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Review: ‘Marcus/Emma’ at InterAct Theatre Company

Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman were known for their stirring, provocative speeches. But I doubt that, in any of her speeches, Goldman ever said anything as provocative as “Solidarity is sexy! Yeah!” Or that Garvey ever pointed to himself and said “You can’t deport this. You can’t deport this raw sex power.” Mary Tuomanen’s play […]

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Review: ‘Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll’ at Colonial Players

The Colonial Players’ production of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, written by Eric Bogosian and directed by Paul Valleau, shows off the impressive talents of the actors in this company. A series of 12 monologues, each delivered by different actors, the play presents a critique on modern life, with profound insights riddled with shots of […]

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Review: ‘I Hate Hamlet’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse’s most recent production is Paul Rudnick’s comedic drama, I Hate Hamlet. Having never seen this production, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into but I was ready and willing to have a laugh. I got so much more. There was love, sex, betrayal, sword fights, blood (almost), soliloquies, history, unbridled […]

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Spine: What Happens when Porno, Isabella Rossellini, and Bio-Diversity Collide? Who Can Say “STEAM”? Who Can Say Green Porno Live?

To be sure, some of Lisner’s audience came for the sex–explicit, diverse, and environmentally conscious. Some came for the celebrity–a noted model and film actress (Blue Velvet) with a legendary mother, Ingrid Bergman, and father, Italian director Roberto Rossellini, presents a bio-diverse pornography in a university setting (there’s that sex again, and it’s for academics). Others […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/1/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers honorees, Congrats to all of you! ______ The Band Perry Singing “Pioneer’ at Wolf Trap on August 28, 2014 “My favorite moment of the night has to be when they performed “Pioneer.” As part of the intro, Kimberly tells the Audience that every night they dedicate “Pioneer” to a […]

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A Report From Page-to-Stage: ‘Hand Jobs’

The distinctive work of playwright Alan Sharpe returned to the Page-to-Stage Festival Saturday night with a reading of six short plays collectively titled Hand Jobs, presented by the African-American Collective Theater (ACT). My report on ACT’s offering last year noted Founding Artistic Director Alan Sharpe’s “observant eye on black gay men’s diverse lives,” and this year’s bill seemed even more […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘I Fucked Your Country’

Twanna Hines is fun and sexy. Which is great for someone who talks about sex for a living. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show, so I was happily surprised when I discovered it wasn’t going to be a one-woman bout of group therapy. Blending fun stories and educational videos, Twanna strings together […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘No Sex, Please’ by Jessica Vaughan

No Sex, Please local storyteller Derek Hills recounts the saga of the 28 years it took to lose his virginity in every hilarious, sometime heartbreaking, mostly humiliating detail. He touches on his childhood including difficult moments with his mom, her JFK obsession, and her alcohol to the spectacularly awkward Talk with his father on his 12th birthday. He moves […]

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