Westboro Baptist Church, which has won notoriety for picketing the funerals of American soldiers killed overseas, will picket the Richard Montgomery High School production of The Laramie Project, the Frederick, Maryland-based Gazette.Net reports.
Archives for November 2010
She’s on the stage for two hours – singing many of Fanny Brice’s best-known songs while tap dancing, twirling, telling funny jokes, relating Fanny’s personal life and career highs and lows, while ‘Baby Snooking’ her way into the hearts of the audiences. I asked Esther Covington to talk about preparing for and performing the role […]
Maybe there’s something in the water in Ireland. Not only are they writing new plays by the boxcar, they’re writing new types of plays, using approaches which never occurred to Aristotle. Three of these theatrical adventures will be on display at the Mead Flashpoint today (Nov. 12) and tomorrow at 7 p.m. They’re all in […]
Solas Nua is giving Washington audiences a chance to see and help shape experimental works in development, straight from Dublin. Titled ‘Project Brand New’, the mini-festival is here for three performances only, starting Thurs, Sept 11th at Flashpoint.
The life and loves of Fanny Brice come alive in this stellar performance by Esther Covington who carries the show with charisma and charm, accompanied by talented musical director Tom Fuller. This American Century Theater production captures the high and low notes of this icon who set the tone for modern screwball comedy. As noted […]
According to Patrick Healey, writing in today’s New York Times, Broadway producers are on their way to Washington to take a look at Arena Stage’s production of Oklahoma! “to consider a future life for the Arena production, perhaps on Broadway.” The man on the phone to producers, according to the article, is Theodore S. Chapin, […]
Not all life-savers are made of sugar. Some are just tart little words. Here’s a classic example, from everyone’s childhood: Don’t take the candy! A life-saving mantra to bear in mind when the sweet-smiling man in the van pushes open the passenger door, pats the cushioned seat next to him, and offers you a ride.
At the beautiful new Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, all concrete and lucid glass, there is a room full of junk encased in a cage of twine. On the dust-encrusted floor the scattered remains of a life no longer lived lie rusted and useless: an old globe, the grill from a heater or a […]
Gertie Stovall is a middle-aged woman who lives alone in a dilapidated farmhouse that is on the verge of foreclosure. She’s a spunky free spirit who is beloved in the community despite her propensity to threaten trespassers with a nonfunctional rifle. When she discovers a massive cave under the property, she believes that it is […]
Few stories can inspire wonder as does the dawn of the Space Age, where in a dozen years we went from launching the first satellite to having men walk on the Moon. This wonder is faithfully revisited in One Small Step, by the U.K. theatre company Oxford Playhouse which made a too brief stop at […]
The lyrics are no more than serviceable, the story moves in random fits and starts, some of the acting is not of the greatest, and the dialogue is occluded with cliché (“time moves…like molasses in January,” writes Miriam [Arielle Goodman], ostensibly a Harvard graduate, to her war-bound husband), but when these folks open their mouths […]
Whether it be scandalous celebrity tabloids, office gossip, or a juicy overheard conversation, people’s sex lives seem to provide endless entertainment for our nosy, voyeuristic population. Taking full advantage of this basic fact, Tantra Entertainment presents a hilarious and emotional peek into that most private corner of everyday life with their production of Ken Davenport’s […]