Posts Tagged ‘olney theatre center’

This Weekend, Six Theaters Will Write and Produce a Play in 24 Hours

"It’s like going to the gym for theater. It’s getting reps in and doing cardio.”

A Christmas Carol Smackdown! Olney Theatre vs. Keegan Theatre

A Christmas Carol is like crack to theater companies: do it every year or not at all, but after your first hit, you’re hooked on that sweet holiday revenue. No other play can rake in the kind of cash to pay for the rest of your season, which is why this year we have a [...]

Arts Roundup: Corcoran Won’t Move Edition

Corcoran Gallery of Art won't leave its historic building on 17th Street NW [City Paper]
Bohemian Caverns temporarily closed after alleged sexual assault [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: The arts is nearing its own fiscal cliff, and orchestras face the biggest risks [Huffington Post D.C.]
Sockets Records, which is shutting down, announces plans for its final showcase [...]

Arts Roundup: Pauly Shore Edition

Maura Judkis on D.C.'s showing at the Tonys: " robust and brilliant as Washington theater can be, we’re still just one of the planets orbiting around the center of the theatrical universe, Broadway. Did we get our hopes up too high? Shouldn’t we be used to this by now?" [Post]
The imperiled Corcoran will hold a [...]

This Week in Theater: Public Enemy, 60 Miles to Silver Lake, and Triumph of Love

Scena's production of Kenneth Branagh's Public Enemy tells the story of Tommy (Barry McEvoy), a Jimmy Cagney impersonator in 1980s Belfast who uses his imitation to keep himself out of trouble. The first act pleasantly meanders, introducing the characters and setting up the story. The second act veers into topsy-turvydom as Tommy goes off the [...]