It’s strange to say, about the components of a project called The Great Divorce, that they are a team that is returning. But they are — they’re back, they being C.S. Lewis, Fellowship for Performing Arts, and Max McLean.
Archives for December 2014
Christmas themed shows are doing predictably well in our area, but there is one acclaimed production you can’t see, unless you scored a ticket last month or act quickly to grab seats for the performance just added. (see below)
Whether you’re 3 or 83, it’s likely you have seen the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV at least once in your life, as the Christmas special has been a ratings bonanza ever since it first aired back in 1965.
Trigger warning: this review contains references to a play containing linguistically graphic depictions of sexual assault, forced abortion, racism, misogyny of the violent sort, disembowelment, and sex with demons. And these are some of the lighter moments in Terminus.
The holidays are certainly a time for theatre to tap into the spirit of the season. There is always a chance (or four) to see Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemptive journey of self-discovery, of course. Usually, there are several little girls named Clara dreaming of Sugar Plum Fairies and the Mouse King’s battle with the heroic Nutcracker. […]
Holiday concerts…what do we want? My expectations for a holiday gig are certainly quite different than the usual fare in the Barbara Cook Spotlight Series. If a Broadway star is going to be singing “Jingle Bells”, I don’t guess I’ll be commenting, “wow, look at that emotional connection” or “S/he really landed all the jokes […]
Want to see joy personified? Look no further than Black Nativity, now blazing the stage of the Anacostia Playhouse with light, love, hope and more joy to the world than any Scrooge could withstand.
Playwright Ayad Akhtar has Disgraced running on Broadway. It’s found its audience, which responds to the play’s sparkling and insightful dialogue dealing with the complicated relationships among a black woman, a Jewish American, a Muslim Pakistani and a white Protestant, sharply spoken during an elegant dinner party on New York’s upper east side. In a […]
The first thing to know about Beauty and the Beast, Synetic’s newest fairy tale offering in Crystal City, is not what the production is, but what it isn’t. When buying your tickets, automated messages pop up twice confirming that you understand that this production is NOT a version of the 1991 Disney musical. Rather it […]
Holly’s poisonous, faulty lights can electrocute you, Christmas trees are firetraps, and watch out for salmonella lurking in that egg nog. The holidays can be murder.
The reinvented version of Side Show, the Bill Russell, Bill Comden/Henry Krieger musical won critical and audience approval when it was seen here at the Kennedy Center last summer. New York critics agreed when it opened on Broadway November 17, after 21 previews. Yet, on Friday, the show’s producers announced the production will close January […]
Spoiler alert: The whale dies. Edward Grue who dressed as a deer dies. The squattish bald man in his business tie dies. In Famous Puppet Death Scenes, produced by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop of Alberta, Canada, and presented at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, no puppet is spared the inevitable.