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Preview: Washington Improv Theater’s ‘Wintry Mix’ at DC Arts Center

Now through February 4, Washington Improv Theater (WIT), the District’s oldest and only nonprofit long-form improv theater, presents Wintry Mix, a four-week medley of improv shows at the DC Arts Center headlined by WIT’s company ensembles. This run also features the return of “Improv Actually,” WIT’s improvised romantic comedy based on the movie Love Actually. […]

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Review: ‘Guilt, an opera without music’ at Scena Theatre

With its teasing, click-bait provocative subtitling, “an opera without music,” John Shand’s Guilt, having its world premiere by DC’s Scena Theatre, is a meaty, passionately provoking tale. Overall, Shand’s Guilt is a rare pearl; an admirable, sophisticated, verse-laden text, that has been made into a fine production under the sharp-edged direction and even sharper-eyed casting of […]

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Erika Rose in Caleen Sinnette Jennings' Queens Girl in Africa at Mosaic Theater Company, Women's Voices Theater Festival 2018. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Review: ‘Queens Girl in Africa’ at Mosaic Theater Company (Women’s Voices Theater Festival Production)

Playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings serves up an ace with the world premiere of Queens Girl in Africa – a riveting, semi-autobiographical account of her experience living in Ibadan, Nigeria in the 1960s. This production is a one-woman show starring Helen Hayes Award-winner Erika Rose, whose performance displays electrifying energy and range. The story opens on […]

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Review: ‘House.’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Reality TV shows have been described with many different words since they have pervaded the airwaves over the past two decades – crass, stereotypical, unreality. Maryland-based playwright Daniel Johnston, a fan of reality television, wrote and staged a play last year at Howard Community College (HCC), entitled House. that closely examines the exploitation of stereotypes […]

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Review: ‘The Reluctant Dragon’ at The Montgomery Playhouse

Barely two months ago, the call went out for auditions to this cast. This is worth mentioning because in that short time, considering all the holiday distractions and scheduling challenges, the Montgomery Playhouse production that I saw last night at Gaithersburg Arts Barn was flawless, energetic, funny, poignant, and colorful! The Reluctant Dragon is what […]

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Review: ‘The First Christmas’ at the Music and Drama Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church of Landover

Written and directed by Fay Brake, The First Christmas, performed recently at Shiloh Baptist Church of Landover, speaks to the essence of Christmas – inspiring its audience to remember that Jesus is the reason people throughout the World celebrate this revered holiday. Filled with inspiring Christmas carols, liturgical dance and poignant performances, The First Christmas […]

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In the Moment: The National Symphony Orchestra at The Hamilton Live This Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Ready to un-compartmentalize your music tastes? Open to thinking differently about what some may call stodgy “High Art” for the well-fixed? Ready to have some new musical experiences that fuse classic and pop genres in a singular venue? Well, the opportunity is here. With a healthy disregard for music category boundaries, including what may be […]

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