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A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Neil Simon’s long-running and ever popular play “The Odd Couple” has had more incarnations than The Smashing Pumpkins. First there was the Broadway premiere in 1965. Art Carney of “The Honeymooners” [...]

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) My plan to spend a weekend in Staunton was hatched last year when I heard about a young chef who was gathering a national reputation for imaginative food served up in [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) Everyone’s schedule is full at this time of year, but don’t forget about your social life. Here are a few ideas to get you out on the town: WHAT’S THE DEAL: The [...]

Shakespeare Theatre goes on a truly Quixotic adventure

Shakespeare Theatre goes on a truly Quixotic adventure

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Set Designer Allen Moyer’s two-story iron grid with drop down catwalk provides the stark background for Director Alan Paul’s revival of “Man of La Mancha” now playing at Shakespeare Theatre’s glamorous [...]

English royals visit Mount Vernon

English royals visit Mount Vernon

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) Wide-eyed tourists were gobsmacked to shake hands with and get hugs from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, as the couple toured George [...]

‘Much ado’ about doo-wop at Synetic Theater

‘Much ado’ about doo-wop at Synetic Theater

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Koko Lanham) In Synetic Theater’s jived up version of “Much Ado About Nothing,” Las Vegas’s flamboyant landscape of feathered and sequined showgirls becomes the backdrop for Director Paata Tsikurishvili’s reinvention of the beloved [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Rich Kessler Photography) If the long winter this year gave you cabin fever, here are a few ideas of ways to get out and about now that spring is finally in the air. [...]

‘God of Carnage’ delivers laughs, insight

‘God of Carnage’ delivers laughs, insight

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Sharon Field and Rance Willis produce this tidy rendition of French playwright and social satirist Yasmina Reza’s 2009 Tony award-winning play “God of Carnage.” It’s a kind of “Thinking Man’s Guide [...]

Signature Theatre’s ‘Kid Victory’ is haunting

Signature Theatre’s ‘Kid Victory’ is haunting

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) Luke is frightened. He can’t relate to anyone anymore and can’t explain where he’s been. At 17 years old he vanished, and now, one year later, he has returned to his [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade preview

St. Patrick’s Day Parade preview

See you at the Parade on Saturday March 7th! [...]