Niamh Lynch (Emily Landham) has been calling her mother, Teresa, (Dearbhla Molloy) all morning. Unable to reach her and fearing the worst, she rushes to her mother’s house. Upon arriving, Niamh finds her mother in good health but is greeted by some disturbing news. After many years away, her brother Nial (Peter Albrink) is coming home for […]
Theatre, at its best, has the ability to be a powerful tool for political and social change. That means, right now in particular, #blacktheatrematters.
Ntozake Shange’s iconic for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf was groundbreaking when it was first produced in 1975 and, for better or for worse, its message is still relevant today. The “choreopoem” combines movement, dance, music and language to address the struggles and joys of being a black woman […]
Carmen: An Afro Cuban Jazz Musical, co-produced by Olney Theatre Center and Tectonic Theater Project, takes the tragic heroine of Bizet’s 1875 opera and transports her to Cuba in 1958, when the island nation was on the brink of revolution.
In the summer of 1991, the three Rosensweig sisters, Sara (Kimberly Schraf), Gorgeous (Susan Rome) and Pfeni(Susan Lynskey), reunite in Sara’s London home to mark the occasion of the eldest sister’s 54th birthday. What follows is a deluge of minor victories and tragedies that showcase the very different ways the titular sisters handle family, men, […]
Martin Dysart (Michael Kramer) is a child psychiatrist going through the motions of what he calls “career menopause,” when his good friend Hesther Salomon, (Kathleen Akerley), a court magistrate, brings him the troubling case of a teenage boy who violently blinded six horses.
In a none-too-fashionable London neighborhood in the early 1960s, middle-aged Kath (Claire Schoonover) invites the young Mr. Sloane (Mathew Aldwin McGee) to rent a room in the home she shares with her elderly father Kemp (David Bryan Jackson).
I am usually a strict adherent to the “No Christmas till after Thanksgiving” edict, but I am happy I broke my own rule and started my holiday season a little early with Washington Stage Guild.
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh takes place in the isolated Aran Islands, off the coast of Ireland, in 1934. The familiar rhythms of life on the island of Inishmaan are disrupted when news that a Hollywood film crew has arrived to make a movie about life on a neighboring island.
Mosaic Theater Company does not, it appears, intend to tread lightly. Its inaugural season opened with the new play by Jay O. Sanders, Unexplored Interior (This Is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth.) The play addresses the catastrophic violence of Rwandan genocide, and the shameful lack of response from the rest of the world. […]
In Jami Brandli’s Technicolor Life, Maxine Hunter (Isa Guitan) is a precocious ninth grader with a passion for SAT words and troublemaking friends, but she has more on her plate than the typical highschooler: her philandering father is marrying his much-younger girlfriend, her cheerfully dying grandmother has moved in, her sister has returned from Iraq […]
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End is full of the wit and wisdom of the woman herself; written by journalist/sister duo Allison and Margaret Engel, the play allows Erma (Barbara Chisholm) to tell her own story, leading the audience through her years as a mother and housewife who lampooned life in the suburbs in her weekly […]