City Paper is not for tourists
In today’s paper you’ll find a chart put together by our theater critics Bob Mondello, Trey Graham, and Glen Weldon (who decided they didn’t want a byline). It’s a guide to the August Wilson‘s 20th Century festival at the Kennedy Center, and rather than being a scoresheet with “must-sees,” etc., it features lists of notable D.C. productions of Wilson’s work, alongside plot synopses and quotes from his plays. I’m especially proud of the photos with it, which, even though they print about as big as postage stamps, come from productions past and present and couldn’t have been gathered without the help of Liane Jacobs at Studio Theatre, Kirstin Lunke at Arena Stage, and John Dow at the Kennedy Center.
I’m especially fond of this Joan Marcus photo of John Cothran Jr. and Cynthia Martells in the 1991 Kennedy Center production of Two Trains Running.