Faction Fools’ usual comic shtick works wondrously well in The Cherry Orchard. The award winning Fools bring artistry, cultural awareness and salient knowledge with funny bone commedia comedy arts to everything they touch. With Hamlet, Our Town and so many other classics under their belts, why not tackle the passionate throes of frustration, disappointment and human […]
Adventure Theatre MTC’s production of Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt is a bounty filled with madcap fun and laughter. The fact that it’s part of a seven-theatre nationwide co-commission getting its world premiere here is a testament to the company’s award-winning quality programing.
Witch opens with what appears to be a coven of women in black shiny robes circling the stage holding candles. One periodically reads from a book so iridescent that its pages glow in the dark. Then shift to a present day, and not just any day, but the happenings of the post-election 2017 Women’s March […]
The title alone – The Underground Railroad Game – gives you hint of the slippery slide towards impropriety and breach of all kinds of correctness about to happen. And that’s not even the half of it.
The facts behind the real life incidents captured in Kenneth Jones’s Alabama Story – the controversy over banning a children’s book – stands as a cautionary tale, one that has been brought to life and beautifully rendered by Washington Stage Guild.
Nat Turner in Jerusalem is a journey into the fervent religious belief behind the leader of a slave rebellion in Southampton County, VA, armed with a sword and spirit. You may have seen Theater Alliance’s The Raid, based on John Brown and the rebellion at Harper’s Ferry, which just closed in Anacostia. Nat Turner in Jerusalem […]
The Texas Homecoming Revolution of 1995 has got to be one of the strangest titles that I’ve ever seen but the production is incredibly entertaining. The fast-moving script by Jennifer Faletto hits all the right notes with this gaggle of seniors soon to be graduating from a well-to-do Houston suburb. They’ve made their marks, planned […]
Dr. Ruth. Nearly everybody knows her iconic look, sound and effervescent spirit. Little did we know, however, about the marriages that didn’t work, early professional hardships, experience working in a kibbutz in Jerusalem, and unspeakable loss. Some of us at a certain age can’t help but grin at the memories of our first encounters with […]
In The Veils by Hope Villanueva, Melody, a female Marine translator in Afghanistan, has completed her tour of duty and returned stateside trying desperate to pick up the pieces of her life. That includes planning her wedding. Her mother and sister try to support her, but the memories, sights and sounds of the war are only […]
Most of us have heard of Booker T. Washington as the counterpoint to W.E.B. DuBois, one espousing the “safe’ position of newly freed blacks to better themselves through industry and service while the other struck a more aggressive tone demanding higher education opportunities and social equality.