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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mary and Joseph are ‘totally freaked-out’ teens in the new ‘Peekaboo!’ by Celia Wren

Hub Theatre presents a comic holiday premiere from Anne M. McCaw.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Terrific cast in Theater J’s rendering of Uhry comedy by Celia Wren

Play about Jewish elites in 1930s Atlanta depicts social and cultural tensions.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

If you want to steer clear of Scrooge, two stages provide different holiday fare by Celia Wren

MetroStage, Stage Guild offer Christmas variety.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

‘Asher Lev’ at 1st Stage: Choosing to be an artist despite public condemnation by Celia Wren

In Tysons Corner, a sensitive production of the Chaim Potok novel.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Slapstick, mugging, uneven acting in this ‘Dog in the Manager’ by Celia Wren

We Happy Few bring Lope de Vega’s 17th-century comedy to the stage.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Avant Bard recalls a French scientific genius by Celia Wren

In the afterlife, our heroine remembers her love affairs and her work.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Posner’s puppet-packed ‘Our Town’ is a bit too cutesy by Celia Wren

Olney’s mounting of the landmark Thornton play includes some fine human moments.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Constellation delivers spirited ‘Wild Party’ by Celia Wren

Story centers on two vaudeville performers and a rowdy shindig that ends in violence.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Theater review: ‘I Killed My Mother.’ The audience was an unintended victim. by Celia Wren

Spooky Action’s disjointed take on Hungarian Romanian writer Andras Visky’s play.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Two plays, two vulnerable women in grim circumstances by Celia Wren

“Lela & Co.” is at Anacostia Arts Center; “Clover” at Caos on F.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

‘The Wizard of Hip’ has energy to spare in lively MetroStage production by Celia Wren

Writer-director-choreographer Thomas W. Jones II also stars in the well-traveled play-with-music.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

‘Big Fish’ looks for the truth in a father-son relationship by Celia Wren

The musical at Keegan Theatre is a touching portrait of family dynamics.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Brittany Campbell as Eliza carries a strong, slightly racy ‘My Fair Lady’ by Celia Wren

In Olney production, the power struggle with Higgins occasionally displays a startling erotic edge.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Brace for fun in Source Festival’s new plays by Celia Wren

Its 10th year offers plays in 10 minutes.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Get ready for a fight in these productions by Theater Alliance, Flying V by Celia Wren

Combat is a central theme in “Still Life With Rocket” and “Secret History of the Unknown World.”

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Two feminist plays ponder modern lives by Celia Wren

Mermaids, paranormal in Venus, 10th Muse productions.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Seamless cast in a gripping ‘Proof’ at Olney by Celia Wren

Dawn Ursula shines as Catherine in David Auburn’s Pulitzer-winning play.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Spooky Action Theater’s ‘The Man Who’ marvels at the complexities of the brain by Celia Wren

The adaptation of ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’ explores unusual neurological conditions.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

A first lady and a diva show their vulnerability in two productions by Celia Wren

Laura Bush, Maria Callas brought to life on area stages.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

You won’t soon forget ‘Forgotten Kingdoms’ by Celia Wren

The distinctive play by Randy Baker is receiving its world premiere from Rorschach Theatre.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The drag queens carry the show in a methodical ‘Dorian’s Closet’ by Celia Wren

Rep Stage musical loosely based on life and death of female impersonator Dorian Corey.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hub Theatre’s ‘The Late Wedding’ is daring, but tends toward tedious by Celia Wren

Play takes inspiration from the shape-shifting fiction of Italian writer Italo Calvino.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Young local actors impress in ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ at Theater J by Celia Wren

Production of semi-autobiographical Neil Simon play stocked with funny, engaging moments.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Two 400-year-old soap operas rip along in stagings by Brave Spirits Theatre by Celia Wren

“A King and No King” and “ ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” are full of passion, humor and suspense.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Women and age-old struggles take center stage in two local productions by Celia Wren

Suffrage playlets at Venus Theatre, and Lisa Kron’s “Well” at 1st Stage.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Theater Alliance’s ‘Mnemonic’ not all that memorable by Celia Wren

Production at Anacostia Playhouse is ambitious but makes it difficult for audience to connect.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

‘Nasty Women Rep’ grapples with sexuality, society by Celia Wren

Two timely Forum Theatre productions address abortion and Planned Parenthood.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Kennedy Center launches international directors series by Celia Wren

Lepage brings visually breathtaking tale of love and addiction

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A video-game plumber loses his bounce in ‘Brother Mario’ by Celia Wren

Flying V production finds the Nintendo mainstay transported to a world of Chekhovian angst.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

From Sarah Treem, an exploration of women who are fighting for recognition by Celia Wren

“The How and the Why” and Jane Martin’s “H2O” are two powerful two-person plays.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

‘Peter Pan’ prequel a gravity-defying delight to the senses by Celia Wren

The Constellation Theater Company delivers a funny, rollicking fantasy-adventure tale.

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