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Review: ‘BootyCandy’ at Iron Crow Theatre

You need to take up some sports. This weekend, Iron Crow Theatre (“Iron Crow”) opened the final show of its 2016-17 Season of Dark Play – the Baltimore premiere of Robert O’Hara’s Lambda Literary Award-winning semi-biographical comedy, BootyCandy. O’Hara’s sexy, subversive comedy, directed by Brandon Rashad-Butts, has been named the first-ever “official show” of Baltimore […]

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Review: ‘Hir’ at Simpatico Theatre Project

Two staples of American drama have been the “kitchen-sink play,” which feature small casts and meticulously detailed, usually lower-middle class, settings, and what I’ll call “family reunion plays,” in which the return of a family member opens festering wounds. (The two styles of drama can easily overlap.) Usually these plays have focused on white, “mainstream,” […]

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Interview: Artistic Director Sean Elias and Director Brandon Rashad-Butts Discuss ‘Bootycandy,’ Playing June 9-18th at the Baltimore Theatre Project

Robert O’Hara’s Bootycandy opens on June 9, 2017, at Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre. This production, a Baltimore premiere and the official show of Baltimore Pride 2017, closes out the largest and most successful season in Iron Crow’s history. Bootycandy, a semi-autobiographical subversive comedy, tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his […]

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Review: ‘Booty Candy’ at Montgomery College

In a particularly lapel-grabbing scene in Montgomery College’s Booty Candy, a preacher tells his congregation that he’s tired of hiding from the “what they heard” crowd and shows them who he really is—in dramatic fashion. A dark satire, sardonically provocative, with absurdity at its core, Booty Candy was brought to an explosive realness by a […]

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SPINE: ‘Zombie: The American’ — the Citizen, the Government Official, the Theatre-goer — at Woolly Mammoth (Review)

“Only dead men tell the truth,” said Mark Twain. And Zombies. Robert O’Hara’s Zombie: The American opened last night at Woolly Mammoth and, save for one errant scene–saved perhaps for a love of sex toys–its savage, funny satire on American Imperial violence is spot-on blasphemous about America’s number one theocracy: its mythological, nationalistic past, present, […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: The Lonely and the Brave – An Interview with ‘Marie Antoinette’ Playwright David Adjmi

Writing is deeply personal. For David Adjmi, playwright of Marie Antoinette, writing is not only personal it is something that is stirring, deeply passionate, and all encompassing. In the process of writing a play he says, “I feel more myself than I have ever felt. It feels like the pinnacle of me being a person.” […]

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5 Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 6/13/14

Here are our 6  (We have a tie) Top Scene Stealers for the week ending June 13, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  A Special Scene Stealer of The Week: Frank Britton Returns as Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariut.  The joy that filled Forum Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscarot when […]

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‘The Totalitarians’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

There are times in life when the truth can be hard and there will be darkness, but seek the light! Freedom from fear! The campaign slogan pumping on everyone’s fists, hissing from everyone’s lips—it’s a total invasion as Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company closes out Season 34— America’s Tell-Tale Heart—with their production of The Totalitarians. A […]

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Robert O’Hara on Directing ‘The Totalitarians’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The notion that a single state could suddenly become a Totalitarian governed state here within the United States of America without anyone noticing is completely absurd. Right? Or is it? The witty political satire The Totalitarians at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company as the final offering of Season 34— America’s Tell-Tale Heart— discusses just such a […]

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Arena Stage Announces its 2014-2015 Season

ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER ANNOUNCES ITS 65TH SEASON FEATURING FIVE WORLD PREMIERES, TWO MUSICALS, THREE COMEDIES AND A 25-WRITER COMMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR PROJECT Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith reveals the 2014/15 season lineup for the company’s 65th season and fifth year in the Mead Center for […]

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