The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were announced Monday night by theatreWashington. Round House Theatre was the most nominated company with 22 nominations. The most nominated production with the Spanish language production of In the Heights garnering 18 nominations for GALA Hispanic Theatre.
Archives for February 6, 2018
Red Velvet, the real life story of actor Ira Aldridge at Chesapeake Shakespeare (review)
In the early 19th century, Ira Aldridge, an African American actor and playwright, was performing on European stages. A fraction of Aldridge’s miraculous story is portrayed in director Shirley Basfield Dunlap’s wonderful adaptation of Lolita Chakrabarti’s play, Red Velvet at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore, MD.
Kennedy Center’s family friendly Digging Up Dessa (review)
Laura Schellhardt’s Digging Up Dessa tell the story of a troubled teenager who copes with a family tragedy through her interest in fossils. This world premiere production, commissioned by the Kennedy Center as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, stretches the boundaries of family theater to offer a powerful and educational story.