“Hey, Mr. Reviewer,” the elegantly-dressed woman in the row behind me shouts. I had explained why I was sitting in the press section to her, and was beginning to regret it. “When’s the show going to start?”
Archives for July 17, 2010
If the quality of a play were measured only on the basis of the sensational effect it had on those who watched it, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s Lidless would be the best play not only in this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival but perhaps in the entire theater year.
Every year I eagerly await the musicals at the Capital Fringe Festival. I know that I will sit through some awful, so-so, and enjoyable ones – but I also know that at these great, good, bad, and “don’t go there” musicals – I will hear some wonderful singing and see some performances that will knock […]
Depending on who you are, the vast, fluorescent-bathed offices of the federal bureaucracy can serve as a symbol of government overreach, of competent management, or simply of a daily workplace grind. But is it a world than can be mined for compelling drama? GS-14 attempts this, and meets with mixed success.
Liz Lerman has blazed a trail for artists and audiences not only in DC but also nationally and internationally for 34 years; garage/dances extends this path of creative exploration.
Tuck your polo shirt into your khaki pants, adjust you nametag and prepare to nod and smile your way through a world where the customer is always right, or so they think, and Christmas feels closer to hell. This is the world of the retail soldier.