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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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Source Festival Review: ‘A Bid to Save the World’

Summer is theater festival season in DC and first up is CulturalDC’s Source Festival, now in its seventh year. Each year the festival is built around 3 themes which are each support by a full length play, six 10-minute plays, and an artistic blind date. This year’s Source Festival, with the three themes of Mortality, Revenge, […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Legal Tender’ By Tzvi Kahn

Legal Tender consists of a series of nine narratively distinct but thematically linked vignettes executed as prose-in-performance pieces, meaning that the action unfolds with the aid of a narrator as well as other supporting characters who recount the events onstage and the inner thoughts of the protagonists. The stories —ranging from a solemn allegory about […]

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2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview “Photo Gallery: Behind The Scenes at ‘Legal Tender’ Rehearsal” by Hunter Styles

What does one dollar mean to different people? Five actors explore the possibilities in the new show Legal Tender at the Capital Fringe Festival this month. Directed by Robert Michael Oliver, and based on nine flash fictions from Elizabeth Bruce’s collection $50, Legal Tender brings audiences something rarely seen onstage: prose in performance. With multiple narrators, […]

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