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Capital Fringe Preview: ‘Lancer & Lace’ by James F. Bruns

First of all, I don’t remember where I was on November 22, 1963 at 12:40 pm, CST when CBS News interrupted, As the World Turns to announce “In Dallas, Texas, three shots were fired at President Kennedy’s motorcade.” I was probably in kindergarten at the time. But what I do remember vividly is the afternoon word swept thru our neighborhood […]

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Review: ‘An Evening with Jim Lehrer’ at The Writer’s Center

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, and what better way could there be to mark the occasion than a program with the premier journalist, author, and television news anchor Jim Lehrer?  Very few journalists have his reputation for honesty, clarity, and in-depth analysis, and last evening Lehrer proved again how […]

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A Report on ‘Sanctuary (An American Psalm)’ at Arena Stage

There is a moment when Director and performer  John Moletress and Jocelyn Kuritsky are dancing on stage left. Caridad Svich is singing her original song “Low Valley” on stage right. As the dancers circle around each other, Kuritsky would weave one arm around Moletress, and as she moved left, Moletress would weave right, around her […]

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‘Christmas Belles’ at Bowie Community Theatre

If you are looking for a show to get you in the Christmas mood but simply can’t face one more version of A Christmas Carol, Bowie Community Theatre invites y’all to come to the small town of Fayro, Texas, for a rollicking good time with Christmas Belles. Christmas Belles is a holiday treat from Jessie […]

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‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Spotlighters Theatre has gone south for the winter, spending the holidays in Texas with their production of A Tuna Christmas. Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, and directed by Fuzz Roark, A Tuna Christmas is set in the town of Tuna, Texas, the third smallest town in the state, on a particularly […]

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‘Greater Tuna’ at The Vagabond Players

First things first: Happy Big One Oh Oh! to The Vagabond Players. The show was not only a Five Star treat, but the opening night audience was also treated to birthday cake in honor of the troupe’s centennial. Though it’s reached a hallmark in American theater (or theatre), Vagabond is still frisky, risky, and fresh. Greater […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Playwright Lisa D’Amour Discusses Process, Transformation, and Her Long Journey with ‘Cherokee’

In this edition of The Playwright’s Playground, I interview playwright Lisa D’Amour, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and interdisciplinary artist who comes from a long line of female storytellers. On stage at Woolly Mammoth until March 8, 2014 is her play Cherokee – D’Amour’s examination of what it means to lead an authentic life. The heartfelt […]

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‘Greater Tuna’ at the Washington County Playhouse

Greater Tuna, the opening show of the 2015 season at the Washington County Playhouse, now under the new ownership of Shawn and Laura Martin, does not disappoint in a fast-paced, witty spoof of  overly-dramatic small town events, all fantastically portrayed by two talented actors. Making his directorial debut at the Washington County Playhouse, Shawn R. […]

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Young Playwrights’ Theater Presents The 20th Anniversary Festival at Theater J

“Really? A pre-teen wrote this? No way!They did? Wow!” Those were my thoughts as I was drawn into the celebration of “the best of” twenty years of playwriting by elementary and middle school students in the DC metro area through Young Playwrights’ Theater’s classroom-based program. Brought to life by local theater companies, each playwright’s distinctive voice was breathtaking. Over […]

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‘An Evening with Natalie Merchant’ at The Lincoln Theatre

Singer-songwriter superstar Natalie Merchant sparkled, performing a career-spanning set in front of a sold-out crowd last Wednesday night at DC’s Lincoln Theatre. The show was originally scheduled for July 12th but illness unfortunately forced Merchant to postpone her concert date. Touring behind her first wholly original collection of songs in 13 years, Merchant opened with […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Mandarin Orange’

The cute and clever title and a quick read of Kate Robards’one woman show synopsis can’t help but put a smile on your face. Mandarin Orange, directed by Jill Vice, is an earnest, heartwarming performance and a poignant international comedy about change, identity, and the deep rooted meaning of home based on Robards rural Texas […]

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Interview with Army Sergeant First Class Julie Boehler, Principal Timpanist of the US Army Band-“Pershing’s Own” by Marlene Hall

Sergeant First Class Julie Angelis Boehler is the Principal Timpanist of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” In 2003, she became the first female Timpanist to serve in The U.S. Army Band. She began her career as a percussionist in the Ceremonial Band after winning an audition in early 1997. Her unit is comprised of highly-skilled musicians, most […]

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