Oscar Wilde said that the aim of art is “to reveal art and conceal the artist.” As I approached The Night Watcher at Studio Theatre, I had to wonder if the one-woman show was exempt from this mandate. This is Charlayne Woodard’s fourth autobiographical solo play—by now, to reveal and relive her actual life is […]
Archives for October 31, 2013
At first glance, the handsome high-ceilinged apartment in which nearly all of The Argument plays out seems too spacious. How are two actors — even two very good actors — to fill it? But we’re quickly reminded that homes contain more than the mere bodies of their inhabitants. We unpack enormous amounts of ourselves among […]
Quick! Name a Shakespeare play – any of the 37 plays we know he wrote. Did you say Hamlet? Macbeth, maybe? Romeo and Juliet or A Midsummer Night’s Dream? We’re so familiar with “the big ones” that we often forget that there are a handful of plays we won’t often see in rotation. Luckily, we’re […]
This week, Theater Alliance debuted its production of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at the Anacostia Playhouse, performed by Jennifer Mendenhall, but I’m afraid you can’t see it. At least, not the way we saw it.