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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Reflecting Antigone’

On my way to see Reflecting Antigone performed by The Rude Mechanicals, I got stuck in a traffic jam caused by a Black Lives Matter protest. I could not have known then, how fitting a circumstance that would be. This parsed down version of Sophocles’s Antigone hones in on the title character’s political and moral stand […]

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‘God’s Favorite’ at The Thurmont Thespians

The best aspect of great community theater is you never know where you’ll find it. It could be an elaborate setting in an old movie house. It could be in a modern black box in the local community center, or possibly a small stage in a church social hall. Walking into the wood paneled and […]

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DC Black Theatre Festival: ‘Secrets of a Black Boy’

A theater troupe from Toronto brought this play to town for three performances only for the DC Black Theater Festival. Secrets of a Black Boy speaks with great honesty and artistry. It achieves on stage that rare synthesis when a show that is entertaining enriches an audience’s understanding at the same time. One wishes it […]

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Rockville Little Theatre

Rockville Little Theatre’s To Kill a Mockingbird ends their 2014-15 season on a smooth note. The play, based on the award-winning book by Harper Lee and adapted by Christopher Sergel, is set in Depression-era Maycomb, Alabama in 1935. A young girl, Scout Finch, lives with her father, Atticus Finch, an attorney, and her older brother […]

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