I came to DC’s Studio Theatre to talk to Duncan Macmillan about his latest play, Lungs, which will be making the first part of its rolling world premier at Studio on October 2nd (it opens on the 19th in the U.K. ). The play itself focuses on a young couple agonizing about – here I’m stealing […]
Archives for October 3, 2011
In Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama A Moon for the Misbegotten, two lost souls reach out to each other across a blighted stretch of earth, riding waves of hope and heartbreak in pursuit of a love that was doomed from the very beginning.
The odyssey of the redemptive thief turned champion of the innocent and the good, the story of the lodestar Jean Valjean and “the miserables” triumphantly returns to the Kennedy Center replete with the smoke, the shouts, the tragic appeals and the soaring spectacle that has made impassioned believers of audiences for the last 25 years.
Witness for the Prosecution is a six-course meal of a play, a lip-smacking, eye-rolling, stomach-rumbling grand buffet of – wait for it – vintage fifties, English-style murder, complete with basso-profundo defense barristers, harrumphing prosecutors, astringent judges, silly young secretaries, and a wide-eyed, decent, innocent young defendant – or so he seems. It is the sort […]
Now that the western sun has set on Arena Stage’s Oklahoma!, Washington is in danger of being bereft of glorious singing voices and exemplary choral work. That void will be filled by Ford Theatre’s thrillingly sung Parade, a co-production with Theater J, directed with skill and sensitivity by Stephen Rayne.