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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends her Life Tonight’ by WSC Avant Bard at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two by Norah Dick

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” This could be the alternate tagline for Lauren Gunderson’s “Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight” a play that retells…

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dance Review: ‘The Red Shoes’ by Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures at the Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

The most iconic pair of red shoes may belong to Dorothy Gale in the “Wizard of Oz,” but the titular pair in Mathew Bourne’s new production of “The Red Shoes” takes their he…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Julius Caesar’ by Scena Theatre at ATLAS Performing Arts Center by Norah Dick

“How many ages hence/ Shall this our lofty scene be acted over/ In states unborn and accents yet unknown!” Caius Cassius makes this prediction about his legacy after helping to assassina…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Othello’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Norah Dick

“Where should Othello go?” This is one of the final questions that the titular character asks in Shakespeare’s “Othello,” and points to the work’s seminal exploration of “other…

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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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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards