Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "shakespeare theatre company"

  • Rising Star

    ''I can't even straighten my hair,'' the unforgettable Afro-headed character Michael Flores joked in Todd Graff's endearing indie film Camp from 2003. ''That's kind of...

  • A Giddy Thing

    Wince you might at the idea of Much Ado About Nothing rendered as a 1930s screwball comedy set in Cuba, but save the potential wrinkles....

  • Musical Realities

    Among tragically themed musicals, Parade marches to the beat of a particularly bleak (and real) drummer: Leo Frank, a Northern Jewish factory manager doomed to...

  • Overly Apparent

    Adaptation is a funny thing. What worked so shamelessly and wonderfully for adaptor David Ives in the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of The Liar two...

  • The Merchant of Venice at The Shakespeare

    Ethan McSweeney directs The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s compelling look at human nature and the insidious nature of power, justice and revenge. The Shakespeare Theatre...

  • Women of the House

    With its rather dated depiction of the mores, or lack thereof, of the modern wartime journalist, some aspects of Tom Stoppard's Night and Day may...

  • 2011 Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner [video]

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) spoke at the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's (CAGLCC) Annual Awards dinner on Friday, April 8, at...

  • Juno and the Paycock at WSC

    The Irish tenements of the early 1920s were a close-knit and crowded place. Seated cheek-by-jowl at the Washington Shakespeare Company’s compelling Juno and the Paycock,...

  • Satirical Song

    Next June, Doug Peck will get married in his hometown of Chicago. ”It’s not legal yet but we’re doing it anyway,” he says. The...

  • Good Cheer

    Despite the valiant attempts being made in some corners, the bright bauble of reality television has eclipsed what was once television's most reliable version of...

  • Artisphere's Holiday Hugs and Kisses

    On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, Artisphere hosted Holiday Hugs & Kisses ''to demonstrate broad community and regional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT)...

  • Candide at The Shakespeare Theatre

    The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s first musical theater performance at Sidney Harman Hall comes with this magnificent comic operetta, boasting music by Leonard Bernstein (West Side...

  • Mary Stuart at The Washington Shakespeare Co.

    A must-see for Wolf Hall groupies (and HBO Tudors hoi palloi), the Washington Shakespeare Company’s Mary Stuart is spare, measured and unadorned. For director Colin...

  • All in the Family

    As one contemplates the Washington Shakespeare Company's move from Clark Street to Rosslyn, it's easy to imagine a magical creature emerging from its dark cave...

  • Richard III at Washington Shakespeare Co.

    One of Shakespeare’s most complex and fascinating characters is central to Richard III, arguably the bard’s most entertaining history play. The Washington Shakespeare Company is...