In 2004, Green Day was an amiable, if declining, punk rock band who’s most recent hit had been a sentimental ballad called “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”. Their breakthrough album was already a decade old, and they had been touring second-fiddle to Blink 182 (I know because I saw that tour. It’s where drummer […]
Archives for March 2016
A slew of clichés are at my fingertips, wanting desperately to open this review. “The silver screen comes alive on stage!” “Hollywood meets Broadway at the Atlas thanks to the Congressional Chorus!” “Let’s go to the movies with the Congressional Chorus – that’s entertainment!”
There’s a saying: All roads eventually lead home. Though as Moses found out, that journey can sometimes take a few decades longer than expected. It all started innocently enough.
Round House Theatre will co-produce both parts of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America with Olney Theatre this fall, Round House announced yesterday. The joint production will kick off a two-year collaboration between Olney and the Bethesda-based Round House Theatre.
While, for many of us this election cycle is fraught with drama, there are clutches of writers around the country cheering every twist, failure and faux pas. Yes, it is playing into the hands of America’s comedy writers. And to take their measure, we contacted DC’s own year-round political comedy revue troupe, the Capitol Steps […]
Unexpected Stage Company, operating out of the Randolph Road Theatre in Wheaton, MD, will offer a two-production slate for 2016 which will literally encompass life and death.
Darja, the central character in Ironbound, never leaves a barren bus stop on an ugly stretch of post-industrial New Jersey, but Martyna Majok’s rich play about a poor immigrant feels always on the move, determined to take us on a sad and funny adventure that shifts back and forth over 22 years.
The last time I saw a full production of Annie on stage, I was only 8 and Andrea McArdle was playing the titular redhead on the Great White Way. And it was my first-ever Broadway show and the musical that made me fall in love with theater to begin with.
Metro is closed today, but, according to our survey, all shows in the Washington DC area are going on as scheduled. Forum Theatre, which is presenting The Pillowman, is offering a 50% discount for Wednesday’s night’s show (to purchase, click here and use promo code ‘metro’). Forum also reminds us that the buses are running and that […]
1984, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s newest visiting international production, combines cutting-edge technology with a very old technique for making political plays for this new adaptation of a classic novel simultaneously politically vacuous and literally physically painful to watch.
Two detainees, two cops, two (or is it three?) gruesome child-murders — that’s the triad of pitch-dark dualities that underpin The Pillowman, a Grimm-ly funny brothers-in-extremis fable that earned a best-play Tony nomination a decade or so ago for black-hearted Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh.
You can’t trust anything these days, especially memories. Being human, we treat them like modeling clay—stretching, reshaping, pounding and molding our memories until they are the lumpen leftovers of our personal folklore.