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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

RS/24 at Anacostia Playhouse (review) by Angela Carroll

RS/24 is an ethereal drama about one long night in the life of Herbie, a record store owner (writer and director Clayton LeBouef, the veteran actor is best known for his performances in R…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: Breathe – a new transformative musical by Angela Carroll

Breathe is a transformative work written and directed by Cleavon Meabon IV about the resilience of an African-American family trying to establish balance in the face of white violence. An a…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Disgraced from Compass Rose Theater (review) by Angela Carroll

Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced is a thoughtful character study about American Muslim identity. Driven by casual conversations, the play reveals earnest and unsettling discl…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Intruders takes on gentrification in DC (review) by Angela Carroll

Hope Lynne Price-Lindsay’s The Intruders  is an entertaining satire about the contemporary wave of gentrification in DC that packs lots of laughs, but fails to do more than scratch the su…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Teen drama, Count Down, Strand’s entry in Women’s Voices Theater Festival (review) by Angela Carroll

Count Down, one of many extraordinary plays included in this year’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival,  is an emotional drama about teenage girls living in a group home in Chester, New …

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Violence versus passifism . Brown versus Douglass. The Raid at Theater Alliance (review) by Angela Carroll

“Everyone in this play is dead,” Harriet Tubman (Tiffany Byrd) announces minutes into the first act. Frederick Douglass (Marquis D. Gibson), John Brown (Nicklas Aliff), Henry Kagi (Josh …

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Danai Gurira’s comedy Familiar at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (review) by Angela Carroll

Familiar, by Tony Award winning playwright Danai Gurira, is an intimate comedy-drama set in the home of a first-generation Zimbabwean family living in Minnesota. The family has gathered ov…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Red Velvet, the real life story of actor Ira Aldridge at Chesapeake Shakespeare (review) by Angela Carroll

In the early 19th century, Ira Aldridge, an African American actor and playwright, was performing on European stages. A fraction of Aldridge’s miraculous story is portrayed in director Shi…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On manhood and memory: In Search of My Father (review) by Angela Carroll

“Just what kind of man would abandon his son?” This is the central question writer/performer W. T. Allen has been asking in his twenty-year running play In Search of My Father … W…

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