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Magic Time!: ‘Vicuña & The American Epilogue’ at Mosaic Theater Company

"Even monsters need clothing," says the bespoke tailor Anselm, an Arab Jew and immigrant, defending why he will sew a vicuña suit for a...

Review: ‘Vicuña & The American Epilogue’ at Mosaic Theater Company

It’s roughly a year ago to the day that Vicuña—a political satire of presidential proportions—had its first showing in Los Angeles. At the time, audiences...

Magic Time!: ‘Love and Information’ at Forum Theatre

This is a most peculiar play, but in a very good way. It's more about its form than its content. And that's what makes...

Magic Time! ‘Cloud Nine’ at The Studio Theatre

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine, which premiered in London in 1979, is rightly considered a landmark play. It is pivotal for me personally as well,...

Review: ‘Cloud 9’ at The Studio Theatre

Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, now playing at Studio Theatre, is a fabulous, funny, smart, and ever more relevant vision of a world in the...

Review: ‘The Flick’ at Signature Theatre

Like the seismic shift in the theatrical terrain that I experienced when I saw the Steppenwolf Theater’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN...

Magic Time! ‘World Builders’ at Forum Theatre

To judge by social media, love and madness are a thing. Here are a few choice examples now making the rounds in the meme-osphere: “Love...

‘World Builders’ by Forum Theatre at Woolly Mammoth

I first saw Johnna Adams's World Builders this summer, when it premiered at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. I was...

‘NSFW’ at Round House Theatre Company

Round House Theatre just opened a stunningly good production of NSFW directed by Meredith McDonough. The script by British playwright Lucy Kirkwood is a marvel...

‘Passion Play’ at Forum Theatre

During the Roman times, theatre was a savage sport: need a crucifixion, grab a slave. During the Dark Ages, theatre disappeared under the cloak of...

Magic Time! Passion for a Play: A Q&A With Michael Dove,...

Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play is an epic three-part play set in three eras—Queen Elizabeth's England, Adolf Hitler's Germany, and Ronald Reagan's America. It’s a fancifully...

‘Awake and Sing!’ at Olney Theatre Center

Clifford Odets’ 1935 turbulent drama Awake and Sing! is a stark portrayal of a dysfunctional Jewish family in the Bronx, New York City in...

‘Tender Napalm’ at Signature Theatre

You know those moments in life that seem to transport you to another state of being, and feel like an out-of-body experience? How about...

‘Seminar’ at Round House Theatre by David Friscic

Floating windows at the top of the stage! That Is not, necessarily, the first thing you marvel at in the Round House Theatre’s current...

‘Red Speedo’ at The Studio Theatre by David Friscic

The incendiary world of moral compromise, selfish justifications, and cut-throat competition where the "winner takes all" and "the end justifies the means" regardless of...

The Best of 2012: Part 10: Designers, Cabarets & Concerts,...

Here are DCMetroTheaterArts writers' choices for their favorites designs of production in the the DC Metro Area in 2012. I always felt that...

The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors,...

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The...

The Best of 2012: Part 8: ‘Best Director of a Play...

Here are our choices for Best Director of a Play and Best Actor and Actress of a Play in 2012. Feel free to leave...

‘Our Class’ at Theater J by Tzvi Kahn

Our Class, the searing, emotionally devastating, and unforgettable new production at Theater J, constitutes both a play and an enervating pedagogical exercise – a...

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