Harvey, a great classic of the American theater (it won the Pulitzer in 1944, beating out The Glass Menagerie) now at 1st Stage in McLean, is a story in which the hero, Elwood P. Dowd (Jonathan Lee Taylor), is a dipsomaniac who has as a best friend a pooka — that is to say, a […]
In 2001, using a massive federal grant, the City of Washington decided to turn the Arthur Capper/ Carrollsburg Housing Project into a mixed-income community, displacing the 707 families within it. You know how the road to Hell is paved, right?
“What’s in a name?” Juliet asks as she contemplates life with a Montague. But if the name is “Naked Girls Reading,” which is five women who are exactly that, alarms go off, for three reasons.
Brothers and sisters, if you are a fan of the Good Old Ultra Violence — and I know not everyone is — Bug is the place you should be. SeeNoSun Onstage gives this delightfully demented early Tracy Letts play a bravura performance, so that for the next few days you will be unable to scratch […]
The measure of a mature culture is not that it celebrates success, but that it accepts failure and moves on. Thus the great thing about the Women’s Voices Theater Festival is not that Sheila Callaghan has written another great play — she has been writing great plays for years — but that a writer can […]
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.
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.
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. […]
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.