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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘In Praise of Love’ at the Washington Stage Guild by Morgan Halvorsen

  According to the Washington Stage Guild, their production of In Praise of Love is the first Terence Rattigan play produced in Washington, DC since In Praise of Love premiered at the K…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 07:10PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘King Lear’ at Folger Shakespeare Library by Morgan Halvorsen

One might think that the stunning intimacy of Folger Shakespeare Library’s theater would be too cozy for King Lear, but the space only serves to amplify the drama, humor, and overall human…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 07:05PM
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fringe Review: ‘Dateline: Macbeth’ at Warehouse by Morgan Halvorsen

Quattro Gatti’s production of Dateline: Macbeth, written and directed by (and starring) Andy Hopper, is a strange, frequently funny, darkly morbid take on William Shakespeare’s c…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 07:08PM
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fringe Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at Flashpoint by Morgan Halvorsen

The phrase “Jacobean tragedy” may not inspire enthusiasm in modern theatergoers, but We Happy Few’s production of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, directed admira…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 09:00PM
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘Rodney King’ at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company by Morgan Halvorsen

On March 3, 1991, a Los Angeles construction worker was beaten with police batons over 50 times by local police. A year later, the acquittals of all four police officers would spark the 1992…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:13PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘Air Heart’ by In-Flight Theater at the Baltimore Theatre Project by Morgan Halvorsen

Mara Neimanis has truly taken In-Flight Theater to a new level in her production of Air Heart. Written by Neimanis, and performed by her on a spectacular metal sculpture of a plane made by L…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 09:27PM
Monday, April 21, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘Henry IV Parts I & II’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Morgan Halvorsen

The Wars of the Roses were a time of extreme turmoil in Britain. In 1399, Henry of Bolingbroke, grandson of Edward III, deposed his cousin Richard II and took the throne for himself as Henry…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:09PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘The Admission’ at Theater J by Morgan Halvorsen

In 1987, the First Intifada broke out and plunged Israeli cities and Palestinian villages into utter chaos. Every neighbor was suddenly a potential enemy, and many feared for their lives and…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:21AM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘American Idiot’ at the National Theatre by Morgan Halvorsen

Green Day’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, is almost a decade old but the sentiments expressed have changed little since 2004. The American public is still oversaturated with media&…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:30PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘Our Suburb’ at Theater J by Morgan Halvorsen

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town, which first premiered in 1938, has left a lasting mark on American drama. Its minimalist, meta-theatrical style and its keen insight into…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 02:05PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Music Review: ‘Happy Holidays! with Brian Stokes Mitchell’ featuring the NSO and the UM Concert Choir at the Kennedy Center by Morgan Halvorsen

There are few things that get people into the holiday spirit better than holiday music. The Kennedy Center’s Pops series concert Happy Holidays!, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra,…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:15AM
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘The Misanthrope’ at Vagabond Players by Morgan Halvorsen

In life and in love, one of the chief questions is whether it is more important to be tactful or truthful. Molière’s The Misanthrope, now playing at Vagabond Theatre, follows the story of…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 01:00PM
Monday, September 9, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Morgan Halvorsen

Virginia Woolf, the woman after whom Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (now playing at Spotlighters Theatre) was named, was part of the high modernist movement, an artistic …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:00PM
Friday, August 23, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘Neverwhere’ by Rorschach Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Morgan Halvorsen

Attempting a stage edition of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (in its theatrical adaptation by Robert Kauzlaric) is, at the very least, ambitious. A cynic might call it borderline impossible̵…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:00AM
Thursday, August 22, 2013

BPF Review: ‘Countdown to the Happy Day’ at Heralds of Hope Theater by Morgan Halvorsen

Countdown to the Happy Day by Thomas W. Stephens, currently playing at Heralds of Hope Theater, is a profound and startling look at the ways that grief and poverty impact people. Two very di…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 09:00AM
Monday, August 12, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘When the Letter Writers Have All Died’ Theatrical Mining Company by Morgan Halvorsen

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is inscribed with nearly 60,000 names of soldiers who died or were reported missing in action during the Vietnam War. Millions of people visit the memorial…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:16AM
Monday, July 22, 2013

Fringe Review: ‘Polaroid Stories’ at The Shop by Morgan Halvorsen

Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories, now playing at the Capital Fringe, epitomizes the definition of theatre. From the moment the street-wise adapted characters of Ovid’s Metamorphoses …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 07:00AM
Monday, June 17, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘Medea’ at Mobtown Players by Morgan Halvorsen

In Medea, now playing at Mobtown Players, an ancient drama is played out amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. It is the story of a woman driven by rage and indignation, seeking r…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:00PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘Private Lives’ at Vagabond Players by Morgan Halvorsen

Private Lives by Noel Coward, now playing at Vagabond Players, is over eighty years old but no less funny or relevant than when it first premiered in 1930. It tells the story of Elyot (Micha…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:00PM
Monday, June 3, 2013

Theatre Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Morgan Halvorsen

The main advantage of Spotlighters Theatre’s rather unconventional and intimate space is that a family drama like Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance feels as if it is taking place…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 08:00AM

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