Kiss Me, Kate at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Cole Porter is clearly one of the best lyricists in the history of musical theater, and Kiss Me Kate is by far one of his best works. The words jump and skip across the page and meet his music midair.

Yaël Farber’s Salomé, STC at the Lansburgh Theatre

On October 13th, we were treated to the debut of a bold new work, visually stunning and emotionally powerful. Yaël Farber has conceived, adapted and directed a fitting “crown” to the Women’s Voices in Theatre Festival by re-telling the story of Salomé as a woman’s narrative. By witnessing the work, we the audience help to […]

Stage Briefs: Awards to GALA and Julie Taymor, costume sales, and Cultural DC calls for submissions

A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from GALA, Shakespeare Theatre, Washington National Opera, Center Stage, and Cultural DC.

Shakespeare Theatre Company goes Jeopardy with ‘That Is the Question’

Trivia buffs – brush up your Shakespeare. Shakespeare Theatre Company invites you to show off your knowledge Saturday, September 19th at its Shakespeare Trivia Challenge, ‘That Is the Question’.

UpCLose: Yaël Farber, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Yaël Farber’s adaptation of Salomé opens at Shakespeare Theatre Company on October 6, 2015. She is a multiple award-winning director and playwright of international acclaim. Her productions (The Crucible, Mies Julie, Nirbhaya, Molora, He Left Quietly, A Woman In Waiting, Amajuba)  have toured extensively internationally – earning her a reputation for hard-hitting, controversial works of the highest […]

McSweeny’s Midsummer Night’s Dream: a sexy, geeky love letter to theater

Can I use fairy magic to go back in time and kick my own ass? (Or should I say Bottom?) Because 2012 Ryan completely missed director Ethan McSweeny’s original take on his giddily horny version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Luckily the good wizards over at Shakespeare Theatre Company have summoned Titania, Oberon and the […]

It’s a big season ahead: tips on how to see more and save

This article is based, in part, on research done for DCTS’ presentation at the Smithsonian Museum on Aug 20, 2015. You can see a play in this town for nothing or next to nothing. You can also pay over a hundred bucks. Mostly it depends on what you want to see, where you want to […]

Score free tickets to Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Are you a Shakespeare fan who might not have the funds available to see a show at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, or maybe just haven’t had something to push you in the right direction? Well, STC’s annual Free For All might be just right for you. The Washington tradition has the theatre offering free performances […]

My don’t-miss dramas this season

On August 20th, DC Theatre Scene spoke at the Smithsonian Museum’s Ripley Center. Senior writer Tim Treanor talked about some of the shows he was looking forward to next season. Below is what he said (more or less) about dramas.

DC Theatre Scene celebrates its tenth year

Ten Years and Counting, DC Theatre Scene is Still Going Strong One June evening in 2005, a woman named Noelle Wilson walks into the Gunston Arts Center’s Theater II to watch a production of The American Century Theater’s The Emperor Jones. She watches ATC’s take on the seldom-produced O’Neill play, notes the performances of Bus […]

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