“How can I capture this guy who means so many things to so many people,” asked Dan Crane, who is playing the legendary Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in the Taffety Punk Theatre Company production of Howard Brenton’s play Bloody Poetry, playing through May 31st at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. “The poems just punched me […]
Archives for May 28, 2014
Consider this: If the Emperor Nero really did fiddle while Rome burned, he might have been playing one of his own compositions (albeit in a distinctly minor key). That’s a supposition one takes from Nero/Pseudo, the glam rock musical now enjoying its world premiere with WSC Avant Bard at downtown Washington’s Fort Fringe.
Sometimes, we could all use a little love and understanding – even, perhaps, the man who betrayed Jesus Christ. In Forum Theatre’s crackling production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a superb cast brings an emotional, modern day spin to Jesus’ betrayal and Judas’ subsequent trial before a jury of ethereal peers. Director John […]
A play about a private school – in rhyme. A Shakespeare classic – live, and broadcast on WAMU. A musical – in American sign language. A Christmas Carol – in Klingon. Nobody expected that WSC Avant Bard, which describes itself as ‘Theatre on the Edge’ would make their twenty-fifth season an easy one. As Artistic […]