“What do they call me?” Nina Simone asked. “What should they call me?” asks Wild Women Theatre in Four Women, their multidisciplinary exploration of black identity and womanhood showing at Studio Theatre.
Archives for July 22, 2013
DC Theatre Scene photographer Ryan Maxwell is back for week two of the festival, and we’ve got some of his favorite photos from Fort Fringe over the past few days with this new addition to our ever-growing gallery, Seen on the Scene. Every day, a new assortment of theatre folk are gearing up for fun […]
In Sandaya: Burmese Lessons, singer and actress Meghan McCall played the role of Catherine, an American who travels to Burma during its financial crisis in 1987. Catherine persists in learning “sandaya” from the acclaimed pianist and composer Gita Lulin Maung Ko Ko, and remains in Burma during the 2007 protests and demonstrations.
We all have those evenings that turn, inevitably, into those storytelling days of yore — gathered around a fireplace or a fruit bowl, talking about family and friends, the good times and bad — and sometimes those stories take a poignant turn.
For some, it happened in the back of a car. For others, it might’ve happened on prom night or during a house party—an awkward tango of limbs fueled by nerves, desire and a few beers. Whenever or wherever, one never forgets their “first time”—no matter how hard they might try.
The Sensational Sans Sullivan Radio Hour is exceedingly reminiscent of a high school play, which is not surprising, considering that Beat on the Bard Theatre Company is comprised of young high school graduates from Arlington. They have adapted W.S. Gilbert’s 1871 operetta A Sensation Novel into something that resembles a radio play crossed with a highly […]
Reflections of General Robert E. Lee To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the civil war, ‘Country Joe’ Rosier is performing two one acts: one as Robert E. Lee and the other as Ulysses S. Grant. Rosier, also a trial lawyer, researched both generals for years, following their lives by visiting the towns they lived in […]
Rarely does a show capture my rapt attention from its very first moment.