Something is amiss in a converted church on 20th Street, which the trenchcoated guards by the door – members of the cast – make plain. This is the world of The Trap, Ambassador Theater’s latest production, by Tadeusz Rózewicz, drawing inspiration from the biography of Czech surrealist writer Franz Kafka.
Archives for June 4, 2015
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Shakespeare Theatre, Imagination Stage, Studio Theatre, Arena Stage, Synetic Theater and La-Ti-Do.
Ripped from the pages of Maxim and Cosmopolitan, Round House Theatre’s rollicking satire “NSFW” offers a timely, raunchy, and deeply affecting look at the media’s objectification of women. It begs the question: Does the media create the problem, or do they just exploit our own bad habits?
We are in darkness. A shatteringly loud gunshot explodes. The lights go up. There is a body under a cover, and a gruesome splattering of blood all over the room. Particularly disgusting: a huge splotch of gore on the refrigerator. Several people rush into the room. They are confused, then upset, then angry. Octogenarian Ella […]
DC’s Source Festival of new plays will try to extend its two-year streak of award-winning plays when it opens Friday, June 5 at – this will surprise you – the Source Theatre, 1835 14th Street NW in DC. In 2013, the Source Festival debuted Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement, which won that year’s Osborne Award for […]
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