The Shakespeare Theatre Company today announced that it will be producing Harold Pinter’s Old Times at the Landsburgh Theatre May 17 – July 3, 2011. The Pinter play, which will feature Holly Twyford, will replace a previously-scheduled production of Luigi Pirandello’s Enrico IV.
Archives for June 2010
Synetic Theater’s hyperkinetic new production of Shakespeare’s Othello is like no Othello you’ve ever seen before. While it takes some liberties with one of the Bard’s most compelling tragedies, the company’s entirely wordless Othello remains weirdly in tune with the essence of the original play that inspired it.
El Bola – Cuba’s King of Song
A projection of El Bola’s round face with infectious smile greets you from a circular screen. Then Marcelino Valdes, in elegant white and black tux, steps through the Omega-shaped portal and impersonates Cuba’s King of Song by sing-speaking the riff: “All of us black folk drink coffee, you know!” from Ay, Mama Ines, (by Eliseo […]
Another Part of the Forest
The Peccadillo Theatre’s production of Lillian Hellman’s Another Part of the Forest is a corker of a melodrama filled with colorful dialogue and well plotted one-upsmanship throughout, worth making the effort to see it.
Gretty Good Time
The “must see” feature is Ann Colby Stocking who is exquisite as Gretty, a tough as nails survivor of childhood polio who is ready to chuck it all rather than stay imprisoned in her nonfunctional body.
The American Stage: Writing on Theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner
Pardon me for writing this review before I’ve read all of the book. But if you had to wait for me to sit and savor all 96 entries in the 828 pages of text in this collection, it might be in its second printing before you found out just how good it is. I’ve sampled […]
Walter Charles celebrates 40th year on stage in Philly
What can you say about a man whose career has spanned over four decades with no end in sight? Walter Charles is a rare breed! He’s charming, is constantly working, and is respected so much by his peers. DC theatergoers were fortunate to see Walter’s work as Herr Schultz in his Helen Hayes Award nominated […]
The production is impeccable, beautifully cast and directed by Sarah Benson. In addition to Ms. Robins’ honest and searing performance as Martha, her son Henry is beautifully played by Christopher Abbott with tremendous force and conviction.
International VSA Festival gets ready to open
June 6 – 12, 2010 The 2010 International VSA Festival will be the largest arts event featuring artists with disabilities ever held in Washington, DC. VSA—the international organization on arts and disability—will bring together artists, educators, researchers, and policymakers with and without disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of the arts and […]
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe
R. Buckminster Fuller, as brilliantly portrayed by Rick Foucheaux, is an American original. He is a genius, and he is a fool, and he dares you not to love him.
Olney Theatre reveals it’s struggling to survive
A successful donor drive this spring has helped, but more help is needed, Olney General Manager says. Brian Hughes of the Washington Examiner was the first to report on the serious financial situation now being faced by Olney Theatre. “Olney Theatre in deep trouble.” (May 31st). The article stated that Olney Theatre Center is carrying […]
Charles Randolph-Wright on directing Sophisticated Ladies
Interview with Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies’ brilliant director Charles Randolph-Wright whose show has become the biggest box office smash in the history of Arena Stage.
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