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Studio Theatre Artistic Director David Muse’s inspiration to “bring the 14th street nightlife” onto the stage and immerse its audience in a rock musical cabaret experience pays off big, making up for the weaknesses in the material itself.
Women who behave rarely make great artists. Local D.C. playwright Karen Zacarías and a well-polished GALA Hispanic Theatre cast and technical team present us with a strange, tragic-comic masterpiece that introduces us to outsiders living in the desert, where characters are up against vast open spaces and nothingness. This is a complex play about the […]
From the very first moments of Lincoln Center’s ravishing The King and I, it feels like a privilege just to be sitting in the audience. First the 29 musicians play Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lush overture in an orchestra pit that looks to be in the middle of the auditorium. Then suddenly a magnificent ship slides […]
Tyger, an original interactive and immersive production, starts at the door: “Do you know Gabby?” All are asked. None do.
You are invited in for dinner but, instead, stay to watch a group of artistic/poetic renegades called “No Ingles” prepare a protest to honor their missing fearless leader—Gabby.
The colorful history embellisher Lettice Douffet is poised to charm the husk right off of the corn of unsuspecting tourists visiting Britain’s most lackluster stately home. Douffet should also offer a stark contrast to Charlotte Schoen, the rigid and colorless civil servant attempting to thwart the truth-stretching tours.
For two decades, DC’s own Young Playwrights’ Theater has fostered the minds of budding young writers by helping them discover their own theatrical visions.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is searching for young DC-area actors, ages 10 – 18, for next season’s production of Oliver!, opening October 30, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage.
In the jarring very still & hard to see, playwright Steve Yockey injects dark Japanese folklore into Stephen King’s mold of creeping horror, set far too close to home. Rorschach Theatre’s production leads the audience through a maze of darkly funny and just plain dark tales of ordinary people whose secrets take on terrifying lives […]
“There’s no justification, none of that, but it’s an incredibly interesting story. I don’t know that it’s ever been told before, and certainly not in this fashion,” Matty Griffiths said to me. He’s directing Don’t Die in the Dark, a play written by Joe Brack and featuring Brack in the role of the infamous actor-assassin […]
“Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams,” John Merrick offers to an attractive visitor, one of the first women he ever encountered who did not recoil in horror at the sight of him.
The soul-bearing insights of a poetic spirit are revealed throughout Bernard Pomerance’s touching play […]
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