Heading into the forcefully cheerful holiday season, Scena Theatre’s got a nasty little gift waiting for audiences at the Anacostia Playhouse. Mark Ravenhill’s Handbag is packed with copious on-stage sex, drug abuse, and extreme violence of the emotional and physical variety. Theatergoers who enjoy the occasional deep-dive into the dark side should leave the kids […]
Archives for November 10, 2014
Convoluted romantic fantasy that it is, As You Like is often revered by Shakespeare aficionados as one of the Bard’s best plays, as it contains some of his most lyrical passages within a mix of reflective melancholy and laugh-out-loud comedy.
You know this place, although you may have never been here. There is a picture of Jack Kennedy, looking a little mischievous, on one wall. On another, the benevolent smile of His Holiness the Pope – Paul VI. On a recliner, Ed Kilgannon (Peter Cormican) slumbers, a copy of the Buffalo Courier-Express – a newspaper […]
There was big news coming out of Imagination Stage’s 2014 Annual Gala last month as the nonprofit arts organization announced it would expand its programmatic offerings at its Bethesda location, and also announced a new alliance with The National Theatre, which will bring children’s theater to DC.