For their 2010 stage adaptation of Double Indemnity, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright went back to James M. Cain’s Depression-era serialized novel about an insurance agent who plots to murder his lover’s husband, overstepping Billy Wilder’s iconic film noir. This costs their version the pulpy dialogue Raymond Chandler wrote for the movie, as [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Round House Theatre’
Put your memory in motion! Sarah Godfrey has this week's cover story with an oral history of EU's "Da Butt," which became go-go's biggest national hit after appearing in Spike Lee's School Daze. Leading the arts section, Kriston Capps connects the dissident kitsch of North Korean artist Song Byeok to the work he did when he [...]
Amanda Abrams leads this week's arts section with her profile of Paul Emerson, an ambitious dance presenter whose last company, CityDance, folded in 2011—and whose new group, Company E, makes its D.C. premiere next week. Trey Graham reviews Signature's Really Really and Round House's Next Fall—two plays about personal crises in which the questions really count. Rebecca [...]
These days of dropping temperatures and lengthening shadows are the perfect time of year for Happenstance Theatre to reanimate Cabaret Macabre, the company's ghoulishly gratifying showcase of Edward Gorey-inspired grim reapings. Like all of the five-year-old company’s shows, it’s a wonderfully imagined, expertly choreographed meditation on a theme, in this case mortality, and the [...]
Don't Go Back to Bethesda: Blake Robison, the producing artistic director of Round House Theatre, is leaving the suburban company at the end of this season for Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, reports Peter Marks. Robison came on board in 2005 and under his watch the company emphasized literary adaptations.
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