Angel Street

Angel Street (titled Gaslight when English audiences first saw it) is a 1938 suspense thriller. The lovingly rendered production at Olney Theatre Center demonstrates why it was successful both as a Broadway play and a motion picture.

Woolly Mammoth now owns its D Street theatre

Two theatre companies recently became owners of their own performing spaces. This weekend, we attended the celebration of the purchase of Church Street Theatre by its resident company Keegan Theatre (more on that soon.) The second piece of good news arrived on Friday, June 22nd, when Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announced that it had purchased […]

Capital Fringe: Waiting for Orson

– by guest writer Ian Leahy – “His name… He said he wants me to call him Orson. He won’t look like an alien. He said he’d try and find a person’s body willing to let him overtake it for a little while…” 

Capital Fringe: The Tragical Mirth of Marriage & Love: Short Scenes by Anton Chekhov

– by guest writer Ty Hallmark- Some marriages are tragical.  Some farcical.  All are challenging! At the time of writing this article, it is the eve of a landmark Supreme Court decision. Soon, the country will know whether nine justices have decided for or against DOMA as the law of the land. While marriage in […]

Capital Fringe: Godiva Dates and One Night Stands

– by guest writer Matt Ripa – This year Doorway Arts Ensemble is producing Godiva Dates & One Night Stands at the Capital Fringe Festival. This production marks our third trip to Fringe. Previously, we produced Herbie: Poet of the Wild West and Sex and Education.  Our latest offering is a a detour from our […]

Capital Fringe: The Snuff Musical

– by guest writer Derek T. Pickens – Kinky Boots. Bring It On: The Musical. A Christmas Story: The Musical. What do all these musicals have in common? Well, yes, they’re all Tony Nominated musicals but there’s one other unifying factor. How about a few more shows to help out:

Source Fest full length: A Frontier, As told by the Frontier

A group of children dressed in animal costumes perform a fable in an outdoor setting. Seems as wholesome as a Norman Rockwell picture.  The truth is far more complex and troubling in A Frontier, As Told by the Frontier, a fascinating new play from Jason Gray Platt premiering at the Source Festival.    

DCTS receives $10,000 grant for Washington coverage

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has awarded DC Theatre Scene a $10,000 matching grant for covering theater in Washington, DC. The grant, the largest received to date, allows DCTS to enhance its coverage of festivals such as CulturalDC’s Source, Capital Fringe,  and the Page-to-Stage Festival, as well as that of every theater […]

Aaron Posner receives RuleBreaker Award, then breaks it

Fighting back appreciative tears, Joshua Morgan declared “Aaron Posner is like a theatrical father” to No Rules Theatre Company. The day after Father’s Day, Monday, June 17, the young company, about to finish its fourth season, honored Posner as the 2013 RuleBreaker Award winner at the historic Anderson House mansion in Washington, DC.

Capital Fringe: OK Stupid’s Secret Math Lab

– by guest writer Erin Bylander – “At OK Stupid, the greatest dating site in the universe, we use the sacred teachings of math find your mate. It’s fast, accurate and infallible – like all Math.

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