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BWW Review:  Olney Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL:  A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS Sh Photo BWW Review: Olney Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS Shines Especially Bright This Season!
by Andrew White - Dec 6, 2021

When we first enter the Mulitz-Gedelsky Theater Lab at Olney, we see a thrust stage decked out with a wide variety of Victorian-style bric-a-brac, strategically tossed about by Scenic Designer Jacob A. Climer. Forget the tree and the lights, forget the boxes with tacky wrapping, I’ll take the pile of stuff here any time--it's Christmas all over again! 

BWW Review:  Mosaic Theater's BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA a Subtle, Moving Testament to Ou Photo BWW Review: Mosaic Theater's BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA a Subtle, Moving Testament to Our Times
by Andrew White - Nov 1, 2021

The scenes in Birds unfold over a decade in the life of father and daughter, marked by accumulating leaves and, of course, accumulating tensions, as each of them face moments of crushing disappointment, binoculars in hand, alternately consoling and infuriating each other.

BWW Review:  Happenstance Theater's 'THE PICNICS:  A NITWIT DYPTICH' Short and Oh, So Photo BWW Review: Happenstance Theater's 'THE PICNICS: A NITWIT DYPTICH' Short and Oh, So Sweet!
by Andrew White - Sep 27, 2021

'The Picnics: A Nitwit Dyptich,' makes a perfect dessert to an evening of binge-watching your favorite historical drama, a perfect hors-d'oeuvre before diving into that meaty documentary series. At 14 minutes, it's also just the right, bite-size for a mid-day snack. Which is, actually, kinda what it's about...

BWW Review:  Kensington Arts Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is Murderous Fun Photo BWW Review: Kensington Arts Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is Murderous Fun
by Andrew White - Aug 9, 2021

It’s time to get out, people.  I mean, let’s face it – you can only get by for so long on Disney+ or Netflix before you want a taste of living flesh—er, live theatre. With their production of 'And Then There were None,' Kensington Arts Theatre has got a great evening out – if you don’t mind the occasional gunshot, offstage shrieks, or bodies lying around.  Great fun, I’d say.

BWW Review:  Quotidian Theatre Company's THE DAY EMILY MARRIED a Beautiful Swan Song Photo BWW Review: Quotidian Theatre Company's THE DAY EMILY MARRIED a Beautiful Swan Song
by Andrew White - Aug 7, 2021

Bethesda's own Quotidian Theatre, which has been a true labor of love and art, after nearly 25 years on the D.C. theatre scene, is making an appropriately subtle, and grand, exit. Horton Foote's intensely psychological drama, The Day Emily Married, is a piece that Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori famously brought to life, staging its world premiere and making Quotidian's reputation at the same time. His relationship with Foote has been a hallmark of Quotidian's work, and it's easy to see why.

BWW Review:  Washington Stage Guild's HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND a Perfect Pre-Summer Photo BWW Review: Washington Stage Guild's HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND a Perfect Pre-Summer Diversion
by Andrew White - May 20, 2021

How He Lied to Her Husband is a charming, 40-minute diversion which will enliven any home, and should be at the top of your to-watch list for this weekend.  Available only until Sunday night (per hyper-strict Equity guidelines), it features three of DC’s great talents and offers us a tantalizing glimpse of what kind of fare the Washington Stage Guild will serve up, live and onstage, come the Fall. 

BWW Review:  Shakespeare Theatre's BLINDNESS a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theatrical Experien Photo BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre's BLINDNESS a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theatrical Experience
by Andrew White - May 1, 2021

Director Meierjohann has choreographed Juliet Stevenson’s movements through a space as palpable as it is imaginary. The quality of the sound recording is so acute that you know exactly where she is at every moment. Stevenson’s performance is a marvel as she careens from the soothing, caring, den-mother to a shrieking, blood-soaked avenging angel, unafraid of what she has to do to survive.

BWW Review:  Happenstance Theater's A ROSE FOR ERGENSBURG A Charming Escape Photo BWW Review: Happenstance Theater's A ROSE FOR ERGENSBURG A Charming Escape
by Andrew White - Apr 6, 2021

Step into Happenstance Theater’s dreamscape; enjoy the lush colors and charm of their short film, “A Rose for Ergensburg.” Devised by company founders Mark Jaster and Sabrina Selma Mandell, with Sharon Crissinger as its eagle-eyed cinematographer and co-author, you will encounter a world of the past--but surprisingly contemporary.

BWW Review:  'Arena Riffs' Offers Psalmayene 24's Compelling THE FREEWHEELIN' INSURGE Photo BWW Review: 'Arena Riffs' Offers Psalmayene 24's Compelling THE FREEWHEELIN' INSURGENTS
by Andrew White - Mar 31, 2021

Playright Psalmayene 24’s contribution to Arena Riffs is “The Freewheelin’ Insurgents,” a day in the life of four actors as they cope with the pandemic and the forces arrayed against them, both as artists and African-Americans.

