Archive for 'Visual Arts'

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 [...]

Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright Riddle me this: Do goose bumps get goose bumps? Well, yes, if Nova Payton is singing her pipes out. Payton plays Effie White in Signature Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls” — a career-establishing role [...]

Q&A with Sonya Carter of ‘Girls Night’

Q&A with Sonya Carter of ‘Girls Night’

By Jordan Wright Sisterhood is alive and well and coming to The Carlyle Club in Alexandria later this month. For one night only, five rip-roaring, tell-it-like-it-is women in “Girls Night: The Musical!” will take the city’s [...]

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

By Jordan Wright “The Soul Collector” brings us into the Cleveland, Ohio junk-strewn home of two black men, Darnell and his uncle Cedric, struggling under the burden of emotional scars and doomed dreams until a supernatural [...]

Voice from the past at Little Theatre of Alexandria

Voice from the past at Little Theatre of Alexandria

By Jordan Wright Warren Ives is a young, handsome and well-educated WASP on the rise. His budding career as a trader at Shearson-Lehman in Wall Street’s storied halls is all but guaranteed until he runs into [...]

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks shop

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks shop

Interview by Derrick Perkins Between an election cycle rife for lampooning and final say over what he puts to pen and ink, POLITICO’s editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker admits he’s got it pretty good. So good, in [...]

Possibly stolen Renoir pulled from auction block

Possibly stolen Renoir pulled from auction block

How did a landscape by turn-of-the-century French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir end up sold for $7 at a West Virginia flea market? An alleged museum heist decades ago, for starters. The piece, a colorful depiction of a [...]

A memorable ‘Medea’

A memorable ‘Medea’

Spoiler alert: The plot of “Medea” will be revealed here. For those without knowledge of Greek mythology, you may want to stop reading. Others — whose memories of Jason and Medea may be a tad rusty [...]

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

What’s the difference between poker and politics? Some would argue nothing — they’re both games, contests of will and skill that crown a winner and bury a loser. Some would argue everything in life is deducible [...]