The Hub’s black box theatre offers an intimate experience, magnified in Wish List’s vanishing of a fourth wall. The three performers – Rose McConnell, Katie Jeffries, and Sasha Olinick – open the holiday show casually, so that it is hard to pinpoint exactly where it begins. McConnell walks onstage as the audience is still coming […]
Hub Theatre, which has been drawing appreciative audiences to the John Swazye Theatre of the New School in Fairfax, Virginia, announces that next season it will be bringing one of its original productions to DC, and will produce a world premiere and two other intriguing DC area premieres in its resident theatre.
We call it love, but deep down inside we know it’s something darker and more complicated. We love our pets, we love our comfortable lives, and we may love our children, but with our life partners we have a fluid, uneasy distribution of power. It is like the relationship the United States used to share […]
I dial into a mid-evening conference call. “I’m sorry, your entry is not valid. Please, enter the valid digits followed by the pound sign.”. I double check the number, punch the buttons, and then connect with Eric Messner and Jenna Sokolowski, two gifted talents, currently prepping to open John & Beatrice with The Hub Theatre.
Promotional videos for theatrical productions are usually overseen, and sometimes recorded, by the theatre companies themselves. For its upcoming production, John & Beatrice, starring Jenna Sokolowski and Eric Messner, Hub Theatre’s Artistic Director Helen Pafumi placed her complete trust for the making of this critical marketing component in the hands of K Street-based video producers […]
The miracle is not Christmas comes, but that we come to it at all. For eleven months, we snap and tear at each other like ravening dogs, foot soldiers in the war of all against all, but on Christmas we open our hearts and our wallets and cry out, “God bless us, every one!” You […]
Here is the story of six members of three exotic species of wildlife who have entertained New Yorkers for over two decades: (1) Silo (Dan Crane) and Roy (Matt Dewberry), two male chinstrap penguins who pair-bonded, built a nest, and hatched and raised a chick in the Central Park Zoo. (2) Pale Male (Dewberry) and […]
It takes a real master to successfully blend comedy, romance, crime drama, and metaphysical mystery into a single play. Fortunately, talented Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte is just such a master and his gem of a play, The Clockmaker, receives an equally skillful DC area premiere at The Hub Theatre.
Since the fine dramatic actor Helen Pafumi has written the Hub Theatre’s current offering, Merry, Happy…What? you may be fooled into thinking it is a heavy drama, full of Christmasy angst. It is not! The company has inaugurated its residency in the John Swayze Theare in Fairfax with something that is every cubic inch a […]
It is a measure of the Obama Administration’s successful wind-down of the war in Iraq that Dear Sara Jane, Victor Lodato’s complex meditation on the uses of violence now being given a careful and intelligent production by the Hub Theatre,
Energy abounds in We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! which rips and bounces along in mad-dash silliness. The text hurls zinger references to hunger, alludes to massive unemployment, invasion of privacy, police-state intrusion,
The characters in Craig Wright’s Pavilion reflect the country’s current state of malaise where optimism collides with regret and heartbreak producing flashes of hope and resilience.