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Review: ‘Teresa’ at Seventh Street Playhouse

Now playing at Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC), Seventh Street Playhouse’s Teresa is a thought-provoking, historical dramedy written by Anthony Ernest Gallo and inspired by the life of Saint Teresa of Avila. Teresa of Avila, the patron saint of headaches, illnesses, and the sick, is best known in religious history for establishing an offshoot of the […]

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Review: ‘A Visit From Scarface’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

e’ve all been between the proverbial “rock and a hard place.” That’s exactly where fictional famous Hollywood writer Ben Hecht found himself in, in the comedy A Visit from Scarface, now playing at Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC). As Directed by Keith Brown, A Visit from Scarface by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger, was a jolly trip […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Oral Histories’

So, Oral Histories, written and directed by Ward Kay, turns out to be three oral histories about, um, seminal moments in oral sex in three people’s lives. A helpful postcard gives credit where it is due for the performers (though this information is not on their sparse website). Terry Overman tells the story of William, who […]

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Capital Fringe Preview #31:’Oral Histories’ by Ward Kay

Sometimes it starts with the title. While taking a graduate research class on qualitative methods, playwright Ward Kay learned about oral histories and thought “That would make a great title!” He already had written a monologue with the opening line “A blow job saved my life.” To complement the existing monologue, he wrote two additional […]

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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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Julia Morrissey, Heather Benjamin, and Kelsey Meiklejohn.

Coming to The Capital Fringe Festival: ‘The Confines of Flattery’ by Kevin O’Connell

Triptych Productions’ The Confines of Flattery comprises three one-act plays, representing three different eras and styles. The connective tissue running through them is suggested by the production’s title, which comes from a line in one of the three plays, Moliere’s “The Pretentious Young Ladies.” “You carry your civilities to the utterest confines of flattery,” says one such […]

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