Shakespeare Theatre Company announced yesterday that it will cancel its limited in-person production of Blindness in light of an increase in the number of DC coronavirus cases. The increase had caused DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to announce further restrictions on her revised Phase Two ReOpen DC plan which goes into effect November 25. “The health […]
Everyman Theatre to resume live Queens Girl performances November 19
Everyman Theatre today announced that it would resume producing theater live and in person by continuing the run of Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains on November 19. Everyman had been producing the one-actor play, which features Felicia Curry as Jacqueline Marie Butler, when the pandemic shut down production in March. […]
DCTS Performance Guide for the 2020/2021 theatre season
While planning theatre in the time of Covid requires faith and flexibility on everyone’s part, we thought it valuable to show you the shows our companies hope to present. Some are virtual. Some will be in theatres once that becomes possible. This is a listing of performances. Not included are readings, panels and discussions. We’ll keep […]
Review: Be Here Now at Everyman Theatre. Seizures, sanity and the smell of spring
What if happiness was not only a choice, but a side effect? That’s the intriguing premise of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play Be Here Now, which she also directs with depth and quirky humor at Everyman Theatre in a production that brightens the gloom and gray of midwinter with a joyful reminder to live in the […]
Review: Queens Girls in Africa at Everyman Theatre
How many me’s can you fit in one teenage body? Jacqueline Marie Butler (Erika Rose) ponders this question and endeavors to find her place in the world in Queens Girl in Africa, D.C. playwright Caleen SInnette Jennings’ bright, welcoming one-actor show playing in repertory with her Queens Girl in the World at Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre. […]
Review: Queens Girl in the World at Everyman Theatre
2933 Erickson Street may prove to be as potent and prescient as August Wilson’s 1839 Wylie Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, the setting for many of his epic plays and the place where Aunt Ester lives, the spiritual beacon who will “set you right” and is as old as slavery. The 2933 Erickson Street address […]
Review: Dinner with Friends at Everyman Theatre
If breakups were only confined to the couple in question, life would be easier. Throw friends, children, potential new partners into the mix and it really takes a village to visit Splitsville with the inevitable detour into Crazy Town. Playwright Donald Margulies won the Pulitzer in 2000 for Dinner with Friends, his rueful and sad-funny […]
Review: Everything Is Wonderful, a hardspun joy of a play at Everyman
We quickly learn that Everything Is Wonderful is Amish shorthand for “Shut your pie hole, I beg you.” But you wouldn’t want to miss a single plainspoken word of this magnificent, wholehearted play by Chelsea Marcantel that delves into the barbed nature of forgiveness and surrender to pain and grief and whether or not it […]
Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at Everyman
Bright as a boutonniere, Everyman’s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a strutting peacock of a show that portrays the mores of Victorian society with a swinging trip down Carnaby Street. Hip, groovy and where it’s at are words you don’t normally associate with the sublime aesthete Oscar Wilde, but director […]
Review: Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s brutal, brilliant sucker punch at Everyman Theatre
The white-hot rage and caustic bitterness against de-industrialization, unemployment, minorities, and immigrants, not to mention races and religions other than white and Christian, may have escalated in the Trump administration, but it didn’t start in 2016.
Review: The Book of Joseph, telling letters
“We’ll wait and see.” Normally, words of prudence and patience. In the context of Karen Hartman’s intense epistolary play, The Book of Joseph, the words are a chilling death sentence.
Next season, Everyman salts fresh plays among the prize winners
Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has devised a 2018-2019 season designed to set you up with prize-winning plays and classics, and then blow you away with acclaimed fresh works, including two from DC playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings.
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