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.
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, […]
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 […]
Love, honor, revenge, blood sacrifice– these and other seminal elements flow through the inner workings of August Wilson’s King Hedley II. The script is masterful, the themes course through the characters’ lives and play out in full operatic-like orations. Entire passages can transport you to a sense of other- worldliness, sometimes ancient, other times intensely […]
Nothing can quite prepare you for the seismic impact of this innovative script in the hands of a stellar cast and designers with Bernardine Mitchell at the helm of Bessie’s Blues. Twenty years after its inaugural D.C. production, Bessie’s Blues still has the sass and flair that garnered all those Helen Hayes awards, electrified audiences, […]