Edgar Allan Poe’s tale has grown so large in the literary imagination that we forget that the original was a short story, less than 7200 words in length and more atmosphere than incident. It is less a story than an invitation to the reader to create a story, and the Pallas Theatre Collective has accepted […]
Archives for August 2014
Kathleen Akerley’s Something Past in Front of the Light remains, in my view, the finest original work by a Washington-area playwright not named Posner. She has written other excellent plays – dense, howlingly funny, and wise – as well. This is why – let’s say it without the bark on – Pol Pot & Associates […]
The GALA Hispanic Theatre’s founder and producing artistic director, Hugo Medrano, greets me on the steps of the Josephine Butler Parks Center building. This is the Renaissance-revival style mansion, built in 1927 in the Meridian Hill neighborhood that provides offices for many Washington DC community-based organizations. GALA uses this building as a meeting place, but […]
It’s not often you get some of the biggest names in the DC theater community together in one room—and even less often that most of them are up on stage performing on one night, but that’s exactly what you can expect on Monday night, August 18, when Signature Theatre hosts the Third annual Summer Hummer, […]
DC theater lovers are no strangers to the work of Donna Migliaccio. With a dozen Helen Hayes nominations to her credit, including two wins, and her leadership in helping Signature Theatre become one of the region’s top theatres, she has shined both on the stage and off.
Many people who attend the theater don’t know it, but theater is a race. The finish line is set months in advance and is cheekily called “Opening Night,” even though it is the closing of a long journey. And, just like any race, the moments leading up to the finish line are the some of […]
Just announced – Side Show, seen here at the Kennedy Center last June, will indeed be going to Broadway, moving into the St. James Theatre, now home to Bullets over Broadway. This ends months of online speculation which began on Side Show‘s opening night. Side Show will open for previews October 28th, with the official […]
The dog days of summer might have some people down but not Martin Blank. The DC-based playwright and Artistic Director of the American Ensemble Theater is seeing one of his plays produced Off-Broadway. After productions in Israel and Maryland and a reading at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival last September, Blank’s full-length play The Law […]
Currently more than 2000 restaurants cover the DC metropolitan area and hungry theatre goers are constantly looking for the best eateries to enjoy before or after a show. Welcome to Delish Dining where we will visit your favorite restaurants and bring you news of culinary happenings. Enjoy!
“Danny found me. I didn’t find him. And he keeps finding me.” Brian Childers was talking to me about his current —and, it seems, his on-going —role as Danny Kaye. At The American Century Theater (TACT), Childers is performing the solo play An Evening with Danny Kaye. It was at TACT in 2001 that Childers […]
Chalk up another success for Arlington Va.’s Signature Theatre, which welcomed loyal subscribers and curious newcomers alike August 2nd for its annual free Open House event.
When asked about his play The Seagull, Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov described it as “a great deal of conversation about literature, little action, tons of love.” For Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird–a “remix” of Seagull, which premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company last season and is currently enjoying its second run–the list might be expanded: […]