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  • Shiny Apple

    As one of the country's top theater towns, Washington is awash with superb actors. But what makes many of them extraordinary is their seeming dedication...

  • Fabulous Forums

    ''For us there can be no happiness,'' Hero says, direly, to the woman he loves, Philia, in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to...

  • Sketchy Season

    ''D.C.'s so wound-up and uptight,'' Mark Chalfant says. ''Improv classes are really doing a world of good for the people who find us.'' And people...

  • Hear Them Roar

    ''And that's the time I bought the gun.'' Rita Lyons drops that hysterical bombshell in the midst of recounting a sordid family story in Nicky...

  • Conditional Success

    The creators of the new musical If/Then have given D.C. theatergoers many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. The most obvious three: a grand return...

  • Southern Man

    In an extraordinary combination, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Appropriate is funny, unflinchingly honest, and awful in the best possible way. Somewhere in the neighborhood of Tracy Lett's...

  • Magic To Do

    Of all the adjectives you could use to describe Beaches, the maudlin movie from 1988 starring Bette Midler as C.C. Bloom, it's doubtful ''inspiring'' would...

  • Edie's Follies

    Relatively few people ever got the chance to see Edie Beale perform cabaret. ''She was getting calls from all over the world, and she just...

  • Acceptance Speech

    ''Have we really come very far in terms of acceptance?'' Actor Michael Stebbins says that's a question provoked by the play I Am My Own...

  • It's a Thin Line

    It is hard to see Yael Farber's play Mies Julie without reflecting on J.M. Coetzee's extraordinary novel Disgrace. Both set in post-apartheid South Africa, each...

  • Haunted Theater

    Another Halloween has already come and gone, but a mysterious specter is still haunting the stage at the Keegan Theatre. Maybe if its full story...

  • Lahti's Pride

    In Dustin Lance Black's 2011 play 8, Christine Lahti played one of the lesbians who sued the state of California over Proposition 8's denial of...

  • Sophie's Choice

    ''Sophie, are you okay?'' Phillip asks at the end of The Argument. Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros's 90-minute drama is about an unexpected pregnancy and a woman's right...

  • Broadway Baby

    The New York Times once referred to soprano Melissa Errico as ''one of the most valuable assets of the musical theater.'' Yet New York-native Errico...

  • Victorian-Flavored Frights

    '' I spent a lot of time working on tall ships and traveling,'' Sabrina Mandell says. No, Mandell, founder of Happenstance Theater Company, isn't...

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