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Folger's clever take on "Merchant of Venice" contemplates race, religion and reality without the preacher
"An Octoroon" is a brave, chaotic, wonderfully-acted play, but it lacks intellectual cogency
Boasting an all-male cast, Shakespeare Theatre's "Taming of the Shrew" is an intriguing experiment that doesn't work
"Siegfried" and "Twilight of the Gods" offer visual, emotional and moral potency -- and a fist in the air for their female characters
The first two operas in WNO's Ring Cycle are powerfully sung, brilliantly staged, and stunningly executed
Disgraced raises, but doesn't quite embrace, some of the increasingly vital questions of our time
Reduced Shakespeare offers a mild, blunt, family-friendly play
All The Way has hints of the after-school special, while The Nether is a timely, edgy examination of virtual reality
Shakespeare Theatre's 1984 is constrained by the source material's faults, but is still an enthralling concept piece
Although disturbing and unsettling, Othello doesn't live up to its full potential
Guards at the Taj is never quite where it needs to be and City of Conversation is just boring
The true phenomenon in Aaron Posner's gloriously irreverent "Midsummer Night's Dream" is Holly Twyford's Bottom
"Sweat" bears witness to the new-normals of our faceless global economy
The Shakespeare mounts an evening of giggles and frolics that serves as a reminder that a clever wit is always timeless.
Winter got you chilled? Cozy up in front of the TV with these offbeat selections.