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Review: SHUTTER SISTERS at 1st STAGE

What did our critic think of SHUTTER SISTERS at 1st STAGE?

1st Stage Announces SHUTTER SISTERS, A Sweet And Funny Play By Mansa Ra

1st Stage announces 'SHUTTER SISTERS,' a sweet and funny play by Mansa Ra. Press performances on February 3 and 4. Explore the parallel lives of two women and the challenges they face. Don't miss this heartfelt journey through womanhood and identity.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards; RIDE THE CYCLONE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

1st Stage Extends QUILTERS Through End of December

1st Stage's Quilters, book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, with lyrics and music by Barbara Damashek, directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes, has been extended through December 31.

Review: QUILTERS at 1st Stage

Just over a year ago, I reviewed 1st Stage's production of N. Richard Nash's 'The Rainmaker,' about a conman offering hope to a drought-racked farm family. Now, the Tyson's Corner-based company is presenting another story of hope, love, and determination in the prairies.

BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

First Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Signature Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The first wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 13th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

1st Stage Announces QUILTERS, A Moving Musical By Molly Newman And Barbara Damashek

1st Stage announces 'Quilters,' a moving musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Set on the American frontier, this musical tells the story of a group of women who come together to create a quilt that reflects their shared history, struggles, and triumphs. With soaring harmonies, touching monologues, and stunning choreography, 'Quilters' is a musical experience unlike any other.

Review: DOROTHY'S DICTIONARY at Washington Stage Guild

What did our critic think of DOROTHY'S DICTIONARY at Washington Stage Guild? During the course of E. M. Lewis' 75 minute play, librarian Dorothy Ross and high school student Zan Hardt get to know each other.

Washington Stage Guild Season Opens With E.M. Lewis' Two-Hander DOROTHY'S DICTIONARY

The Washington Stage Guild opens its 2023-2024 season, a “Season of Truths Revealed,” with the area premiere of Dorothy’s Dictionary by E.M. Lewis, directed by Stage Guild founding member Laura Giannarelli (The Good Doctor). 

World Premiere of AN UNBUILT LIFE & More Set for The Washington Stage Guild 2023-24 Season

The Washington Stage Guild has revealed its 2023-2024 Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Imagination Stage Premieres THE HULA-HOOPIN' QUEEN

Imagination Stage, the metro DC region's largest professional theatre for children, debuts its latest new play commission, The Hula-Hoopin' Queen, adapted for the stage by Gloria Bond Clunie from the book by Thelma Lynne Godin, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Angelisa Gillyard directs.

Review: THE RAINMAKER at 1st Stage

American literature has a soft spot for con artists, those ruffians who, lacking the skills or inclination to earn an honest living, prosper by using sheer charm and creativity to tell other people what they most want to hear. These rapscallions, despite living by lying, often find themselves in a position to help other characters discover certain truths about themselves. 1st Stage's production of N. Edward Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker is an enjoyable and entertaining visit with one such miscreant.

Photos: First Look at THE RAINMAKER at 1st Stage

1st Stage is now presenting The Rainmaker, written by N. Richard Nash and directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes, through December 11, 2022. Check out all new production photos here!

1st Stage Presents THE RAINMAKER This Month

1st Stage has announced The Rainmaker, written by N. Richard Nash and directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes from November 17, 2022 through December 11, 2022.

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