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Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY Photo Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2019

Quotidian Theatre Company launches its dynamic 2019-20 season with a powerful re-staging of Conor McPherson's quotidian masterpiece Port Authority.

BWW Review: Topical and Mostly Sure-Footed Rendering Of ARTURO UI from Scena Photo BWW Review: Topical and Mostly Sure-Footed Rendering Of ARTURO UI from Scena
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 18, 2019

A thinly-disguised parable of the ascendancy of Adolf Hitler, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui may have been written in 1941, but it may as well have been addressed directly to Americans of 2019.

BWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Jun 12, 2017

Important content and several exceptional performances outweigh 1st Stage's flawed production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 

Photo Flash: Blues Inspired MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM to Croon at 1st Stage
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2017

From the extraordinary mind of Pultizer, Tony, and Academy Award recognized playwright August Wilson comes one of America's most renowned stories of race and music. Inspired by the real life of legendary blues singer, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a powerful installment in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Century Cycle- 10 illustrious plays that explore the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.

August Wilson's Tour-de-Force MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Comes to Life at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

From the extraordinary mind of Pultizer, Tony, and Academy Award recognized playwright, August Wilson comes one of America's most renowned stories of race and music. Inspired by the real life of legendary blues singer, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a powerful installment in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Century Cycle- 10 illustrious plays that explore the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.

BWW Review: THE NIGHT ALIVE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Oct 25, 2016

I walked into The Writer's Center last Saturday cold and unfamiliar with the works of THE NIGHT ALIVE playwright Conor McPherson or Quotidian Theatre Company. Walking out, I was a happier person.

Creative Cauldron to Stage Award-Winning Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America), score by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award, Fun Home), and directed by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. Caroline, or Change was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2004 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2007. Tesori's Drama Desk Award-Winning score combines spiritual music with blues, Motown, classical and Jewish klezmer music. The production will run from May 5th through May 29th, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church. Press Night is May 7th, 2016 at 8 PM.

BWW Review: Ambitious ANTIGONE NOW at Scena Theatre Falls Short of its Potential
by Pamela Roberts - Mar 30, 2016

ANTIGONE NOW is based on the nearly 2,500-year-old Sophocles drama, but in Scena Theatre's hands it could use even more time to gel. From missed lines to erratic pacing, ANTIGONE NOW squanders its interesting potential and never hits its stride.

BWW Reviews: MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Saves the World in Style at Avant Bard
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 12, 2015

Countess Aurelie and her fellow madwomen are back to save Chaillot, Paris and the world in a stylishly realized theatrical tour-de-force. As directed by Christopher Henley, WSC Avant Bard's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT is a feast for the eyes and ears. The production, in an exciting and vibrant translation by Laurence Senelick, also feeds the soul as a reminder of how precious our fragile earth really is and how important it is for someone, anyone, to take a stand to protect it. This MADWOMAN is also brilliantly acted from the members of the quirky ensemble to the queen bee herself, Countess Aurelie, effortlessly brought to life by Avant Bard company member Cam Magee.