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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 Kennedy Center’s World Stages International Theater Festival. Nalaga’at, the only deaf-blind […]

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

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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 Kennedy Center’s World Stages International Theater Festival. Nalaga’at, the only deaf-blind […]

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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

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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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Make a Reservation for ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’

Joanna Drayton (Bethany Anne Lind) and Dr. John Prentice (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) become friends in the hospital cafeteria and fall in love in 10 days in “Guess Who’s Coming to

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A Civil War Christmas: Bomb hits Baltimore in baleful Centerstage production

At the point the guns fell silent on Christmas Eve 1864, 657,991 Union and 558,207 Confederate soldiers were counted as casualties of the American Civil War.  Thousands more would

Eric Berryman as Ken and Bruce Randolph Nelson as Mark Rothko. (ClintonBPhotography)

Red paints an unlikeable portrait at Everyman Theatre

What do you think of when you see the color red? Wine?  A heartbeat?  Passion and Roses?  Or do you think of Anger and Dresden? If you said Anger or Dresden,

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