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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Who Was Sir William Davenant and What Did He Do to ‘Macbeth’? by Andrew Walker White

If you want to get yourself in the mood for the Folger Theatre’s current hit production of Macbeth – a famous adaptation from the 1660’s of William Shakespeare’s original tragedy, by…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: ‘The House on the Hill’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Andrew Walker White

Aficionados of ancient tragedy will tell you that the main difference between the Romans and the Greeks was that the Romans –Seneca, especially—loved their violence served up downstage c…

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Review: ‘Memoirs of a Forgotten Man’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Andrew Walker White

Let’s stop for a moment to consider how much of the grey matter we’ve got upstairs, between those infernal ears, is dedicated to memory.  Even as you read this review your mind is stock…

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Review: ‘Thirst’ at The Contemporary American Theater Festival by Andrew Walker White

Dystopias can be off-putting places, for those in search of more traditional fictional locales. Why would you want to begin your story in a wasteland, where everything we associate with civi…

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Review: ‘A Late Morning (In America) With Ronald Reagan’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Andrew Walker White

Truth be known, there is much about Ronald Reagan that is eminently unlikeable: his shameless embrace of the southern, “State’s Rights” strategy, his contempt for social welfare progra…

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Review: ‘Berta, Berta’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Andrew Walker White

“The past is never dead.  It’s not even past.” –William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun. Of the many great moments in the late August Wilson’s Twentieth Century cycle, the most po…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review: ‘The Cake’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Andrew Walker White

The Contemporary American Theatre Festival is off to a rocking start, and with the local premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s ripped-from-the-Supreme-Court-blotter comedy The Cake, the Festival…

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

What To Expect From This Year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) by Andrew Walker White

Ah, summer – that fabled time of fireflies and lemonade stands, seersucker suits with wilting collars, tubing along a quiet stream, and of course — theatre.    Live theatre.  The …

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: ‘Electra’ at 4615 Theatre Company by Andrew Walker White

Back in ancient times, tragedy was prized for its cathartic experience; fear, rage, pity, the whole range of human emotions would run through you, and on a grand scale, too, with thousands p…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: The In Series: Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ at the D.C. Scottish Rite Temple by Andrew Walker White

If you’re a Mozart fan – and if you aren’t, you should be – you probably have your favorite ‘conspiracy theory’ about why the composer met his untimely death at the age of 35. Th…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Opinion: Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare and the Fine Art of Dissent by Andrew Walker White

It’s a classic art-imitating-life-imitating-art situation: to make a production relevant, the director decks out the cast in modern dress to create the illusion that Shakespeare was writin…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: ‘Doubt: A Parable’ at SeeNoSun OnStage by Andrew Walker White

We live in a world where self-righteous anger is the new god. It’s getting to the point where we can barely shift our torches and pitchforks aside long enough to tweet or post on Facebook.…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at McLean Community Players by Andrew Walker White

Spring has sprung, the dogwoods are in full flower, and there’s a truly delicious cat-fight to be had in McLean—take my word for it. Now that the solemnities of the season have been prop…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: ‘Three Sisters’ at The Studio Theatre by Andrew Walker White

As improbable as it may sound, the plays of Anton Chekhov are vivid proof that there is such a thing as joyful melancholy. You can commune with his characters’ misfortunes and acknowledge …

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review: ‘Bigoudi’ at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Andrew Walker White

Is it just me or do the French have a way of taking the most mundane, everyday objects and making poetry out of them? Consider the humble plastic hair-curler, those tiny, porous tubes that …

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