One of DC theatergoers’ favorite times of year is back, as theatreWashington presents the popular Theatre Week, Sept. 12 through Oct. 7, with 26 productions being staged throughout the region. Participating theatres will be offering something for everyone—musicals, dramas, comedies, and even theatre for young audiences, along with discounted tickets. “The idea is to raise […]
Archives for August 2018
“The closet” symbolizes an important moment for many LGBTQ+ folks. It has myriad meanings and significance to the members of the community. Playwright Sigmund Fuchs, through In the Closet, has presented his version of it; a place that bends the laws of space-time in a fun, new and exciting way.
Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel scored a huge hit in 1989 with the release of her debut novel, which became a New York Times best seller, Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate), a romance that combined the natural with the supernatural. The book was turned into a hit movie back in 1992. GALA Hispanic Theatre […]
It’s 1946 Mississippi and recording artist Sister Rosetta Tharpe is considering adding a singer to join her show, so she finds the only comfortable spot available for them in the Jim Crow south – a funeral home full of prominently placed caskets! Once she quips about the comfy “deluxe model” and Marie Knight stops fidgeting […]
Sometimes it is just easiest to say it up front as clearly as possible: I loved The Ice Child—an old-school-esque “once upon a time” fairy tale about very real-world, right now issues that treats its tiny audience like intelligent, independent beings capable of great empathy. And imagination.
Neil Simon has died. As a playwright, a book-writer of musicals, a gag-writer for the golden age of television, a screenwriter, and a legendary “play doctor” (his ability to fix problems with and improve the work of others gained him the nickname “Doc”), Simon achieved the sort of success few in our popular culture over […]
Actress Natascia Diaz’s bold performance breathes transformative life into Fosca—one of musical theater’s most remarkable creations—in Signature Theatre’s resplendent revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.
This year’s Page-to-Stage Festival will feature new events – from yoga to a Looping class to more shows and events for kids as well as readings from over 60 theatre companies. To print the schedule, click the print icon following this article). Enjoy the Festival. Schedule for Saturday, September 1 10 a.m. Kid Prince and Pablo Looping […]
In celebration of the 17th annual Page-to-Stage Festival, more than 60 theater companies—both new and established—will ascend to The Kennedy Center this coming weekend (Sept. 1-3) to offer a series of free readings and snippets of plays and musicals in development. “It’s a compelling mystery, and it has been for all 16 years. What has […]
This review, written by Bob Ashby and published on DC Metro Theater Arts, appears here with permission. In Jonathan Dahm Robertson’s set for Constellation Theatre Company’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce, a collection of two-dimensional doors is depicted on the face of the backdrop. So it is clear from the outset that this […]
It’s become a truism in the queer community that coming out of the closet isn’t a singular event. And yet, the very expression “coming out” conjures up images of individuals in their teens or early twenties sitting nervously with their friends and family members and tentatively telling their truth, then hopefully being embraced, spreading their […]
One of the great perks of being in the theatre community is getting little sneak peaks at your friends’ shows. When you meet for drinks or run into one another at various places around the city, you talk about the things you’re working on, what you’re coming up next. You share gossip and whispers. The […]