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Monday, April 23, 2018

Powerful production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at Olney Theatre Center (review) by Tim Treanor

A witch hunt, properly viewed and conducted, is a necessary part of society’s advancement — if we understand “witch” to be some part of the invisible universe which c…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Signature Theatre announces its 2018-2019 season by Tim Treanor

A Sondheim, a couple of Broadway hits, a couple of brand spankin’ new shows, and a boatload of cabarets. Signature Theatre’s 2018-2019 follows the familiar contours of recent sea…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s next season: dramas and comedies inside and outdoors by Tim Treanor

You’ve binge-watched “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “House of Cards.” So why not binge-watch the reign of England’s King Henry…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kennedy Center has a big season for young audiences coming up by Tim Treanor

Hah! Did you think that the Kennedy Center forgot about you just because you are, like, eight years old? No way. The enormous theatrical machine that is the Kennedy Center will turn out seve…

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Lauren Gunderson wins second Steinberg Award for The Book of Will by Tim Treanor

The Book of Will, in which surviving members of the acting troupe The King’s Men decide to put Shakespeare’s First Folio together, has won the $25,000 Steinberg Award for playwri…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: Pinky Swear’s Metro play, Use All Available Doors by Tim Treanor

In the morning we go down, you and I, to the bowels of the Washington Metro Transit system and there jostle and sway, with hundreds of strangers, in metal rectangular boxes through tubes dri…

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Woolly Mammoth announces its 2018/2019 season by Tim Treanor

Maria Manuela Goyanes will take over as Woolly Mammoth’s new Artistic Director next season, and her first season itself will be full of familiar Woolly friends — Branden Jacobs-J…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Kennedy Centers announces 2018-2019 theater season by Tim Treanor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be serving a nine-course meal next season, with six musicals and three non-musicals occupying the five principal venues of the place f…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Anything goes in Faction of Fools’ 10th season by Tim Treanor

Murder. The conquest of France. Learning to become an actor. And food. Lots and lots of food. Gut-busting portions of foods; enough to last a decade. What could be better subjects for a litt…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Mosaic Theater Company announces its next 8 play season by Tim Treanor

Mosaic Theater Company’s fourth season will bring iconic figures from our past — Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Donny Hathaway, the great R&B and Gospel singer Rosetta…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

DCTS’ best fake news: Trump buys naming rights to Kennedy Center and other heart-stopping stories by Tim Treanor

MEMO TO SELF DATE:           March 31, 2018 RE:                 DCTS April Fools Story All right, dammit, think! It’s two hours from April Fools, and you have…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Look for Theater J’s next season on 4 familiar stages around town by Tim Treanor

Theater J will be all around town during the 2018-2019 theater season, as the Edlavitch DCJCC makes significant renovations to its digs on 16th Street. While the Jewish Cultural Center will …

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

In Series announces the selection of its new Artistic Director by Tim Treanor

Timothy Nelson, who spent ten years as the Artistic Director of the American Opera Theater in Baltimore, will return to the area after the conclusion of this season to take over the reins of…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Second season at 4615 Theatre Company will debut new Joe Calarco play by Tim Treanor

A play written at the dawn of the 17th century and one written at the dawn of the 21st will bookend the second full season for Silver Spring’s 4615 Theatre, the company announced Sunda…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: The Beckett Trio. Brilliant performances by Nanna Ingvarsson by Tim Treanor

You know this girl, this woman, this ghost. You met her in Galway, or in a small town in the Slieve Mish Mountains in County Kerry, or in Peoria — or in Bowie, or in Rwanda, or any pla…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Next season, Round House Theatre offers a slate of 5 dramas, and a mid-season move to make way for renovations by Tim Treanor

Bethesda’s Round House Theatre will kick off its 41st Season with a $14-million capital campaign — designed to raise money to improve both the company’s physical plant and …

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baltimore Center Stage announces its 6 play 2018/2019 season by Tim Treanor

The first post-Kwame Kwei-Armah season at Baltimore Center Stage will feature the classics: established, new and aspiring. It will start off with one of the most celebrated plays in the Amer…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Contemporary American Theater Festivals 2 season announced by Tim Treanor

The Contemporary American Theater Festival’s annual 3-week July celebration will feature five world premieres and a recent work by “This is Us” producer and screenwriter Be…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Elaine May’s Adult Entertainment from The Klunch, an erudite offshoot from its Cherry Red roots (Review) by Tim Treanor

What do you think of this script for a possible Merchant/Ivory film? Fade in on Melissa, a young, very three-dimensional woman, sitting on a lounge chair in her underwear. Tina, her faithful…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

NextStop announces its sixth professional season for 2018/2019 by Tim Treanor

NextStop Theatre Company has offered professional theater to Herndon, VA and environs for five years, but for years before that the theater’s venue was home to one of the best communit…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Maria Manuela Goyanes to step into the role of Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director next fall by Tim Treanor

Maria Manuela Goyanes, The Public Theater’s Director of Producing and Artistic Planning, will be the new Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theater, the company announced today. Goyanes, …

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Olney Theatre’s 2018/2019 season: 4 musicals in its 9 play mainstage series by Tim Treanor

There will be a whole lotta theater going on at Olney Theatre Center next season. In addition to its nine-production subscription series, Artistic Director Jason Loewith and his crew will we…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Synetic Season will feature voiceless Shakespeare and New Voices by Tim Treanor

Synetic Theater has dialed up its customary quota of Silent Shakespeare productions for its 2018-2019 season, but the new theatrical year will also mark another production for Synetic Family…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ford’s Theatre’s 2018-2019 season is full of hope and magic by Tim Treanor

For 2018-2019, Ford’s Theatre has opted for a season of magic and optimism in which the corrupt are smited, the stingy are enlightened, wrongs are righted and children are delighted. The s…

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Arena Stage announces its next season, starting with Broadway hopeful Dave by Tim Treanor

A fantasy about a high school teacher who becomes a Presidential double and then the de facto President when the real President suffers from a scandalous illness will open a season for Arena…

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Shakespeare Theatre Company announces Michael Kahn’s final season (2018/2019) by Tim Treanor

What becomes a legend most? For the Shakespeare Theatre Company, celebrating the final year of its artistic director since 1986, Michael Kahn, it will be this: two Shakespeare plays, a new a…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Rep Stage among the first companies to announce their season 2018/2019 by Tim Treanor

Callie Kimball is an actor and playwright who graced DC stages for several years before moving to New York City. Rep Stage will be producing the world premiere of her new play, Things that a…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: Some Old Black Man starring Wendell Pierce by Tim Treanor

Are you ready to be old? By that I mean are you ready to sell your home, where you’ve lived for fifty years and raised your family, and go…elsewhere? To lay aside your lifetime f…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Long Day’s Journey into Night at Everyman Theatre (review) by Tim Treanor

In 1919, Eugene O’Neill wrote a play called Exorcism. It is about shame. It is set in 1912, and in it the protagonist confesses to his boozy friend that he committed adultery with a pr…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Noura from Shakespeare Theatre Company (review) by Tim Treanor

It would be an odd experience, watching Heather Raffo’s Noura on a double bill with Danai Gurira’s fine Familiar. I almost did that, bookending the weekend with the two shows abo…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Schenkkan’s Great Society: President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous term (review) by Tim Treanor

If the shade of Lyndon Johnson permitted himself a small smile last night, who could blame him? The irony of having the Washington opening of the second of Robert Schenkkan’s two-play …

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