Archive for 'Theatre'

‘Mary T. and Lizzy K.’ falls flat

‘Mary T. and Lizzy K.’ falls flat

By Jordan Wright Four exceptional actors captivate audiences at Arena Stage’s world premiere of “Mary T. and Lizzy K.” Of that there should be no argument. They are in an elite class of actors — powerful [...]

Of gods and men

Of gods and men

By Jordan Wright At Arena Stage’s Mead Center, Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” unfolds on a stage transformed into a giant central pool.   Ornamented by a single crystal chandelier, the shallow body of water [...]

Of gods and men

Of gods and men

By Jordan Wright At Arena Stage’s Mead Center, Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” unfolds on a stage transformed into a giant central pool. Ornamented by a single crystal chandelier, the shallow body of water is [...]

Port City Playhouse draws from real life struggles

Port City Playhouse draws from real life struggles

By Jordan Wright Michael Healey’s “The Drawer Boy” as performed by Port City Playhouse is — by turns — a darkly funny and deeply poignant piece of theater that examines the bonds of friendship and the [...]

Little Theatre dials ‘m’ for marvelous with classic whodunit

Little Theatre dials ‘m’ for marvelous with classic whodunit

By Jordan wright Had they updated the title to the more technologically correct “Press ‘M’ For Murder” or perhaps “Text ‘M’ For Murder,” we would have a no less delicious whodunit as the one playing at [...]

Synetic’s ‘Tempest’ blows viewers away

Synetic’s ‘Tempest’ blows viewers away

By Jordan wright There is only one way to take in Synetic Theater’s Silent Shakespeare productions, and that is to give yourself over — heart, mind and soul — to the fantasy unfolding upon the stage. [...]

MetroStage jazzes it up with ‘Ladies Swing the Blues’

MetroStage jazzes it up with ‘Ladies Swing the Blues’

By Jordan Wright The pioneering influence that Charlie “Yardbird” Parker had in the world of jazz, blues and bebop in the mid-20th century is the most inextricable part of his legacy. Blowing new sounds from his [...]

Little Theatre of Alexandria lets it all hang out with ‘Full Monty’

Little Theatre of Alexandria lets it all hang out with ‘Full Monty’

By Jordan wright One of the most astonishing things about The Little Theatre of Alexandria is its ability to mount a production as complex and energetic as “The Full Monty,” a strapping show by Terrence McNally [...]

Synetic Theater takes ‘A Trip to the Moon’

Synetic Theater takes ‘A Trip to the Moon’

By Jordan Wright Here’s the grabber up front: Synetic Theater’s “A Trip to the Moon” is one of the most exciting, imaginative and flawless pieces of theater. I’ve seen in light years. If I used a [...]

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

By Derrick Perkins The hardest decision Rob Kaufman made in the nearly yearlong effort to restore the Old Town Theater was one of his earliest. “The biggest hurdle was … the change from not doing a [...]