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Peter Sarsgaard (Chuck Traynor), and Amanda Seyfried (Linda Lovelace). Photo courtesy of Radius-TWC.

Magic Time! Film Review: ‘Lovelace’ by John Stoltenberg

In 1972 some men made a film that did her wrong. Unspeakably and indelibly wrong. The film was named Deep Throat. Now some men—with two women producers—have made a film that does right by her. It’s called simply Lovelace.  And cinematic justice has never been so bittersweet. “Linda Lovelace” was the nom du porn of Linda née Boreman (played luminously […]

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‘The Death of the Marquis de Sade & Dante’ at Tantehorse Company at Atlas by Justin Schneider

If I were writing a one-word review, that word would be “Astounding.” But much more deserves to be said about Tantehorse‘s The Death of the Marquis de Sade & Dante, a ‘Must-See’ production at Atlas Performing Arts Center that presents the second and third parts of the Czech company’s larger Dark Trilogy. Atlas lists Tantehorse’s […]

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Miřenka Čechová Performs ‘Light in a Darkness & The Death of the Marquis De Sade/Dante’ at ATLAS 5/31-6/2

Acclaimed actress Miřenka Čechová, and her company Tantehorse from the Czech Republic will mount Dante-Light in a Darkness, a piece that combines surreal and decadent poetry with elements of physical theater and modern dance. Tantehorse Company initially focused on the strong Czech tradition of modern pantomime, however the ensemble soon abandoned the world of fragile silence […]

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Liz Mamana (Ruth) and Steven Carpenter (Charles). Photo by Teresa Castracane.

‘Blithe Spirit’ at 1st Stage by Yvonne French

Blithe Spirit at 1st Stage in Tysons is a guilty pleasure on two levels. First, it lets you take a peek at paranormal stereotyping and second, it lets you glimpse how different a first and second marriage can be. The play by Noel Coward is set in 1941 in Kent, United Kingdom, where author Charles […]

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ at The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at The Music Center at Strathmore by Jessica Vaughan

It was a night of flying fingers and familiar classics with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore for Romeo and Juliet. The three pieces chosen for the evening could not have been more different from a contemporary Thai composer to a French pianist to a Russian ballet. But each piece complimented the others and […]

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‘Actéon’ at Opera Lafayette by Flora Scott

I attended Opera Lafayette’s Actéon at The Kennedy Center and the production opened with lovely excerpts from Les Fetes de L’Hymen et de L’Amour; ou Les Dieux d’Egypte (1747) in the first half of the show and warmed the audience’s senses for the miniature French lyric tragedy, Actéon (1684), whose entire story unfolds in forty minutes within […]

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Playwright Jeff Talbott on Olney Theatre Center’s Production of His Play ‘The Submission’ by Joel Markowitz

Jeff Talbott’s Award-winning The Submission opens at Olney Theatre Center on May 9th. Jeff enlightens us on the history of his play and the new Olney production. Joel: Why did you want to have The Submission produced at Olney Theatre Center, and when were you first contacted about having your play produced there? Jeff: The play is […]

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