I confess nerves got to me before I went and I hid in the house, not sure I could face the pressure. Even on arrival I wasn’t sure I could cope. But there was the equity bulletin board that had a place for me to sign in. Next to it a picture of the cast, […]
Archives for September 2017
The chemistry between the characters of long-time husband and wife Willy and Linda Loman in Ford’s Theatre’s Death of a Salesman may seem stronger than most other productions of Arthur Miller’s classic play, as director Stephen Rayne has cast real life couple Craig Wallace and Kimberly Schraf in the roles, respectively.
What keeps our butts in the pews? Is it faith, fellowship, fear of hellfire, or infatuation with the charismatic preacher up at the pulpit?
For I Killed My Mother, you enter Spooky Action Theater through the bowels of a church, winding through the basement where performers are stationed—singing, strumming guitar, watching you walk by, or just wandering the performance space, which is a whole lot of gray and concrete. It’s a creepy introduction to what is to unfold and […]
Update – we have our winners. This contest is closed. Thanks to all who entered. More giveaways coming soon. We have 2 free pairs of tickets from Shakespeare Theatre Company to see Harold Pinter’s The Lover and The Collection at the Lansburgh Theatre.
Harrowing, chilling and profound, Lela and Co. is a story about the stories we tell ourselves in order to keep sane, or in order to protect the status quo, or in order to be polite — all of which is the same thing, more or less. It is the story of Lela (Felecia Curry), the storyteller, […]
Clover is the story of a 19th century socialite, Marion “Clover” Hooper Adams who was a participant and keen observer of the Washington, DC scene in the Gilded Age of the 1870s and 1880s. This new play inspired by her life (while disclaiming historical exactitude) presents a captivating portrait of both the challenges that women […]
In the Heights, now packing them in at Olney Theatre Center, has a visceral and emotional score coupled with a story of finding your home and your heart closer than expected. Behold the power of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s freshman effort – being followed next year by his Hamilton at the Kennedy Center. In the Heights is brought […]
A skeleton crew is the minimum number of people needed to maintain something in operation—to keep something alive. The title of Dominique Morisseau’s appealing, thought-provoking drama at Studio Theatre could refer to the quartet of characters who inhabit it, a sample of the dwindling remnants of a once-mighty population of auto workers in an industry in flux.
It’s always satisfying to discover something you weren’t very aware of beforehand. Last weekend, my kids and I had a great time at The Legend of Pufferfish Pat, the latest offering from InterAct Story Theatre.