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Monday, July 17, 2017

Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ at Anacostia Playhouse by Mike Bevel

“These are my friends,” Billie Holiday (Anya Nebel) tells her accompanist (LeVar Betts), gesturing at the audience. It is March of 1959, and Holiday will be dead in four months. She’s …

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Review: ‘Oblivion’ at Unexpected Stage Company by Mike Bevel

“Games have rules,” Brooklyn-parent Dixon (Zach Brewster-Geisz) tells his wife, Pam (Mindy Shaw). They’re playing Boggle, Dixon has tried to play “Slurpee,” and both are a little w…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘My Lack of a Social Life’ by Mike Bevel

Douglas Stafford is a very talented juggler. If that is an interest of yours, if you like juggling, and you’ve got an hour, then you may like this show. Stafford is pretty good as a magici…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Kara Sevda’ by Mike Bevel

Let’s get this part out of the way quickly: Lisa VillaMil’s Kara Sevda (at Shopkeepers through July 22) is an exhilarating piece of theater, masterfully and assuredly directed by Kat Haa…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Garbage Person Karaoke’ by Mike Bevel

Over the 65-minute run time of Caroline Bennett’s Garbage Person Karaoke, there are moments of painful comedy and bitter emotional connections with that specific kind of heartbreak that ki…

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2017 Capitol Fringe Review: ‘There Ain’t No More’ by Mike Bevel

  Willie Carlisle is an astonishing performer, and if I were only reviewing his performance of mountain folk music, I’d recommend this show with the entirety of my full heart. Guitar,…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: ‘We Found the Wild Things’ at Who What Where Theater Collective by Mike Bevel

It is New Year’s Eve, 2015, and seven high school seniors have gathered at the home of the twins, Nicole (Skye Lindberg) and August (Zachary Wilcox). There’s Maisy (Catherine Anne Gilber…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire’ by Mike Bevel

See this show. Stop reading this review, click this hyperlink, buy a ticket, and see it. Don’t want to go alone? I’ll see it with you. We’ve never met before? Who cares. I’m your new…

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ghouls’ by Mike Bevel

There is a moment in Sean Surla’s one-woman piece, Ghouls, (playing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center through July 16) where Emel Haddad – Surla’s stand-in for herself, and an extrao…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Caveat’ by Mike Bevel

Caveat (written and directed by Ben Lockshin and playing at Gallaudet University’s Eastman Studio Theater) is a “One’s-a” show, where each character is an idea of a person more than …

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Review: ‘Godspell’ at Infinity Theatre Company by Mike Bevel

​The early 1970s gave us three Bible-themed musicals: Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell (currently in a production directed by Alan Ostroff at Infinity Theatre Company in Annapolis), as we…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

​Review: ‘Into the Woods’ at Summer Dinner Theatre at Montgomery College by Mike Bevel

Each time I’ve seen Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, now playing at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre through July 2nd, is the best time I’ve seen Into the…

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