited a mini UFO panic due to its vivid and realistic descriptions of a fictitious Martian invasion. The iconic actor and director Welles used techniques that were, at the time, groundbreaking: “interrupting” the musical interludes in a way that mimicked actual breaking […]

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Magic Time! The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: A Conversation With the Director and Writer of Arcturus Theater Company’s ‘The Point’ Ross Heath and Marilyn Ansevin Austin

I’ve made a point to see as many productions in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival as I can. Some have thrilled me; some have not. For me theatergoing is like a gambling addiction. I always go expecting to hit the jackpot. But realistically I know the odds are I won’t always. One play in particular, […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘The Point’ at Arcturus Theater Company

Four-year-old Arcturus Theater Company—a group of DC theater enthusiasts committed to presenting plays that will “prompt discussion on topics that do not come up naturally in everyday conversation”—has chosen as its entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival The Point, by Marilyn Ansevin Austin. The Point is about a subject no one wants to contemplate […]

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‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’ at WSC Avant Bard

Under the lively, animated touch of director Christopher Henley, a merry little band of eager Avant Bard players bring The Madwoman of Chaillot, by French playwright Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944) to day-glow life at Gunston’s Theatre Two. It is a world of flamboyance and fanciful whimsy even as it reflects the deep undercurrents of the corrupting […]

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‘Macbeth’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a bloody good way to baptize the company’s new theater space Macbeth is the inaugural production of the Annapolis Shakespeare Company in its new home in Studio 111 on Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis. Bloody good – and filled with bloodied scenes, Macbeth is a must-see show in the ongoing evolution of Annapolis Shakespeare Company. […]

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‘The Imaginary Invalid’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

I started out with the cream of crab soup, and moved on to a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, with a side of French Farce; it is difficult to say which of the two was more delicious… Such was the double pleasure of attending Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Imaginary Invalid, performed at Reynold’s Tavern […]

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Scena Theatre Presents a Staged Reading of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ This Monday, November 18th at 7 PM at Warehouse Theater

SCENA Theatre presents a special staged reading of  The Picture of Dorian Gray! THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH AT 7 PM AT WAREHOUSE THEATER (CLICK PHOTO FOR HORRIFIC DETAILS)  FEATURING: Danielle Davy, Buck O’Leary, Brian Hemmingsen, Armand Sindoni, Stas Wronka, Kim Curtis, Mick McGuire, Karin Rosnizeck, Emily Morrison, Renata Loman, Theo Hadjmichael, Colin Davies, and Stephen […]

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‘King John’ at WSC Avant Bard by Sophia Howes

King John: Love and Fear in a Fallout Shelter King John is famously known as one of Shakespeare’s least-performed plays, but there are many reasons to see it. It is a credit to WSC Avant Bard and its Artistic Director, W. Thompson Prewitt, that they are offering us a richly imaginative, amusing, and ultimately moving […]

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Why Tonight You Must See the Final Performance of Scena Theatre’s ‘The Marriage of Maria Braun’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

From Fassbinder to Scena Theatre: ‘The Marriage of Maria Braun  Survival, security, and success – What would you do to fulfill your life’s ambition?  For Maria Braun, the heroine of The Marriage of Maria Braun, the answer is clear.  The means to achieving those goals are not so simple. Who is Maria Braun, and is […]

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‘The Marriage of Maria Braun’ at SCENA Theatre by Emily Cao

“My time is just beginning.” Truer words have never been spoken by any character. Maria Braun’s straightforward declaration is the essence of Robert McNamara’s The Marriage of Maria Braun at SCENA Theatre, based on the 1979 German cult film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and adapted for stage by Peter Marthesheimer & Pea Frohlich. Marriage, one […]

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