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When asked for her favorite vignette in John Cariani’s romantic comedy “Almost, Maine,” Director Kathryn Stirling said it changes every night. One night, it was the vignette where two female friends realize they have fallen in love. Another night, it was the one about a couple that decided to move on. The day before, it was a scene that showed frie View more
Anger—it’s an emotion everyone has experienced and seems to be on the rise lately. It’s a natural feeling and often warranted, but how individuals, including children, handle that anger is important.
Kenneth Hopkins, Jr. didn’t think seriously about a career in acting until his freshman year in college—but looking back he realizes that growing up as one of seven siblings in Flint, Michigan prepared him for life on the road. “Oh, yeah, we had some good times,” said Hopkins, 31. “Never a dull moment.”
If Brian Anthony Wilson looks familiar, it’s because you’ve seen him before—on television in “The Wire,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Broad City;” and movies like Kevin Costner’s post-apocalyptic “The Postman” and the surprisingly great “Rocky” spinoff, “Creed.” But don’t expect to run into Wilson at one of Olney’s restaurants or superma View more
Shakespeare’s “King John” sets the scene for the first full-length season of 4615 Theatre Company, in progress now with the Bard’s lesser-known history play and James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter”—both on stage through Aug. 5 at Silver Spring’s Highwood Theatre. “We were looking for the Shakespeare play to anchor the season,” said Jordan Friend, f View more
Refugees, radicals, rogues and revolutionaries: as a journalist Ari Shapiro has covered them all. And now, with a nascent career as a cabaret performer, he’s bringing their stories to American audiences in a whole new way. “I started thinking about some of the people I’ve met in my travels,” said Shapiro. “Syrian refugees crossing the Mediterranean View more
Today is Josie Weems’ 93rd birthday, yet the event isn't necessarily a happy one. She has outlived most of her family, including her husband and daughter. The occasion has given her time to ponder how she treated and manipulated that daughter, Laura Lee, going back nearly 40 years to 1923.
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.”
Variety enhances the lives of at least two primary movers in Sandy Spring Theatre Group’s (SSTG) production of Frederick Knotts’ 1952 classic mystery-thriller “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” on the Gaithersburg Arts Barn stage from July 7 through 23. Both have managed to indulge their passion for theater while earning their livings in completely unrelated s View more
For Alan Souza, it’s a question of why. “I’m of the belief that every story is a contemporary story if we’re telling it,” said Souza, the director of “My Fair Lady” at Olney Theatre Center (OTC). “It has to be relevant to the audience. If a story is worth repeating—and this musical is over 60 years old, the play it’s based on is over a hundred year View more
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