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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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

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 by Google), I couldn’t help but think of President-elect Donald Trump. Not the real Donald Trump, perhaps (but who knows), but at least the Donald Trump that inhabits our media’s worst […]

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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 holiday schmaltz can be as cloying as the Macy’s fragrance department a week before Christmas. Luckily for all of us Scrooges, there is a devilishly perfect antidote: Pointless Theatre’s bawdy, whooshing, […]

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‘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 production. Doctor Caligari from Pointless evokes the pounding fear and elevated heart rate of the descent into madness based upon the stylized German Expressionist black-and-white-and-many shades of gray nearly century old […]

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Pointless Theatre Premieres 2 Puppet Spectacles Tomorrow at 7 PM Through Residency with The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium by Emily Schweich

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 Studies (TDPS) alumni, blends puppetry, theatre, dance, live music and visual art to create unique onstage spectacles for adult audiences. From October 9th to October 13th, Pointless Theatre is in residence […]

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theatreWeek 2014 Begins Today and Here’s The Ticket Discounts Being Offered

theatreWeek 2014 begins today. Here is information and a list of discounts that are available during and after theatreWeek. from theatreWashington. PERFORMANCES & EVENTS PRIOR TO AND INCLUDING APRIL 14-20 Tickets available for purchase in advance of theatreWeek. American Century Theater Judgement at Nuremberg $20 discount on full-price tickets during the run, excluding performances May 30 – […]

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Rachel Menyuk (The Nun), and Maya Jackson (The Host). Photo by Mel Bieler.

‘Canterbury’ at Pointless Theatre by Pat Davis

It is not exactly Chaucer’s England. Here there are moat bears. There is chocolate, too, along with women who want inordinate quantities of it. Instead of passing the daffodils while on horseback, these pilgrims are in a bar. It is the night before they set off for Canterbury. Inn and bar owner Tabby (Maya Jackson), […]

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Part 3: ‘On the Road From Canterbury to Pointless Theatre’ by Scott Whalen

Found Object Puppetry Puppetry is one of the world’s oldest performance styles. It is an art that spans millennia, continents, cultures, and mediums. Whether it be banraku puppets from Japan or shadow puppets from China; marionettes from Germany or Jim Henson’s Muppets–all puppets have one thing in common: they are inanimate objects animated or manipulated  to […]

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The cast of 'The Solar System.' Photo courtesy of Pointless Theatre.

‘The Solar System’ at Pointless Theatre by Grace Kim

Pointless Theatre’s production of The Solar System Show is charming, witty and fun!  What is there not to love about a puppet show, especially when it’s a puppet show performed by professional theatre actors using their talents to educate our children. Over the course of thirty minutes, privy audiences learn about our solar system and some […]

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