Are there any two more painful and provocative words in the English language than “what if”? Steven Dietz’s Bloomsday is a sensitive time-bending romance looking at one consequential day when a 20-year-old American tourist meets an Irish lass in Dublin in this Washington Stage Guild area premiere Both are haunted over the next 35 years […]
Archives for January 28, 2020
Review: Be Here Now at Everyman Theatre. Seizures, sanity and the smell of spring
What if happiness was not only a choice, but a side effect? That’s the intriguing premise of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play Be Here Now, which she also directs with depth and quirky humor at Everyman Theatre in a production that brightens the gloom and gray of midwinter with a joyful reminder to live in the […]
The Simon & Garfunkel Story. Fitting for our times, ‘The Sound of Silence’ and other S&G hits coming soon to DC.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in elementary school back in the ’50s, and had their first taste of musical success as teens, performing as the duo, Tom & Jerry. They were signed to their first recording contact in 1963, singing folk and utilizing their real names—Simon & Garfunkel. Both have said they never imagined […]
Review: RS/24 at Anacostia Playhouse, a slow groove
RS24 feels as though it takes place in Washington, DC in an era when the city was still known as Chocolate City and Egyptian Musk incense wafted through every record store and head shop in the city. The main character has a reverence for “vintage” music – think Donny Hathaway, Earth, Wind and Fire, Phyllis […]
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