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Monday, July 24, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Mark of Cain’ at Synetic Theatre by Norah Dick

Making the story of creation feel new might seem like a daunting task, but it’s one that Synetic Theatre tackles, and conquers, in its new production, “The Mark of Cain.” The debut pie…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘King Lear’ at Avant Bard by Norah Dick

“By the time you’re old enough to play it, you’re too old to play it,” is a sentiment surrounding actors who tackle the prestige role of King Lear. I’m delighted to say it does not…

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Hir’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Norah Dick

You really can’t go home again. And maybe you shouldn’t want to. That’s what one of the characters finds in “Hir,” the Woolly Mammoth’s fantastic new staging of Taylor Ma…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Theatre Review #2: ‘She Loves Me’ by The Arlington Players at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre by Norah Dick

One of the recurring motifs in The Arlington Players’ new production of “She Loves Me,” in performance at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, is a music box that tinkles lovely tunes w…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Theatre Review: ”Tis Pity She’s a W***e’ at Brave Spirits Theatre by Norah Dick

Sitting down in the performance space of Brave Spirits Theatre before last Friday night’s performance of “’Tis Pity She’s a W***e,” I smiled to hear Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

A play that can grate on modern sensibilities, Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” has been mounted in a few ways to appeal to contemporary audiences, but Synetic Theatre…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘As You Like It’ at Folger Theatre by Norah Dick

All the world’s a stage, as the saying goes, and the players at the Folger Theatre do a very nice job of bringing Shakespeare’s words alive. The company’s new production of “As You L…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Theatre News: The Highwood Theatre Entices Area Youth to the Stage by Norah Dick

When I took my seat in the new performance space at the Highwood Theatre, the excitement in the air was already buzzing. It was opening night of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” …

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘An Irish Carol’ at The Keegan Theatre by Norah Dick

Come in from the cold, grab your pint, and enjoy The Keegan Theatre’s most recent staging of “An Irish Carol.” Written by Matthew Keenan and directed by Mark A. Rhea, the play is a del…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Into the Woods’ by Fiasco Theatre at the Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

“Anything can happen in the woods.” This is the promise, and premise, of the much-loved musical “Into the Woods,” and the new production by the Fiasco Theatre more than delivers. Hea…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘TAME.’ presented by WSC Avant Bard at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre II by Norah Dick

I have a feeling this sentiment might be echoed by other reviews, and possibly by theatre-goers, but it’s nevertheless true that the protagonist of “TAME.” is a nasty woman. She chain-…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Oliver Twist’ at Creative Cauldron by Norah Dick

Stepping into the performance space of the Creative Cauldron, audience members are greeted with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’ London. The city looms on the set’s backdrop as …

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