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Review: ‘See Rock City’ at Washington Stage Guild

Last night I had the pleasure of my first trip to the Washington Stage Guild to see See Rock City at the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, D.C. When you visit, you will find this theater tucked in the lower level of a church; however, its comfortable seats, good concessions, and quality production prove good theater […]

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The Cast of 'Back to Methuselah Part 3.' Photo by C Stanley Photograph.

Review: ‘Back to Methuselah Part 3: As Far as Thought Can Reach’ at Washington Stage Guild

George Bernard Shaw loves words. Even his stage directions are wordy. He also loved ideas, philosophy, aesthetics, politics… In Back to Methuselah Part 3: As Far as Thought Can Reach, Shaw reaches that love’s zenith. The words roll, the ideas thunder, the philosophy rains, the aesthetics flood, the politics drown. And with it, The Washington […]

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Review: ‘St. Nicholas’ at Washington Stage Guild

Theater critics can sometimes be vicious and bloodthirsty…… and that’s before one of them gets employed by a bloodsucking vampire in the Washington Stage Guild production of St. Nicholas. This wonderfully witty and poignant one-man show takes an unusual premise and releases both side-splitting comedy and thought-provoking questions. An unnamed Irish theater critic introduces us […]

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‘Tiny Island’ at Washington Stage Guild

As the audience waits for the Washington Stage Guild’s Washington premiere of Michael Hollinger’s Tiny Island to begin, they look curiously at two humongous carbon-arc movie projectors posed stage left, lens gazing down like strange creatures from the future. These monsters, the iconic remains of the cinema palaces that once drew crowds of film lovers […]

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‘On Approval’ at Washington Stage Guild

The Broadway and West End audiences that made Frederick Lonsdale’s On Approval a hit in the 1920s could not possibly have guessed how this light comedy would play in 2015. Bet they would be surprised. Because this zinger-packed confection is not only a tasty delight about love and romance. In the aftermath of second-wave feminism, […]

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‘Back to Methuselah’ at Washington Stage Guild (Review)

George Bernard Shaw wrote Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) during World War I, with its assassination, its trench warfare, its chemical attacks, its all-too-human brutality unleashed — and, of course, its Sun Never Sets British Empire. Like many Europeans, Shaw experienced the catastrophe with a profound sense of tragedy: the West and its supremacist […]

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