Currently in its final weeks at Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Oresteia is Michael Kahn’s swan song after over thirty years as the Artistic Director before Simon Godwin takes over next season. The modern adaptation of the Aeschylus trilogy by Ellen McLaughlin was commissioned by Shakespeare Theatre and features an all-star design team and cast. Sarah […]
This is not actor Ian Merrill Peakes’ first time playing Macbeth on the Folger stage. Ten years ago, he and Kate Eastwood Norris played Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth, and now return to their roles under the direction of Robert Richmond. But this time, it is a family affair. Peakes will be joined by his wife […]
In 2008, Folger Theatre’s Macbeth, directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of the magician duo: Penn and Teller), starred Ian Merrill Peaks and Kate Eastwood Norris in the titular roles. Ten years later, the two leads are reprising their performances in a slightly different version of Macbeth that today’s audiences have never seen before: Sir […]
Bedlam Theatre Company of New York City once again returns to DC, bringing their acclaimed, stripped-down production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan at Folger Theatre. Audiences might remember when they brought their repertory productions of Hamlet and Saint Joan to Olney Theatre Center in 2013, and Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker, directed his adaptation […]
Based in Galway, Irish theatre company Druid is known for its epic productions of large-scale works such as DruidSynge, all six John Millington Synge plays performed in a single day, DruidMurphy, a similar showing of the work of Tom Murphy, and DruidShakespeare, a presentation of Richard II, Henry IV (Part One), Henry IV (Part Two) […]
Sovereignty by Mary Kathryn Nagle at Arena Stage brings the rarely-heard Native American voice to the DC stage. Tribal sovereignty is defined as “the concept of the inherent authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within the borders of the United States.” Yet, tribal courts have no jurisdiction over crimes committed by non-Indians on Native […]
A play with music, Nina Simone: Four Women meditates on songstress Nina Simone’s transition from a singer to an activist, eventually writing songs that would underscore the Civil Rights Movement.
How many times have you tried to make plans with a friend to see a show, only to have it all get lost in phone tag, conflicting schedules, and awkwardness over who will be stuck with the bill? Woolly believes that they have the answer: their new HERD app does the work of helping groups of […]
For the past 12 years, DC’s Capital Fringe Festival provides performance space and resources to small theatre companies, solo and performance artists, dance troupes, musicians, and more. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Julianne Brienza, has managed the festival since its inception, including overseeing a major shift in location from a rented space near the Convention […]
By nature of being a Fringe festival, DC’s Capital Fringe often sees provocative or pioneering work that pushes the envelope. This year, one unsuspecting play in particular has struck a nerve with the outside world. Theatre Prometheus’ production of Abortion Road Trip by Rachel Lynett has attracted the attention of the Far Right Pro-Life community.
In The Klunch’s newest comedy, written by Artistic Director Ian Allen, Lisa Hodsoll plays former First Lady Laura Bush as she recounts the incident, as the title suggests, when she killed a guy. In 1963, 17 year-old Laura blew through a stop sign in Midland, Texas, killing classmate Michael Dutton Douglas. There has been much […]
The first national tour of the Tony-Award winning, Broadway hit Fun Home is on stage at the National Theatre through May 13. Adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, the musical is based on an auto-biographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The story jumps back-and-forth throughout Alison’s life from childhood to adulthood, exploring her discovery of her sexuality […]