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Review: ‘Digital Eye: Interactive Event Merging Theater Explores Privacy in the Digital Age’ at Blind Whino SW Arts Club

 Big Brother Really, Really Likes You Your online identity does not belong to you. Digital Eye, a transatlantic theater project that was presented Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, at Blind Whino SW Arts Club in DC, explores the implications of this fact, in our new, anything-goes, digital universe. Not only is Big Brother watching you, […]

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Review: ‘Don Juan Tenorio’ at GALA Theatre

While Don Juan, the character, is a recognizable archetype of insatiable lust, the GALA Theatre’s Don Juan Tenorio, is an elegant, at times humorous, meditation on the psychic toll abject narcissism takes on an entire community, especially when those most affected either reject, or do not fully understand, the darkness lurking in themselves. In this […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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Review: ‘Senorita y Madame’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

The rivalry between Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden—two women who actually invented the cosmetics industry—is largely forgotten today. Yet the story of these feminist icons, who at one time dominated headlines and made marketing history—along with millions of dollars—is the stuff of legends. Luckily for theatre-goers in Washington, DC, their battles—which at times loomed larger […]

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‘Yerma’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

 New Adaptation Puts a Contemporary Spin on an 80-year-old Classic Can a septuagenarian and a teenager both enjoy an 80-year-old play? That’s what we set out to learn at Saturday’s night’s world premiere of Yerma, Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1934 tragedy that kicks off ¡Viva los 40!, the 40th anniversary season of GALA Hispanic Theatre. The answer, we’re […]

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‘Mariela in the Desert’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

“There’s always something beautiful in the truth, even when it’s ugly.” After a standing ovation, many of us in the audience at Sunday’s showing of Mariela en el Desierto sat right back down to take a collective breath – feeling the aftershock of an unforgettable performance. Mariela in the Desert, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s’ third production of […]

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‘Cancun’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

Last night, I attended the U.S. premiere of the play Cancun at GALA Hispanic Theatre. Written by internationally renowned Spanish-Catalan playwright Jordi Galceran and directed by Jose Zayas, this hilarious show features exceptional and moving performances by a fantastic cast: Luz Nicolas, Chani Martin, Carlos Castillo, and Maggie Bofill. Cancun features two couples who take a vacation […]

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Director José Carrasquillo on ‘La Señorita de Tacna’ (The Young Lady from Tacna) at GALA Hispanic Theatre

La Señorita de Tacna (The Young Lady from Tacna), by the Peruvian Playwright Mario Vargas Llosa, opens tonight  at GALA Hispanic Theatre. I asked Director José Carrasquillo about the auditions and rehearsals and what the audience can expect when they see the show. Joel: Why did you want to direct La Señorita de Tacna? José: I wanted to do this play because […]

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‘The VIP’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Amanda Gunther

They lived as hostages for 126 days. The rescue mission took 41 seconds. A stunning dramatic reality is explored upon the stage at Single Carrot Theatre in this compelling play based upon real events. Written and Directed by Company member Aldo Pantoja, The VIP takes an in depth look at the lives of the hostages […]

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