The Washington Stage Guild's new show is a sturdy little meditation on living in the shadow of mortality, dressed up with just enough of the fantastical to keep an audience engaged.
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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lise Bruneau
Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop to Oct. 23
Jessica Lefkow's Cassius—a lean and hungry-looking schemer indeed—and Esther Williamson's softer-spoken but steel-spined Brutus are the solid anchors of a Julius Caesar where even that saddle-sore swaggerer Marc Antony is played by an actor who's bound her breasts [...]
In which the City Paper's theater gaggle gabbles on about an epic piece of theater. And some of its predecessors.
There’s a lot going on at Sidney Harman Hall, where the London-based Tricycle Theatre has brought its sprawling chronicle The Great Game: Afghanistan to the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s stage. A cyclical story of invasion and resistance covering nearly two centuries, and a joint effort involving no fewer than 12 writers, the massive undertaking looks at three [...]
She'll play Sally Durant Plummer, who gets two of the most celebrated numbers in a show many fans think may be Sondheim's masterpiece. But is she the right pick?
Noted, briefly, and more or less in passing:
Do you want your theaters to treat you like the airlines do? Some of them think it's a good idea. Not everyone agrees. (But the argument at that first link? It's from a guy at Arena Stage. Hmmm.)
The peripatetic Spooky Action Theater has found itself a home: Richard [...]
Their move: Signature's preview-period gambit
breaks new ground for DC theaters.
"The show opened at Signature on Aug. 10," notes the third paragraph of this TBD.com story about the poster design for Chess.
But you didn't see reviews of the musical last week, did you? And you won't—maybe not until September.
That's because the Signature Theatre, in a move [...]
"David is not a pushover," says Joy Zinoman.
Coming from a woman whose titanic personality has kept at least two generations of Washington theater people busy telling backstage stories, that can only be counted as a compliment.
"David" is David Muse, who'll be stepping into Zinoman's shoes come September, when he takes over as artistic director of [...]
Come Monday, you'll probably read in the Washington Post that at long last, the Studio Theatre has announced a replacement for retiring Artistic Director Joy Zinoman. But if you're like me, your Mondays can be hectic, so let me save you a little time: The name they'll announce is that of David Muse.
How do [...]
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Walter Bobbie
At the Kennedy Center Family Theatre to April 4
Jeffrey Carlson’s flailing, mop-haired Vincenzo Bellini isn’t the only thing that’s a mess in Golden Age: Like too much of the art form it celebrates, Terrence McNally’s new comic drama about the heyday of bel canto opera is overlong, overwritten, and wildly [...]