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Review – Arena Stage Brings Back “The Originalist”

I’ll start by saying that this is the best play that I’ve seen all year. So many aspects would get 5 out of 5 stars – Edward Gero’s portrayal (and likeness) of Justice Scalia, Jade Wheeler bringing criticizers of Scalia to life with her rapid response, know-it-all yet wet behind the ears and the continuous … Continue reading

Review – “Still Life with Rocket” by Theater Alliance

isk Just in time for the summer’s family reunion season, Theater Alliance brings you Still Life with Rocket, created and directed by Mollye Maxner. A moving (literally) comedy drama about a family reunited and coming full frontal with their past childhood, current lives, and each other (again, literally). The story is about a matriarch, Etta … Continue reading

Review – Essential Theatre’s “Jean and Dinah…The Play”

  “Jean and Dinah…The Play” It’s Carnival time – Jouvay morning! Yes it’s party time with friends and family and also time to make new memories. Jean stops by her long-term friend, Dinah’s, house so they can party together – just as they’ve done for the past 40 years. But for these two best friends, … Continue reading

“Smart People” – now playing at Arena Stage (Review)

I can probably bet that you think you’re one of the ‘Smart People’ in your circle. That fact is, most of us are. And that is part of what makes Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People, now playing at Arena’s Kreeger Theater, so intriguing… relative… and well, SMART! Grab your seats. It takes a small amount … Continue reading

Nothing Dry about Arena Stage’s “A Raisin in the Sun”

Arena Stage’s “A Raisin in the Sun” contains some one of the strongest team of actors and actresses that I’ve seen in the DMV area in years. It was simply powerful. The casting and passion of the performers were spot on and drew the audience in in a way that is hard to accomplish for some popular plays. They took us back into the 1950s and we sat with them, in the living room on that old couch – and they were a family. Continue reading

Theater Alliance’s “Mnemonic” Takes Attendees on a Journey of Their Own

Journey. That’s how I explain Theater Alliance’s rendition of “Mnemonic” by Complicite. While the word ‘journey’ leaves much to the imagination, it seems to be the exact intent-to paint moving pictures while also leaving enough room for others to finish their own works of art. The play begins with the stage empty except for a … Continue reading

Jason Ellis’ Small Theater Musical “Not My Baby” Packs Big Stage Punch

*Images from musical’s Facebook page* Jason Ellis’ new musical “Not My Baby” went into full production this past weekend for its two-weekend show running through April 1st weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets to the musical, visit https://nmbplay.wordpress.com. One of the opening numbers had the words ‘Destiny is calling you,’ a line very … Continue reading

Review: ‘brownsville song (b-side for tray’ #Theater

You finding a new road don’t change anything that’s been. – Grams. The story is based on the life of Tray Franklin, a Kingsborough Community College student and talented young boxer, gunned down by senseless violence in 2012. For a theater in Southeast DC, I think many local community residents will be able to relate … Continue reading

Queen of Katwe – Advanced DC Screening – Sep 2016

  Here are a few shots from last night’s DC screening of the Queen of Katwe. Wonderful movie!  

Blackberry Daze – A Story of Love, Seduction and Triumph

Blackberry Daze – A Story of Love, Seduction and Triumph “Blackberry Days of Summer,” the 2012 novel by Ruth P. Watson is now a musical, “Blackberry Daze.” Full of bluesy tunes and twisty storytelling, “Blackberry Daze” takes place during the Great War era in countryside Virginia. The musical details the lives of three women and … Continue reading