American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables emanates an understated sensory clash before any actor sets foot on stage. The play’s world is a simple 1940s living room and bedroom, decked out in all the furnishings and fabrics to place it comfortably in any American suburb. The pre-show soundtrack alternates between the songs you’d expect to […]
Review: Secrets of the Universe at Hub Theatre
Marc Acito’s Secrets of the Universe depicts how, in 1937, our country’s most brilliant mind, Albert Einstein, befriended the one and only Marian Anderson when she had been denied a hotel room because of her race. In today’s New Jack era of increasingly blatant intolerance and overt racism it’s important to see how segregation has […]
Matt Bassett, new Artistic Director of The Hub Theatre
This week, The Hub Theatre welcomed Matt Bassett as successor to Helen Murray as Artistic Director, the company announced.
Nora Achrati an inspired choice as Narrator in The Pavilion at Hub Theatre (review)
Craig Wright’s The Pavilion is a modern classic because it wades through a starlit sentimentality on its way to a clear-eyed lesson. As a tale about a man trying to reunite with his lost love at a 20-year high school reunion, staged simply with just three actors and a wooden railing, you’ll expect a soppy […]
Big changes coming to theatres in 2018
The greatest sign of stability in a culture is, paradoxically, its ability to absorb change. There was a collective holding of breath when Joy Zinoman announced her retirement in 2009; could Studio stand the absence of its only Artistic Director? We needn’t have worried. Studio’s fine, and so are we.
Hub Theatre’s artistic director is stepping down this summer
Hub Theatre Artistic Director Helen R. Murray (formerly Helen Pafumi) will be leaving the company she helped found to take the helm of the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Aurora, Colorado in July, 2018, the company announced.
Peekaboo! A Nativity Play (review)
The Hub Theatre adds a new production to the canon of Christmas stories with its world premiere of Anne M. McGraw’s Peekaboo! A Nativity Play. Described as a “heartfelt farce” with music, the approach is fresh and the story is endearing, if uneven.
Pursuing happiness in The Happiest Place on Earth, review
Ah, the land of dreams, whimsy, and mouse ears! Main Street, USA, the Matterhorn ride, and Tom Sawyer’s Island. All these are part of a mecca for family entertainment nestled in sunny Anaheim, California. I could only be talking about Disneyland, the original imagineered theme park where children can eat breakfast with Cinderella, and grown-ups […]
Hub Theatre’s new season announced
Hub Theatre’s 2017-2018 season will offer a new production of a play familiar to Hub audiences, a brand spanking new play written by an area playwright, and another brand new play written by a playwright familiar to Hub audiences.
Free original Valentine e-cards from DC Theatre Scene
We took suggested lines spoken or sung on our area stages in 2016 or upcoming in 2017 and paired them with images to create this year’s Love Lines for Valentines. Along with them comes our wish that your life will be filled with happiness. We hope you enjoy these Valentines. Sharing them is quick and easy. To start, just choose any […]
Dawn Ursula played in 7 productions in 2016. How did she manage it?
In our look back at 2016, we tallied the number of roles played by area actors. One of the surprises was that 68 actors were cast in between 4 and 6 shows. Dawn Ursula, however, surpassed that. Last year, she appeared in 7 productions: Dot at Everyman Theatre, Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 at Round House Theatre, Redder Blood at […]
O. Hub! The Magi is magical. (review)
The magical, the magnificent, The Magi. This play, wrapped in a concert, is a wonderfully performed piece that showcases the best of theatre: Storytelling. Drama. Humor. Song, along with guitars, violin, and a kazoo.
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