Everyman Theatre announced this weekend that a venerable thriller and a venerable farce will bookend its 2016/17 season, which will otherwise contain new comedies, a Michael John LaChiusa/Ellen Fitzhugh musical, and an adaptation of a Charles Dickens novel.
The disciple Paul converted to Christianity after being knocked off his horse by a shaft of light, and hearing a voice say, “Saul, why dost thou persecute Me?” The conversion of Clive Staples “Jack” Lewis took longer, and was a little quieter. “When we [his brother Warnie and himself] set out [by motorcycle to the […]
The Wonder of Will, a season long celebration of the Bard by the Folger Shakespeare Library will culminate with a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare (and the 452nd anniversary of his birth) on Saturday, September 23, starting at noon. The Wonder of Will: Sharing Shakespeare Stories will be an hour-and-a-half presentation […]
A new adaptation of an old story and a successful adaptation of an even older story will join two Shakespeare plays (one of which is produced quite rarely) in Folger Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season, the company has announced.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will do some time-traveling in its 2016-2017 season, with four plays from Shakespeare; another story taken from the Bard’s lifetime; an iconic Christmas story from Victorian times, and a musical — their first — from September, when life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Mosaic Theater, buoyed by a million-dollar grant from the Logan Foundation, will launch an eight-play second season which will “unearth and investigate issues of race, social inequity, and the process of seeking truth and reconciliation that is at the heart of Mosaic’s focus,” Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth announced.
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord at Washington Stage Guild
Fans of Sartre will know this setup: three guys walk into a small room in the afterlife. But unlike No Exit, the characters in The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord are three of the most eminent men of the nineteenth century. I’d tell you who they are, but […]
Who says that only the British can have history plays? Robert Schenkkan’s profound, magnificent, epic All the Way is every bit as tragic as Richard III, but more accurate, and every bit as inspiring as Henry V, but more comprehensive. Like all real history plays, it brings us into the heart not only of its […]
Theater J’s new season: Jewish family life, Evangelical christianity, Neil Simon, Arthur Miller and more
Theater J, long a dominant company in Jewish theater throughout America, will offer a 2016-17 season full of plays about dominance under attack — including a perhaps surprising choice: Lucas Hnath’s The Christians.
To memories dulled by the passage of time, Lyndon Johnson seems like a bumptious interloper on the smooth passage between Jack Kennedy’s understated elegance and Richard Nixon’s dark suasions. He seems undereducated, flat-footed and trite, overmatched and undone by the Viet Nam war. We think of him as a minor character, pitiable, perhaps. Robert Schenkkan […]