Dec 22nd, 1989 was the end of a world in Romania. Everything its people had endured for two generations or more – privations which caused them to wait hours in line for a half-dozen eggs or a loaf of bread; a security apparatus so far-reaching that by one estimate one in every four Romanians was […]
You are in the lobby of Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, in America, waiting to get into Forum’s bobrauschenbergamerica. The problem is that you don’t know whether you’ve actually wandered into the play or not. The walls are festooned with American flag bunting. An attractive young woman in a floral dress enters, carrying […]
One Flea Spare
If Angels in America, given magnificent voice by Forum Theatre last year, showed us what love in the age of plague was like, Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare shows us plague spread out on a loveless plain, where pain thrives in the absence of mercy. Another way to say this is that One Flea Spare […]
The artists of Forum Theatre are wonderfully accomplished folks. Even without taking their modest budget and ticket prices into consideration, Forum is one of the best theaters in Washington. Their Angels in America, Part I – Millennium Approaches was the best play I saw in Washington last season,
Amazons and Their Men
Lighting designer Andrew Griffin’s use of shadows and sepia-toned lights give the space the feel of a William Wyler thriller, and along with the Sunset Blvd theatrics of its cast, make Dove and Goetschius’ production quite a success.
Angels in America, Part II – Perestroika
“How are we to proceed without Theory?” asks the world’s oldest living Bolshevik (Jennifer Mendenhall),. “Only show me…the book of the next Beautiful Theory, and I promise you that these blind eyes will see again, just to read it….”
Angels in America, Part I – Millennium Approaches
Those who hold that Angels in America is merely a political play – an extended skewer of the Reagan Administration – are mistaken. It is made of sturdier stuff. Two years from now, no one will stage Son of a Bush,
dark play, or stories for boys
In the famous Peter Steiner cartoon, the family pooch has climbed onto a chair and is hovering over the keyboard of a computer. “On the Internet,” he explains to his canine buddy, “nobody knows you’re a dog.” In Carlos Murillo’s dark play, nobody knows what the hell anybody else is, but they are willing to […]
Marisol is reminiscent of old school, vintage dark comics, only without the Super hero. Its darkness permeates everything, from the tattered wall hangings to the graffiti filled floor and lacerated and junk yard furnishings piled up for the set design.
Last Days of Judas Iscariot Revisited
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot By Stephen Adly Guirgis Directed by John Vreeke Produced by Forum Theatre Reviewed by Tim Treanor The Last Days of Judas Iscariot was the winner of DCTS’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play last season, Forum Theatre’s remounting of the production has its original cast with one exception – […]
Forum Opens Next Season with Angels in America
Dec 15, 2008 – Forum Theatre will produce Tony Kushner’s epic drama, Angels in America, with Parts 1 & 2 – Millennium Approaches and Perestroika – running in rep. Jeremy Skidmore and Forum Artistic Director Michael Dove and Jeremy Skidmore will direct. The company will produced the “pared-down style of presentation” that Kushner originally intended, […]
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? by Caryl Churchill directed by John Vreeke produced by Forum Theatre reviewed by Tim Treanor This is a horrible little play, alternately turgid and incomprehensible. It is a waste of a fine director and two good actors, and should you chose to go, it will be a waste […]
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