Written in 1979, Christopher Durang’s scathing commentary on aspects of strict Catholic educational dogma still has the same bite as its inaugural production; it dredges up his take on sins of the stereotypical sociopathic education imposed on unsuspecting youngsters. Large swatches of the script are alarmingly mean-spirited, but the ugliness is handled so delicately with […]
Archives for June 12, 2012
The GALA Theatre company has outdone Monte Python with the Washington premiere of this quirky, over-the-top political satire by Carlos Ferrari. This burlesque of the history of European and American colonization in two hours adds depth to the genre of the musical revue.
The Playgoing Experiences of Each Chief Executive Paul Bogar, a professor at Hood College in Frederick Maryland, was hit by a question from one of his students. It was a question that may have occurred to many a theater lover: Did any other presidents go to the theater as often as Lincoln?
In the 1940s and 50s there were any number of plays dealing with the Axis, which was our enemy in World War II. Some of these plays were hits (There Shall Be No Night, A Bell For Adano, Tomorrow the World, The Doughgirls, The Eve of St.Mark), some were not (Cry Havoc, Good Morning, Corporal, […]