Stage

  • 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...