BWW Review:  Flying V's INITIATIVE is a Fitting Tribute to Dungeons & Dragons Photo BWW Review: Flying V's INITIATIVE is a Fitting Tribute to Dungeons & Dragons
by Andrew White - Mar 22, 2021

For now, we will have to settle for the Zoom version of 'Initiative' – that’s how the D20 rolls these days. But it would be positively criminal if it weren’t eventually staged by a company as multi-talented as Flying V. Your imagination is the key—which come to think of it is rather the point of live theatre, no matter which medium it uses to reach out to you.

BWW Review:  Synetic Streaming Version of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN an Enduring Cla Photo BWW Review: Synetic Streaming Version of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN an Enduring Classic
by Andrew White - Feb 11, 2021

Soon – and very soon, we hope – we will all be able to gather together at Synetic’s subterranean theatre in Crystal City and thrill to their latest exploits. But for as long as we may have to wait, Synetic’s streaming service is a gift, and a great way to introduce newcomers to their unique, invaluable artistry.

BWW Review:  Olney Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL a Joyful Celebration Photo BWW Review: Olney Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL a Joyful Celebration
by Andrew White - Dec 18, 2020

Morella’s work as the adaptor/director/performer in this piece practically needs no introduction, and his comfort with the material enables him to switch characters and voices with ease. And Olney Theatre Center has teamed up with Chiet Productions, whose camera work enables us to experience Morella’s wonderful work in entirely new ways.

BWW Review:  Studio Theatre's KINGS A Thrilling Earful of Political Intrigue Photo BWW Review: Studio Theatre's KINGS A Thrilling Earful of Political Intrigue
by Andrew White - Nov 28, 2020

With their first audio effort, Kings, Studio demonstrates the versatility of Studio’s roster of actors and sound designers.  Director Marti Lyons, already a Helen Hayes award winner, establishes her chops in a purely audio medium, and demonstrates the theatre community’s ability to turn on a dime and produce a classic form of entertainment as if they were to the manner born.  Stuff like this is truly heartening.

Lookingglass Theatre Announces Fall Classes for Adults and Youth Photo Lookingglass Theatre Announces Fall Classes for Adults and Youth
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces gglassclasses online, where adults and youth will learn from experienced Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Teaching Artists. Lookingglass is committed to continuing to engage, inviting people to keep curious, to imagine, and to play while at home.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, August 20- with John Leguizamo, Ahrens & Flaherty an Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, August 20- with John Leguizamo, Ahrens & Flaherty and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2020

Today (August 20) in live streaming: Ahrens & Flaherty visit Stars in the House, Theatre for One: Here We Are, and so much more!

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces One-Night Benefit Watch Party of EASTLAND: AN  Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces One-Night Benefit Watch Party of EASTLAND: AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced a one-night watch party of Eastland: An Original Musical Watch Party, Thursday, August 20 at 7pm (Central), a free online public fundraiser of the acclaimed production in support of Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Lookingglass Theatre Announces EASTLAND: An Original Musical Watch Party, August 20 Photo Lookingglass Theatre Announces EASTLAND: An Original Musical Watch Party, August 20
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces Eastland: An Original Musicala??Watch Partya??will take place on Thursday, August 20 at 7pm CT, a free online public fundraiser of the acclaimed productiona??in support of Lookingglass Theatre Company.a??a??

BWW Review:  Synetic Theatre's Midsummer 'Decameron' Series an Amazing Cornucopia of  Photo BWW Review: Synetic Theatre's Midsummer 'Decameron' Series an Amazing Cornucopia of Talent
by Andrew White - Jul 9, 2020

Starting this Friday, July 10, the artists at Synetic have found the answer to your summer doldrums, which are now magnified beyond endurance by social-distancing rules: a series of video vignettes inspired by the ultimate in pandemic lit, Giovanni Boccaccio's a?oeDecameron.a??

BWW Feature: #OpenYourLobby: The Latest in The Theater Community's History of Protest Photo BWW Feature: #OpenYourLobby: The Latest in The Theater Community's History of Protest
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Jun 30, 2020

The #OpenYourLobby movement is the latest in the Theater Community's history of protest.

David Schwimmer and Alexander Zeldin to Appear on Lookingglass Theatre Company's Podc Photo David Schwimmer and Alexander Zeldin to Appear on Lookingglass Theatre Company's Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents new episodes of Keeping Curious, a new lineup of programming free to all audiences. While Coronavirus keeps theaters closed and audiences apart, Lookingglass Theatre has developed a whole host of free digital offerings presented by Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates.

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