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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at National Players

National Players is presently in their 67th season, and they are currently performing Julius Ceasar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and A Tale of Two Cities, as they travel around the country. The Players merged with Olney Theatre Center in 1953, and have been a fundamental part of the Theatre’s education department ever since. I had the great […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre

“One of the most enduring features of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the sense that both the characters and the audience take a temporary journey into the world of the mystical. This otherworldly place, where nature reigns supreme and fairies disregard the stuffy social mores of civilized society, is a welcome retreat from the […]

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American Ballet Theatre at The Kennedy Center

A trio of new and old works prove American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is A-ok and it felt like William Shakespeare was smiling in the dark when the American Ballet Theatre presented Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, based on the Bard’s ode to magical love, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our area has seen beaucoup de tributes in […]

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World Stages: International Theatre Festival- ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Kennedy Center

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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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Children’s, High School, and University Productions and Performances of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for our Favorite productions and performances in Children’s Theatre and High School and University productions that we saw in 2013. Congrats to all the honorees and to everyone who performed on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of your favorites you would like […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 6: Ben Lauer (Demetrius) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 6 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Ben Lauer. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? Ben: I had a small part in Annapolis’s Much […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 5: Ashlyn Thompson (Helena) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 5 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Ashlyn Thompson. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I went to see Pride & Prejudice this past spring. A few friends that I […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 4: Joel DeCandio (Lysander) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 4 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Joel DeCandio. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I heard about the audition very last minute, and I’ve always wanted […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 3: Amanda Forstrom (Hermia) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 3 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Amanda Forstrom (Hermia). Joel: How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? Amanda: I recently moved to the DC/MD/VA area, so I […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 2: Nick DePinto (Puck) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 2 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Nick DePinto. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I originally auditioned for the company as a bit of a […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 1: Director Kristin Clippard by Joel Markowitz

This is the first interview in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Director Kristin Clippard. Joel: How did you get hired as the director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Kristin: The Artistic Director Sally Boyett and I had met a couple years ago at a […]

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‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ at Catholic University by Colleen Sproull

It is with great pleasure that I write this review. Catholic University’s production of Ken Ludwig‘s Shakespeare in Hollywood is professional, outrageously funny, and brimming with voracious talent. Wittingly directed by Jay D. Brock, it’s full of hysterical physical comedy, a hefty helping of Shakespeare sonnets, and countless charming innuendos. The pace is perfect, keeping right […]

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