The artist Joseph Cornell (Ethan Slater) is sitting at a café table. A waitress (Kate Villa) enters and asks him what he wants to eat. “What will I have?” The question seems to startle the young man. “I don’t know!” “You’re not hungry?” she asks. He says nothing. “Well, then, I’ve got honey-colored seashells…” She […]
Archives for July 18, 2010
On August 27, 1928, the United States, along with France, Germany, Italy, Japan and many other countries, entered into the Kellogg-Briand Pact. This treaty outlawed aggressive war and the use of war as an instrument of national policy. Henceforth, the signers agreed, they would fight only defensive wars. How’d that work out?
Fresh From the Funny Farm presents a collection of twenty-three comedy skits written and performed by current and former DC area high school students who are members of The Comedy Academy, Inc. of Silver Spring, MD, a DC area after school program that seeks to foster student comedy writers and performers by providing writing workshops […]
Personal ads are a slippery slope. Writers can exaggerate and underplay their physical features and psychological nuances as much as they want, throwing the respondents for a loop when they meet. Prudence and Bruce are in this situation. As Beyond Therapy opens, they are on their first date.
From Don Whiteside of WeLoveDC: Jenn Larsen has been doing our reviews for Capital Fringe 2010 in partnership with DC Theater Scene, but when scheduling and venue confusion prevented her from getting to this production I agreed to pitch in. As it turns out, this was my lucky break.
Little did I know, when I entered The Shop at Fort Fringe, that I was about to witness a beautiful expression of some of Shakespeare’s most noteworthy relationships. Through sign language, spoken verse, and physical movement, the cast takes the audience through a number of different relationships, from the comic, to the bittersweet, to the […]
Thursday night’s audience was stripping off layers before the show had started. Maybe it was the smooth R&B pre-show soundtrack. Maybe it was an effect of the deep hot glow of the red footlights. Seems more likely it was the venue’s A/C unit, which gave us time to warm up while it warmed up, but […]
Every so often a piece of theatre comes along that touches the audience, making them laugh and cry, illuminating issues that we all experience privately, but seldom address in mixed company. Logic, Luck and Love does all this, and more, shedding light on both the heterosexual and homosexual male and female experiences in love.
DC theatregoers have a unique opportunity to see a heart-warming, funny, touching, and beautifully written one-man show, with a tour-de-force performance by Queer in the USA’s writer and performer Manuel Simons.
Ever wonder what became of the beloved characters from Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip? You know, once they grew up and were faced with all of the trials and tribulations of high school? Well, you are in luck because Burt V. Royal has written an update for the beloved gang, with his beautifully moving and […]
From the publicity (“Shakespeare’s bromance, with no bros”) and from Joshua Engel’s pleasantly erudite director’s note, I sat down expecting No Gentlemen of Verona to be an academic’s production. That is, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare geared toward highlighting a specific theme—gender, I figured, in this case—or a radical re-appropriation of the text in the […]
What waits beyond the veil of reality? Is it Heaven? Hell? Or something else? This very human question forms the crux of Oblivion, a charming new opera charting one man’s struggle with his own mortality and the prospect of life after death.