As an unemployed actor six decades ago, Hal Holbrook starting digging through Mark Twain’s written words in order to fashion a staged interview in which the “father of American literature” (as William Faulkner deemed Twain) would come to life. From the interview, the event evolved into Mark Twain Tonight! in which one author’s distinctive humor […]
Flower power is in full bloom at the Keegan Theatre and it’s pretty damn groovy. Keegan Theatre on Church Street NW has been transformed into a hippie’s paradise, like a found loft in the East Village, appointed with mismatched furniture, rope swings, and cozy grottos where love is love and love-making is always a possibility.
Director Jerry Whiddon and actor Marty Lodge are back at Round House continuing a long friendship and professional collaboration. Jerry Whiddon was co-founder and producing Artistic Director of the company for twenty years. He helmed Travels with My Aunt, Our Town and The Swan, to name but a few. As an actor, Whiddon appeared as […]
Julia Cho’s The Piano Teacher is a tightly constructed chiller of a play that leads you down dark paths only to reveal unexpected recesses where the truth is darker still. The Rep Stage production, expertly directed by Kasi Campbell, carefully takes you by the hand through what seems to be a benign visit with a […]
If music is a universal language, why not add comedy and the use of household objects to the mix? That is pretty much what Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas did in the early 1990s when they originated STOMP, the live show that combines percussion, movement and improvisation to the delight of audiences around the world. […]
As perhaps the pinnacle of high comedy in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest should never lose its place among classic dramatic literature. Each carefully placed word and phrase works to rattle the Victorian status quo and shed light on the trivialities society placed in high regard.
Bell rings with truth, a fitting tribute The tribute to the life-loving and life-changing inventor Alexander Graham Bell would be welcome on any stage but feels very much at home in the Grosvenor Auditorium, where National Geographic Live is debuting the new one person play, their first foray into theatre production. The National Geographic Society […]