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by Sam Abney - May 13, 2019

I've never been disappointed by a show at Signature Theatre. Even their ongoing Grand Hotel, which is working with some less-than-stellar source material, is elevated by the wonderful craftsmanship and talented artists this theater welcomes. The same can unfortunately not be said of the disappointing Spunk, which opened in Signature's more intimate ARK theater on Friday. Zora Neale Hurston's masterful prose falls flat in a production that feels like it opened too soon, resulting in an evening lacking in the gumption this show tries to champion. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Signature Theatre's SPUNKVIDEO: Inside Signature Theatre's SPUNK
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Spunk based on three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by acclaimed writer and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Shuffle Along). The production is directed by Timothy Douglas (Arena's Nina Simone: Four Women, Disgraced). Spunk runs from April 30 through June 23 in Signature's ARK Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's SPUNKPhoto Flash: First Look at Signature's SPUNK
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Spunk based on three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by acclaimed writer and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Shuffle Along). (more...)

SPUNK Comes to Signature TheatreSPUNK Comes to Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Spunk, based on three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by acclaimed writer and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Shuffle Along). The production will be directed by Timothy Douglas (Arena's Nina Simone: Four Women, Disgraced). Spunk will run from April 30 through June 23 in Signature's ARK Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Folger's Beautifully Poignant THE WINTER'S TALEBWW Review: Folger's Beautifully Poignant THE WINTER'S TALE
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 21, 2018

Rather than simply characterized as a comedy or tragedy, this Winter's Tale is a poignant tale about forgiveness, the passage of time and folly of old men. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at the FolgerPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at the Folger
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Winter's Tale-Shakespeare's late play filled with romance, jealousy, reconciliation-concocted landscapes and a bear in pursuit-is next on stage at Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill. Directed by six-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the production is on stage from March 13 through April 22, 2018 (more...)

Folger Theatre Brings Shakespeare's Astonishing Romance THE WINTER'S TALE to the StageFolger Theatre Brings Shakespeare's Astonishing Romance THE WINTER'S TALE to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Winter's Tale-Shakespeare's late play filled with romance, jealousy, reconciliation-concocted landscapes and a bear in pursuit-is next on stage at Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill. Directed by six-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the production is on stage from March 13 through April 22, 2018. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Hold HIDDEN HILLS Film Event, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

In the 1960s in Hidden Hills, California, a handsome real estate agent is in a secret relationship with his male business partner in a context where being gay is the norm and straight is the minority. Not to mention they are Caucasian in a town where that is not the norm. On Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m., the Northeast Film Premiere of the comedy Hidden Hills, a comedy, starring Ted Trent and Tim O'Leary, will take place at The Ridgefield Playhouse, tackling the issues of race, sexuality, aging and weight while flipping the world upside down in a 72-minute feature film that mimics the classic styling of Rock Hudson and Doris Day movies. Up-and-coming Hollywood talent are featured in this innovative film event including Joy Sudduth (Criminal Minds), Wendy Shapero (Robot Chicken) and Chris Fennessy (Zoey 101) with a performance of an original song by Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's. The movie was written and directed by Dan Steadman (Red Lodge) whose first project Jesus People: The Movie is to be released in early 2014 and will feature Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help). A post-screening Q&A with actor Tim O'Leary and his sister comedienne Christine O'Leary will allow audience members to learn more about how the film came to be. This event is underwritten by Cohen and Wolf, P.C. and The Ridgefield Press with media sponsor WSHU Public Radio Group. (more...)