Angel Street (titled Gaslight when English audiences first saw it) is a 1938 suspense thriller. The lovingly rendered production at Olney Theatre Center demonstrates why it was successful both as a Broadway play and a motion picture.
Two theatre companies recently became owners of their own performing spaces. This weekend, we attended the celebration of the purchase of Church Street Theatre by its resident company Keegan Theatre (more on that soon.) The second piece of good news arrived on Friday, June 22nd, when Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announced that it had purchased […]
– by guest writer Ian Leahy – “His name… He said he wants me to call him Orson. He won’t look like an alien. He said he’d try and find a person’s body willing to let him overtake it for a little while…”
– by guest writer Ty Hallmark- Some marriages are tragical. Some farcical. All are challenging! At the time of writing this article, it is the eve of a landmark Supreme Court decision. Soon, the country will know whether nine justices have decided for or against DOMA as the law of the land. While marriage in […]
– by guest writer Matt Ripa – This year Doorway Arts Ensemble is producing Godiva Dates & One Night Stands at the Capital Fringe Festival. This production marks our third trip to Fringe. Previously, we produced Herbie: Poet of the Wild West and Sex and Education. Our latest offering is a a detour from our […]
– by guest writer Derek T. Pickens – Kinky Boots. Bring It On: The Musical. A Christmas Story: The Musical. What do all these musicals have in common? Well, yes, they’re all Tony Nominated musicals but there’s one other unifying factor. How about a few more shows to help out:
A group of children dressed in animal costumes perform a fable in an outdoor setting. Seems as wholesome as a Norman Rockwell picture. The truth is far more complex and troubling in A Frontier, As Told by the Frontier, a fascinating new play from Jason Gray Platt premiering at the Source Festival.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has awarded DC Theatre Scene a $10,000 matching grant for covering theater in Washington, DC. The grant, the largest received to date, allows DCTS to enhance its coverage of festivals such as CulturalDC’s Source, Capital Fringe, and the Page-to-Stage Festival, as well as that of every theater […]
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.
– by guest writer Erin Bylander – “At OK Stupid, the greatest dating site in the universe, we use the sacred teachings of math find your mate. It’s fast, accurate and infallible – like all Math.
Three cheers for an invigorating collaboration. The In Series Opera Company, that constantly reinvents itself, closes its 30th season with an extraordinary Pocket Opera Double Bill: Love and Money. Two masterworks, usually staged independently, are performed side-by-side. Thematically they may not be related. But historically, they were created about the same time, in 1918, near […]
If a night of good theatre is a main course unto itself, then the Mashup Festival at Landless is more like a pizza delivered after everyone else has gone to bed. The fun is in the shrugging indulgence of an added late-night meal, not in the quality of the food itself. The festival, now playing […]