Archive for 'Arts'

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! [...]

Q&A with Irish-American singer Deirdre Reilly

Q&A with Irish-American singer Deirdre Reilly

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Born to Irish parents in Massachusetts, Deirdre Reilly has gained an enormous and loyal following in both American country music and the Irish-American community across the country. She has released seven [...]

‘Baskerville’ is another Arena stage treasure

‘Baskerville’ is another Arena stage treasure

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) As I enjoy the second mountainously entertaining Ken Ludwig drawing-room comedy in less than a week, I am reminded that the Washington-based American playwright is anything but British. So how does [...]

‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) Sherlock Holmes portrayer William Gillette (John Henderson) lives with his dowager mother Martha (Patricia Spencer Smith) in his newly acquired mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Conn. He is [...]

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Inspiration comes in many forms, and for local artist John Gosling, the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria serve as muses. Gosling is a member of local art workshop and gallery [...]

Shakespeare Theatre Co. put together electrifying production of ‘The Tempest’

Shakespeare Theatre Co. put together electrifying production of ‘The Tempest’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Sometimes it’s good for a play to remind you the medium has technological constraints, rather than futilely try to mask them. Thankfully, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production of “The Tempest” [...]

‘Tis the season for local holiday revues

‘Tis the season for local holiday revues

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Veronica Bruno) The best way I know of to get excited about the Christmas season is to get yourself (and your family) to the theater where you can watch dancers soar in Septime [...]