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Tag Archives | Pomme Koch

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SPINE: Theatre, Culture, and History in the Belly of the Beast: “THE ADMISSION: The Theatre of War and National Identity, Lovely or Otherwise”

I recently experienced Motti Lerner’s The Admission, Theatre J’s production remounted by Busboys & Poets at Studio Theatre (my review is here). The controversy that the play generated was surprising only in the fact that a controversy existed at all. I mean, for the most part, American theatres (Washington theatres included) steer clear of explosively controversial […]

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‘The Admission’ at The Studio Theatre

In playwright Motti Lerner’s provocative and relevant play, The Admission, now playing at The Studio Theatre (as originally produced by Theater J), the question of when does the personal become the political and vice-versa becomes paramount. This tension between the personal and the political seems to comprise the crux of this bold and stimulating play. […]

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‘The Admission’ at Theater J by John Stoltenberg

As many who follow local theater news know, Theater J’s production of The Admission has been preceded by an offstage drama—a who’s-right/who’s-wrong argument, a what-really-happened/what-really-didn’t-happen controversy that has provoked passions and incited a considerable clash of intellection.  Turns out, the onstage drama of the play itself—the extraordinarily artful disputation playwright Motti Lerner has crafted for his seven […]

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Rachel Zampelli Jackson  and Heath Calvert in 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.' Photo by Scotty Beland.

‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ at The Studio Theatre by David Friscic

With a randy impudence and audacity – occasionally bordering on the sophomoric – Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson pokes fun at our seventh president of the United States with the anarchistic verve of a rebellious rock star. Produced and staged with an eye towards cutting-edge entertainment rather than total historical accuracy, this musical is the perfect stimulant for those […]

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