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Dangereuse: ‘King Lear’ at WSC Avant Bard

King Lear has sometimes been called the Everest of classical acting. Every great Shakespearean actor must sooner or later face the physically and emotionally...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #12: Best Direction of Plays in Professional...

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff's honorees for Best Direction of Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees! THE BEST DIRECTION OF...

Dangereuse: She Will Rock You: ‘TAME.’ at WSC Avant Bard

One of Shakespeare’s greatest gifts is the inspiration he offers to other artists. In the case of Tame., playwright Jonelle Walker has captured the...

Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘TAME.’ Part 1: John Stange

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of TAME., meet John Stange. Joel: Where have local audiences...

Why ‘TAME.’ Enraged Me—And Why We Need Its New Shrew by...

The first time I read through TAME., I had to walk away from my computer. TAME. had been described to me not as a reinterpretation...

WSC Avant Bard Presents FREE ‘Scripts in Play Festival’ From March...

Discovery is in the air! And it's all FREE! Avant Bard proudly presents four weeks of theatrical experimentation with our inaugural Scripts in Play Festival--more than...

WSC Avant Bard is Giving Away 2 tickets for the Extension...

WSC Avant Bard is giving away two tickets for the extension weekend of A Midsummer Night's Dream. That's a $70 value for free! The winning answer will...

Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Part...

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meet Jenna Berk.. Joel: Where...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the Bard's most frequently...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #4: Best Plays in Professional Theaters

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff's honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2015: A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at Olney Theatre Center. A...

‘Holiday Memories’ at WSC Avant Bard

"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning" are the opening mood-setting words in the resplendent, gentle WSC Avant Bard production...

Meet the Cast of ‘George is Dead’ at The Klunch: Part...

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of George is Dead at The Klunch, meet John Tweel. Joel: Please tell our readers...

Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Holiday Memories’ Part 3: Christopher...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Holiday Memories—a stage adaptation of two classic...

Magic Time! ‘Gender-Flipping the Bard: A Q&A with Brave Spirits Theatre’s...

Back in December 2014 I had a conversation with the Director Kevin Finkelstein that has stayed with me. I had just seen his staging...

Meet the Cast of ‘The World Goes ‘Round’ at Creative Cauldron:...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of 'The World Goes ‘Round' at Creative Cauldron, meet Harv Lester and Katie...

Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Friendship Betrayed’: Part 7: Brendan...

In Part 7 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Friendship Betrayed—a classic comedy by Spanish playwright...

Enter to Win Two Tickets to WSC Avant Bard’s ‘Friendship Betrayed’...

WSC Avant Bard is giving away two tickets to Friendship Betrayed for performances the weekend of September 24-26th. That's a $70 value for free!...

Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Friendship Betrayed’: Part 1: Alani...

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Friendship Betrayed—a classic comedy by Spanish playwright...

Dangereuse: ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot: An Ode to Joy in the...

WSC Avant Bard’s current production of Giraudoux’ The Madwoman of Chaillot, an entertaining tribute to the power of joy over despair, reminds us of...

‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’ at WSC Avant Bard

Under the lively, animated touch of director Christopher Henley, a merry little band of eager Avant Bard players bring The Madwoman of Chaillot, by...

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