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  • Fly Guys

    Photo Illustration: Michael Wichita Russ Capps In rural Missouri, gay high schooler Howard Crabtree wants nothing more than to get together a group of friends...

  • Game Over

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and Beckett doesn't feel so fine Scraping by: Terrill (Photo by Bruce Robey ) Where...

  • Keep Moving

    Round House can't quite get a grip on problematic Pavilion, while Irish ''dramedy'' falls flat at Kennedy Center Present tense: Lodge, Beard and Shields. (Photo...

  • Made in the Shade

    A romantic musical finds new life at Signature, while Arena Stage gives Thornton Wilder a posthumous premiere Weatherman: Bogart with ensemble (Photo by Carol Pratt...

  • Hello, Carol!

    Skipper as Channing. Richard Skipper left his hometown of Conway, S.C., right out of high school in 1979 with his sights set on a dream:...

  • Broad Comedy

    From Jacobean London to contemporary L.A., wild women wreak havoc and leave laughter in their wake The Newlywed Game: Robichaux and van Griethuysen (Photo by...

  • Night Flight

    Twelfth Night glows with an alternative-styled sexiness, while Last Seder is a skillful exploration of family dynamics in disarray. Playing for laughs: Marshall and Twyford....

  • Delightful Dogs

    Sharp and accessible satire makes What Dogs Do highly recommendable to audiences of every stripe. A play about the inner workings of theatre can be...

  • Domestic Drama

    Maternal instinct: Coleman as BettyAnn (Photo by Carol Pratt) ''You don't have a family,'' says the successful R&B singer Paul (Sekou Laidlow) to BettyAnn (Rosalyn...

  • Stage

    Head of the Class: The Shape of Things (Photo by Carol Pratt) Another year, another hundred shows scrutinized. Luckily for local audiences, there was a...

  • Sorry Sunday

    Poor Alice Ripley. The Tony-nominated Broadway veteran made such a charming impression last summer in the Sondheim Celebration as the rattled bride-to-be Amy in Company....

  • Going Mental

    Probing for answers: Mendenhall, Roy and Brown. Photo by Stan Barouh      Existential farce.      Now there's a couple of words to strike terror in...

  • Shore to Please

    On the halfshell: Redmond as Luther Billis. Photo credit: Scott Suchman For all the familiarity such a hit-laden musical theatre warhorse brings with it, Arena...

  • Winter Blunderland

    An off-the-wall, casual approach to tried-and-true Shakespearean comedy can certainly work wonders. I still feel a surge of giddy delight whenever I recall last season's...

  • Frustrating and Timid

    Scena Theatre introduces Washington audiences to the controversial 1996 British play Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill, and the company comes frustratingly close to an...