It was 2012 when King’s Players was born. For our first show, we tackled an original piece called In the Company of de Sade. The premise was simple: a director attempts to stage the Marquis de Sade’s infamous dialogue piece, Philosophy in the Bedroom, for the Capital Fringe Festival, until the threats begin. First against […]
Archives for June 2017
Some believe that if we keep people who have died in our thoughts and words then they are not really dead. Well, if so, then last night lights were blazing and the world was happily peopled by our many friends and family members lost to AIDS. RENT came to town for its Twentieth Anniversary Tour […]
No other play now on area stages has been more enhanced by its soundtrack than Theater Alliance’s Still Life with Rocket. Matthew Nielson’s underscored music, sound effects and songs of this collaborative production are so perfectly tuned to the performances, it is difficult to imagine the play without them.
The idea for my show started 6 years ago after I attended a voice workshop, when one of the coaches told me that I would be good at doing cabaret; I never thought of doing that. At the time, I was working on presenting a solo recital, and decided to turn my recital into a […]
In my experience, there are two kinds of science fiction that tend to make their way to movie audiences: action blockbusters with a veneer of futuristic technology like The Terminator or The Matrix, or glorified disaster movies depicting the triumph of the human spirit (Armageddon and The Martian spring to mind).
North Korea’s nukes hurtle toward the U.S.—targeting both rural and urban areas—and we’ve got 15 minutes left to live, all the while being “monitored” by an unknown Russian operative who insists he is not a spy. Will we continue to bicker? Or raise a glass and drink one final toast to old (and new) friends […]
Screens shaped like shards of broken glass splay the Theater J stage. Upon them the company, in collaboration with the Holocaust Museum, has projected photographs and home movies taken in Germany, in 1938. Some of them feature der Führer. Some of them feature the military might of Nazi Germany. Some of them feature children. They […]
We all assume we see the world as it is, as everyone else sees it. That’s not always the case.
The Kennedy Center was alive with The Sound of Music on Friday night. Almost every seat was taken in the vast Opera House auditorium for the opening night of the latest Broadway-style touring production. Adults were ready to sing along to this most beloved musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Companion children by […]
“I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” brags the Welsh mystic Owen Glendower, in Henry IV, Part 1. “Why, so can I, or so can any man,” retorts Hotspur. “But will they come when you do call for them?” So it is here: you can call the ten-minute plays which appear in this collection […]
The box office for Capital Fringe has just opened, and, on this opening day, we begin our Fringe coverage with a preview of John Morogiello’s Blue Over You.
I came across Blue Over You at the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest two summers ago and immediately fell in love with it. The story of Francis, this incredibly funny and difficult drama teacher, trying to find his missing wife, spoke to me like few plays do. It’s everything you want in an evening of theater: hilarious, […]