Shakespeare is our North Star because every time we do one of his great plays, it is an opportunity to rethink our assumptions, as they define our present selves. I first saw Othello in 1969, when the Civil Rights Act was in the past but racism and ...

 

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Shakespeare Theatre’s Free for All, an Othello for these times (review)

Shakespeare is our North Star because every time we do one of his great plays, it is an opportunity to rethink our assumptions, as they define our present selves. I first saw Othello in 1969, when the Civil Rights Act was in the past but racism and segregation were not. The moment that it became […]

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Whipping, or The Football Hamlet (review)

Whipping, or the Football Hamlet has rushed into CUA’s Callan Theater with Kathleen Akerley calling this play as writer and director as she does most every humid DC August. As a theatergoer, it’s an exciting time. Just before the mass of September openings that signal the start of the theater season, Akerley often offers a […]

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Creative Cauldron’s new season

It will be time for the Women’s Voices Festival next January, but at Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron, every play in its 2017-2018 season will be an examination of the experiences of women — of all ages and stations. The Creative Cauldron season will begin October 5 with the Beth Blatt-Jenny Giering musical, The Mistress Cycle. […]

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Review: Big Fish at Keegan Theatre

In my family, my father was the Big Fish: a teller of tall tales and elaborate shaggy dog stories. Most families have someone like him: someone for whom life must be larger, greater, more colorful than the workaday humdrum it mostly turns out to be. In Big Fish, traveling salesman Edward Bloom is that storyteller- […]

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Review: Tom Teasely underscoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari closes this weekend

Looking for something a little… weird? Have I got a show for you. A Zombie. A Mad Doctor. A Carnival. An Insane Asylum. Live Music. Yes, a garden of delights awaits you, courtesy of Constellation Theatre. Start with the 1920 German Expressionist silent film masterpiece Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari, and add the offbeat music […]

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