In keeping with its mantra of staging intimate passionate performances in uncommon uses of environment, the Rorschach Theatre will take over Washington DC’s magnificent Intown Uptown Inn from 7-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and present ?Six Impossible Things: An Immersive Benefit Performance.
Archives for April 2014
Quotidian takes a leap of faith with Faith Healer
Brian Friel’s play Faith Healer begins with a fact about reality that’s difficult to process: sometimes the miracle will happen. Then what?
Fun Home, the musical from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir
We’ll take a look at the recordings of the Tony nominated musicals before the June 8 award telecast but, right now, there’s an original cast album of an Off Broadway musical that deserves your attention.
The Love of the Nightingale
Constellation Stage captures the multilayered stories from The Love of the Nightingale with full regalia and mythical epic bearing in the intimate Source space. With the staging so beautifully rendered, it almost seems like an optical illusion of more square footage than what is actually there. Entering the stage flanked by lofty golden panels, you […]
Mercy after the shootings: The Amish Project
The X-Men and other morphers have nothing on Nanna Ingvarsson, the local actress fluidly shape-shifting into seven characters that form a community united by tragedy in the one-woman show The Amish Project.
Living Out/Cama Afuera
It takes more than a mother and father to raise a child. So when well-educated women feel the call to work outside their homes, who cares for the kids? Easy: Hire an immigrant.
WSG debuts the funny, affecting Elling
Two mentally ill Norwegian roommates face the challenge of reintegrating into society in Elling. The result is an affectionate, amusing comedy that successfully targets both your funny bone and your heart in this latest production from Washington Stage Guild.
Tony Award nominations announced today – 3 shows seen in DC are nominated
At 8:30am today, Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff announced the nominees for this year’s Tony Awards. DC audiences got a first look at three shows now among the 112 nominees for production or performance. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Musical: Mary Bridget Davies in A Night with Janis Joplin Best […]
“Chekhovian chuckler” Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Center Stage
Let’s face it. This winter sucked the very marrow out of our bones. These days, we’re feeling as hollow as a chocolate bunny left over from Easter. If you’re wondering where your whoops-a-daisy has gone, revive your flagging spirits at Center Stage’s springy production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s Tony […]
The Admission moves to Studio Theatre, opens April 30
Popular restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal has extended the life of Motti Lerner’s The Admission, renting out The Mead Theatre at Studio Theatre to give the much-in-demand Theater J production a three week run at Studio, April 30 – May 18.
Ladies’ Opera Night at the Black Fox Lounge
Opera is fun and in your face in Washington, D.C. lately. “Ladies’ Night” last week at Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle was the fourth performance of the newly founded D.C. chapter of national non-profit Opera on Tap, an organization vowing to take the frou-frou out of opera, a traditionally elitist art form.
Failure: A Love Story
I wish I could like this story, a lighthearted tale of three sisters dying young in Chicago ninety or so years ago, more than I do. The Hub Theatre presents it briskly and stages it imaginatively, and it features some good performances – including excellent work by Chris Stinson. But in the end, it doesn’t […]