When in The Lady Becomes Him, the caption board goes on strike (it’s “union!”), the actors must resort to using English, Italian, and American Sign Language to wage war for love, and their multi-talented-and-lingual forces collide in rollicking good fun.
Archives for April 22, 2013
I’m verklempt! It’s what I’ve always wanted! Yes folks, as the goosebumps started emerging on my arms during the sweet strains of Megan Hilty’s “Don’t Forget Me”, I realized the show had turned a corner. My eyes stared at their widest as the camera panned around the gathering of Marilyn’s lovers, and then the sharp, […]
Offering seven weekly roundtrip flights to Paris, via the swinging sixties, Rep Stage is currently flying Boeing Boeing direct from the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College.
In an era where interchangeable and mediocre bubblegum pop music reigns supreme on the radio, it’s hard to believe that less than a century ago two brothers, George and Ira Gershwin, were the ‘it’ boys of popular music. With George’s complex yet melodically catchy musical compositions and Ira’s thought-provoking and creative lyrics, they were untouchable […]
The relationship between home, history and hatred is potently explored in Bruce Norris’ edgy living room comedy Clybourne Park, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning play now housed at CenterStage in a dandy production directed with verve by Derrick Sanders.
Every creative work is at least a little autobiographical, and rarely more so than in Round House Theatre’s newest production. The thread that playwright Bill Cain uses to weave together his story — narrated by a man named Bill, about a family called Cain — is very nearly transparent. We don’t merely notice the man […]
Douglas Carter Beane, prolific playwright with a comic twist, brought Broadway a revised book to Cinderella just weeks ago, and here he is again with an original play about another kind of title character. This one is The Nance. The term has virtually disappeared from use, but it once referred to actors who played effeminate […]
NextStop Theatre Company, the Herndon-based professional theatre company which has grown out of one of the DC-area’s best community theaters, announced an ambitious five-production season for 2013-2014 last Friday.