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Review: ‘Pippin’ at The George Washington University

“Join us,” cry the players, led by sophomore Madeline Winstel, in George Washington University’s performance of Pippin. In the show’s opening number “Magic to Do,” the players invite the audience to witness a story of intrigue, humor, romance, illusion, war, and murder. With Composer Stephen Schwartz and Book writer Roger O. Hirson, Pippin tells the […]

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‘Top Girls’ at George Washington University

I may have missed it, but to my knowledge no playwright in the current Women’s Voices Theater Festival set out to write a feminist-socialist play and explicitly said so. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Understandably those F and S words creep a lot of people out, Emma Watson and Bernie Sanders notwithstanding.) So […]

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‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ at The George Washington University

You’d be hard pressed to find a better theatrical catharsis for high school angst than Dog Sees God, Bert V. Royal’s funny/poignant reimagining of characters from the Peanuts comic strip playing this weekend in an entertaining/moving student production at George Washington University. Directed with sharp sensitivity by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang, the show is both a send-up […]

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‘Rage’ at Ambassador Theater

Michele Riml’s Rage made its US premiere this week at Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab. A production of Ambassador Theater, directed by Joe Banno, Rage explores the dynamics of adolescent rage from a Canadian perspective. The taut 90-minute drama pits a highly intelligent, disaffected high school senior against a pacifist 38-year-old student counselor. The results are […]

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DanceWorks Fall 2013 at The George Washington University by Rick Westerkamp

The structure of the George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance’s DanceWorks Fall 2013 concert is absolutely wonderful. The audience is welcomed into the concert with a faculty piece, choreographed by the esteemed Maida Withers, followed by six student works, and ending with a guest artist piece, by New York City choreographer/dancer Jon Kinzel. […]

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Magic Time: ‘The Third Breast’ by John Stoltenberg

The Third Breast is a gritty play, produced by a gutsy company. The three actors are arresting; the music and visuals, appealing. But for some interesting reasons, the challenging script by Polish writer Ireneusz Iredyński (1939–1985) can be an effort for a U.S. audience to comprehend. On the surface the story is a naturalistic drama […]

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‘The Third Breast’ at Ambassador Theater by Yvonne French

In Ambassador Theater’s The Third Breast you are transported from an idyllic commune into a militaristic cult. The harrowing journey is the hallmark of thought-provoking theater. It will make you feel what it is like to go from freedom to imprisonment–how it sneaks up slowly, how its grasp is sudden, and how its hold is absolute. […]

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