If opera is meant to be a true synthesis, bringing together the many art forms of music, singing, dance, acting, and the visual arts, then Washington National Opera’s Carmen has created a smashing “top drawer” example. For their sixtieth season opener, the company has rolled out the ever popular Georges Bizet opera but made the […]
Archives for September 22, 2015
If I Hold My Tongue at Compass Rose Theater (review)
If I Hold My Tongue is a new work by playwright Patricia Henley. Focusing on a group of women in a halfway house in Baltimore, it explores what it is to be a parent, a member of the community, and finally, a responsible adult.
Stylish and witty Friendship Betrayed, from WSC Avant Bard
What do we have here? Raised hemlines, bobbed hair, bathtub gin, and women who take the bull by the horns. Clearly, we are bee’s knees deep in the Roaring Twenties. And it is a heady time for three ladies who share a close friendship, as they also enjoy the attentions of the swell gents of […]
Museum guard touches a Rembrandt in new play at Ford’s Theatre
For many of us, museums can be a relatively rare pleasure – even if we live in a cultural hub like Washington. They are an escape from reality and mundanity – a chance to reflect deeply on art and meaning.
Now Comes the Night, 1st Stage (review)
Learning to let go, whether of a friend or a traumatic experience, is one of life’s greatest challenges. In Now Comes the Night playwright E.M. Lewis explores both in the story of a journalist recently returned from a lengthy hostage experience in Iraq. It is a gripping story receiving its world premiere at 1st Stage […]
UpClose: Christine Evans, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Christine Evans’ new play, Can’t Complain, debuts at Spooky Action on October 1, 2015.