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Review: ‘The Gabriels’ at the Kennedy Center

For those who are familiar with Richard Nelson’s 4-play cycle, The Apple Family Plays, his The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family, now on stage at the Kennedy Center’s Lab Theatre, will sound and appear familiar. Rhinebeck (New York), a “slice-of-life” dramatic structure, an older family member in need of comfort and […]

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Review: ‘A Name for a Ghost to Mutter’ at Urban Stages

In the summer of 2008 a group of artists, business people and supporters gathered to talk theatre, which led to the formation of Theatre East and an inaugural benefit in July 2009. Its core belief was that that art defines civilization and that “theatre serves as a community experience.” The manifesto concluded that “we believe, […]

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‘Chess’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

Rock musicals have engaged audiences in the US and abroad for over 50 years. Coming to prominence in the late 60’s the genre hit its stride in the 70’s and 80’s with classics like the Rocky Horror Show, Evita, and Little Shop of Horrors. Coming off his epic hit Evita lyricist Tim Rice joined forces with […]

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‘The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing’ at The Studio Theatre by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Heartily consumed, easily digested and readily recommended, The Apple Family Plays at Studio Theatre present an engrossing slice of family life populated by challenging, complex, ordinary people full of American pie appeal. These are folks that you know. Playing in rotating repertory in the intimate 187-seat, Milton Theatre, That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and […]

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‘Chess’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Amanda Gunther

One little move effects so many people’s lives. A statement proven true as the Dundalk Community Theatre presents Chess The Musical. With beautiful and utterly haunting music composed by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a tightly-crafted cleverly dramatic book by Richard Nelson, this cult classic musical delves deep […]

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