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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Theatre Week Celebrates the 2018-2019 Season by Guest Author

WASHINGTON, DC – August 14 – theatreWashington today announced plans for Theatre Week 2018, a three-week celebration that will offer $15 and $35 tickets to over 20 productions, a free…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

How ‘Hamilton’ Is Remaking American History by Guest Author

By Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about Alexander Hamilton, “the forgotten founding father,” has become a turning…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

5 Questions with Joshua Conyers, Summer 2018 Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera by Guest Author

Baritone Joshua Conyers is becoming a mainstay in the Washington area. Conyers is a Summer 2018 Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where he has sung Count Capulet in Charles Gounod’s Roméo…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Avant Bard Announces 2018-2019 Season by Guest Author

For its 29th season of making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly announces three mainstage productions featuring classic comedies by Shakespeare and Molière newly adapted for now, plus…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Review: ‘King John’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger King John of England was not a popular ruler, and Shakespeare’s play about him is not, to put it mildly, among his most popular works; indeed, it hasn’t been performed …

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Friday, July 27, 2018

In Memoriam: George Grant by Guest Author

From The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts: The Theatre Lab has lost a wonderful friend and an integral member of our family. We mourn the passing of George Grant, who over the past te…

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Review: ‘Barnum’ at Prince William Little Theatre by Guest Author

By Leandra Lynn Step right up! Feast your eyes on PWLT’s current production, Barnum! The fun started even before I walked into the Hylton Performing Arts Center, with clowns waving at me f…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Review: ‘Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean’ at Cockpit in Court by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger On September 30, 1975, twenty years to the day after the car crash that took the life of movie legend James Dean, six of his female fans gather at a convenience store in a …

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Monday, July 23, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Chlamydia dell’Arte: MORE Sex-Ed Burlesque’ by Guest Author

by Jill Kyle-Keith Two unconventional beauties take us on a wild ride through sex, politics, and the politics of sex. As the title implies, Chlamydia dell’Arte is a sort-of burlesque, with…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mesa, Arizona or Something Like It’ by Guest Author

By Becca Kurtz Raina Greifer’s new play, Mesa, Arizona, or Something Like It, produced by Purple Crayon Productions, is a tale of abandonment, friendship, and the teenage mind. It’s fitt…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Riot Brrrain’ by Guest Author

By Hannah Sternberg Riot Brrrain is a punk-fueled, nonlinear tour through the life of Teddy as they revisit their past relationships after being diagnosed with neurosyphilis. Teddy is bisexu…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Hold The Tomato’ by Guest Author

By Shawn Reilly Simmons Hold The Tomato is a comedy variety show featuring sketches, songs, and improv, written by Nancy Safavi and David Stauffer, and composed by Wesley Fox. We’re introd…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Unscripted’ by Guest Author

By Shawn Reilly Simmons “I don’t want to sit in front. I don’t want to get picked on,” a woman said to me nervously as we chose our seats, about to experience Unscripted, a two-man i…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Meet the Glory Wholes’ by Guest Author

By Rebecca Kurtz If there is one thing to be said for Meet the Glory Wholes, it’s that the creatively minded Joey Maranto has contagious confidence. Sixty minutes alone onstage is no small…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Cockpit in Court by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger Ironically enough for a story that is propelled by sibling rivalry and longing for a better life, the stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid has always been a bit of a negl…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Coronado’ by Guest Author

By Caroline Bock What’s worse than murder? What would God say? All the characters are “peddled out,” i.e. in dead-end jobs, down-on-their-luck, or near that, drinking Buds and doing sh…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Through the Wall’ by Guest Author

By Garinè Isassi Through the Wall is a dance story that sprang from an art experiment put together by Source Festival called the Artistic Blind Date Program. Artists from different discipli…

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Review: ‘Late Night Double Feature Improv Show’ by Fells Point Corner Theatre by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger Improv is life; after all, we do it every day. And since many would claim that theater is life, performing improv in a theater seems only natural. There’s a reason, t…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: “50 Ways…” by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza A woman (IO Browne) climbs out of bed, her lover still fast asleep, unmoved. She lays out on the floor, limber and sensual as she dances like a flower budding through a cr…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya?’ by Guest Author

By Ellie Milewski Four intelligent and gifted female playwrights/directors, three bold female actors and their marvelous male partner in crime, and a wonderful crew, walk into Arena Stage to…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ’14’ by Guest Author

By Ellie Milewski Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Parkland. These are only a few names from a list of mass shooting in the United States. A list that is painfully and heartbreakingly l…

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DC Playwright Patrick Flynn Finalist in Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival by Guest Author

The Ferberizing of Coral by Patrick Flynn which debuted at the DC Source Festival in 2016 has been selected from 850 submissions to be a finalist in the Samuel French 43rd Annual Off Off Bro…

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Washington Improv Theater Presents ‘Summer Escape’ (preview) by Guest Author

“Quick! We need a word. Any word,” says Travis Charles Ploeger, director and accompanist for iMusical, an improv ensemble out of Washington Improv Theater. He’s standing in a black box…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review: ‘The Mikado’ by Young Victorian Theatre Company by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger Full disclosure: I love The Mikado. I sang in the chorus of the Young Victorian Theatre Company’s 1979 production, a publicity photo from which is being used to advertise…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Festival: Black Confederates by Guest Author

by Isabel Echavarria Black Confederates by James F. Bruns and directed by David Allen Schmidt depicts a conversation between Jefferson Davis, played by Larry Levinson, and his wife Varina Da…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Horse People’ by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza Watching Lindsey Griffith’s one-woman performance Horse People, I can’t help but feel as if I’ve stumbled into a dream. Papier-mâché horse heads, large overhead pr…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Hawaii Nei’ by Guest Author

By Becca Kurtz The pair of plays that make up Paul Handy’s “Hawaii Nei” fit together nicely in a 90-minute, fact-packed commentary on the state – both past and present – of…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘This Historic Night’ by Guest Author

By Christina Kovac On the simple and appropriately bleak set, Seed Productions presents its premiere of This Historic Night, five short plays wound into one terrific show, written by local D…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Vengeance in My Heart’ by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza Titus Andronicus is the little-known Shakespeare tragedy most reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film. Bloody murder, sex, and violence galore, Andronicus is historically …

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Review: ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ at Silver Spring Stage by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza First staged in 1971, The House of Blue Leaves is a descendant of the kitchen sink dramas and average joe tragedies that marked the American and British theater scenes in …

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Gilded’ by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger Conceived and choreographed by Kristen Brooks Sandler for Harlot Productions, Gilded depicts “a steampunk monarchy in decline,” including two illicit love affai…

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