E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright and librettist. Her new play Now Comes the Night opens at 1st Stage September 18.
NextStop Theatre Company presents Cole Porter’s classic American musical Kiss Me Kate as the first show in its third professional season. Already, the company has produced several polished and well-deserved sold out shows as well as Helen Hayes nods. It seems to be a great place to catch young performers graduated from some pretty impressive […]
Entering the Venus theater, for the first time, I felt like a wide-eyed child. Vintage accessories, soft lavender walls, and the dimly lit lobby all suggested that the theater serves as a powerful vehicle for creativity. The safe space, allowed me to relax, feeling as though I was in the company of friends.
It takes only a few seconds of flickering light to find oneself anticipating the delicate magic of the early film animation of Lotte Reiniger. And then musician Tom Teasley intervenes, launching into his surging, pulsating percussive overture, making this synthesized work of silent-film-cum-live-music come crashing dynamically into the twenty-first century. For a full ninety minutes, […]
South Africa and Anacostia Playhouse have one thing in common: they’re both usually sources for exceptional plays. South Africa’s John Kani/Athol Fugard playwriting and devising team made some of the best plays of the 20th century out of the struggle against the Apartheid regime. Anacostia Playhouse knows how to pick good theater; they’ve hosted the […]
DC Music Theatre Workshop makes its debut with Family Portrait, a musical written by British composer Theo Jamieson and being fully staged here for the very first time. The show is a collection of musical snapshots of a prototypical family. At opening, we see a picturesque arrangement of father, mother, daughters, and son, which proves – […]