Sapphire is hard to stomach. Written by God’s Boo and directed by Tyrell T. Lashley, the play involves a series of unflinchingly revealing therapy sessions between a troubled middle-aged woman named Kitee (O&B Production’s Terrie Edwards) and the therapist (Leslie Barnett) she’s come to for help. While we don’t know what’s ailing Kitee from the […]
iLust for G-Love: An Auto-Ethnography is probably the most enjoyable play I’ve seen at Fringe, but take that with a grain of salt, because I’m a Millennial. It’s probably the first play ever written to feature (imaginary) Google glasses.
With its previous efforts, the famed Chicago-based improv engine Second City showed a knack for tickling the hard-to-reach funny bone of many a Washingtonian.
What does it feel like to be in New York City for the first time when you’re young, gay and from Iowa? An adrenaline rush. A sensory overload of sights, sounds and action. A constant stream of insights and new experiences. Oh, and an unforgettable introduction to Grindr.
If you’re on the fence about online dating, OK Stupid’s Secret Math Lab might encourage you to shackle your laptop and keep your romantic exploits limited to the offline variety.
If you’re too ADHD to make a habit of seeing Shakespeare on the stage, there’s now a special show for you. The We Happy Few DC theatre company has bought a rollicking, movement-based, celestial liquor-filled 90 minute version of The Tempest to The Shop at Fort Fringe. The actors wear simple, tight-fitting costumes, there’s original […]
Something shocking happens at the end of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog, now making its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre, that is so shocking, it colors one’s memory of the entire play. What, at first, starts off as a rousing comic drama makes a conversion to searing social commentary, all in the span of […]
If you’re an Arthur Miller devotee, you’ll probably have mixed feelings about The Price. But if you’ve yet to see Death of a Salesman or The Crucible or All My Sons or any of Miller’s earlier, better-known works, what some may see as second-tier Arthur Miller will seem to you like first-tier theatre. And in […]
The dysfunctional sex lives of six urban dwellers living in Mexico City in the 90’s makes great fodder for comedy in Sexo, Pudor y Làgrimas, the newest production from Teatro de la Luna.
Daydreams is a tap-infused journey through time brought to stage by NYC-based company “The Call Me Crazy Dancers”. Mixing the choreographic and lyrical talents of John Curtis and Amy Smith, along with an ambitious blend of ballet, swing, modern and tap by the company’s dancers, Daydreams proves whimsical and engaging, even in its roughest moments.
I don’t think I’ve ever sat through a performance feeling more hopeless and confused than I did during the opening night of DADA Returns: 20th Anniversary Edition.
“What sort of man is Adolf Eichmann?” asks Israeli interrogator Avner Less. “Does he feel anything at all?” These two questions are posed to us in the opening of The Extermination Machine, a play that depicts the belated cross-examination of Eichmann, a prominent Nazi official who evaded the Nuremberg Trials by hotfooting it to Buenos […]