September 1, 2014
Closes Sept 14
Tim Treanor . DCTheatreScene … a story of irredeemable grief.
Tanya Pei . Washingtonian If Gidion’s Knot were an installment of a TV series, it could be considered a “bottle episode.”
Nelson Pressley . Washington Post … sharp as a knife, but undone by threadbare plot details.
John Soltenberg . DCMetroTheaterArts At the core of this inexorable and engrossing drama by Johnna Adams is a disturbing enigma…
Jennifer Perry . BroadwayWorld …not one of your standard, paint-by-the-numbers, afterschool special type of plays about bullying in the schools.
Elliot Lanes . MDTheatreGuide Any play that deals with a hot topic like bullying in school is likely to get a lot of attention from theatre companies across the country.
Closes September 21
Richard Barry . DCTheatreScene Love is lonely business in the literary-historical, one-person play Molly by George O’Brien.
Chris Klimek . City Paper It seems shortsighted or worse to dismiss Allgood’s story… as a mere footnote of literary history.
Missy Frederick . Washingtonian Meet Molly. She’s a hard woman to root for, and a hard woman to relate to, and the audience has to spend quite a bit of time with her …
Michael Poandl . DCMetroTheaterArts Scena has gone green, and I’m not talking about reusable grocery bags.
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Closes September 14
Richard Barry . DCTheatreScene “D&D is not therapy.” That’s what Tilly, a charismatic tomboy played by Rebecca Hausman, tells her older sister Agnes in the hilarious and fluid Rorschach production…
Andrew Lapin . City Paper …exactly as fun as a show about young adults playing Dungeons & Dragons should be, and maybe that’s enough to ask for.
Alan Katz . BroadwayWorld Nostalgia used to be a disease. It’s where we get the word homesickness from.
Roger Calin . MDTheatreGuide It seems fitting that LARP and theater would eventually meet.
Peter Marks . Washington Post …Rorschach Theatre boldly goes where a generation of dungeon masters has gone before, to tell the story of a young woman who, in losing herself in a game, reclaims a long-gone loved one.
Michael Poandl . DCMetroTheaterArts She Kills Monsters is bad ass.
Closes September 21
Mark Dewey . DCTheatreScene Shining City raises a question about our demons: do we make them up to punish ourselves, or do they exist outside us in the world?
Chris Klimek . City Paper [Conor McPherson] was newly divorced and newly sober by the time of Shining City, a vivid and convincing dissection of regret.
Andrew White . BroadwayWorld Then there are …the chimeras of lives we might have led and relationships just within our grasp that, for whatever reason, were never meant to be.
Roger Catlin . MDTheatreGuide Shining City is thought to be the pinnacle of playwright Conor McPherson’s powers,
Cyle Durkee . DCMetroTheaterGuide Conor McPherson loves the supernatural. His plays exude an otherworldliness that seeps into the dialogue and infects the players.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Closes September 21
Jayne Blanchard . DCTheatreScene … inspires like a great work of art. You never tire of looking at it and you see new things, feel new things every time you take it in.
Doug Rule . MetroWeekly a fresh, snazzy production of Sondheim’s Seurat-inspired musical Sunday in the Park with George
Trey Graham . City Paper “Color and light,” as one number in Sunday in the ParkWith George puts it in deliciously staccato rhythms, are what the post-impressionist painter Georges Seurat was obsessed with manipulating.
Charles Shubow . BroadwayWorld Director Matthew Gardiner works wonders with Sondheim musical.
Barbara Mackay . Theatermania Turning chaos into order, dot by dot.
Tim Smith . Baltimore Sun Has any creator in the realm of musical theater ever considered each syllable of text, each note and harmonic turn as deeply as Stephen Sondheim?
John Glass . DramaUrge A play that reflects the creative process should be messy, chaotic, come with stretches of ennui, sound discordant, and contain characters that take on a life of their own.
Peter Marks . Washington Post Sometimes, a painting strikes you as so glorious it seems to sing to you. On far rarer occasions, it actually does.
Mark Beachy . MDTheatreGuide You will never look at a painting the same way again …
David Friscic . DCMetroTheaterArts … each element of Signature Theatre’s stunning production of Sunday in the Park with George flows seamlessly together to create one unified artistic entity.