In true August Wilson form, each character in Two Trains Running has a distinct style, function and purpose. Set in 1969, the characters frequent a run-down diner, that might actually offer half its menu on a good day. The rest of the time, the characters gather to get news, coffee, socialize and peer out the […]
About a month ago, Washington Post critic Peter Marks announced “The Summit,” a special series of three panel discussions. Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith, had offered Marks the opportunity to create and moderate the series as he saw fit, so on Monday night he began by bringing a quintet of local artistic directors to […]
Director Jerry Whiddon and actor Marty Lodge are back at Round House continuing a long friendship and professional collaboration. Jerry Whiddon was co-founder and producing Artistic Director of the company for twenty years. He helmed Travels with My Aunt, Our Town and The Swan, to name but a few. As an actor, Whiddon appeared as […]
Ray Bradbury said in his Zen in the Art of Writing that we must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy us. But the quote is the sentiment of a man for whom writing came easy – or at least who enjoyed a modicum of success. In Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, it’s writing itself that’s […]
“Just because I yell, doesn’t mean I don’t love you,” my mother used to say. If that maxim holds true, then the Lyons must be the most loving—and hoarse–family in existence.
Playwright Melissa James Gibson wants you to know that “this”- whatever it is you’re dealing with at the moment – may be entirely “dinky” in the grand scheme of things.
Life in the Galway countryside gets rather soggy, but playwright Martin McDonagh can strike a match just about anywhere. The first few scenes of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the jet-black 1996 comedy that did much to launch McDonagh’s career, feel bleak but mostly benign. But leave it to McDonagh, and his diabolically sharp wit, […]
It’s August, so many people are gearing up to play fantasy football. For me, this is the time of the year when I like to play Fantasy Producer. While the 2012-13 theatre season has come to an end and the 2013-14 season is just starting, I’m already looking ahead to 2014-2015 possibilities.
Lumina Studio’s Artistic Director David Minton, on Sunday, called a Lumina report that a Lumina spokesperson had given DC Theatre Scene “strictly internal and used to generate new ideas” and characterized its release as “a mistake.” Complaints about the space’s management, Minton said, “had nothing to do with suggesting a change to the single operator […]
DC Theatre Scene has learned that Lumina Studio Theatre, the Montgomery County Company known principally for its classical productions or classical mash-ups using casts composed primarily of children and young adults, was the prime mover in the series of events which culminated in Round House Theatre’s decision not to renew its lease on the Silver […]