Lumina Studio Theatre packs LEAR with high-concept projections and mute scenes, but does best when they give their actors room to play. Director/Assistant Director David Minton’s adaptation begins with a wordless scene wherein Lear (John O’Connor) trades a duck mask with a mysterious figure with a shopping cart to get a crown. This figure returns wearing […]
Will Eno’s Middletown by Lumina Stage (review)
Will Eno is not the easiest writer to access and understand with his lyrical use of language and words that dance and dangle and quirky characters. The young performers at Lumina Studio Theatre dig into the souls of Middletown’s eccentric inhabitants and relay how we connect to and disconnect from each other in touching […]
Lumina stages Twelfth Night, or what they will
The moment you lay eyes on the magnificent set, you know: This is no ordinary youth production. A far, and far more professional, cry from what most of us recall of elementary school recitals, Lumina Studio Theatre brings us a delightful romp through one of Shakespeare’s cherished comedies.
Forum stays in Silver Spring as new management takes over the downtown performance space
The theatre venue in downtown Silver Spring now known as Round House Silver Spring will have a change of name and management beginning July 1, 2014. It will become the Silver Spring Black Box Theater, managed by Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, comprised of the four arts organizations primarily using the popular venue located next […]
Lumina sheds light on Henry V with musical Brother Hal
There was a lot of melding going on at Round House Theatre/Silver Spring last Saturday night — eras, genres, generations, linguistic styles, political paradigms — and some of the combinations might have seemed beyond the reach of harmony to me: Woody Guthrie and William Shakespeare? Where do they overlap? And is medieval English imperialism like […]
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