For years, psychologists have marveled at the power of music to rebuild memory, aid recovery from brain injury, and even fight Alzheimer’s disease. In The Requiem, talented young playwright Madison Middleton uses the paradigm of music as a bridge to the past to craft a touching story of family reconciliation, by way of violins and Vivaldi.
Archives for September 21, 2015
A Matter of Worth, Live Garra Theatre
One dollar, one woman, one epic story connecting a tragic past to a hopeful future; A Matter of Worth by Marcia E. Cole, allows the audience to experience slavery through the eyes of Hannah, a cotton plantation field worker, just before the abolishment of slavery. Equipped with a unique vision and a voice filled with […]
theatreWeek has begun, and the ticket deals are crazy!
Welcome to theatreWashington’s annual theatreWeek where 52 theatre companies are offering tickets at unbelievable prices. Buy during this week for shows throughout the season. But remember, some deals are limited to first-come, first-served and at midnight, September 27th, all deals are done. So click here to view the offers and let the shopping begin!
Spectacular Broadway-style Ragtime at Toby’s Dinner Theatre (review)
Sumptuous costumes that take your breath away. Glorious voices in soaring harmonies, accompanied by a live orchestra. Corseted ladies on swings, and a storyline that encompasses the sweep of American history at the turn of the century. That’s Ragtime at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Beautifully, beautifully executed.
Whenever You’re Near me (I Feel Sick) from Thelma Theatre (review)
The spirit of the Fringe has infiltrated the national headline-making Women’s Voices Theater Festival. With a lively, if modest, production of Jennie Berman Eng’s Whenever You’re Near Me (I Feel Sick) Thelma Theatre stakes a claim as a new play focused theater to watch.
WIT’s October Issue (review)
It’s a old wives’ tale that comics are at odds with the audience- the heckler at a comedy show these days is more far likely to be shouted down by the audience than by the comic. That’s because, as an audience, we want to have a good time- we’ve driven to the gig, paid for […]
Inheritance Canyon, far-out scifi at Taffety Punk (review)
When my husband, Donald MacLennan, a brilliant physicist whom I adored, passed away in 2014, I decided to renew his subscription to Physics Today. I felt his presence guiding my hand as I made out the check and mailed it. I’m glad now that I did.
Seuls, briefly at the Kennedy Center (review)
After years of being performed around the world, Seuls, the riveting solo performance written, directed, and performed by Wajdi Mouawad, makes its U.S. premiere in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. The semi-autobiographical piece follows Mouawad’s constructed self – a grad student working on his thesis examining the solo performances of Robert Lepage – as he […]