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‘Fools’ at Parlor Room Theater

Fools, staged by Parlor Room Theater at Callan Theatre, is an entertaining romp through love and ignorance in a small Ukrainian village in the late 1800s. Though the play, written by Neil Simon and first produced on Broadway in 1981, is one of Simon’s lesser produced plays, many of its jokes land right on the […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare probably never imagined a cowboy reciting one of his most famous lines, but Twelfth Night, currently running at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET), is a great comedy with a unique twist. The production, directed by Tim Seltzer, is set […]

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‘Richard III’ at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

‘Tis indeed the winter of our discontent with the never ending snow. And what better way to dispel the forces of winter than for the The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to kick off their 2014 season, appropriately entitled “Malice and Misadventure” with the bloody dog of tragedies, Richard III. Directed by Tom Delise, this production is […]

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre by Alyssa Denton

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre brings William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to life in 1982 Italy Spun into an Olivia Newton John and Madonna-esque 1982 Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s teen production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Shakespeare expert Heather Sanderson and assisted by eight grader Emily Lyon. This production […]

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Here’s the Winner of Tickets to Silver Spring Stage’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

THE WINNER OF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO  SILVER SPRING STAGE’S  THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)  IS… LUKE TUDBALL AND HE ANSWERED THESE THREE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY: (1) What Neil Young song was originally coined in Henry V? “Heart of Gold.” (2) What is the only book quoted more than Shakespeare? The Bible. (3) What play is the […]

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Silver Spring Stage’s ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ and Discount Link and Enter by Tomorrow at NOON

Win a pair of tickets to Silver Spring Stage’s hysterical production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)  SEND YOUR ENTRY TO: dcmetrotheaterarts@gmail.com And Put “SHAKESPEARE TICKETS’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE! BY TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH BY NOON AND ANSWER THESE THREE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY: (DON’T YOU DARE USE GOOGLE TO FIND THESE ANSWERS!) (1) What […]

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Making Some Noise: Behind the Scenes of 1st Stage’s ‘Noises Off’: Part 2: Mario Baldessari (Selsdon) by Joel Markowitz

This is Part 2 in a series of interviews with the cast and director of 1st Stage’s production of Noises Off. Meet Mario Baldessari. Joel: Why did you want to become a member of the cast of Noises Off? Mario: I did it mainly to not disappoint Doug Wilder, the director, who said he couldn’t think of anyone better […]

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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s High School Core Company Presented Three Shakespearean Productions by Amanda Gunther

Three shows. One outstanding group of talented youths. Three nights. Shakespeare at its finest among the performing high school actors in the area. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presented in all its resplendent glory three riveting productions of the Bard’s finest work— all done in 90 minutes or less and each done with a sensational group […]

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Film Review: Much Ado About Nothing’ by Leslie Weisman

No doubt about it: this is not your father’s (not to mention your English teacher’s) Shakespeare. Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing opens with a close-up of a man’s bare feet inserting themselves into his trouser legs. He glances over to the sleeping woman on the bed, her head turned toward the window, the small […]

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