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In 1954, Joseph Papp started the Shakespeare Workshop, a mobile theater that brought free Shakespeare performances to all five boroughs of New York. Thirteen years later, Papp opened the Public Theater, which has developed dozens of award-winning plays, from Hair and A Chorus Line to The Normal Heart and Angels in America. In their documentary Joe Papp in Five Acts, filmmakers Tracie [...]
Decades before The Real World forced viewers to watch how people live, there was Seven Up. The 1964 documentary visited 14 7-year-olds growing up in different parts of Britain and every seven years, director Michael Apted revisits the subjects: This week, the eighth film in the series, 56 Up, has its D.C. debut. This edition finds them in [...]
Idly Bent Theatre Company, a D.C. newcomer, appears to be shooting for the moon with its first production in town. Hailing from the University of Virginia, two of the founding Idly Benters present the company’s inaugural D.C. show tonight: a take on Harold Pinter’s menacing The Birthday Party. That's a gutsy proposition. Read more>>> The play begins [...]