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Review: ‘War of the Worlds’ at Scena Theatre

Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds is infamous for having incited a mini UFO panic due to its vivid and realistic descriptions of a fictitious Martian invasion. The iconic actor and director Welles used techniques that were, at the time, groundbreaking: “interrupting” the musical interludes in a way that mimicked actual breaking […]

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Meet the Cast of The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s ‘Laughing Stock’: Part 8: Lars Klores

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of Charles Morey’s Laughing Stock, meet Lars Klores. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you on the stage? Lars: I’ve done most of my acting at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, though my most recent productions have been The Pillowman at […]

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‘The Baltimore Waltz’ at Rep Stage

Something is undeniably right about a play that keeps you chuckling all evening then sends you off with a lump in your throat. That, in a nutshell, is Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz, now opening another sterling theater season at Rep Stage in Howard County. Vogel wrote the play in response to her brother’s death […]

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‘Orson’s Shadow’ at Silver Spring Stage

I would say that Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow is the best show I’ve seen all year, even though the year is only about a week old. So, I will state it is the best show I have seen since I saw Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike on Broadway – and that production received the Tony Award […]

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The American Century Theater’s Jack Marshall On Closing TACT and His Favorite Productions

When The American Century Theater announced that next season was going to be their last, I knew I had to ask Artistic Director Jack Marshall about his favorite productions and memories. Joel: Why is The American Century Theater closing after next year’s 20th Anniversary season?  Jack: We set out to demonstrate that there were wonderful American shows […]

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‘Speaking of Shakespeare, Falstaff, and King Henry IV’ with Stacy Keach and Edward Gero at the Woman’s National Democratic Club

What’s the best place to enjoy a scrumptious lunch surrounded by ever-changing exhibits by local artists, while hearing celebrated actors and writers engage each other in stimulating, illuminating conversation? On Thursday last, it was the Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC), located in the heart of Dupont Circle. The WNDC, which since 1922 has called the […]

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‘The Cradle Will Rock’ at The George Washington University

“The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre entrance temporarily closed for emergency work until Monday, March 31.” For anyone familiar with the legendary lockout that threatened to strand several hundred eager ticket holders on the mid-June, 1937 opening night of composer Mark Blitzstein’s controversial musical, this was either life imitating life (or art), art imitating art (or […]

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The American Century Theater Presents a Live Recreation of 1936 Broadcast of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Radio Drama via FREE Teleconference on Sunday, December 22, at 8:00 PM by Emily Morrison

The American Century Theater presents A Christmas Carol Radio Drama The American Century Theater presents a live recreation of the classic 1936 A Christmas Carol Radio Drama via FREE Teleconference on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST. The American Century Theater will celebrate the Christmas season for families, shut-ins and lovers of old time radio drama […]

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