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Review: ‘Don Cristóbal’ at Pointless Theatre

Co-directors Rachel Menyuk and Eric Swartz have brought to the DC stage a truly original work with Don Cristóbal, Pointless Theatre’s last show of the...

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: ‘Imogen’ by Pointless Theatre (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Imogen, Pointless Theatre’s adaptation of Cymbeline, places one of Shakespeare’s most confusing heroines at the center of a battle for her independence. As in...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

‘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....

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

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...

‘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...

Coming to The Capital Fringe Festival: ‘Imagination Meltdown Adventure’ by Alex...

In the past, Pointless Theatre’s shows have been directly inspired by some of the artists who influenced the company. The Sleeping Beauty: a puppet ballet,...

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