Howard County’s Rep Stage, which is presenting an adventuresome collection of plays this season, will be going old-school in 2017-2018 for its 25th anniversary, with three classics and one world premiere, the company announced.
Down with sick people! How annoying they are! When we want them to do something, they instead give us their excuses, their rheums and complaints, and what’s more, they present depressing pleas for sympathy, which distract people from us! It is bad enough when they have real, medically discernible symptoms. But far worse are those […]
Mosaic Theater of DC’s 2017-2018 season will consist of eight plays, including two world premieres, the company’s first musical, the company’s second musical, a special three-night presentation of a ninth play, and a national tour of three additional plays. Not bad for a company’s third season.
Against a backdrop of rising tribalism in the Western World, Theater J has selected a 2017-2018 season which explores the consequences of ascendant hate, particularly during the period of its greatest triumph in Nazi Germany.
The imminent shutdown of the National Endowment for the Arts, promised in President Trump’s 2017-2018 budget, will result in fewer and smaller new plays, bring an end to cultural exchanges with theaters in other countries, sharply curtail a program to bring theater to rural America, and increase competition for the private donations that smaller theaters […]
“Blessed is he who expects nothing,” Alexander Pope once wrote, “for he shall never be disappointed” but Pope was wrong, for you can have little and expect less, like Tommy (Barry McEvoy); like Doc (Brian Mallon) and Aimee (Mollie Goff); hope only to have a warm cot and a turnip or two, and still have […]
So we know the what of history — Truman over Dewey, say, or U.S. and England over Germany, Italy and Japan in World War II — but do we know what history smells like? Knowing the past by facts is like knowing the Eroica Variations by musical notation. And so we struggle for more: to […]
Bethesda’s Round House Theatre has staked its claim as the area’s premiere space for new stuff in the 2017-2018 season. That season — Round House’s 40th — will feature one world premiere, one American premiere, two regional premieres, and what Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote before he wrote Hamilton.
Olney Theatre’s 2017-2018 season will include early works by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ayad Akhtar, co-productions with Round House and Everyman theaters, and a return of the Hypocrites in a production schedule with more choices than some cities get in a year, the company announced.
Synetic Theater, a DC area company known nationwide for its movement-based productions, will be taking a two-toned approach to its 2017-2018 season. The 2017 portion will be full of light-dappled, kid-friendly stories. Things get dark quick in 2018, though.