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Review: ‘Flood City’ at Theater Alliance

I would not have thought that a play about dreadful disaster could be done as a droll and delightfully dark comedy, but Playwright Gabrielle...

Review: ‘The Rite of Spring’ by Pointless Theatre Company

When The Rite of Spring, a ballet with a score by Igor Stravinsky, premiered in 1913, theater-goers were so shocked by Stravinsky’s relentless, stabbing...

Review: ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ at The Welders

Challenging theatrical conventions, Hello, My Name Is… by Deb Sivigny, directed by Randy Baker, and produced by The Welders is like no other theater production I...

Magic Time!: ‘Still Life with Rocket’ at Theater Alliance as Voyage...

Still Life With Rocket is greater than the sum of its arts. The diverse forms of installation, choreography, and character-driven drama come together in...

Review: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Synetic Theater

Haunting is the word that quickly came to mind as I sat, mesmerized, rediscovering a classic of literature I thought I knew from reading...

Spine: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Synetic Theater

The spectacle of movement has always been Synetic's star attraction. When those primal, emotional moments fuse with a strong narrative throughline, Synetic's brilliance shines...

Review: ‘.d0t:: a RotoPlastic Ballet’ at Pointless Theatre Company

When you hear the phrase “futuristic dystopia where the human race has almost died out, leaving a single human and a civilization of robots,”...

‘Alfred Jarry and Ubu: An Opening Night to Remember’

“Merdre!” This elaboration on the French word “Merde!” caused a sensation in 1896, at the premiere of Ubu Roi (King Ubu) in Paris. Half...

Spine: Pointless Theatre’s ‘King Ubu’—No, That’s Not Donald Trump You See...

Ironically, and full of unintended consequences, while watching Pointless Theatre’s production of Alfred Jarry’s King Ubu  (yes, that's who wrote this play, translated afresh...

Review: ‘King Ubu’ at Pointless Theatre Company

The season of giving? Joy to the world, peace on earth, and goodwill towards men? By the time the first snowflake actually falls, the...

Review: ‘Hugo Ball: a Dada puppet AdveNTuRe!!/?1!!?? at Pointless Theatre Company

The whooshing, passionate ride that is Hugo Ball: a Dada puppet AdveNTuRe!!/?1!!?? – an original piece by DC's perennial enfant terrible, Pointless Theatre Company...

‘A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular’ at Pointless Theatre Company

I don't usually go in for all of that holiday crap. If you ask me, ’tis the season for saccharine platitudes and interminable carols...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Gimme and Band, Gimme a Banana!...

Say the name Carmen Miranda and your mind instantly conjures images of a flashy showgirl, red painted lips, feathers and sequins, and, most of...

‘Passion Play’ at Forum Theatre

During the Roman times, theatre was a savage sport: need a crucifixion, grab a slave. During the Dark Ages, theatre disappeared under the cloak of...
Lex Davis as Doctor Caligari. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Doctor Caligari’ at Pointless Theatre Company

The Pointless Theatre Company troupe has taken on a major “dare” in adapting a landmark silent expressionist cult film into to a live stage...

Pointless Theatre Premieres 2 Puppet Spectacles Tomorrow at 7 PM Through...

One might think that puppets are just for kids. Not so. Pointless Theatre Company, a D.C. company founded by UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance...

Pointless Theatre Company To Be Awarded The John Aniello Award at...

There was some wonderful news yesterday from theatreWashington that the 2014 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company will be presented to Pointless...

‘Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher’ at Pointless Theatre Co. at Mead...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be trapped in a old cartoon? One of those aggressively manic black-and-white pieces where...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza’ by Maddie Gaw

We have a few rules here at DCMetroTheaterArts, and one of those rules is to keep our reviews focused on the show that we,...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza!’ at Pointless...

After wrapping up our first official show The Sleeping Beauty in Summer 2010, Director Matt Reckeweg started talking about the future of Pointless Theatre. At...

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