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  • Local Heroes

    A wolf in sheep's clothing, Thornton Wilder's Our Town lulls with its gentle, sometimes humorous, depiction of small-town New Hampshire life in the early 20th...

  • Pool Days

    A decade after Mary Zimmerman won a Tony Award for her direction of Metamorphoses, her dramatic interpretation of the Ovid classic is still giving her...

  • Shock and Blah

    How does one justify a play with the English language's most vulgar word in its title? Well, that's not my bailiwick here. The best I...

  • 'Zorro' Strikes Again

    Despite billing as ''the first modern superhero,'' Zorro isn't strictly a superhero in Constellation Theatre Company's Zorro. In fact, in this entertaining stage adaptation of...

  • Mighty Sylvester

    Anthony Wayne didn't grow up with Sylvester. In fact, the Norfolk, Va., native was only a kid when the flamboyant and openly gay disco legend...

  • Family Ties

    For those who squirm at the mere mention of the word ''vaudeville,'' a quick glance at the The American Century Theater's ad for The Show...

  • Sexually Speaking

    ''I would get up and tell a story that might take place in an orgy or something … and I could see the NPR crowd...

  • Social Contractions

    If you've heard of British playwright Mike Bartlett, it's no doubt because of his provocative play Cock, which last season created a sensation off-Broadway –...

  • Homeless

    ''We're in a bit of flux trying to figure out how best to accomplish everything that we'd planned,'' says WSC Avant Bard's Christopher Henley. That...

  • War Torn

    War is a drug on which human society appears to be hopelessly addicted. That, at least, is the sad essence of An Iliad, Lisa Peterson...

  • Kate Wingfield's Best and Worst Stage of 2012

    {Strange Interlude: Francesca Faridany (Photo by Scott Suchman)} A good night at the theater is kind of like plane travel for brains. A really great...

  • Doug Rule's Best and Worst Stage of 2012

    {Brel: Natascia Diaz, Sam Ludwig, Bobby Smith, Bayla Whitten (Photo by Christopher Banks)} Theater is generally intended to be a mentally transporting experience, but of...

  • Sharing Stories

    Amy Saidman got turned off of becoming a standup comic. ''Other comedians are cold and aloof and unfriendly,'' Saidman says, ''telling homophobic jokes to 20...

  • Musical Trips

    No doubt, you've heard the hype. Last month The Washington Post reported that Signature Theatre decided to stage Dreamgirls, purely and simply, as a showcase...

  • Back to the Bard

    ''Elizabethan London and contemporary Washington, D.C., probably have more in common than any two other cities,'' says Ethan McSweeny. It's because of that link that...

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