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Carousel: Dark merry-go-round takes moving turn at Olney Theatre Center

Carey Rebecca Brown and Tally Sessions in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at Olney Theatre. (Stan Barouh) Is it really possible to use the word delightful to describe a musical which includes a low life Lothario, sexual harassment, backstabbing, spousal abuse, […]

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Carousel: Dark merry-go-round takes moving turn at Olney Theatre Center

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Carey Rebecca Brown and Tally Sessions in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at Olney Theatre. (Stan Barouh) Is it really possible to use the word delightful to describe a musical which includes a low life Lothario, sexual harassment, backstabbing, spousal abuse, […]

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Our American Cousin

Our American Cousin: New Old Theater’s charming ode to another time

There is a line, near the end of the 1858 stage play, Our American Cousin, where the character of the backwoods, Yankee interloper Asa Trenchard, chastises the pompous and

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After the Revolution: Red themes wrack windy drama at Centerstage

Susan Rome, Mark Zeisler, Arye Gross and Lois Markle in After the Revolution. (Richard Anderson) In the 1950s, an ever expanding audience of American television viewers could relax and relate

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Silent No More cast shares stories of heartache and hope

Members of the cast of Silent NO MORE (l - r) Raquel McPeek, John Autry II, Carmen Meissner, David Hawkins, Taylor Wilson, Lea Hughes and Kathy Buckley. (Anthony C.

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Man of La Mancha: Missteps mar memorable musical at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Aldonza (Amber Iman) comforts Don Quixote (Anthony Warlow) in Man of La Mancha. (Courtesy) Is it possible for a single performer to nearly ruin an otherwise excellent production of one

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Oh Dad, Poor Dad: Freudian farce lights up Annex Theatre

Sarah Heiderman and Rjyan Kidwell star at Annex Theatre. (Kelli Williams) Two things should be noted about last Friday’s performance of an odd little play at The Station North Chicken

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The Dum Dums: Deep space doldrums descend on Glass Mind Theatre

How do you spell depression? Try being the astro navigator who plots a four year trip to a distant planet, only to awaken from suspended animation to discover you’ve made

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Naked Girls Reading DC: Baring all for the love of literature

Audience members and readers relax for an evening of classics with Naked Girls Reading DC. (Anthony C. Hayes) One of my fondest memories from childhood is the weekly story time

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The Symposium: Sudden Satyrs dish love and libations at Terrault Contemporary

Centuries before Elizabeth Barrett Browning couched the question, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”, the Greek philosopher Plato settled into his own divan to offer

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One Night in Miami: Centerstage scores TKO with riveting play about Civil Rights era

Tory Andrus, Sullivan Jones, Esau Pritchett and Grasan Kingsberry in One Night in Miami. (Richard Anderson) On a warm winter night in February 1964, Cassius Clay – a brash young

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