Les Liaisons Dangereuses is like any play by Oscar Wilde, except when it isn’t. Wilde punctured the piety and pomposity of 19th-century England, to show us the underbelly of lust and greed. In the epistolary novel upon which Liaisons is based, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos punctured the freewheeling lust and libertinism of 18th-century France, to […]
Baltimore’s Center Stage will kick off the 2016-2017 back in its Calvert Street home after a $28 million renovation with a production Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Choderos le Laclos’ tale about competitive rutting among the aristocracy. The Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, joust to see who can seduce more innocents. After that, […]
Let Snowzilla 2016 do its worst. We’ve got sunshine right here in Charm City, where the pure magic of director Wendy C. Goldberg’s production of As You Like It stirs the summer of love inside us.
Full disclosure: I am a theater-loving football fan. It is in my blood. I was almost born at a Baltimore Colts game. I wasn’t supposed to be born until January so my Mom toddled off to a Colts game in early December as usual. Halfway through the game, she felt the beginning of labor pains […]
There is a Carmen for everyone. This production of Georges Bizet’s opera is from South African townships around Capetown welded by the most spirited Isango Ensemble. They have made the work their own from the marimba orchestra in which all the performers participate to the African dance steps and occasionally native-language songs thrown in the […]
With a silken flow and a keen eye for the realities of 18th century women, Center Stage’s production of Pride and Prejudice is froth with substance.
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from GALA, Shakespeare Theatre, Washington National Opera, Center Stage, and Cultural DC.
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Theresa Rebeck, Signature Theatre, Taking Care of Our Own, La-Ti-Do, Center Stage, and Studio Theatre.
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Center Stage, Theatre Lab, Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center and Studio 2ndStage.
The world premiere musical Marley, based on the reggae giant Bob Marley, is jamming with righteous rhythms, spiritual power and a potent message about love, justice and revolution.
Saycon Sengbloh is a huge Bob Marley fan. As a child, she listened to his music all the time, read books about his life and saw numerous documentaries about the Reggae giant. So, when she heard that there was a Baltimore casting call for a new musical about his life, the New York-based actress knew […]
While the nation watched, the streets of Baltimore erupted in violence Monday night, April 20th, in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. As the week unfolded and the city became locked down around them, we asked what the impact of these unprecedented events was having on the cast working on a […]