In Apologia, the well-acted, finely directed Off-Broadway production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 2009 play, Stockard Channing portrays Kristin Miller, a long-time activist, American expatriate and noted art historian who has entitled her recently published memoir Apologia. Apologia is a word, she is quick to point out, that should not be confused with an apology. “It […]
Archives for October 16, 2018
Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg named new Managing Director of Studio Theatre today
Studio Theatre’s Board of Trustees announced today that, after an extensive nationwide search for the position of its Managing Director, it has selected Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg, who has served in that role at Theater J for the past eight years. “We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg to the Studio Theatre family,” said board […]
Review: Venus in Fur from Compass Rose
Venus in Fur is a complex play within an even more complex play. The story begins simply: director Thomas Novachek (Joe Mucciolo) has adapted nineteenth century writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s novel Venus in Furs (the 1870 novel which explored sado-masochism) for the stage, and is desperate to find the right actress to play the lead role […]
Review: How I Learned to Drive. Round House production shows why it won Vogel the Pulitzer Prize
It took a brave playwright to write How I Learned to Drive and it takes a brave company to stage it now, and if you go to see it with an open heart, you are a brave person, too.
Performing The Fever in DC, its co-creators hope to repair “something that feels a bit broken.”
We can’t tell you much about 600 Highwaymen’s new show, The Fever, without spoiling the experience. Woolly Mammoth Theatre cryptically calls it a “spellbinding examination of how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us,” performed “in complete elaboration with the audience” that “tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our […]
In this play, Anon (Eiren Stevenson) and his mother Nemasani (Toni Rae Salmi) flee their war-desecrated county to go to a land that they have heard is just and prosperous. But when they get there, the evil King throws them in separate cages, and vows to send them back to their certain deaths.