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BWW Review: THE INFINITE TALES at 4615 Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE INFINITE TALES at 4615 Theatre Company
by Barbara Trainin Blank - Dec 10, 2019

There's a lot of energy and creativity onstage during 4615 Theatre Company's world premiere of The Infinite Tales -- and they come not only from the actors. The performers are accompanied by live and recorded music, props that take up a good part of the stage (mostly suitcases and trunks, suggesting the long-distance travel the main characters must undergo), shadow puppets and screens, and paper cut-outs, among others.

Prologue Theatre Begins Their Second Season With DOG SEES GOD Photo Prologue Theatre Begins Their Second Season With DOG SEES GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Where do we look to find ourselves? The three plays in Prologue Theatre's second season explore this question beginning with Bert V. Royal's DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. In this DARK comedy, personal identity, drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.

Prologue Theatre's Inaugural Season Continues with
Nell Benjamin's THE EXPLORERS CLU Photo Prologue Theatre's Inaugural Season Continues with Nell Benjamin's THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

One of the newest professional theatre companies in the DC region, Prologue Theatre, is continuing its inaugural season with Nell Benjamin's The Explorers Club. This hilarious satire explores societal, workplace, gender, economic, and racial inequalities.

BWW Review: VENUS IN FUR at 4615 Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: VENUS IN FUR at 4615 Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - Oct 30, 2018

'Venus in Fur' is a vivid and wonderful production that taps into themes of gender norms, sexuality, and power, and features a fantastic cast. It's certainly an experience you'll want to indulge in. Seating is extremely limited, but that's part of the charm.

Literary Lovers, or Just Canny Operators?: SEX WITH STRANGERS at FPCT Makes You Decid Photo Literary Lovers, or Just Canny Operators?: SEX WITH STRANGERS at FPCT Makes You Decide
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 15, 2018

The play will certainly keep challenging you the way a puzzle does. It begins, no doubt portentously, with a question that it never completely answers (Olivia to Ethan 'Who are you?') and it ends with deliberate lack of clarity over whether the characters have any future. In short, this is theater which keeps the audience on its toes, no matter what label you slap on it.

BWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts Space Photo BWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts Space
by Roger Catlin - Jun 11, 2018

Talk about 'Freaky Friday.' Brett Abelman's new play 'Switch,' at Fringe Logan Arts Space, is more like 'Freaky Pride Weekend.' A straight D.C. couple matched up by their mutual genderqueer friend find themselves in the afterglow of intimacy having switched bodies and hence gender. The balance of the play is exploring the abrupt switch amid Pride Weekend and trying to figure out how or whether they should try to switch back.

Announcing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCH Photo Announcing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Brett Abelman's Switch, running June 7th - 23rd at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, will open select show evenings with a short but mighty performance series Beyond The Binary.  The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are excited to host a variety of DC artists as an entry into Abelman's comedy about body-swapping, belly laughs, and uncanny sex. 

The Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride Weekend Photo The Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are launching their next production, Switch by Brett Abelman. It runs June 6 - 23 at the Fringe Logan Arts Center.

Cohesion Theatre Company Presents  Two Plays In Repertory: LA LLORONA By Cecelia Rake Photo Cohesion Theatre Company Presents Two Plays In Repertory: LA LLORONA By Cecelia Raker & THE ORPHAN SEA By Caridad Svich
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to announce the third production of their 2017/2018 season and their first ever repertory production. Continuing to explore the season theme of 'E Pluribus Unum,' the shows in repertory will utilize the same diverse cast to tell two seemingly very different stories, La Llorona by Cecelia Raker and The Orphan Sea by Caridad Svich. Despite the plays' notable differences, it is the hope of Cohesion that these stories in conversation with one another will inspire discussion and thought long after leaving the theater.

Rorschach Presents KLEXOGRAPHY: A VERY PAGAN CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Somewhere between the ancient rituals of our pagan ancestors and the tacky office holiday party you attended last night lurks an answer to the question that haunts your dreams: 'How did I get here?'

BWW Review: High School Hunger Games Played for Laughs: SCHOOLGIRL FIGURE at Cohesion
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Nov 21, 2016

Set in a high school where certain girls, banded together as The Carpenters, are in an anorexia/bulimia competition, where the intermediate prize is to date the hunky The Brad and the longer-term prize is death by malnutrition, the show follows the battle between the utterly unscrupulous uber-bitch Renee and fierce competitor Jeanine to succeed Monique, the late victor in these hunger games, as The Brad's choice.

Arcturus Theater Company Presents August Strindberg's THE PELICAN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Arcturus Theater Company will present August Strindberg's 1907 drama 'The Pelican,' tonight, May 14, to May 22, 2016, at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005, within two blocks of the McPherson Square Metro stop (on the Orange and Blue Lines) and within three blocks of Metro Center (on the Orange, Blue, and Red Lines).

Arcturus Theater Company Presents August Strindberg's THE PELICAN This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

Arcturus Theater Company will present August Strindberg's 1907 drama "The Pelican," May 14 to 22, 2016, at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005, within two blocks of the McPherson Square Metro stop (on the Orange and Blue Lines) and within three blocks of Metro Center (on the Orange, Blue, and Red Lines).

Photo Flash: First Look at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), in conjunction with British original pronunciation (OP) experts, the father and son team of David and Ben Crystal, opens its 2015 season with a historic production of The Merchant of Venice. The play opens tomorrow, March 27 and runs through April 25. There will be one performance on May 8 at Boordy Vineyards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Pallas Theatre Collective Stages SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Pallas Theatre Collective is delighted to present She Stoops to Conquer at the Anacostia Arts Center from today, May 14th to ­June 1st, 2014.

Pallas Theatre Collective to Stage SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, 5/14-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Pallas Theatre Collective is delighted to present She Stoops to Conquer at the Anacostia Arts Center from May 14th to ­June 1st, 2014.

BWW Reviews: DANCE OF THE WASP AND SPIDER Premieres at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 28, 2013

There's a nice concept at play in this piece, but there's much more work to be done if it is to have a future life.

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present HAMLET & MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Begin. 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Join the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory in The Meadow at Johns Hopkins University's beautiful Evergreen Museum & Library for two of Will's most popular works. According to Artistic Director Tom Delise "HAMLET is not simply the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark -- it is also a ghost story, a detective story, a love story, a story of power and ambition, a revenge story, and even at times, a comedy." Through our signature audience interaction, The Factory literally invites viewers to respond to the many questions raised by the play.

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE Plays Fells Point Corner Theatre, 10/19-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents on its Sokal Stage Martin McDonagh's A Behanding in Spokane, directed by Howard Berkowitz. The play opens on Friday, September October 19 and runs through Today, November 4, 2012.

BWW Reviews: Exploiting A BEHANDING
by Brent Englar - Oct 26, 2012

Martin McDonagh's A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE offers cheap laughs and little else.

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