“Seasonal Disorder” is an improv grab bag of sorts. Depending on which night a person shows up, between now and December 31st, the audience can end up seeing everything from comedy to drama, from a hallucinogenic drug trial to a murder mystery set in a small town. Hope for that murder mystery. Courtesy of troupe-within-a-troupe […]
Archives for December 4, 2017
Steve Beall’s astounding performance in St. Nicholas (review)
Rich, roiling, profound and profane, Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas is A Christmas Carol turned inside out. Whereas Ebenezer Scrooge had his blighted stinginess scoured through a vision of his past, present and future, the moral midget that Steve Beall portrays in Quotidian’s fine production has his emptiness filled up with the baubles he had long […]
Studio Theatre’s Curve of Departure (review)
The convening of people who may not have anything more in common with one another than shared DNA at holiday time can result in more misery than merriment for all involved. A funeral, too, can provide a similar arena for conflict—with the added pitch of grief heightening everyone’s emotions. So, it’s fitting that Studio Theatre […]
Washington’s own Nutcracker from Washington Ballet (review)
There is finally something happening on Pennsylvania Avenue to bring Washington some bipartisan joy. No, not there. A couple blocks away, at the Warner Theatre, where Clara and her prince vanquish an army of rats and celebrate with plum fairies.
Peekaboo! A Nativity Play (review)
The Hub Theatre adds a new production to the canon of Christmas stories with its world premiere of Anne M. McGraw’s Peekaboo! A Nativity Play. Described as a “heartfelt farce” with music, the approach is fresh and the story is endearing, if uneven.