Update: the cast is holding a staged reading of the play. Cash donations accepted for the Trevor Project. Reservations strongly suggested. ——————– Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre has closed down its troubled production of Corpus Christi, according to an announcement signed by 13 members of its cast and released today. “We, the cast of Corpus Christi, […]
Archives for March 2018
Three Tall Women Review: Glenda Jackson and Albee on Broadway, Triumphant
“I was tall and I was strong,” recalls the oldest woman in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, and you believe it, because it is Glenda Jackson, who commands even as she winces in pain or cries in embarrassment or drifts into sad memories.
Look for Theater J’s next season on 4 familiar stages around town
Theater J will be all around town during the 2018-2019 theater season, as the Edlavitch DCJCC makes significant renovations to its digs on 16th Street. While the Jewish Cultural Center will be building a better box office and making improvements to accessibility, among other renovations, Theater J will be staging productions at Arena Stage, the […]
Review: 410[GONE] from Rorschach Theatre
Being stuck in the world of 410[GONE] might seem like Hell for most people. After all, it is a trippy video game afterlife full of maddening puzzles based on Dance Dance Revolution and manic Chinese deities that get high off of human pain. While it is Hell of a sort (technically more of a purgatory) […]
In Series announces the selection of its new Artistic Director
Timothy Nelson, who spent ten years as the Artistic Director of the American Opera Theater in Baltimore, will return to the area after the conclusion of this season to take over the reins of In Series from retiring AD Carla Hübner. Ms. Hübner, the Founding Artistic Director, is departing after leading the company for thirty-six years.
New York City Ballet: Justin Peck’s dazzling “Pulcinella” makes DC debut (review)
Justin Peck’s “Pulcinella Variations,” an ecstatic circus of the soul, made its sensational D.C. debut Tuesday in an altogether winning evening of mixed repertory by the New York City Ballet.
Bedlam Theatre’s Pygmalion: My Fair Lady, minus the music, plus commentary on class, gender and race
Has My Fair Lady turned its source material, Pygmalion, into an outdated curiosity? Bedlam dares you to compare, deliberately mounting its production of George Bernard Shaw’s century-old play Off-Off Broadway at the same time as the fourth Broadway revival of the 60-year-old Lerner and Lowe musical adaptation is in previews at Lincoln Center.
Waves, all that Glows Sees at The Kennedy Center (review)
Everybody loves a day at the beach, especially kids. In these DC days of a snowy Spring, Kennedy Center is providing an opportunity for seashore fun (no airfare needed) by hosting, in its Family Theater, Waves, all that Glows Sees. This is another offering in that surprisingly vibrant scene in town that caters to the […]
Second season at 4615 Theatre Company will debut new Joe Calarco play
A play written at the dawn of the 17th century and one written at the dawn of the 21st will bookend the second full season for Silver Spring’s 4615 Theatre, the company announced Sunday night.
RS/24 at Anacostia Playhouse (review)
RS/24 is an ethereal drama about one long night in the life of Herbie, a record store owner (writer and director Clayton LeBouef, the veteran actor is best known for his performances in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and “HBO’s The Wire.”) Audience members, drawn into the small black box theater of the Anacostia Playhouse […]
Review: Translations at Studio Theatre
Many languages are bandied about in Brian Friel’s Translations—Greek, Latin, Gaelic, the king’s English, to name a few—creating a rich linguistic tapestry central to the play’s theme of cultural identity, understanding and meaning without words and ultimately, tragic miscommunication.
Alabama Story, why a bunny book was banned from Alabama’s libraries (review)
The facts behind the real life incidents captured in Kenneth Jones’s Alabama Story – the controversy over banning a children’s book – stands as a cautionary tale, one that has been brought to life and beautifully rendered by Washington Stage Guild.