Life’s not easy if you’re young prince Telemachus. You miss the dad you barely remember, people think you are too young to take over for a king and demigod like Odysseus, your mother Penelope is being forced to marry one of the many suitors she’s been sleeping around with, and you’re not sure if your […]
Theatres get ready for gala season. Here’s your invitation to join them
Well, all right, you’ve got some money in your pocket, and you feel like unleashing your own personal stimulus program for Washington area theaters. You know the primary benefit of your tax-deductible contribution: quality theater, DC-style. But what’s the icing? How are you going to have fun at the same time you’re handing cash over […]
A faith compromised is an odd beast indeed. Take Luke, the young, beguiling object of affection in Round House Theatre’s new production of Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony-nominated Next Fall, as performed by the exuberant Chris Dinolfo. Luke, a Tallahassee native and a struggling actor in New York, is both gay and a devout Christian.
Pride and Prejudice
Colin Firth is—and will always be—Mr. Darcy. But one does have to move beyond the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, albeit reluctantly.
Olney Theatre Center to say goodbye to Jim Petosa
Jim Petosa, who has served Olney Theatre as its artistic director since 1993, will step down at the end of 2012, the company announced today.
Blake Robison to leave Round House at the end of the season
Blake Robison, who has served as Round House Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director for the past seven years, will leave at the end of the season, the theater announced yesterday.
If you are seeking a nuts-and-bolts review of KJ Sanchez and Emily Ackerman’s ReEntry, you need to look elsewhere. I can’t provide that; this is simply a play that resists that kind of analysis. The first thing you should know is that the playwrights’ intent is to educate more than edify, and their success in […]
The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” had a great year last year. Contracts, promotional tours, endorsements, and millions of adoring fans at their feet. What did the cast of “Jersey Shore” do to earn these accolades? They got on television. What do they do on television? They live. And the public lives off the spectacle […]
Edward Gero and Sasha Olinick on playing Salieri and Mozart in Amadeus
All I could ask myself after watching the glorious performances of Edward Gero and Sasha Olinick as the tortured Salieri and the fart-filled Amadeus was, “What took so long for someone to cast them in a production of Amadeus? Well, I seized the opportunity to ask them myself, and also asked them to talk about […]
Amadeus the latest of 4 Spring shows to add performances
Critics and audiences alike are declaring Edward Gero and Sasha Olinick a triumph in Amadeus at Round House Theatre, which just added three performances, now closing June 12th. Washington loves all things Stoppard, as the MetroStage production of The Real Inspector Hound is proving. With strong ensemble acting, the hysterical locked room mystery has been […]
From its sleekly stunning set to its phenomenally talented cast, Round House Theatre’s new production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus is first-class all the way. It’s a visceral, enthralling evening of theater, an absolute must-see for any avid area theatergoer and proof positive that you no longer have to take the Acela Express to New York […]
Work by Austin, Bradbury, Platt to headline Round House season
Round House Theatre will continue its traditional attention to classic literature during its 2011-2012 season, the Company has announced, producing adaptations of much-revered novels by Jane Austin, James Agee and Ray Bradbury. But it will also feature the world premiere of a take on the Odyssey by emerging playwright Jason Grey Platt, whose seek/strive/find provoked […]