Penn Quarter is D.C.’s neighborhood for entertainment. From the Verizon Center to the National Portrait Gallery, the fluid parameters of Penn Quarter house a spectrum of art, culture and performance that draws and enthralls D.C.’s crowds of fanny-pack tourists and bespoke lobbyists. Not to mention, a stroll down 7th street will captivate any casual people […]
Archives for August 21, 2014
Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s Shining City raises a question about our demons: do we make them up to punish ourselves, or do they exist outside us in the world? For most of the play, the answer seems to be that we are haunted by our actions and their repercussions, the gravest of which may come […]
When he was 12, Doug Carpenter attended his first-ever professional show at the National Theatre, watching awestruck over the powerful music and story of Rent. Now, almost two decades later, the actor is making his National debut in the touring production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.
I expected Doug Wright’s play I Am My Own Wife to be a different kind of Anne Frank story, one in which the heroine survives by hiding in plain sight. Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, the play’s historical center, was a German transvestite who lived in east Berlin from the 1930s through the 1980s, a time when […]