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In the Moment: ‘The Way of the World’ at Folger Theatre (Women’s Voices Theatre Festival)

There’s lots to like about Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World just as my DC Metro Theater Arts colleague Sophia Howes points out in her review. The show is the Folger Theater’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival production. There is one particular heavenly Rebeck-created character that in her earth-bound qualities delivers a critical subversive punch […]

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In the Moment: Interview with Lighting Designer Andrew F. Griffin

Folger’s production of Antony and Cleopatra directed by Robert Richmond has garnered its rightful share of critical acclaim. Its lighting design is a critical component of the production’s striking visual presence. There was a cinematic feel to the production; scenes-within-scenes, scenes that had both color and film-noir-like black-and-white lighting aspects. I was smitten with the […]

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Review: ‘Broken Glass’ at Theater J

Shards of unseen, but sharply-felt shattered glass, both of a collapsing marriage and the infamous Kristallnacht (Night of Crystal), are fused together in Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, now playing at Theater J. It is a satisfying evening with an unyielding, rarely-revived drama because of a fine compelling cast under the strong clear direction of Aaron Posner. […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Folger Theatre

What continually impresses me about the Folger Theatre is that it takes on Shakespeare plays and that nothing is off limits from experimentation or adaptation. They are masters at unlocking new levels of meaning and focusing on often overlooked details within the text. In my opinion A Midsummer Night’s Dream, under the direction of Aaron […]

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In the Moment: A Chat with Director Aaron Posner and Scenic/Properties Designer Paige Hathaway at ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at the Folger Theatre

Walking into the Folger Theatre, I did a double-take. This clearly was going to be a different visual experience for Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead as directed by Aaron Posner. The set was a handsome, two-level, quirky jumble. It was comfortably eccentric at first glance; like seeing something anew and fresh after a […]

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‘The Veil’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Conor McPherson’s play The Veil is a play set in an Irish mansion in the country in 1822. It’s story takes us through two weeks of time seeing hopes being sprung, dashed and meekly born again. Daughters to be married off, old friends to be depended on, relationships to be strained, and then there’s the ghost […]

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Folger Theatre by Emily Cao

Shakespeare’s iconic star-crossed lovers certainly need no introduction… but Folger Theatre’s energetic interpretation of Romeo and Juliet may indeed herald some much-deserved praise. Director Aaron Posner certainly had a vision of a new Shakespeare – an amalgamation of modern acting and old-school style, it’s as though Ireland of the 1800s met the hipster culture of […]

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