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Review: ‘An Octoroon’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (remount)

Honestly, I am still reeling after seeing Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon last night. I’ve been wandering around the house all morning, eyes glazed over,...

Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents The Jungle Book, based on the classic story by Rudyard Kipling and adapted for the stage by Greg Banks. Janet Stanford...

Review: Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

With the audience seated in the round on a floor shared by the playing space, you could feel the whole place shaking and quaking....

Review: ‘Proof’ at The University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Department of...

Proof by David Auburn, directed by Nyalls Hartman is playing through Sunday at the Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building...

Review: ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Everyman Theatre

A policeman. A con man. An old friend. A blind woman. A lost doll. A murder. Everyman Theatre (“Everyman”) kicked off its 2016-17 season on...

Review: ‘Troilus and Cressida’ at the University of Maryland School of...

Most of Shakespeare’s plays can be classified as comedies or tragedies, where everyone gets married or everybody dies, but Troilus and Cressida toes the...

In the Moment: Reflections on ‘Sons of the Prophet’ at Theater...

At the heart of Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet are his Old-Testament Job-like questioning of an unseen, unknown higher presence. Questions abound around...

‘Sons of the Prophet’ at Theater J

Theater J’s first triumph of the season was Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ semi-autobiographical Queens Girl in the World. Its second is also loosely autobiographical: Stephen Karam’s Sons...

‘The Typographer’s Dream’ at The Hub Theatre

In this town of powerful out-sized personalities of all persuasions, and the ever-increasing shift to delivery of entertainment through pixels and with headsets on,...

‘Blue’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents Blue, the newest production in their Early Childhood series, written by Annie Cusick Wood and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. Best...

‘G-d’s Honest Truth’ at Theater J

Illusions and dreams are often enough the stuff needed to help us keep on truckin’ through life. Certainly Prospero in The Tempest and Sam...

In the Moment: A Tip of the Hat to Mary Stuart’s...

There is a "minor" character who has a key role in the terrific Mary Stuart production currently at the Folger Theatre. He has only...

Spine: The Enlightened World of Folger’s ‘Mary Stuart’

Frederic Schiller's historical drama, Mary Stuart (1800), gives us two potent, yet vulnerable women, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. It gives us...

‘Mary Stuart’ at The Folger Theatre

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row.” This nursery...

‘Etiology’ at The Catholic University of America by Francine Schwartz

The Catholic University of America's Department of Drama presented a very moving production of Etiology, a new play - an M.F.A. playwriting  thesis -...

‘These Shining Lives’ at Howard Community College’s Theatre Department & Arts...

The stars; a glimmer of hope in the eye of a bright young woman, the luminescence radiating from the clock face in the middle...

‘A Man, His Wife, and His Hat’ at The Hub Theatre...

Her husband has another love and she is tired of competing. Especially because his other love is a hat. Granted, it’s a good looking...

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