Results tagged “Studio Theatre” from Spotlight

3 Gay-Related Plays to See This Weekend

By Doug Rule
October 24, 2013 12:08 PM |
This weekend is your last chance to see two of the biggest -- and best -- gay-themed plays staged in D.C. in a long time. It’s also your last chance to see a community theater production of one gay-popular campy comedy. 1. The Laramie Project Thanks to Congressional inaction, the best known of the bunch is Ford’s Theatre’s production of The ... [Read]

Don't Miss The (Show) Boat on Two Classics

By Doug Rule
June 28, 2013 6:12 PM |
Got a hankering for a classic musical? It’s pretty easy to get a fix around this theater-loving town. Generally there’s at least one classic being staged somewhere nearby. A glance at the calendar proves that that axiom will mostly hold for the remainder of 2013. Next week opening in previews, for example, is a Studio Theatre production of The Rocky ... [Read]

The Helen Hayes Awards nominees for 2012, DC's theater awards, were announced on Monday, Feb. 27, and include nominees ranging from fifteen nominations, including Outstanding Resident Play, for Synetic Theater's King Lear to nine nominations, including Outstanding Resident Musical, for Signature Theatre's Hairspray to six nominations -- including two Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play, nominations -- ... [Read]

Last Chance: Lauren Weedman's Bust

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 22, 2011 1:19 PM |
A former correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Lauren Weedman juggles between Bust's more than two dozen characters, snapping back and forth with a frantic mania that's admirable, impressive and, more than anything else, intimidating when you stop to consider its scope. (Or, with the show's bare stage in mind, the thrift that plays against it.) Bust is a ... [Read]

David Cale's one-man show The History of Kisses focuses on seaside shanties, or work songs that sailors sing to help distract them from their arduous and monotonous work. In this world-premiere production, Cale portrays characters who revolve around a writer working to finish a collection of tales of seaside romance while staying at an oceanfront motel. Through Sunday, July 3. ... [Read]

On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 13, following the 2 p.m. matinee of Tarell Alvin McCraney's stunning Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, the Studio Theatre, in partnership with Metro Weekly, is presenting a special post-show discussion entitled "Sweet Stories: Gay Youth and our LGBT Community." The panel discussion will be moderated by Metro Weekly's Sean Bugg and will feature members of ... [Read]

Tynan at the Studio Theatre

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 6, 2011 8:53 AM |
Philip Goodwin stars in Tynan, a one-man show, from Richard Nelson and Colin Chambers, about the great theater critic Kenneth Tynan, based on his diaries edited by John Lahr. Tynan dishes dirt and critical cruelties on theater celebrities of his day, including Vivien Leigh, Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier and C.S. Lewis. Paul Mullins directs. Extended to Feb. 13. Studio Theatre, ... [Read]

Gay playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Brother/Sister Plays" -- The Brothers Size, In The Red and Brown Water and Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet -- exist in an arresting world that is equal parts gritty reality and poetic mythology. J. Mal McCree plays Marcus, who risks alienating his loved ones as he comes to terms with his homosexuality. Timothy Douglas ... [Read]

Superior Donuts at the Studio Theatre

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 15, 2010 6:45 PM |
Superior Donuts is a delicious new comedy from Tracy Letts, the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright of August: Osage County. Donuts focuses on an offbeat friendship between a cantankerous white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with something to hide. Serge Seiden directs. To Dec. 19. Studio Theatre, 14th & P Streets NW. Tickets are $44 to $57. Call 202-332-3300 ... [Read]

Circle Mirror Transformation at Studio

Posted by Randy Shulman
September 29, 2010 8:54 AM |
A series of beautifully drawn vignettes, Circle Mirror Transformation is a clever and smart season opener for Studio Theatre and provides an excellent opportunity for David Muse to make his debut as the theater's new artistic director. With Circle Mirror, Muse has taken full advantage of the opportunity, building on playwright Annie Baker's melancholy tinged comedy (meaning it's a play ... [Read]

A piece of theater that moves more like a troubadour's ballad than a rock musical, Studio Theatre's production of Passing Strange defies easy classification every chance it gets. Like an amazing concept album or a club show you talk about for years, Passing Strange has a life of its own. To its disservice, Studio's 2ndStage simply doesn't give it enough ... [Read]

Studio Theatre's Annual Garage Sale

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 7, 2010 9:28 AM |
As part of the 11th Annual Mid City Dog Days of August Sidewalk Sale, the Studio Theatre hosts this annual sale featuring items from productions this season. In addition to costumes, these include: the three-panel glass door room divider and unique dollhouse from Moonlight, antique adding machines with custom stand from Adding Machine: A Musical, outdoor wooden bench from Reasons ... [Read]