“There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity.” This one line offers up the theme of Tennessee William’s renowned Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in ten simple words. But, as evidenced in the Keegan Theatre’s sparkling production, there is nothing simple about the relationships on this Mississippi estate.
Archives for July 3, 2015
Peter Pan at Threesixty Theatre at Tysons Corner Center (review)
The moment you take your first steps inside the 100-foot-high tent and the one-of-a-kind Threesixty Theatre, you know this isn’t going to be your usual production of Peter Pan. As someone who has seen both the Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby Broadway versions of Peter Pan numerous times, there’s not much about the show that […]
The Life of King John: A Capital Fringe Peek
When I first read the scene in Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John in which the prince tries to save himself by crawling out a tower window to disastrous results, I had to start over from the beginning with a new eye for the material. The English King who is refused entry by […]
Half Past What? A Capital Fringe Peek
The enemy of the writer is not the bad review, an empty bank account or even the dreaded rejection letter. It’s that little voice inside chirping: “Why would you write that? Why would you even think that!?” I wrote this play to tell that little voice to shut the hell up.
I Feel Funny: A Capital Fringe Peek
For the performer, stand-up comedy is a really weird experience. It’s not like going into your day job, where you know how many steps there are between the parking lot and your desk, which fridge is the slightly-less-disgusting fridge, and which K-cups make the best coffee (none of them).