I imagine that performing alone before an audience for forty-five minutes is far from easy, however, comedian/actress Kelley Quinn makes a fair first attempt in Discharged, a one-woman show by Erin Webreck.
Madwoman in the Attic: An Evening of Short Plays is a wild interpretation of the saucy, lustful and comic writing of Theresa Rebeck, shown here in six of her short plays.
For one week only twenty-five participants gather from all over the world in Takoma Park, Maryland to dance. They’ve traveled from as far as South Africa and England to create Language from the Land: an intergenerational dance fusion of time, place and people created from the 2012 Summer Institute at Dance Exchange.
Native Washingtonian Ron Litman captures the underbelly of the city in his one-man musical satire DC Trash. For the past three years, Litman has worked as a garbage truck driver for the city and brings his experiences to stage in this hilarious and sentimental performance. It’s easy to stay awake and entertained with Litman’s animated […]
Every Night I Die is a tragic tale of love and loss. It deals in a delicate subject matter that leads to jaw-dropping dramatic moment. Playwright Amanda Andrei spins the story with just the right amount of twists and turns within an hour’s time. The actors have the challenge to fill that range from the […]
A true hero leads with great sacrifice. Jack Wassell, who plays Socrates in Socrates the Lover, epitomizes the character with a noble calling. His Socrates has a sharp, wielding power that is felt throughout the production. We gain a strong understanding for Socrates’ character in both the professional and personal realms.
The events of September 11th, 2001 left Americans, English and Irish travelers stranded for days in the 10,000 plus town of Gandor, Newfoundland. The travelers were making the transoceanic flight across the Atlantic to New York City when American soil was attacked. In midair, the planes were diverted to Gandor International Airport. The travelers were […]
Vijai Nathan takes her namesake very seriously. If you choose to see this show (and you should), you will discover why. To offer a hint, Vijai steers comedic puns and paints characterizations with the wrath of Athena.
With Ann Noble’s energetic, solo performance in Stanley Ann: The Unlikely Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, we come to learn the life of Stanley Ann Dunham, the mother of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, Jr. and get introduced to a brave, adventurous woman whose tests of moral survival ran thick.
Ellouise Schoettler is an enthusiast of genealogy. My Diamond Jubilee is her first public performance telling her autobiographical story of Finding Gus. Based on how the performance is staged, it is easy to imagine that before she only told the story in the comfort of her home.
Manifesto! is a joyous flight into the world of physical theater. Entire schools of thought are turned on their head and spun into zany interpretations with heart-pumping theatrics. Every word, noise and movement is finely tuned to leave you in hysterics. Characters fly through the air in slow motion sequences. The art movement, Dadaism, is […]
The first sight we catch, at the beginning of Spirit Tales, is a man and woman staring begrudgingly at one another. From this interaction and the first scene alone we can loosely understand that the play is about relationships created between men and women.