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‘Chimerica’ at The Studio Theatre

Lucy Kirkwood did not think up the word Chimerica—it was coined by a historian and an economist to name the combustably combined economies of China and the U.S. But wowza did she think up a whiz-bang thriller of a play about it. Chimerica the play—just opened at The Studio Theatre in a crackerjack production—runs three-plus […]

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‘Metromaniacs’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Zowie! Pop! Slap! Holy Cow. Karabonga! I write to highly praise Metromaniacs as a wild, wonderful, built-for-speed, audaciously performed game-of-deception, fantasyland comedy based upon a multi-century old French farce. Hightail it to the Lansburgh. You will not be disappointed. The night I saw the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Metromaniacs, the Washington Wizards were playing basketball just […]

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After Their DC Run and Now on Broadway: Estelle Parsons, Mary Bridget Davies, Idina Menzel, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey Receive 2014 Tony Award Nominations

DC audiences will be happy to know that Estelle Parsons and Mary Bridget Davies were nominated for their performances for The Velocity of Autumn and A Night With Janis Joplin which stopped here in DC at Arena Stage, and Idina Menzel for her performance in If/Then, which made a stop at The National Theatre before heading to Broadway. If/Then […]

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‘Arguendo’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Can conduct communicate? In what instances do practices of non-speech— such as music, money, or dancing— become speech in the sense that they are then protected by the Constitution under the first amendment, the freedom of speech? Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company brings this notion to the table in the penultimate offering of their 34th Season: […]

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