William Shakespeare penned memorable words and characters and fashioned them into some of the most renowned stage works in the Western world. The comedies still delight; the history plays continue to intrigue us. But Shakespeare’s tragedies are the bread and butter of his dramatists’ artistry.
Archives for September 13, 2012
1st Stage, the surprisingly comfortable and well appointed theatre which belies its strip mall location in Tysons Corner, has been defying the odds since a director and his actors decided to build their own theatre, then opened it in September, 2011, just as the financial crisis hit, with a Russian comedy titled Suicide.
Constellation Theatre Company’s impeccably cast production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Taking Steps delivers buckets full of laughs. A clever twist of a British farce, the show is presented at Source on 14th Street, NW through October 7.