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In a way, it’s William Shakespeare’s “Big Chill” moment. The star of Lauren Gunderson’s eponymous comedy, “The Book of Will,” never once appears onstage, but it’s all about the Bard as his friends fight to preserve the playwright’s legacy and save his words authentically on what theater enthusiasts know and love as The First Folio. View more
A child goes briefly AWOL; her parents fear the worst—but all is not what it seems in “Oblivion,” the comedy by playwright Carly Mensch, a television writer best known for her work on “Weeds,” Nurse Jackie,” “Orange is the New Black” and most recently, “GLOW.”
They say Washington, D.C. is a company town. For husband-and-wife director-actor team Aaron Posner and Erin Weaver that means being part of the theater scene here, not the government—and “Or,” at Round House Theatre, is the couple’s latest successful show.
Dawe spent a year re-watching, taking notes and transcribing parts of dialogue of all 94 episodes. He asked New York-based actress Kerry Ipema to co-write the script and star in “One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendships and Shoes.”
There’s something funny going on at Olney Theatre Center— “Fickle: A Fancy French Farce.” It’s glitzy and goofy, a modern-day amuse-bouche of a comedy. And it’s based on a classic Commedia dell’ Arte -inspired 18th century satire “The Double Inconstancy” by Pierre De Marivaux.
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company (VLOC), a Rockville-based community theater company founded in 1978, will present six performances of Jacques Offenbach's “La Périchole” during two weekends at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. The French comic opera premiered in 1868 in Paris. VLOC's production will be performed in English and accompan View more
Gaithersburg playwright John Morogiello’s work has been performed all over the world, including Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, Ca. His earliest works—written on his mom’s old manual typewriter—were set in less glamorous locales. “She loaded up a piece of paper for me, showed me how it worked, and I immediately started plagiarizing old episodes of ‘F View more
It is a truth to be universally acknowledged—as Jane Austen would say—that live theater is a great way to celebrate love, family, humanity and the holiday season. Eleanor Holdridge, who is directing the Austen-spinoff “Christmas at Pemberley” at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, would agree.
In the mood for a mashup? David Minton has an idea. Take 80 energetic theater kids, add a fluffy Shakespeare comedy, a set full of Ionic columns, closing-and-opening doors à la British drawing-room farce—then toss in Oedipus, Antigone and Monty Python and voilà! You have “The Comedy of Errors…at Colonus!”—the recently-adapted-by-Minton play at Lumi View more
Nick Olcott has vivid memories of his childhood. In fact, he believes he directs so many children's theater productions because he can recall what it was like to be a child. One of his most formative memories came when his brother took his beloved stuffed chimp Zippy, fashioned a parachute out of a plastic bag, put its arms through the holes and th View more
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