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

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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

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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

Mia Branco in Bigger Than You, Bigger Than Me (Photo: Daniel Corey)

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

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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

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

August Wilson’s King Hedley II at Arena Stage

(l-r) KenYatta Rogers as Mister and Bowman Wright as King in King Hedley II at Arena Stage

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 […]

Petite Rouge Cajun-style at Adventure Theatre MTC

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Petite Rouge, a Cajun Red Riding Hood is so steeped in Louisiana back-water country you can almost smell the wafting aroma of gumbo and need cornbread to sop it up.

Bessie’s Blues, a triumph at MetroStage

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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, […]

A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular

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There’s something about raunchy elves and an over the top Mrs. Claus as a potty-mouthed, grind-worthy, well-endowed and knows how to flaunt it M.C. that tickles even if the actual jokes aren’t that funny. Mrs. Claus and her cheerful cadre of talented elves brighten the holidays working with what they’ve got, which from a very […]

All new Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol brightens the holiday

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Just when you thought you’ve seen the absolute final rendition of a Christmas Carol that you can take, another version pops up that’s irresistible—Tiny Tim’s is one of those. A grown up and healed Tim tells what really happened behind the scenes that changed the curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge all those years ago on the back […]

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