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Review: ‘The Roommate’ at Everyman Theatre

Deborah Hazlett and Beth Hylton are both very talented actors. Deborah Hazlett and Beth Hylton together onstage in Jen Silverman’s new two-woman show is something truly remarkable! It’s a rewarding phenomenon you’ll get to see when you attend Everyman Theatre’s (“Everyman”) second offering of their 2016/17 season, The Roommate. The Roommate, which celebrated its World […]

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Magic Time! ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Ford’s Theatre

What’s the best way to stage a modern classic that is both reverential and revelatory? How does one mount a production that is respectful of the author’s intent yet freshly insightful. How can a production that is both faithful to the text and plentiful with pleasant original surprise seem a coherent vision, a seamless whole? […]

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Review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Ford’s Theatre

Possibly the most lyrical and sentimentally poignant of all the plays written by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie still holds up as one of Williams’ most well-written plays. “delicately-wrought” is the adjective that come to mind when trying to describe this “tone poem” of a play. Frequently performed and revived as a staple of the […]

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‘An Inspector Calls’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre officially opened its 2015/16 season by reviving J.B. Priestley’s multi-Tony Award-winning play, An Inspector Calls,a classic English drawing-room mystery à la Agatha Christie – part melodrama and part psychological thriller – reframing its carefully plotted social critique against the backdrop of an increasingly changing world. Set in 1912, just before the onset of World War I, the Birling family […]

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‘Deathtrap’ at Everyman Theatre

Deathtrap is a departure from the regular Christmas fanfare, currently in production at Everyman Theatre. Every scene is filled with an element of surprise worth gasping over. Written by Ira Levin, Everyman’s Director Vincent M. Lancisi leads a very talented cast through a play about a play full of murder, mayhem, and melodrama. Everyman’s stage […]

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‘Amadeus’ at CENTERSTAGE

Under the visionary leadership and cultivation of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, CENTERSTAGE kicks off its 2014/15 season in high gear with an epic new revival of Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play Amadeus, a baroque melodrama, featuring the lives of classic musical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. “Amadeus is going to start our season with […]

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‘Paul’s Case’ at UrbanArias by Terry Byrne

The words “world premiere” don’t always translate to “Must-See,” but in the case of Paul’s Case, a post-minimalist, compact opera unveiled by UrbanArias at Artisphere, they’re synonymous. Adapted from a 1905 Willa Cather short story of the same name and set in gritty, post-industrial Pittsburgh, the work, composed as a eulogy by Gregory Spears with libretto […]

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The Cast of 'God of Carnage ' Photo by Stan Barouh.

‘God of Carnage’ at Everyman Theatre by Amanda Gunther

If you’re eccentric enough to believe in the soothing power of culture then watching it unravel into a chaotic disarray of Neanderthal style behavior will surely be appealing to your eyes as the Tony Award-winning comedy God of Carnage comes to Everyman Theatre as its second production in their brand new location. An uproarious night […]

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Sarah Marshall, Michael Tolaydo, and Jennifer Mendenhall in ‘Apples From the Desert.’ Photograph by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Apples from the Desert’ at Theater J by Doug Poms

The latest offering at Theater J, Savyon Liebrecht’s Apples from the Desert, is an emotional family drama set in Israel. Although the characters in the play come close to becoming stock stereotypical characters, the strong performances add plenty of texture to these roles, resulting in a rich and moving production, directed with finesse by Johanna Gruenhut. […]

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