You like it? It’s yours! The Warehouse is clearing space for the Capital Fringe shows by holding its second Free-For-All on Friday, June 25th starting at 5pm. Paul Ruppert, co-owner of the Warehouse art and performance space, has boxes of kitchen equipment, dishes, grills, chairs and tripods looking for new homes.
Archives for June 2010
Some folks go to the theater for an intellectual challenge; others, to see great stars or classic Broadway musicals or to find some much needed comic therapy to chase those Great Recession blues away, at least for a couple of hours. Audiences who’ve been flocking to Studio Theatre’s outrageous revival of James Kirkwood’s legendary Legends! […]
Source Festival – It’s Me … and Great(er) Depression
“Artistic Blind Dates” is the perfect title for the shows on view at the Source Festival this week: organizers invited three creators – from music, theater and dance – to make something in three months. They had never worked together before and were not even familiar with the other artists’ productions.
Musical Scene Stealers – June 2010
This new group of Scene Stealers says a lot about how much talent we have in the DC area and is a tribute to the up-and-coming group of young actors, singers, and dancers who graced our local stages with scene stealing performances, sprinkled with great performances by two of our local theatre veterans.
There Are Little Kingdoms
There Are Little Kingdoms is a collection of stories all taking place in County Cork, Ireland on a single day. While some are mildly interesting and artfully rendered, overall the work is disconnected and lacks dramatic impact.
Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney For those intrigued by where the stories that made up some of their favorite shows came from, here’s a book to make Wonderful Town even more wonderful.
Mark Jacoby on playing Tevye
Mark Jacoby on playing Tevye in Walnut Street Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof. It was so nice to get a second chance to interview Mark Jacoby as he was “Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum-ing” through the role of Tevye in Walnut Street Theatre’s stunning production of Fiddler on the Roof. Mark […]
George Stevens, Jr’s fine play is stuffed with anecdote, humor, excitement, horror and triumph. Part of it is Stevens’ writing, part of it is Laurence Fishburne’s spot-on performance, but most of it is the life that Marshall lived, and the role he played, frankly, in straightening America out.i
Mrs. Warren’s Profession
Elizabeth Ashley makes a persuasive case for pimping in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession directed with genteel sparkle by Keith Baxter. While, thankfully, Miss Ashley does not glamorize prostitution, she imbues the character of successful madam Mrs. Warren with earthy swagger and wisdom about the ways of the world that is both canny […]
A Man of No Importance
A simple man who has lived his entire life within his books finally enters the real world, only to find it is not nearly as welcoming or romantic as he hoped. Keegan Theatre’s A Man of No Importance charts the poignant journey of Dublin bus conductor Alfie Byrne as he navigates the emotional minefield of […]
Bethesda Theatre up for Auction June 29
On Tuesday, June 29th at 1pm, the Bethesda Theatre will be go up for auction, and, unless a bidder is found willing to maintain the facility as a 700 seat theatre, the valuable downtown Bethesda space will likely be converted to retail shops.
Source Festival – Group B
A play works best when it opens a secret box, and thus illuminates the world and ourselves. A ten-minute play does all of that in ten minutes. When it works, it’s powerful theater. It certainly works in Jacob Juntunen’s Saddam’s Lions, where you will guess the secret in the first thirty seconds but where the […]