Writer Octavia Butler is that rare African American woman who found success in the normally male-dominated science fiction literature genre; her work is beloved by fans of all ages and races. She’s known best for her 1979 novel, Kindred, which incorporates time travel and is modeled on slave narratives. The Freshh Theatre Company will be […]
“This season is our 25th anniversary and when I was planning it, I was really committed to representing what I thought was true to the history of the type of work that Rep Stage has produced over the years,” Rep Stage Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Ritsch says. “For me, the focus of the work […]
In 1991, singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet became something of a radio staple after the release of his third album, “Girlfriend,” which was hailed by critics and fans alike, and established the singer as the king of jangly guitar power pop.
Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia is opening tonight and here through June 17, performing under its familiar big top in Tysons II, McLean, VA. And just like every Cirque show, this one promises to create a unique experience for the entire family.
Brittany Alyse Willis, a non-binary trans person, who uses the singular “they” as their pronoun, used to commute to work by riding the Red Line from Maryland into Metro Center to work at one of the shops at the Natural History Museum, and although they didn’t know it at the time, their daily journey would set […]
When Studio Theatre decided to stage Irish master Brian Friel’s Translations this season, the timing seemed like a perfect fit for Studio’s Belfast-born associate artistic director Matt Torney to direct. “I am from Northern Ireland and Brian Friel is our greatest writer,” Torney says. “He passed away recently, so he was very much on my mind […]
Christopher Michael Richardson is “easing on down the road,” nightly as the Lion in Ford Theatre’s imaginative production of the Tony-winning, The Wiz, which runs through May 12.
After Avant Bard’s successful Helen Hayes Award-nominated production of The Gospel at Colonus last season (the original cast was nominated for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – Helen” category), the company has staged a remount, now running through March 25. Sandra L. Holloway, who served as choreographer last time around, has directed the show, based […]
Although Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi might not be a name people recognize, many know his story and the historic Supreme Court case which bears his name— Hirabayashi v. United States. The son of Japanese immigrants, Hirabayashi, then a student at the University of Washington, was convicted of violating two of President Roosevelt’s orders during World War […]
Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a beloved ’80s icon. The tiny, yet big-opinioned sex therapist was a fixture on late night talk shows and the radio throughout the decade, and even fronted several of her own shows dealing with sex and relationships in a candid and funny manner.