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  • 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...

  • Fairy Dust

    Enchantingly atmospheric and often funny, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream is rich with love's intangibles: wistfulness, a touch of cynicism, and its...

  • Awkward 'Aliens'

    A theatergoer just might get lost daydreaming during The Aliens, plotting an escape out of the Studio Theatre's intimate, second-floor Milton Theatre. That is, of...

  • My Fair Musical

    Funny, joyful and generally festive, Arena Stage's My Fair Lady is a pleaser. Grey heads will bob nostalgically, children will delight, and lovers of the...

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