Jeffrey Walker

About Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker has written for DC Theatre Scene since 2012 and is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. He appreciates the opportunity to write about the rich variety of theatre in the DC-MD-VA area. Jeff lives safely below the Beltway where he is a theatre educator, novice playwright, husband and father. He is also an experienced director and actor and has performed in musicals, Shakespeare, classics, operettas, and contemporary works. He is a graduate of Roanoke College. Follow him on Twitter: @jeffwalker66

Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age from Unexpected Stage Company

Romeo (Elliott Bales) and Juliet (Claire Schoonover)
in Unexpected Stage Company’s
production of
Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age
by Unexpected Stage (Photo: Lew Lorton/Saul Peeter)

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 […]

Baby, a bundle of musical joy at Infinity Theatre (review)

Lauren Wright and Nick DeVito in Baby at Infinity Theatre (Photo: Nancy Anderson Cordell)

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.

Leto Legend at Hub Theatre (review)

Valerie Fenton as Charlie/Leto in Leto Legend at Hub Theatre (Photo: C. Stanley Photography)

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.

The Producers wowing them at Olney Theatre Center (review)

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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 […]

Source Festival: Blue Straggler – engaging and sexy

Jenny Donovan and Heidi Fortune (Photo: C. Stanley Photography)

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?

Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, comedy gold at Theater J (review)

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“I am the greatest loser of the world!” So claims Marjorie Taub in the twisted comedy The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. But she is such a lovable loser.

Paula Vogel’s The Oldest Profession (review)

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Years ago, when Storyville, the famous red light district of New Orleans was closing down, Mayor Martin Behrman said this about prostitution: “You can make it illegal, but you can’t make it unpopular.” Whores with hearts of gold, noble courtesans, and clever “dance-hall hostesses” have been strutting their stuff on stage to the delight of […]

MET gives Good People an outstanding production (review)

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How does the old song go? “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” That sums up Margaret Walsh, whose hand to mouth existence is as normal for her as breathing. Margie (that’s a hard “g”) is from Southie, or South Boston, where the working class residents scrape by and make […]

A Man for All Seasons at NextStop Theatre (review)

Todd Huse, Lyle Blake Smythers, and William Aitken in "A Man for All Seasons" at NextStop Theatre - (Photo: Traci J. Brooks Studios)

One thing I will say about Robert Bolt’s political drama A Man for All Seasons – it is a lot funnier than I remembered. Perhaps it is our changing sensibilities but I think it also speaks to the sensitivities NextStop Theatre Company brings to their current production.

50 years later, why see Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?

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For a couple of guys for whom death is inevitable, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are having a pretty good time. Prince Hamlet’s school chums are of course the title characters in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a comic riff on Shakespeare’s tragedy where minor characters in Hamlet are thrust in to the spotlight.

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