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World Stages: International Theater Festival: Nalaga’at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble: ‘Not by Bread Alone’

The World Stages: International Theater Festival takes the center stage at The Kennedy Center, March 10-30, 2014 bringing together some of today’s most exciting theatrical visionaries presenting an unprecedented focus on theatre from around the globe. Twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, and every continent except Antarctica, are represented in this theater Festival of dynamic […]

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Port City Playhouse Opens ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ on April 19th

Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, is pleased to conclude its 2012-13 season with Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare. Performances are Friday-Saturday, April 19-20 & 26-27, May 3-4, and Tuesday, April 30, at 8:00 PM, with Saturday matinees on April 27 and May 4 at 2:00 PM. Port City Playhouse is located at 1819 […]

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‘Valentine’s Dance Trilogy: Angels, Demons, and Savages’ at The Phillips Collection by Breena Siegel

What do painters Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio, and Jean Debuffet have in common? The current exhibit Angels, Demons and Savages at The Phillips Collection explores the relationships between these well-known artists. CityDance Conservatory seized the opportunity to capture this artwork through dance in a dance trilogy that was presented last night in The Phillips Collection […]

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Michael Anthony Williams, Crashonda Edwards, and James Whalen. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Race’ at Theater J by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Race Matters The Crime: Rape. Or is it Race? The Defendant: Charles Strickland is a man who doesn’t comprehend being told “No,” and one who has never had to beg for anything. A wealthy, older white Executive with some notoriety, he is accused of raping an African-American woman in his hotel room. Strickland is ready to […]

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TODD (Michael Mack), ABS (Karim Chaibi), MARTINI (Anika Harden), JAN (Stephen Backus), and GERTIE (Gigi Buscaglio) share a moment onstage together. Photo courtesy of Tom Block.

Part Four: Wanderlust Theater Lab: An Interview with Playwright Tom Block on ‘Butterfly’ Which Opens Friday at Takoma Park Community Center

DCMetroTheaterArts caught up with Playwright Tom Block over coffee, in the small, sun-filled writing studio where he creates his written works. As he sat overlooking the rural expanse of his 15/100ths of an acre in downtown Silver Spring, he took a few moments to answer our questions about the world premier of his play, Butterfly, […]

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 Momotaro and Ogres: L-R: Tia Shearer (Nakamon), Rafael Untalan (Daimon), Jacob Yeh (Momotaro), and Phillip Reid (Monmon). Photo by Margot Schulman.

‘Anime Momotaro’ at Imagination Stage by Julia L. Exline

Imagination Stage presents Anime Momotaro, adapted from the traditional Japanese folktale by Alvin Chan, Eric Johnson, and Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and directed by Eric Johnson. While the tale is itself ancient, the concept is not: told through the popular and modern style of anime, Momotaro is able to reach out through the generations to […]

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 Michael Wong (Kafka). Background: (Dane Figueroa Edidi (Crow). Photo by Franc Rosario.

‘Kafka on the Shore’ at Spooky Action Theater by Erica Laxson

Spooky Action Theater has wrapped their creative story telling capabilities around Haruki Murakami’s mysterious, dream weaving story Kafka On The Shore. Adapted by Frank Galati and wonderfully directed by Rebecca Holderness, this play is an intellectually engaging look at the unexpectedness of life, the nature of fate, and the importance of dreams. Kafka On The […]

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Cherry Glen Monocacy Ash goat cheese. Photo by Jordan Wright.

Nibbles And Sips Around Town: ‘What’s New And What’s Happening In Your Neighborhood’ by Jordan Wright

It’s been a whirlwind of deliciousness since my last column.  Umpteen restaurants have opened in the Metro area, most notably Ambar with its authentic Serbian chefs in a modern setting housed in an old brownstone on Capitol Hill; Suna, across from Eastern Market; and Bryan Voltaggio’s Range, which at 14,000 square feet is an astonishingly large undertaking for gourmet food.  So […]

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‘Out of Order’ at The Arlington Players by Julia L. Exline

The Arlington Players presents Ray Cooney’s Out Of Order, an outlandish, fast-paced British farce. Malcolm Edwards directs this madcap production, with so many twists, turns, and roundabouts that they should put up a warning sign for whiplash! Set Designer Andy Simmons and his construction crew create a refined suite of the Westminster Hotel, with full […]

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‘Next to Normal’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Musical brilliance comes to Kensington Arts Theatre as they present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next To Normal (N2N). Directed by Craig Pettinati, N2N has a breathtakingly emotional score and heavy controversial topics. A stunning melodious adventure into the dark dalliances of normalcy in life, this production moves audiences to the core with their […]

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Elliot Dash (TODD) and Stephen Backus (JAN). Photo courtesy of Wunderlust Theater Lab.

Part 3: Wanderlust Theater Lab: Meet the Cast of ‘Butterfly’ by Tom Block and Roselie Vasquez-Yetter

THE CAST OF WANDERLUST’S BUTTERFLY  Wanderlust Theater Lab comprises a growing collection of theatrical talent to draw from for its productions. It augments its repertory actors with open calls for each reading or production. Butterfly has been no different, and brings together four African-American characters with two Caucasian and one Arab actor, combining some actors  previously seen in […]

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Laurie Anderson’s ‘Landfall (Scenes from My New Novel)’ with The Kronos Quartet at University of Maryland

Tonight’s world premiere of Laurie Anderson’s Landfall (Scenes from My New Novel) at University of Maryland with The Kronos Quartet was certainly an experience. A masterful mixed-media performance from Laurie Anderson, there was nothing boring or pedantic about the performance, but rather it was nuanced and thought-provoking. Landfall, a commission by University of Maryland in […]

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