Tim Treanor

About Tim Treanor

Tim Treanor is a senior writer for DCTS. He is a 2011 Fellow of the National Critics Institute and has written over 500 reviews for DCTS. His first novel, "The Seduction of Braulio Jules" is available from Amazon, and his second, "Capital City," with Lee Hurwitz, is scheduled for publication by Astor + Blue in November of 2016. He lives in a log home in the woods of Southern Maryland with his dear bride, DCTS Editor Lorraine Treanor. For more Tim Treanor, go to timtreanorauthor.com.

My don’t-miss shows: experimental, opera and theatre for young audiences

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The Smithsonian invited DC Theatre Scene to present the next season to their audience, and as part of that presentation, DCTS Senior Writer Tim Treanor talked about shows he particularly anticipated. Today, we reproduce (more or less) what Tim had to say about experimental plays, operas, and theatre for young audiences.

My don’t-miss dramas this season

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On August 20th, DC Theatre Scene spoke at the Smithsonian Museum’s Ripley Center. Senior writer Tim Treanor talked about some of the shows he was looking forward to next season. Below is what he said (more or less) about dramas.

My don’t-miss shows this season: musicals and comedies. And yours?

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This is part 3 of our See More and Save series taken from material presented August 20th at the Smithsonian Museum’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. What? You’re back? So nice of you! You could easily have slipped out during the intermission between the portion of my Smithsonian oration posted yesterday and the one posted today. […]

Washington’s theatre district – have you found it yet?

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On August 20th, a panel of DC Theatre Scene writers presented a preview of the 2015-2016 theatre season at the Smithonian Museum’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. Tim Treanor was one of the panelists.

The Insanity of Mary Girard at Capital Fringe

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We hear a scream and a belch of demented laughter. Mary Girard (Eliza Hill) is in the tranquilizing box — an eighteenth-century sensory deprivation chamber, only less fun. She is strapped to a chair with a box over her head; she has already lost thirty ounces to bloodletting.

315 at Capital Fringe

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I grew up near Niagara Falls. Every month in the good weather, a couple of people will step over the guard rail, slip into the river and surrender to its astonishing power, to gravity and to the rocks below. This information is not included in most tourist literature.

Here/Hear at Capital Fringe

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This is the most tentative assessment I’ve ever given a show, Fringe or otherwise. This is because the featured player in this production is…well, it’s you. And I have no idea what you’re like.

Neda Wants to Die at Capital Fringe

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Neda wants to die, and if this play had worked as I think it was intended, you might have wanted to die a little, too. Regrettably, Luigi Laraia’s earnest, plodding script has a surfeit of rhetoric and a deficiency of story, so that despite some first-rate acting we feel not horror and revulsion but impatience […]

BrouHaHa at Capital Fringe

Promotional photo for Brouhaha courtesy of Happenstance Theater Company

“This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.”   –   T.S. Elliot, “The Hollow Men” Or, if you are Happenstance Theater, the DC area’s premier clown troupe, it ends with displaced persons, misplaced hats, violent illness, heads that screw open and a butterfly named Grace, which Pandora (Sarah Olmsted […]

God: The One-Man Show at Capital Fringe

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The God of Heaven, by whatever name, is the Creator of the Universe, the Unmoved Mover, the Uncaused Cause, the Inventor of time and the Proclaimer of the laws of physics. We do not know for certain that God exists but if there is a God it is one that is vaster than our imaginations.

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