In her acclaimed plays 4000 Miles and After the Revolution Amy Herzog’s characters face moral dilemmas, particularly concerning the conflict between loyalty to the state and loyalty to family. In Belleville, Herzog’s characters face moron dilemmas, as in how to survive in the face of idiotic decisions. It is done with the same attention to […]
– We talk with Alan Paul, co-director of The Rocky Horror Show, about to open at Studio Theatre’s 2nd Stage – This year marks forty years of pelvic thrusts, cross-dressing aliens, and good old rock and roll that kicks a straight-laced young couple into a time warp of sensual delights and domination. The Rocky Horror […]
“What will happen then to the objects, including possible spaceships, that [fall] into [a] black hole?” Stephen Hawking once asked. “According to some recent work of mine, the answer is that they go off into a little baby universe of their own. A small, self-contained universe branches off from our region of the universe.”
Have you given your life over to artifice, sacrificed authenticity for convention, hidden your real self from the public view? No? Well, you’re wearing pants, aren’t you? So, the question on the table in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing is with how much artifice will we armor ourselves, and for how long; and his answer […]
Due to overwhelming critical and popular response, The Studio Theatre has extended Amy Herzog’s compassionate and unsentimental drama 4000 Miles a third, and final, time. The company has announced the show must close Sunday, May 19th.
If relationships can be traced in the landscape of two joined bodies, then the two plays in Pas De Deux explore those landscapes with an honesty that is both mesmerizing and, at times, disturbing to watch. From the opening moment, when Emily Townley and Jens Rasmussen explode onto the stage in a violent wrestling match, […]
When plans were being made for the 25th season of The Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage, those in charge wanted to do something special to commemorate its silver anniversary. The initial idea was to remount something from its past and pay tribute to some of the theatre’s strong history.
Venerable DC-area actress Tana Hicken might soon be hanging up her spurs, but not before she graces the District with her wit, grace, and canny realism a final time in Studio Theatre’s emotional 4000 Miles. Hicken teams with the disarmingly sincere Grant Harrison to spin a tale of a lonely grandmother and her aimless grandson […]
Michael Kahn will make his Studio Theatre directing debut and Stephen King’s bloody thriller Carrie will find its way to Studio’s stage as a musical during its 2013-2014 season, the company announced yesterday.
The Motherfucker with the Hat is not to be confused with The Cat in the Hat, but it is also not to be confused with The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, another Stephen Adly Guirgis play which received a memorable Washington-area production. Judas Iscariot is a deeply moving meditation on forgiveness, but Motherfucker is a […]