One of the most surprising offerings in this DC theater season comes from Constellation Theatre, who are deviating from their usual epic fare with blockbuster Tony Award-winning show Avenue Q, a musical about people and puppets trying to make their way in New York City, famously crass (and definitely not for kids).
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Solas Nua, Mosaic Theater, City Kids Theatre, Arena Stage, Constellation Theatre Company, and noted critic John Lahr. At the opening of Kathleen Akerley’s Night Falls on the Blue Planet, directed by Rex Daugherty, we had the chance to congratulate the actor/director on his […]
It takes only a few seconds of flickering light to find oneself anticipating the delicate magic of the early film animation of Lotte Reiniger. And then musician Tom Teasley intervenes, launching into his surging, pulsating percussive overture, making this synthesized work of silent-film-cum-live-music come crashing dynamically into the twenty-first century. For a full ninety minutes, […]
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from DC Music Theatre Workshop, Forum Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Constellation Theatre and Signature Theatre.
Musician Tom Teasley’s percussive talents will orchestrate two shows for Constellation in 2015-2016, but Tom will undoubtedly be sitting out both Equus (Jan 14 – Feb 14) and the show which landed Constellation in this ‘Noticeable Departures’ piece – the company will be producing Avenue Q. (Oct 22 – Nov 23).
Quick quiz: who would you most like to give you their cat for safekeeping after first making you pledge your life to its well-being: (a) Tony Soprano (b) Satan or (c) the Irish rebel Padraic (Thomas Keegan), titular character in Martin McDonagh’s play now being staged at Constellation?
What if our personal lives were up for discussion between meddling neighbors? What if two opposing facts could be true at the same time? What if “truth” were whatever we wanted it to be, acting as a fabricated idea to make life simpler?
“It’s similar to a lot of productions that we’ve done.” Allison Arkell Stockman was talking about the current production at Constellation Theatre Company, The Love of the Nightingale. Stockman is Constellation’s Founding Artistic Director and is the director of its current offering.
Constellation Stage captures the multilayered stories from The Love of the Nightingale with full regalia and mythical epic bearing in the intimate Source space. With the staging so beautifully rendered, it almost seems like an optical illusion of more square footage than what is actually there. Entering the stage flanked by lofty golden panels, you […]