Emotions and anticipation ran high from the start of the performance last night as Glenn Alan, DC Black Theatre Festival executive director, gave a proud introduction to the Living Legacy Series.
Archives for June 2012
Brave Spirits Theatre plays dress-up in this jaunty production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged minimally with a cast of ten in the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Lab Theater. With sparse lighting and no set other than a bench, Brave Spirits nevertheless succeed in conveying the poisonous hubbub of the Plantagenet court thanks to crisp blocking […]
Max Garner is a Baltimore writer whose two person play Sphere: The Thelonius Monk Story, directed by Rosalind Cauthen, will be at Woolly Mammoth Theatre this weekend as part of the DC Black Theatre Festival.
Imagination Stage lives up to, in fact exceeds, its name, its mission and all manner of lofty expectations with their splendiferous production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
Keegan Theatre will be keeping its focus firmly on its Celtic roots during its 2012-2013 season, with supplemental emphasis on searing American drama and on musicals with a little lilt and leer to them.
It is awfully hard to dig deep into the history of musical theater without having access to the essential thing that sets it apart from other theatrical events – the music.
This past weekend the third annual DC Black Theatre Festival kicked off its weeklong showcase. Between now and July 1st over 150 performances by local and international artist will take place across the District.
Arena Stage’s recently opened production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart is the area’s first production of the controversial play since 1995. It was in that year that Arlington’s Washington Shakespeare Company (now WSC Avant Bard) chose it as a way of opening up its then-new Clark Street Theatre complex with a controversial splash.
Glen Echo’s Adventure Theatre – Musical Theater Center will present some adventures in size for its young audiences next season, exploring from both ends of the spectrum. Adventure will call down some of the biggest names in the fictive arts to tickle and intrigue patrons as little as four years old.
“DC is just one big ladder. The higher you climb, the fewer people that can s**t on you.”
Hub Theatre, which has been drawing appreciative audiences to the John Swazye Theatre of the New School in Fairfax, Virginia, announces that next season it will be bringing one of its original productions to DC, and will produce a world premiere and two other intriguing DC area premieres in its resident theatre.
Throughout his extensive catalog of works, Shakespeare has proved over and over again that deception always catches up to us in the end, often in hilarious or tragic fashion. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s riotous remounting of The Merry Wives of Windsor offers a modern take on perhaps the most ludicrous of the playwright’s “cons gone wrong”, […]