Every year we are inundated with Shakespeare adaptations. DC is a city that loves Shakespeare. When companies choose to stage a modern adaptation of one of the Bard’s works, they often approach with a novel concept, in order to make it stand out against the multitudinous adaptations that came before.
Archives for July 14, 2016
Hand to God at Studio Theatre (review)
Not everything made big is made better. And not everything on a large Broadway stage is improved by a cavernous space. Sometimes the best gifts are in tiny boxes.
How to Give Birth to a Rabbit (review)
When we meet Mary Toft at the beginning of How to Give Birth to a Rabbit, she sings “I’d give my blood” to rise above her life of poverty and indigence, and that’s exactly what she does. Rabbit is the true story of Toft, who in 1726 England began inserting small parts of rabbits inside […]
Do Not Disturb (review)
Do Not Disturb is big as Fringe shows go -an ambitious chamber opera in fact, with 11 singers, 5 instrumentalists, plus stage and music directors.
Free Range (review)
If your tastes lean toward the silly, far-fetched and ironic, look no further than Free Range – a title that may be more a commentary about the style of theatre you will see here than the parenting style that has gotten press in the last few years.
Elizabeth Bruce’s Theatrical Journey, arts in the community
A phone rings. The voice on the other end reports that there’s an emergency: a teddy bear has broken its leg and needs to see a doctor right away. Thankfully, the phone was answered by teaching artist Elizabeth Bruce and her young students are now on the case.