Metro Weekly

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  • American Classics

    Ford's Theatre is inarguably one of the country's most revered spaces to present live theatre, its walls steeped in American history and political drama. And...

  • Happiness

    I have only one complaint about You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as staged by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., and here it...

  • Powerless Flower

    You've got to at least admire Ken Ludwig for doggedly attempting to revitalize the classic farce genre. His early efforts, Lend Me A Tenor and...

  • Missing the Boat

    Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've come to expect too much from a Tom Stoppard play by way of cerebral titillation and a love affair...

  • Three's Company

    From the moment that a bouncing young man knocks on the front door of a rural Canadian farmhouse and steps into the lives of two...

  • Brothers, Sisters and Worms

    It's safe to assume that Suzan-Lori Parks is obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. Not only did she examine his assassination in various colors in 1993's The...

  • Screwballed

    James Barbour starred on Broadway opposite Toni Braxton in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. But let's not hold that against him. This man of great...

  • Words Worth

    Plays, novels and other works of art about the comic tendency of language to be misunderstood, misused and misdirected are, as they say, a dime...

  • One More Dance

    ''I love all things Russian -- I'm a Russophile, '' grins playwright Norman Allen. ''I read War and Peace every year. I also love ballet...

  • Tricky Dicks

    Puppetry of the Penis marks the latest evolution in appendage exploitation -- and the male member will never be the same. The show is simple,...

  • Queen of Arts

    Once upon a time (roughly two or three times a season), a very peculiar thing here in the real-world ''Wonderland '' happens: a theatre company...

  • Urban Legends

    In the mid-eighties, photographer Jim Goldberg began work on what would eventually become Raised by Wolves, an insightful photo exposé capturing the lives of homeless...

  • Libations and Libidos

    At first glance, D.H. Lawrence and Tennessee Williams may not seem like two probable writers to present in rep: one serves up cold drinks, the...

  • High Five

    Last February, Ann Farmer of Women's Enews reported that, ''Of approximately 2,000 Off-Broadway and regional theater productions scheduled for the 2001-02 season, 16 percent are...

  • Summer Froth

    In the soupy heat that defines Washington summer, one can cool off to the vanilla music of David Shire and chocolate lyrics of Richard Maltby,...