In my time as a DC Theatre Scene reviewer, I have seen half-a-dozen plays which are so real that it seems less like I am at a play and more like I have snuck into the characters’ living room, and am now eavesdropping on their lives. This play is one of them.
Archives for September 18, 2009
You probably know about The Picture of Dorian Gray, at least in broad outline. After having his portrait painted, a man goes through life without aging, remaining as healthy and vigorous as the day he was painted.
Chicago. Cabaret. Kiss of the Spider Woman. These three Tony and Grammy award-winning works by John Kander and Fred Ebb conjure up images of flawed characters navigating situations both hilarious and tragic,accompanied by numbers like “All that Jazz”, “I Don’t Care Much”, and “Dressing Them Up”. As Signature has shown us with last season’s Kander […]
There was a time when A Piece of My Heart was one of only a few collections of women’s experiences in the Vietnam War. Playwright Shirley Lauro’s portrayal of women and their stories goes behind the scenes and shares the thoughts, feelings and emotions from the vantage point of women in service.