It’s happened: global warming has brought the world to the brink of an environmental apocalypse. Earth’s atmosphere can only support human life for one more year—maybe less. What do you do in your last few months of life?
Overlong and undercooked, Highwood Theatre’s The Dog Must Die puts the stop in dystopia. This tale of a society in which something has gone terribly, terribly wrong begins promisingly enough, with playwright Madison Middleton establishing a mystery at the play’s outset, and cunningly spinning clues at a good pace, but it deflates about a third […]
It has been 31 years since this reviewer previously saw a live production of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama ‘NIGHT, MOTHER, yet it remains an indelible theatre experience. The fine production mounted by Your Theatre at The Highwood Theatre conjures up the power and pathos of this excellent play.
I continue to celebrate the voices and the productions that were heard in Washington this Fall as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Frankly, I’m also still mulling over the questions and the challenges that surfaced then and continue to send ripples through the community.
Luce and Addie. Addie and Luce. Fierce friends from high school who have traveled somewhat separate, but interweaving, paths to find themselves at a final crossroads in their tiny, small-minded “bullshit town.”
Julia Starr’s new play, The Long Way Around, debuts October 9, 2015 at the Highwood Theatre.
For years, psychologists have marveled at the power of music to rebuild memory, aid recovery from brain injury, and even fight Alzheimer’s disease. In The Requiem, talented young playwright Madison Middleton uses the paradigm of music as a bridge to the past to craft a touching story of family reconciliation, by way of violins and Vivaldi.
Madison Middleton is a sophomore at School for Tomorrow. She’s participated with Highwood Theatre since 2011, most recently appearing in August: Osage County as Ivy. Other notable Highwood roles include William Cartwright/Chairman (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Catherine (Proof), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), and Applegate/Ensemble (Damn Yankees). She has also performed with TheatreLab and Young Artists […]