This is it folks. The main event. In the red corner stands the reigning champion, a pubescent alpha-male and phonetic prodigy. In the blue corner, the challengers stand ready. Among them: a militant perfectionist, a boy with a ‘magic foot,’ a teenage girl who swings a mighty dictionary and many more.
Archives for March 2014
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Unsettled is the residual impression after viewing 1st Stage’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, although, and surely because, the experience delivers on the promise of enfant terrible playwright Martin McDonagh’s penchant for bleak comedy.
After 60 years, Hal Holbrook still finding new truths from Mark Twain
Hal Holbrook Tonight: “People say to me, you must be tired of doing it. I’m not tired of it! It’s what gets me out of bed, what fires me up for the day, is this old man’s telling the truth. I can’t wait to get out there and do it, because there’s too many people […]
Finding Peace Richard Thomas and Ron Rifkin Team Up For Historic Look at Camp David
At the age of 7, Richard Thomas made his Broadway debut playing the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello. Now, 56 years later, the veteran actor will be starring as a POTUS of his own, playing Jimmy Carter in Arena Stage’s world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright’s Camp David.
Studio Theatre unveils its new season along with a fresh new look
Studio Theatre has announced not only its upcoming season, but a completely revamped and retooled website, bringing with it a new graphic interpretation for the 36 year old company, new services for patrons and more changes on the horizon.
Gründelhammer at The Torpedo Factory
The BROS were in town for one vanishingly short weekend. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society brought their grungy magnus opus Gründelhammer to Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory. Gründelhammer is a frustrating, but often delightful, combination of storytelling, musical ambition, first rate performances, and a laissez faire approach to stagecraft and audience experience. The enthusiasm and warmth of […]
Tales from Red Vienna
David Grimm, the author of this new three act play, has had other works produced at the Rattlestick, the Public, at Hartford Stage and in La Jolla among the Regionals. He is a seasoned playwright who is still at it, despite the lack of New York interest or attention. The Manhattan Theatre Club is a […]
Are children doomed to repeat the sins of their parents, or can they escape the cycle of negativity and start fresh? Theater J’s workshop presentation of Motti Lerner’s powerful play The Admission examines this ageless question through the lens of the ongoing Israeli-Palestine conflict. The audience looks through the eyes of injured Israeli veteran Giora […]
Aladdin, lavish and opulent
Before you decide whether or not you want to see Disney’s big new musical Aladdin I’m going to let you in on what it is, and what it isn’t. For starters, it’s playing in the magnificent New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street which Disney brought back to life in 1997, having restored from decay and […]
A family visit to Inside Out at Imagination Stage
My husband and I brought our just turned 20-month-old twins to a performance of Inside Out, a Theatre for the Very Young production at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Our family is no stranger to Imagination Stage. We’ve been pretty much taking one “You and Me” class after the other since the kids turned one. We’ve […]
Actors join Peter Marks’ Summit – some nights they earn less than the babysitter. Why do it at all?
A less contentious affair than last month’s Summit , this second of three, “In-Depth Explorations of D.C. Theatre,” led by Washington Post critic Peter Marks and hosted by Arena Stage was by no means a merely light and trivial evening. Whereas the focus of the first discussion, with local artistic directors, was the troubled American […]
Get a job. DC Job Fair held at Arena Stage Friday, March 28
Whether you need a job, need a better job, or know someone who does, here’s important news for residents of Washington, DC: get down to Arena Stage for the third D. C. Job Fair, co-hosted by Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and Arena Stage. The event runs from 10am to 2pm, but best arrive early. […]
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