Mosaic Theater of DC’s 2017-2018 season will consist of eight plays, including two world premieres, the company’s first musical, the company’s second musical, a special three-night presentation of a ninth play, and a national tour of three additional plays. Not bad for a company’s third season.
Archives for March 27, 2017
Back to Methuselah concludes at Washington Stage Guild, 3 years after its start (review)
Perhaps we can call this ‘slow theatre,’ as an analog to the ‘slow food’ movement. George Bernard Shaw’s epic five-act Back to Methuselah is now being concluded, a full three years after Washington Stage Guild began presenting it. Even more so than Shaw’s other works, it is a drama mainly composed of ideas, typically expressed […]
Donny Hathaway’s life in Twisted Melodies at Baltimore Center Stage (review)
The name Donny Hathaway probably doesn’t ring too many bells these days—certainly not as many as Stevie Wonder or Roberta Flack, his contemporaries—but you likely sing him every Christmas (“This Christmas”) and hear his influence in pop hits performed by Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse, who both cite him as an inspiration. Not only did Hathaway […]
Doubt, then and now: John Patrick Shanley in an exclusive interview with Quotidian Theatre
On March 9, 2017, John Patrick Shanley, the author of Doubt: A Parable, granted an exclusive interview to the Quotidian Theatre Company (QTC), where Doubt will be performed from April 7 – May 7. The interview was conducted by QTC board member/actor David Dubov, who was most recently seen as “Doc” in QTC’s The Night Alive.
Theater J’s next season takes a deep look at love in the time of hate
Against a backdrop of rising tribalism in the Western World, Theater J has selected a 2017-2018 season which explores the consequences of ascendant hate, particularly during the period of its greatest triumph in Nazi Germany.