A dash of old-time TV variety show, a pinch of late-night talk show, and more than a soupçon of improvisation are the ingredients the guys at No Rules Theatre Company hope will satisfy fun-loving audiences looking for laughs and music.
Fighting back appreciative tears, Joshua Morgan declared “Aaron Posner is like a theatrical father” to No Rules Theatre Company. The day after Father’s Day, Monday, June 17, the young company, about to finish its fourth season, honored Posner as the 2013 RuleBreaker Award winner at the historic Anderson House mansion in Washington, DC.
You are in a dimly lit bar, with checkered tablecloths on tiny tables. A small stage is to your left. This is where the magician will appear. The place seems made for magicians. The walls are festooned with their posters – for Houdini, certainly, but also for obscure magicians with unprepossessing names: Hermann the Great; […]
A blind date can be a boon or a bust for two strangers seeking romance. But what if the couple know each other and use blind dates as a game in an attempt to keep a spark in their relationship?
It takes a bold producer to put on a show that calls itself Black Comedy, particularly in a town which already has one black comedy playing at Studio and another in the halls of Congress. But the No Rules Theatre Company is known, correctly, for its chutzpah. How else could a group of unknowns establish […]
The rest of the country is starting to notice Ro Boddie.
It’s time once again for my annual tribute to new plays and playwrights . These are the relatively recent original plays which made their area debut in the DC area during the 2011-2012 theatre season. Each of these plays brought me joy as an audience member and envy as an occasional writer.
It is now official. No Rules Theater Company will move its DC area performances from H Street Playhouse in Washington, DC to the ARK at Signature Theatre as part of a three year residency, the two companies announced today. The agreement includes office space, box office, and rehearsal space.
“Every writing project is driven by something personal,” says Andrew Hinderaker. “You have an impulse to tell a story. Then you get into it, and you realize… Oh, man. This is a completely different play than I’ve ever tried to write.”
Comedian Bill Hicks had a famous routine about people who work in marketing and advertising. Well, maybe “routine” isn’t the right word: Hicks would stand on stage, address the marketers in his audience and then implore them, over and over, to kill themselves.