The Rude Mechanicals make a lot of bold choices in their adaptation of the classic Lysistrata. They have chosen to set Aristophanes’s sex-laden comedy in 1969, a time rife with anti-war sentiments, sexual exploration, and rebellion against authority. They have chosen to mostly maintain the antiquated syntax of the text, including lines said in unison, […]
The Sensational Sans Sullivan Radio Hour is exceedingly reminiscent of a high school play, which is not surprising, considering that Beat on the Bard Theatre Company is comprised of young high school graduates from Arlington. They have adapted W.S. Gilbert’s 1871 operetta A Sensation Novel into something that resembles a radio play crossed with a highly […]
It is very rare that a theatre piece is able to overcome negative first reactions, but amazingly, Mirabilia is one such show. Presented as the inaugural production of Eclectic Mayhem Productions, this original fairy tale told largely in mime doesn’t seem like much on the surface. The intended audience is unclear, the sparse bits of […]
After the final curtain of Landless Theatre Company’s Haute Mess, I sit in stunned silence. My mind spins with the outrageous things that occupied the stage in front of me. As my widened eyes return to normal and I manage to close my gaping mouth, I begin to try to piece together what I have […]
The minimalistic approach of Kevin Boggs’s one-man Fringe performance is perfectly suited to the tone of the piece. Picture a man in his best khakis, gleaming loafers, and blue V-neck sweater standing upstage center in a simple pool of white light. This is Kevin, and Kevin doesn’t need an elaborate set to tell his story. […]
Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk is not a play. It’s not a musical, a revue, or even a concert. Disco Jesus is an experience—an unparalleled, rocking experience.
Characters in musicals break out into song when they cannot contain their feelings any longer, when they are experiencing such overwhelming passion that an eruption of music is the only way to accurately convey the depth of emotion they are experiencing. According to The Snuff Musical, when are emotions the most passionate? Why, right before […]