Arena Stage’s world-premiere musical Snow Child tries to be many things at once—the personal story of a married couple struggling to cope with the loss of a child; a fairy tale incorporating elements of magic; a musical homage to the Alaskan wilderness and its local traditions; and a snapshot of a particular time in Alaskan […]
Archives for April 2018
Keegan’s 2018-2019 season will begin next September with a reprise — of John Strand’s Lincolnesque, which Keegan first ran in 2009. A young Congressional aide, desperate to save the campaign of his clueless Member, turns to his psychotic brother, who believes that he is Abraham Lincoln. Might Francis be able to produce a — um, […]
Adventure Theatre MTC’s production of Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt is a bounty filled with madcap fun and laughter. The fact that it’s part of a seven-theatre nationwide co-commission getting its world premiere here is a testament to the company’s award-winning quality programing.
Designers enliven the dark stage with light, color, texture and sound. Take Five! with designers: Alejo Vietti, Cory Pattak, Debra Kim Sivigny, Elizabeth Jenkins McFadden, Helen Q Huang, Jason Lyons, Justin Schmitz, Kendra Rai, Kenny Neal, Lindsay Jones, Matthew Nielson, Milagros Ponce de León, Misha Kachman, Neil McFadden, Olivia Sebesky, Paige Hathaway, Patrick W. Lord, […]
Take out the words, and it turns out you can make Shakespeare’s most violent play even more brutal and terrifying.
Yes, Denzel Washington is the reason audiences are drawn to the fifth Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, just as the hopeless drunks who inhabit Harry Hope’s saloon are drawn to Hickey, the character Washington is portraying. Hickey is a happy-go-lucky traveling salesman who arrives every year on Harry’s birthday to buy them […]
Based in Galway, Irish theatre company Druid is known for its epic productions of large-scale works such as DruidSynge, all six John Millington Synge plays performed in a single day, DruidMurphy, a similar showing of the work of Tom Murphy, and DruidShakespeare, a presentation of Richard II, Henry IV (Part One), Henry IV (Part Two) […]
Actors are Mediums, channeling the voices of the playwright and director through their bodies and psyches to etch a character indelibly into an audience’s memory. Actors responding: Alessandra Baldacchino, Alex Vernon, Anna O’Donoghue, Annie Houston, Antoinette Robinson, Ben Gunderson, Blakely Slaybaugh, Bryan Jeffrey, Caroline Clay, Caroline Dubberly, Clayton Pelham Jr., Danny Gardner, Derek Smith, Doug […]
Girlfriend, a distinctly gay love story built around a specific alt-rock album, delivers a universal narrative of first time young love and the music that makes the teen years survivable.
What if Harry Potter hadn’t existed until now? What if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the five and a half hour play now on Broadway about two generations of Potters and their friends and enemies, was the first in the franchise — not preceded by J.K. Rowling’s seven novels published between 1997 and 2007 […]