Posts Tagged ‘romeo & juliet’

Stupid Fucking Bird Dominates 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees

In a presentation last night at National Theatre, TheatreWashington announced the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards nominees. Who cleaned up? Woolly's Stupid Fucking Bird caught the biggest worm, with eight nominations. Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Round House Theatre's Glengarry Glen Ross netted seven. Close behind them are several productions [...]

ToDo ToDay: Romeo and Juliet, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Jacco Gardner

Director Aaron Posner says he was drawn to Romeo and Juliet "because of sex and violence, just like everybody else." Evergreen themes those are indeed, but when his version of the tragedy opens tonight at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, it may feel especially contemporary: Rehearsals were interrupted by the Navy Yard shooting in September and the Capitol [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Gandhi Got Freaky’ Edition

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Morning, readers! Short roundup today while your tireless City Paper arts staff slaves on the forthcoming 24th annual D.C. International Film Festival spread. It's gonna be off the chain! Keep an eye out for any and all blurbs by a certain J.L. Fischer. I [...]