Recent research has shown that humans’ domestication of dogs has altered canines’ brains. I have a theory — it has not yet been borne out by science, but I am confident that it will be — that cats have done the same to humans. Why else would we be in such devoted service to these […]
Archives for September 20, 2019
A tribute to Alan Friedman, 71, beloved theater volunteer
Local theater lobbies just got a bit colder with the passing of Alan Friedman, 71, on September 19. Along with his husband Lou Altarescu, Alan was a fixture in the Washington theater scene, a warm and welcoming presence for decades as ushers for Round House Theatre, Washington Stage Guild, Theater J, Signature Theatre and many […]
Review: Surfacing from ExPats Theatre
Sometimes theatre amuses, sometimes it entertains, sometimes it moves. Oftentimes we get caught up in the protagonist’s journey, sometimes we are dazzled by technical brilliance. Then there are times when, as the audience, our obligation is to bear witness. If there’s any hope for humanity, it is our heretofore underutilized capacity for empathy. I’ve also […]
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