The Blood Quilt by Katori Hall, a must-see at Arena Stage (review)

The Blood Quilt, being given its world premiere at Arena Stage, is a loving portrayal of sisters battling their way through deep-seated, sometimes painful memories to get to a better, brighter reality.  Four sisters return to their old homestead off the Georgia coast, and work their way through the fabric of life, chance, and their […]

Sinbad: the Untold Tale at Imagination Stage (review)

Sinbad: the Untold Tale is based on the errant adventures of a mild mannered, even trepidatious porter, who just happens to have the same name as the famous sailor. The two Sinbads cross paths when the Porter is selected to deliver a cherished box to the Sailor, guarding it with his life, since death will […]

Brack’s Don’t Die in the Dark reveals Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth

There’s probably not a more perfect time to get inside of the head of John Wilkes Booth than now, the 150th commemoration of Lincoln’s death and Joe Brack smokes him out in his Don’t Die in the Dark.

2015 Helen Hayes Awards celebration, reflections on legacy

There is something mysteriously wonderful about Theater Alliance’s Black Nativity sweeping the Helen’s Outstanding Musical, Musical Direction and Ensemble Awards with the cast standing on the stage that meant so much in our cultural history. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – indeed!

Adventure Theatre tackled L. Frank Baum’s epic story and brought it to life with a playful script by Jacqueline E. Lawton that highlights key messages of appreciating the wonderful world at one’s own fingertips.

GW psychiatrist develops Tangles, a new musical about Alzheimer’s

Don’t try to make GW’s Dr. Charles Samenow choose between his two passions, theater and medicine, because his plate is full with both currently, almost to overflowing. That’s because his dream of presenting health issues in the context of theater attended by the general public is about to happen.  

Nu Sass’ intimate Bright Room Called Day

A small theater company has set up a living room in a tiny downtown second floor space to tackle the somersaulting polemics of Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day.  Filled with passion, creativity, lots of faith, and uncannily deliberate direction by Angela Pirko, the Nu Sass produced piece works on all kinds of levels, […]

Bigger Than You, Bigger Than Me from Field Trip

In this “If you see something, say something” era, what if what you saw didn’t happen, except in your mind? Bigger Than You, Bigger Than Me explores what could be happening around the corner, down the street, even next door to your safe, cozy apartment.

A wondrous Aladdin and his wonderful lamp at Puppet Co

The Puppet Co. uses all kinds of wizardry, creative projection design, and of course, terrific puppetry to bring the ageless tale of Aladdin to life.  Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about the story, leave it to Christopher Piper and company to sneak nuggets of insight and awareness into the […]

A very scary Wiley and the Hairy Man at Imagination Stage

Imagination stage brings the sights, sounds, and images alive of the backwoods where a young boy must face his biggest fears of life.

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