Before donning Victorian garb once again as Ebenezer Scrooge for the annual “ghost story of Christmas,” A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre, Edward Gero has unfinished business in Dublin. The Irish city is the setting for Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, currently wrapping up a run at Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
The sinewy vamp beckons your ears to step inside. What follows is a compact one act revue of infectious melodies, perfectly married to the song lyrics which could be about unbridled joy, a broken heart, or a declaration of love.
“Forty is old to have a baby.” Those words rang in the ears and down to the depths of Ginna Hoben’s soul as a skinny, way too young nurse pronounced her sentence over the actress desperately trying to conceive a child.
What do we have here? Raised hemlines, bobbed hair, bathtub gin, and women who take the bull by the horns. Clearly, we are bee’s knees deep in the Roaring Twenties. And it is a heady time for three ladies who share a close friendship, as they also enjoy the attentions of the swell gents of […]
Just give in already. With a charming hero, lechery and vice on parade, a cross-dressing femme fatale, and comic timing to beat the precision of any Swiss watch, One Man, Two Guvnors at Maryland Ensemble Theatre is the Queen’s beans.
The short answers to my two biggest questions about Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age are yes and yes. The questions themselves were as follows: Does the white hot, love at first sight romance ignite as quickly when Romeo and Juliet are old enough to have seen Truman in the White House? And does […]
Look what the stork dropped off: a nice bundle of joy all wrapped up in the musical Baby. It’s happily cooing away at Infinity Theatre Company in Annapolis. And this baby does not just crawl; this musical has legs to stand on its own two feet.
Kristen LePine’s new play Leto Legend offers a feminine perspective on the male-dominated world of comic books and the heroes that populate them. With an emphasis on the comic, the play presents high stakes situations, a formidable foe, action, and a heightened world – all satisfying elements that work effectively throughout the 90 minute play.
Among the many lines quoted from the films of Mel Brooks, one gem is the one the producer/director/actor himself uttered impersonating King Louis XIV while ogling a voluptuous lady of the court: “It’s good to be the king.” During the 2001 Broadway season is was certainly good to be Mel Brooks when his stage adaptation […]
Could a feeling send a jolt through the fabric of time and space and make the universe shiver? And is the material that weaves our past, present and future merely and illusion?