When Molly Drexler (Holly Twyford) pleads to her wife Abby (Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan) “Protect me from those people downstairs,” she isn’t just blowing smoke. The Drexlers are one whoo-whee, bat guano-crazy, toxic wonderland of a clan. Their idea of a family high-five is the ability to go to work after an all-night cocaine and booze […]
Archives for October 5, 2015
a bluegrass Hootenanny from Guillotine Theatre (review)
Part Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, part Agatha Christie mystery (your pick), and part ‘Strangers at a Bus Stop’ actor’s warmup, Hootenanny by Monique LaForce is a nice little ride into Scarytown.
David S. Kessler awarded the 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award
DC Theatre Scene presented its 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award on Friday night, October 2nd on the stage of the Folger Theatre to David S. Kessler. About forty people, braving inclement weather, had come to hear Dr. Georgianna Ziegler’s lecture on Elizabeth I leading up to the performance of textsandbeheadings/Elizabeth R, and stayed to […]
David S. Kessler, 2015 outstanding audience member
David S. Kessler remembers a time when he and his wife went to a church hall to see a play and there were more people on stage than in the audience. And that was Woolly Mammoth Theatre in the early days.
The Guard at Ford’s Theatre (review)
Rembrandt’s “Self-Portrait,” (dated 1659), wearing a coat with upturned collar and crowned with a beret, looms out like an old friend on the Ford Theatre’s proscenium stage. It’s a reproduction of the original displayed in the permanent collection of Washington’s National Gallery of Art.
Peter’s Alley produces Educating Rita (review)
Torn between two worlds, one where ignorance equals survival and one where knowledge equates to power, a young Liverpool hair dresser attempts to bridge the gap by being tutored in English Literature in Educating Rita. Set in the 70s, the comedy is filled with razor sharp wit and is utterly inspirational.