The Real World: Kabul tells the story of three American writers in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul rushing to get a soap opera script written for Afghani television under a very tight deadline. Unfortunately, that’s all it does—and that’s disappointing, because it could have been so much more.
Archives for July 8, 2016
Joseph Price’s Color Theory (review)
Joseph Price has got a lot of guts—just standing on a stage and being himself while making you a part of his story. Color Theory: An interactive Game/Play is a thoroughly fun and enjoyable hour, and I dare you not to adore Price after it’s over.
GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet (review)
Accessible and timely are not necessarily the first words that come to mind when someone mentions the word “ballet,” but GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet is both these things. Glacier is the perfect introduction to modern ballet for the uninitiated and even the disinterested. With a running time of 45 minutes, a tightly scored soundtrack […]
The Class Act Players are young, talented, and ambitious to an almost irritating degree. With SuperNOVA, the college-aged troupe presents their second full-scale original musical in as many years. Game respect game.
Complexity: A One Woman Show (review)
Complexity: A One Woman Show opens with as time-tested and predictable a setup as a musical can muster: a naively bright-eyed woman moving into her first New York apartment. It’s a narrative we’ve seen time and again, from Sex and the City to Avenue Q, and it takes a particularly crafty, nuanced humorist to rework […]
Petunia and Chicken (review)
Petunia and Chicken from Animal Engine Theatre Company transforms the basement of a synagogue into the vast and harsh plains of Nebraska, two actors into a huge and colorful cast, and another night in the nation’s capital into an oasis of wholesome and delightful theatre.
Aliens, Nazis, and Angels: A Capital Fringe Peek
–Solo performer Leah Harris responds to some questions from DC Theatre Scene– Tell us about the moment where you said to yourself: “I just have to do this!” I’ve been a poet and spoken word artist for many years, as well as a mental health advocate who always told my story behind the safety of […]
Allen Drury’s brilliant novel, Advise and Consent, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. In it, the weaselly Senator Freddie Van Ackerman of Wyoming threatens to expose a gay liaison which the upright Senator Brigham Anderson of Utah had during the war if he didn’t vote the right way on a nomination before the Senate. Van […]
In a Day of Dreary (review)
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, theatre lulls you into a sense of silly, charming fun—then warps your brain, makes you squirm, and spits you out in less than 40 minutes. In a Day of Dreary is one of those plays.
The Greatest Science Fiction Show (No One’s Ever Seen) (review)
The Greatest Science Fiction Show (No One’s Ever Seen) provides no shortage of giggles, paired with some heartwarming moments. Part love letter to a old-school science fiction, part middle finger to the Sad Puppies of the Hugo awards, and part affection for geek culture, Grain of Sand’s show serves as a pleasant Fringe offering to […]
The DOMA Diaries (review)
In the end, the Defense of Marriage Act was always constitutionally suspect. Under DOMA, a state which did not recognize same-sex marriage was not obliged to respect such a marriage if it was performed in a state which did. Nor did the Federal government. This violated the full faith and credit clause of the […]
Once Upon a Bedtime (review)
If Robert Louis Stephenson’s Storybook world were cooked up together with a fairy tale opera like Cinderella and spiced with the comedic talents of Carol Burnett in Once Upon a Mattress, you’d get this gumbo of a show.