Dawn Ursula played in 7 productions in 2016. How did she manage it?

In our look back at 2016, we tallied the number of roles played by area actors. One of the surprises was that 68 actors were cast in between 4 and 6 shows. Dawn Ursula, however, surpassed that. Last year, she appeared in 7 productions: Dot at Everyman Theatre, Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 at Round House Theatre, Redder Blood at […]

O. Hub! The Magi is magical. (review)

The magical, the magnificent, The Magi. This play, wrapped in a concert, is a wonderfully performed piece that showcases the best of theatre: Storytelling. Drama. Humor. Song, along with guitars, violin, and a kazoo.

Giving each other a gift as loving as its inspiration, Helen and Eli Pafumi team up for The Magi at Hub

A few years ago Helen Murray Pafumi, Artistic Director for the Hub Theatre, first started considering doing a stage version of O. Henry’s classic The Gift of the Magi. Then she changed her mind.

My won’t-miss shows for this season

If you’re like me, you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, filled out your budget for the next fiscal year, and made arrangements for your final repose after The Event Which Awaits Us All occurs. Now it’s time for something much more difficult: planning your theater season.

Redder Blood at Hub Theatre (review)

Plays involving religion often have a defined point of view that can make them predictable and boring.  Yet nothing is predictable or boring about Helen Pafumi’s world premiere Redder Blood, an intelligent and funny rumination on interfaith relationships and our relationship with God. 

in a word at Hub Theatre (review)

One of the greatest stress tests imaginable for a couple would be having their only child go missing.  Lauren Yee’s in a word focuses on the challenges of a couple with a missing child and the difficulties of communicating long after the tragic event. 

UpClose: Helen Pafumi, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

A reading of Helen Pafumi’s new play Redder Blood will be help Monday, October 19th at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia featuring Ed Christian, Michael Kevin Darnall, Nanna Ingvarsson, Rose McConnell, Sasha Olinick, Tia Shearer and Sara Dabney Tisdale.

Leto Legend at Hub Theatre (review)

Kristen LePine’s new play Leto Legend offers a feminine perspective on the male-dominated world of comic books and the heroes that populate them. With an emphasis on the comic, the play presents high stakes situations, a formidable foe, action, and a heightened world – all satisfying elements that work effectively throughout the 90 minute play.

Typographer’s Dream review: outstanding comic actors pull off Adam Bock’s comedy

Let me sum this up for you right away: if you love a good laugh, go see The Typographer’s Dream. Now, onto the more serious business of detailing why—witful, wisdom soaked, full of storytelling infused with snappy dialogue and emotional weight. The Typographer’s Dream explores the notion of identity tied to work and how our […]

Abominable

Growing up is painful. The body changes, the mind expands, and the heart, well, the heart tries to keep up with the strange horror show. And the world that looks on as this change occurs can often feel like a dangerous place, mysterious and cunning. Such is the mindset of Helen Pafumi’s Abominable, offering us […]

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