Heavy Lies the Head in which STC’s Will on the Hill fills “the worst job in Washington”

Have things become so grim in our political life that we’ve lost the capacity to laugh at ourselves? Granted, we have managed to nominate the two most despised candidates for President since we started measuring this sort of stuff. Hell, I’ll go farther than that: Hillary and the Donald are the most disliked candidates for […]

Oliver Thornton, playing Bianca. What Taming of the Shrew says about love

“It was as if the audience was holding its breath” I said. “It’s like that every night” he answered. I was talking with Oliver Thornton who plays Bianca in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s all male The Taming of the Shrew. He had found a quiet room at the National Gallery of Art and was happily ensconced […]

Ed Sylvanus Iskandar tackles and conquers Taming of the Shrew (review)

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Taming of the Shrew is an extraordinary production, one of the most original and well thought out presentations of Shakespeare I’ve seen in years. Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar has been generating revolutionary theatre in New York, and you can clearly see what all the buzz is about with this all-male production.

DCTS ticket giveaway: STC’s groundbreaking Taming of the Shrew. Ends Thursday

Update:  This contest is closed, but we have another good one for you next week. You’ve probably seen Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew before. Maybe many times before. But we guarantee you’ll never seen it like it’s being staged at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Next! Shakespeare Theatre Company’s upcoming season

The Tony-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company will present a “future history” fresh from Broadway, a musical, a new adaptation by the delightfully eccentric Elevator Repair Service, a Jacobean play and two of the Bard’s finest for its 2016-2017 season, Artistic Director Michael Kahn has announced.

Othello from Shakespeare Theatre Company (review)

The play’s final words sum it up best: “This heavy act with heavy heart relate.” The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Othello is decidedly heavy on the heavy, sonorous and austere.

Ready to laugh? 8 dog gifs perfectly sum up last night’s Helen Hayes Award nominations

1.  This Chihuahua Who Found Out That There Was No Live Stream of the Nomination Announcements, But Then Remembered That Twitter is a Thing. Notice that she is still real disappointed. I’m sure someone did the calculations on viewership and setup cost and it didn’t work out, but that doesn’t mean that one still can’t […]

The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound from Shakespeare Theatre (review)

The critic Sneer (Robert Dorfman) is an argumentative, dyspeptic man with a heart of rubble, who is never more happy than when he is in distress and telling you about it. His colleague Dangle (John Ahlin) is — well, let’s just say it: a pompous horse’s behind, who is bored witless by newspaper stories about […]

Christopher Henley’s Arbitrary Topless List of Wonderfully Indelible Memories, 2015

Shortly after my twins (now three and a half) were born, I approached DCTS about writing for the site. Since I had been so closely associated with WSC Avant Bard and a few other local companies, I never wanted any reader to perceive a conflict of interest, so I requested that I focus on features. […]

Susan Galbraith’s Top 10, a celebration of Women’s Voices Theater Festival

I continue to celebrate the voices and the productions that were heard in Washington this Fall as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Frankly, I’m also still mulling over the questions and the challenges that surfaced then and continue to send ripples through the community.

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