Archives for December 12, 2016

Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods: A delightful, inventive re-imagining (review)

Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods has been the subject of numerous stage productions since its debut in 1986 and even a critically acclaimed film. As a result, the discerning theatergoer with a taste for original work might review the Kennedy Center schedule and perhaps pick something more original. That would be a mistake: Fiasco Theater’s […]

Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Center Stage (review)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses is like any play by Oscar Wilde, except when it isn’t. Wilde punctured the piety and pomposity of 19th-century England, to show us the underbelly of lust and greed. In the epistolary novel upon which Liaisons is based, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos punctured the freewheeling lust and libertinism of 18th-century France, to […]

Wheel Company debuts with At Sea, Staring Up (review)

  Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is having something a breakout year here in the District. The Kennedy Center recently premiered his new piece for young audiences Where Words Once Were, which I recently reviewed and quite loved. Now the new and young Wheel Theatre Company is presenting an earlier work of Kruckemeyer’s, a lovely piece of […]

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