Archive for 'Arts'

Little Theatre offers its take on ‘Rocky Horror’

Little Theatre offers its take on ‘Rocky Horror’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Doug Olmsted) After Janet and Brad’s car gets a flat tire on a deserted road in the middle of the woods on a spooky evening they, wind up at Frank-N-Furter’s castle. There, all [...]

Reflections on ‘Our War’

Reflections on ‘Our War’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Teresa Wood) Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith, describes the evolution of “Our War” as “a synthesis of art, scholarship and community.” She further defines it as “the extraordinary collaboration between universities, theaters [...]

Exploring the dark side of Northern Virginia

Exploring the dark side of Northern Virginia

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Liz Lynch) The prolific Michael Lee Pope is back at it, this time using his sharpened reporter’s sense to dig up the stories behind Northern Virginia’s most nefarious characters and infamous incidents. With [...]

The Bookworm: The last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Bookworm: The last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Image/Little, Brown) Your heroes are larger than life. They’re always tall, strong, and wise. No one can best them or outdo them, and no one can touch them in the good that they [...]

Don’t pass on Signature Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’

Don’t pass on Signature Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Theresa Wood) “Sex with Strangers” may be one of the best comedy/dramas I’ve seen this year — an engaging yet challenging, hilarious yet deliciously sexy, stylishly clever and utterly modern relationship conundrum performed [...]

A weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

A weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) After G. Freeman Pollock founded Skyland Resort in 1894 he went in and out of bankruptcy so frequently it is hard to imagine it ever becoming the popular tourist destination it [...]

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Synetic Theater has taken H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and morphed it into a frighteningly realistic maelstrom of horrors, just in time for Halloween. For [...]

‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Richard Termine) When we discuss Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber we are entering the pantheon of the most beloved collaborators ever to hit the stage, and their blockbuster “Evita” certainly is one [...]

Be prepared to laugh and cry at MetroStage’s beloved ‘Three Sistahs’

Be prepared to laugh and cry at MetroStage’s beloved ‘Three Sistahs’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) Presented three times by producing artistic director, Carolyn Griffin, Thomas W. Jones II’s award winning musical comedy/drama “Three Sistahs” will launch MetroStage’s 30th season, having become one of its most beloved [...]

A sneak peek into the lives of young doctors

A sneak peek into the lives of young doctors

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It took you a while to get the hang of things. But you did — eventually. It always is that way with a new job. Nobody is born knowing how to [...]