When the man in the fedora leads the audience onto 14th Street and promises they’re about to see something that “has never before existed in the history of this evening,” he’s not kidding. Filter, one of three Artistic Blind Dates at this year’s Source Festival, is a unique examination of places and the way people […]
Archives for June 2012
New Olney Theatre Centre Artistic Director Martin Platt has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the company’s 75-year history, announcing the 9 productions for Olney’s 2013 season within a few weeks of his appointment.
A big, fresh wave of new people and plays hits DC next Saturday, with the kickoff of the third annual DC Black Theatre Festival. From June 23 to July 1, the festival will showcase a massive collection of theatre work all around town, much of it created by out-of-town artists.
Although many will remember David Schramm as the cantankerous airline owner Roy Biggins from the nineties NBC sitcom “Wings,” the Kentucky-born actor has been a man of the stage his whole life. This week, he begins performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Shakespeare Theatre, in his inaugural run as the larger-than-life Sir […]
In the same week that the Shakespeare Theatre Company received the 2012 Best Regional Theatre Tony Award, the company revealed that it was facing termination of its lease on the 451 seat Lansburgh Theatre as of Friday, June 15, 2012 and has filed a lawsuit against its landlords, the nonprofit Lansburgh Theatre, Inc. (LTI) in […]
Once upon a time, there was a lonely critic. Never mind where he lived, nor care whether he was tall or handsome, though he certainly was not rich. One day, this lonely critic went to see Gregory Moss’ play The Uses of Enchantment as part of the Source Theatre’s annual festival.
Visitors come to a beautiful island seeking to fulfill their hopes and are greeted by an enigmatic host with a foreign accent and his short assistant. A description of the old ABC show Fantasy Island with Ricardo Montalban? No, Norman Allen’s The House Halfway running as part of the Source Festival is much smarter and […]
Theo Turner thought he had escaped his parents and life in a double-wide trailer for an academic life exploring the formation of the universe. Unfortunately, he finds that he and his wife need them to complete an adoption. The confrontation with his past forms the foundation of Qualities of Starlight, a thoughtful and entertaining new […]
Pointless Theatre seeks playwrights with a collaborative spirit and an eye for puppet magic to adapt stories from The Canterbury Tales for a piece that will be performed at Flashpoint in February 2013. We are looking to select 2-4 playwrights to each adapt a tale into a 5-10 minute scene that takes place in the […]
First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb has sailed into the Kennedy Center like a great queen of Tall Ships into a deep water port. The show is elegant and quietly stunning in its old world way, delivered without technological gimmicks or showy sets and costumes. The “razzle dazzle,” as expressed in one of […]
The Andrew Sisters are in full swing at Infinity Theater inAnnapolis, where their legendary tight bouncy harmony assures that a frolicking time can be had by all.