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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Comedy delivers a punch in ‘Monumental Travesties’ at Mosaic Theater by Daarel Burnette Ii

In this wonder of a script about racism, playwright Psalmayene 24 gives his characters lines that are poetic and biting and knee-slapping funny. By DAAREL BURNETTE II

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Poignant and packed ‘Monsters of the American Cinema’ at Prologue Theatre by Daarel Burnette Ii

The bonding and intimacy between a Black gay man and his white stepson who share a love of vintage horror films.

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘#Charlottesville’ by Priyanka Shetty (5 stars) by Daarel Burnette Ii

Stunning, unflinching reflection on 2017 'Unite the Right' rally, counter-protests, and local and national fallout, devised from interviews with multiple witnesses.

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2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘A Bro’s Tale’ by Majdy Fares (3 stars) by Daarel Burnette Ii

A perceptive and funny, if sometimes meandering, account of growing up Palestinian-American in Dearborn, Michigan.

SOURCE: at 04:12PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

A rousing coming-of-age musical is right on time in ‘Fun Home’ at Studio Theatre by Daarel Burnette Ii

The superb acting will resonate with LGBTQ and straight audiences alike.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

‘Radio Golf’ plays a round below par at Round House by Daarel Burnette Ii

There's a reason August Wilson’s work has been replicated thousands of times. His plots are engrossing. His characters are relatable. His dialogue is masterful.

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Mosaic’s unabashed ‘one in two’ lifts stigma of HIV+ Black male bodies by Daarel Burnette Ii

The conviction the actors deliver is the type that only real-life experience could bring to the stage.

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Gripping ‘Good Bones’ at Studio Theatre explores Black gentrification by Daarel Burnette Ii

Pulizer Prize winner James Ijames based the play on his time in DC neighborhoods.

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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
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