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D.C. Theater This Week: Antony and Cleopatra, The Rivalry, and

Ancient Egypt, 1800s Illinois, and modern-day chat rooms are all taking up residence in D.C. theaters. Synetic Theater Company's wordless version of Antony and Cleopatra brings sparks-flying fight sequences and body contortions to the classic tale, at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre through February 28.
If talkier plays are more your style, check out Ford's Theatre's [...]

Taffety Punk’s A Q&A With Director Marcus Kyd

Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s—opening tonight—combines a lot of potentially cringe-worthy elements: death, modern dance, and people who seek empathy on the Web. But the new play, directed by Marcus Kyd, uses actual quotes from online suicide forums detailing last goodbyes to suicide techniques and offers a compelling synthesis of text, dialogue and dance. With [...]

Two Years After Nearly Dying, Beauty Pill Leader Writes Songs for a Play About Suicide

In late 2007, Chad Clark found himself in the emergency room, convulsing from a fever that had lasted six days. "I was shaking like the characters in Jacob’s Ladder," he says. Clark, leader of the group Beauty Pill, felt like he was dying, he says, and his doctors had no clue how to diagnose him, [...]