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Posts Tagged ‘Theater’
The best theatre of 2014 wasn’t new. But a few premieres set for 2015 hold promise.
Big Nate is joining the ranks of Peanuts, Little Orphan Annie, and The Amazing Spider-Man. A musical based on Lincoln Peirce's comic strip premiered this month at Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park.
Big Nate has run for years locally in the Washington Post. The Post's Michael Cavna has written about the play's creation. I'm [...]
If you read all the way to the end of my recent cover story on divisive monologuist Mike Daisey's return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company — where he "birthed" his much-discussed show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs in 2010—then you know he has already begun to perform a new monologue reflecting on [...]
Performing arts live & uncensored, promises the cover of program of the seventh Capital Fringe Festival, which will once again occupy a mix of year-round and seasonal performance venues—18 sites this year—for three weekends in the dead of summer, July 12 to 29.
The photo on the cover is of a young woman who appears to [...]
In the first week of 1997, almost exactly 15 years before This American Life issued its first retraction, the then-young, not-yet-hugely popular public radio program aired a story about a phone line where callers record apologies to people they’ve wronged.
It was brutal stuff: In one of the recordings aired, an adult male confessed to [...]
So I finally got to see Sucker Punch, Studio Theatre’s well-reviewed U.S. premiere of Roy Williams’s race-and-boxing-in-Thatcher’s England play, last weekend. Despite having written a whole feature about the production’s extensive fight choreography, I still found plenty to surprise me in the way the fights were staged.
I won’t review the show; I attended a [...]
City Paper readers know that I'm not a theater critic, but Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist from way back, long before he became a playwright. The American Century Theater has revived Little Murders, his 1967 play about the decline of New York City and individual morals. The dark comedy centers on a family, their [...]
Playwright Richard Byrne announced on his blog this week that WSC Avant Bard, the Washington area’s most pun-tastic theater company, will stage a reading of his new play Nero/Pseudo at Artisphere on May 30. While this one-night-only event will be a reading rather than a full production, it will feature live music performed by [...]
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 [...]