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Belleville hits home, hard at Studio Theatre in DC

Jacob H Knoll (Zack) and Gillian Williams (Abby) play a vulnerable couple in “Belleville.” Amy Herzog’s play is the season opener at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. (Igor Dmitry) Watching Belleville is like passing a car crash on Interstate 95. […]

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Belleville hits home, hard at Studio Theatre in DC

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Jacob H Knoll (Zack) and Gillian Williams (Abby) play a vulnerable couple in “Belleville.” Amy Herzog’s play is the season opener at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. (Igor Dmitry) Watching Belleville is like passing a car crash on Interstate 95. […]

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The Understudy: Kafkaesque comedy opens Everyman Theatre season

Danny Gavigan, Beth Hylton and Clinton Brandhagen in The Understudy.  (credit Stan Barouh) Franz Kafka once famously said, “In the fight between you and the world, back the world.” Simple but

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Carnivalesque sizzles; Fantasticks fizzles in mixed weekend of theatre

Swami YoMahmi relishes a sticky moment during his hat-pin in the finger act. (White Starfish Photography) The interesting thing about live theater is you never know what to expect. A

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‘Not by Bread Alone’s’ Usher Syndrome cast will leave you in awe at the Kennedy Center

Imagine inhabiting a world consisting totally of darkness and silence.  Such is the universe of Nalaga’at, the Israeli deaf-blind acting ensemble that performs this week as part of the

William Connell and Caroline Hewitt in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. (courtesy photo)

Centerstage Twelfth Night: A fitfully funny farce

William Connell and Caroline Hewitt in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Centerstage. (Richard Anderson) Classic plays have long been used for frolicsome, outrageous farces.  Comedies work especially well when the setting

Carl Schurr and Bruce Randolph Nelson in Everyman Theatre's The Dresser (ClintonBPhotography)

Everyman Theatre: The Dresser delivers peerless pathos, comedy

Carl Schurr and Bruce Randolph Nelson in Everyman Theatre's production of The Dresser   (ClintonBPhotography) It is every actor’s worst nightmare: that moment when you step onto the stage and suddenly

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12 O’Clock Boys’ Eric Blair takes Baltimore audience behind the scenes

(A screenshot from the movie 12 O'Clock Boys - courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories) It’s been called "The Wire with wheelies", and for those who had a chance to see the gripping

Lesley Malin and Kate Michelson Graham in Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor: Plodding play gets paisley production

Leslie Malin as Mistress Page and Kate Michelsen Graham as Mistress Ford are the Merry Wives of Windsor * It isn’t very often that a theater critic has a Friday

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Centerstage: ‘Stones in His Pocket’ weighed down by blasé characters

Todd Lawson and Clinton Brandhagen in Stones in His Pockets  (Richard Anderson) A whole host of factors go into the making of a memorable production.  Finding an effective director, casting

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Crimes of the Heart: Calculating craziness reigns at Everyman Theatre

Beth Hylton, Dorea Schmidt and Megan Anderson reminisce in Crimes of the Heart  (Stan Barouh) There’s an old joke that if you play a country music song backwards, you get

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