Author Archive for Chris Klimek

The Next Stage: TheatreWashington’s Aniello Award Identifies Up-and-Coming Companies

One of TheatreWashington's most competitive awards can take a new theater company to the next level—but not always.

The Critic & The Real Inspector Hound at Shakespeare Theatre Company Landsburgh, Reviewed

Collectively, this Shakespeare Theatre twofer is a wild, fun-filled riot with laughs aplenty for the whole family.

A Response to the Wall Street Journal‘s Defense of Traditional Shakespeare

A Shakespeare production featuring women? What is this, amateur hour?!

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre, Reviewed

Half a century later, the play that gave Stoppard his start is as forbidding as ever.

Jumpers for Goalposts at Studio Theatre, Reviewed

Kimberly Gilbert, a D.C. theater stalwart, makes her Studio Theatre debut in a perfectly acidic comedy role.

In Memory of Kevin Boggs, a Charismatic Storyteller, Actor, and Educator

Boggs, one of SpeakeasyDC's instructors and a well-known local storyteller, died March 13.

A Double-Wide Helen Hayes Awards in Half the Time

Winners sprinted up and down the aisles, and Erin Weaver won big.

2015 Theater Preview: Five Shows to See Next Year

The best theatre of 2014 wasn’t new. But a few premieres set for 2015 hold promise.

Famous Puppet Death Scenes at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Reviewed

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop's characters meet demise after lurid demise in a series of wickedly gratifying fake plays.

Pay Your Last Respects to Fort Fringe—and Shoot Zombies

Launch Nerf darts at actors and explore the rotting old Capital Fringe HQ this Halloween.