Ain’t no mountain high enough to throw shade on Jacqueline “Jackie” Marie Butler (the incandescent, triple threat Felicia Curry), the heroine of Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ world premiere play Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains, the third and final (wah!) installment of Jennings’ coming of age trilogy. The play is the first in Everyman Theatre’s […]
Review: Murder on the Orient Express at Everyman Theatre
Nix the candy canes, the carols, and the seasonal folderol. This year, get into the holiday spirit with a juicy murder. We need a little Christie, right this very minute. Everyman Theatre fulfills these sinister holiday wishes with a bang-up, très chic production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted by Washington favorite […]
Everyman opens its new Upstairs Theatre as part of 8-play 2019-2020 season
This coming season, Everyman Theatre will inaugurate The Upstairs Theatre, its new 210-seat performance space, with a three-play new play festival, against a backdrop of five classic plays on Everyman’s mainstage. The new-play festival will feature an Everyman-commissioned new work by Calleen Sinnette Jennings, adding to her Queens Girl series with Queens Girl: Black in […]
Review: Dancing at Lughnasa at Everyman
Dancing at Lughnasa casts a spell before the actors utter a word. Irish music peppily plays as you enter the theater and drink in Yu-Hsuan Chen’s painterly set–with sinuously twisted old trees and a stone country cottage rendered in ochres, browns and golds that suggests the Arts and Crafts style. A little smoke puffs cozily […]
Julia Cho’s Aubergine, a Korean-American family’s drama (review)
In Julia Cho’s Aubergine, a Korean-American chef deals with his dying father. Cho uses food as the cornerstone for a sensitive though meandering meditation on the difficulties of family, communication, and coming to terms with one’s life in this entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Review: The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. “Sometimes a revolution needs a woman’s touch”
The giddy sense of discovery takes hold of you during Lauren Gunderson’s plays about unsung women throughout history. This fall’s theater highlight was certainly Avant Bard’s luminous production of Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, which brought to brilliant light the life and beautiful mind of the 18th-century mathematician and physicist who […]
Great Expectations at Everyman Theatre (review)
Imagine a small boy in the bleak world of 19th-century England. His parents are dead; he is in the custody of his older sister, a harridan who is prone to gusts of even more extreme anger and her husband, a blacksmith. Hard days and poverty envelop their waking hours like the cold English fog, and […]
Everyman offers more comedies in their upcoming season
Everyman Theatre announced this weekend that a venerable thriller and a venerable farce will bookend its 2016/17 season, which will otherwise contain new comedies, a Michael John LaChiusa/Ellen Fitzhugh musical, and an adaptation of a Charles Dickens novel.
Under the Skin at Everyman (review)
Organ donation may not be something you automatically associate with comedy, but playwright Michael Hollinger attempts to find the zanier side of bum kidneys and dysfunctional family dynamics in his new play Under the Skin.
What happens when an ice cream company gets inspired by August Wilson?
On Tuesday, October 20th, Everyman Theatre opened their production of Fences, and debuted a new August Wilson inspired ice cream.
Ruined at Everyman Theatre, devastates and invigorates
Don’t mess with Mama Nadi (Dawn Ursula), the flinty matriarch of a bar and brothel in a Congo mining town. She has a machete and she knows how to use it.
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