The Frustrations of Stoker Pratt Reviewed by Miranda Hall Stoker Pratt double-dog dares you to try and out-prank him. Ignite the tool shed. Scribble mustaches in art history books. Steal a pirate hat from the history department. You cannot win – he’s done it all.
Archives for July 2008
Diamond Dead by Danielle Martin I love Zombies. I think they’re cool, and so do all the other people who stood in line to see this show with me. And it was written by the same dude who composed Rocky Horror Picture Show.
We Three Reviewed by Tim Treanor Subtle, closely observed, full of compassion, We Three is a wonderful little play animated by some superb acting, including the best performance I have seen at this year’s Fringe.
Muscle and Mortar: Animating Architecture Reviewed by Hunter Styles The massive atrium of the National Building Museum is deserted as audience members step inside. Echoes bounce to the far walls
The Object of My Obsession Reviewed by Tim Treanor “We have free Ex-Lax after the show,” playwright Mike Fox announces cheerily during the intermission. He’s joking, of course. But the thought is appreciated, since never before has there been a play so much in need of an enema.
Tales of Doomed Love (or is it Ever Worth it?) Reviewed by Steven McKnight If you ever enjoyed the “fractured fairy tales” on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show as a child, here’s an adult version
Uncle Tom, Uncle Sam, Uncle Ben, and the Rest Reviewed by Miranda HallUncle Sam is dead. Guided by the urging of a Fellow American, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s protagonist Uncle Tom, pancake matriarch Aunt Jemima,
Self Accusation Reviewed by Danielle Martin Theatre Du Jour and DC Arts Center collaborate to bring us Peter Handke’s Self Accusation! In the DC Arts Center itself, this simple blackbox builds an auditory atmosphere all abuzz in preparation
Outrageous Dames Reviewed by Tim Treanor “Outrageous” is probably not the best word to describe Lizzie Borden and Eleanora Duse,
7 (x1) Samurai Reviewed by Danielle Martin Adapted from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai this sprawling tale gets turned afresh in the accomplished imagination of writer, director, and performer David Gaine.
Psycho Cabaret Reviewed by Danielle Martin Chief Ike’s Mambo Room has the air of a place where class goes to die, owing to the garrish paint and sinister murals.
Slash Coleman has Big Matzo Balls Reviewed by Tim Treanor Slash! Oh, Slash! How could you be in this awful show? More to the point, how could you write this awful show?