Articles tagged: theater review


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Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Blindness dazzles in darkness—and solitude

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall has opened the house once again. Well, not “house,” exactly. The theater’s in-person debuting return, an actorless show, begins the moment the audience files... Read more

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Signature Theatre’s Midnight at the Never Get breaks just the right amount of promises

The premise is deceptively simple. It is a cabaret show about the fabulous and dramatic lives of a songwriter and a performer at the close of the golden age of... Read more

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Patrick Page thrills in All the Devils Are Here at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Footsteps echo in a darkened theater. Every seat in the house is empty, and somehow, it makes the audience shiver even more. All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented... Read more

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Tricked-out monologue meets pared-down musical, Round House Theatre’s A Boy and his Soul doesn’t miss a beat online

There is a certain beauty in watching a show and thinking, “this could have been done so poorly.”  It means not just that all the right choices were made, but... Read more

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Signature Theatre’s Simply Sondheim gives us a taste of what we’ve been missing

A theater is never truly empty. Even when it is not being used, a ghost light sits on stage, illuminating a venue that would otherwise be completely dark. Since the... Read more

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DBMOAF Weekend One: A Beloved Georgetown Theater Tradition Perseveres in a Virtual Environment

By no miracle, but by the determination and talent of a group of scrappy Georgetown students, the Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival (DBMOAF) has persevered in an environment that... Read more

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Theatre at a distance: Nomadic’s Love & Information

Georgetown’s Nomadic Theatre has been hard at work, even at a distance. The student-run theatre troupe presented its pre-recorded, virtual production of Love & Information on Facebook Live from Nov.... Read more

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Fiddler on the Capital: A Perfect Holiday Outing for the Whole Family

Perhaps one of the most defining moments of a young Jewish child’s adolescence is seeing Fiddler on the Roof. The musical, first performed in 1964, is a celebration of love... Read more

Leisure

Caesar Blends the Classic Story with Modern Technology

Many students only know Shakespeare’s political drama Julius Caesar from their high school English class, and only remember Marc Antony’s infamous opening line to one of the greatest speeches in... Read more

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Biting Into Black Theater Ensemble’s “The Hand That Feeds You”

As the old precautionary adage goes: “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” In other words, demonstrate loyalty to those who have sustained and contributed to the attainment of your... Read more

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Nomadic Theatre Balances Comedy and Domestic Violence in Exit, Pursued By a Bear

A figure struggles against the duct tape that binds him to a sofa-chair. A stripper and a man dressed as a cheerleader console a conflicted woman. The floor is littered... Read more

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Fun Home Remembers the Joy and Pain of Looking Back

I had my qualms about Fun Home. The national touring production of the five-time Tony winning musical was coming to D.C.’s National Theatre and my expectations were stratospheric despite my... Read more