“Here’s a representation of a culture that doesn’t get a lot of stage time. We had an audience last week that included 51 deaf community members. That was about three-quarters of the theater. Which I think is really important. We have a huge deaf community here that doesn’t always have the ability to see themselves […]
Archives for February 19, 2014
About a month ago, Washington Post critic Peter Marks announced “The Summit,” a special series of three panel discussions. Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith, had offered Marks the opportunity to create and moderate the series as he saw fit, so on Monday night he began by bringing a quintet of local artistic directors to […]
Only perfect-pitch direction and excellent casting could get this quirky expressionist work off the ground. Luckily Spooky Theater has just what it takes to get juices flowing like you wouldn’t believe.
Director Jerry Whiddon and actor Marty Lodge are back at Round House continuing a long friendship and professional collaboration. Jerry Whiddon was co-founder and producing Artistic Director of the company for twenty years. He helmed Travels with My Aunt, Our Town and The Swan, to name but a few. As an actor, Whiddon appeared as […]
Molière (real name: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) was the mid-seventeenth century French fellow who liked to poke fun at virtually everyone who lived in his time. He ridiculed hypochondriacs, misers, braggarts and blowhards, and took particular relish at having a go at the medical profession in Le Médecin Malgré Lui, his hit play of the l665-66 season […]