DC theater veterans Kerri Rambow and Fiona Blackshaw headline George is Dead, written by comedic icon Elaine May (Heaven Can Wait, The Birdcage). The one-hour play, opening December 3rd, will be the inaugural show from The Klunch, the new theater company launched by Cherry Red Productions co-founder Ian Allen.
Bill Largess is a founding member and Artistic Director at Washington Stage Guild. A graduate of Catholic University, he has been extensively involved as an actor and director in the region for more than three decades. He also serves as a faculty member at George Washington University’s Department of Theater and Dance. His newest directorial […]
“You have to consider that top singers and celebrities have a lot of impact on our lives. Just look at someone like Michael Jackson and how the music of artists becomes the soundtrack of your life,” Donna Migliaccio said. “That power is what Daniella is trying to harness – the ability to get into people’s […]
“It’s not where you start – it’s where you finish.” So goes the opening number to Just Between Us: a piano, a mic, and a memory, a delightful one-woman cabaret performance featuring DC theater mainstay Marilyn Hausfeld.
Many artists fiercely resist the notion of focus grouping their work. The idea persists of a lone artist channeling their unencumbered vision, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
Nancy Reagan famously referred to her husband’s lengthy bout with Alzheimer’s disease at “the long goodbye” – a prolonged and painful process of shedding the various levels of one’s memories, one’s very identity as a person.
For many of us, museums can be a relatively rare pleasure – even if we live in a cultural hub like Washington. They are an escape from reality and mundanity – a chance to reflect deeply on art and meaning.
“The great thing about kids is that they will tell you in real time how your show is when they see it during previews,” said David Kilpatrick, manager of the John F. Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences program. “They don’t hold back on what they think at all. I just love that interaction.”
“It picks you rather than you picking it.” That is how Claire Schoonover describes acting. DC theater lovers are certainly finding Schoonover and her craft a perfect fit. The British native made her regional debut this summer as the co-lead in director Christopher Goodrich’s re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet at Unexpected Stage’s Randolph Road […]
What if you could have a heart-to-heart with yourself thirty earlier younger? Thirty years older? What if you could finally ask the younger you just what the hell you were thinking on the verge of a major life mistake?
What if Adolph Hitler had been a better artist? It’s one of history’s great riddles. Perhaps if the Führer had shown more promise in his original career choice as a painter, the trajectory of the 20th century would have unfolded very differently.
It’s easy to grow jaded about the magic of Washington after a few years on a lease. Over time, lofty ideals and Sorkin-esque monologues have a way of being superseded by rent worries and Metro frustration. Landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and the Supreme Court fade as inspirations and become places where visiting relatives drag […]