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‘Pol Pot & Associates, LLP’ at Longacre Lea

This is a cunning conundrum of a play. It moves back and forth in time, sudden lighting changes signal shifts from realistic to magical, the characters speak like superliterate savants, one-line zingers carom among them, the plot is doled out in tantalizing tidbits, the story toys with our rapt attention like a Rubik’s cube in […]

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‘Last Call’ at Nameless’ Happy Hour Theatre

In Washington, D.C., there is probably no more sensitive and emotionally laden topic than gentrification. So it is refreshingly relevant that the new company Nameless chose to premiere the first show in its “Happy Hour Theatre” series, Last Call, which directly confronts gentrification in D.C., in a club in the heart of Adams Morgan. Heaven […]

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Bowie Community Theatre Holds Auditions for ‘The Cover of Life’ on Sat & Sun 9/21 & 22 From 1-4 PM by John Nunemaker

Auditions for The Cover of Life by R. T. Robinson Directed by: Robert Sams Dates:  Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22nd from 1-4 PM Callbacks on Monday, September 23 at 7 PM Location: Bowie Community Theatre – Suite 111, in the Kenhill Center – 2614 Kenhill Drive, in Bowie, MD.  Audition Process: The auditions will be readings from […]

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Desiree Miller, Cellist. Photo courtesy of Wanderlust Theater Lab.

‘Butterfly’ at Wanderlust Theater Lab by Jessica Dall

Walking into the Takoma Park Community Center Theater, it’s possible to tell right away that there is something unsettling about Tom Block’s new play, Butterfly, directed by Roselie Vasquez-Yetter, who also provided the set design. The stage, done up as a convincing living room, is bathed in red light, dark abstract art hangs both around the stage […]

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TODD (Michael Mack), ABS (Karim Chaibi), MARTINI (Anika Harden), JAN (Stephen Backus), and GERTIE (Gigi Buscaglio) share a moment onstage together. Photo courtesy of Tom Block.

Part Four: Wanderlust Theater Lab: An Interview with Playwright Tom Block on ‘Butterfly’ Which Opens Friday at Takoma Park Community Center

DCMetroTheaterArts caught up with Playwright Tom Block over coffee, in the small, sun-filled writing studio where he creates his written works. As he sat overlooking the rural expanse of his 15/100ths of an acre in downtown Silver Spring, he took a few moments to answer our questions about the world premier of his play, Butterfly, […]

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Elliot Dash (TODD) and Stephen Backus (JAN). Photo courtesy of Wunderlust Theater Lab.

Part 3: Wanderlust Theater Lab: Meet the Cast of ‘Butterfly’ by Tom Block and Roselie Vasquez-Yetter

THE CAST OF WANDERLUST’S BUTTERFLY  Wanderlust Theater Lab comprises a growing collection of theatrical talent to draw from for its productions. It augments its repertory actors with open calls for each reading or production. Butterfly has been no different, and brings together four African-American characters with two Caucasian and one Arab actor, combining some actors  previously seen in […]

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Left to right:, Alexandra Waldon (Harper) and Olivia Duff (Joan).

‘Far Away’ at Georgetown University by Francine Schwartz

‘War and Peace’ and it’s many manifestations has proven a fertile subject for film and theater. Far Away, a dystopian fable written by the famed British playwright Caryl Churchill, and beautifully directed by Jason Loewith, is part of that genre. Georgetown University is presenting this play as the opening production of the Theater and Performance Studies’ ‘Season […]

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