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Round House Theatre’s Nine Night Celebrates Life in a Time of Mourning

The play, written by Natasha Gordon and directed by Timothy Douglas, makes its long-awaited U.S. debut at a poignant time in history.

Round House Theatre’s production of Nine Night has long awaited its U.S. debut after its 2018 premiere at the U.K.’s National Theatre. The play received West End acclaim for its timely meditations on race and immigration in the 21st century. But Natasha Gordon’s script finds new resonance in a period of unprecedented mourning in the…

Ain’t No Mo’ Asks and Answers: Post-Racial? Not Really.

In Jordan E. Cooper’s wild satire, the U.S. sends all of its citizens descended from enslaved people back to the lands of their ancestors.

In Jordan E. Cooper’s wild satire Ain’t No Mo’, the U.S. sends all of its citizens descended from enslaved people back to the lands of their ancestors.

2022 Fall Arts Guide

How we create and consume art has changed, and local artists were forced to adapt. Many are rediscovering themselves as the scene comes back to life.

Artistic chaos reigns as we head into the fall of 2022. Sitting in no-man’s-land, somewhere between pandemic and endemic, I’ll be honest: I’m tired of writing about COVID-19 and its fallouts. Instead, I wish this year’s Fall Arts Guide could be like the ones from the Before Times. COVID has changed everything and all of…

Politically, The Outsider May Be Outdated, But It’s Still Funny

A lightweight comedy that delves into the murkiness of politics from playwright Paul Slade Smith makes its regional premiere at the Keegan Theatre.

The Outsider, a lightweight comedy that delves into the murkiness of politics from playwright Paul Slade Smith makes its regional premiere at the Keegan Theatre.

Folger’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Is Plagued by Too Many Good Ideas

From a fantastical venue to a pandemic-induced delay, this production could have been a show for record books—instead it’s a charming summer novelty.

Folger Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Building Museum could have been a show for record books—instead it’s a charming summer novelty.

Folger Delivers a Dreamy Pandemic-Inspired Redux of Midsummer

Finding a temporary home in the National Building Museum, Folger Theatre flexes new muscles to produce a play that meets audiences where they are.

Inside the National Building Museum, Folger Theatre flexes new muscles to create a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that meets audiences where they are.

Understudies: The Unsung Superheroes of D.C. Theater

The essential workers of theater, these actors jump in at the last minute to save the show and keep performances from getting sidelined by COVID.

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s recent production of Our Town had understudies perform in every one of its 33 shows […]

Fringe Fest Review: The Gate

Robbie Gringras’ one man show combines fable, satire, and history to humanize various viewpoints.

The Gate, Robbie Gringras’ one-man show running as part of the Capital Fringe Festival, combines fable, satire, and history to humanize various viewpoints.

Fringe Fest Review: Higher

The current iteration of Wayne L. Firestone’s new play doesn’t always stay afloat, but suggests intriguing possibilities.

The current iteration of Wayne L. Firestone’s new play, Higher, currently running at Capital Fringe, doesn’t always stay afloat, but suggests intriguing possibilities.

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