The debut production of Best Medicine Rep, a new theater company dedicated to comedy, is not really a comedy. The Consul, The Tramp, and America’s Sweetheart, written by artistic director John Morogiello, is more of an historical drama with comedic elements and a light heart about the serious issues it raises. The play supports its […]
Archives for January 23, 2018
Hamlet from Shakespeare Theatre Company – cue the comedy (review)
Be honest with me: when you saw Michael Urie in his one-actor show, Buyer and Cellar, about working in Barbara Streisand’s basement, did you think “Hey, that guy should play Hamlet!”?
Franz Kafka’s The Trial at Synetic Theater (review)
In a world where facts are malleable, the working government gets shut down, good people are without protection of the law, bureaucrats are colluding with the powerful and mad, and officials are left to stir up chaos wherever possible, who better to turn to than Franz Kafka? And who better to deliver theatre that speaks […]
World War II love story continued: See Rock City at Washington Stage Guild (review)
History books shroud World War II with specific imagery: soldiers, Nazi salutes, atomic bombs, Rosie the Riveter, and a victorious kiss from a sailor in Times Square. But See Rock City breaks through these grandiose symbols and reveals a refreshingly simple story.