Visions of Diana: King Charles III and I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart, reviewed.

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I’m putting y’all on notice: My reviews of King Charles IIIMike Bartlett’s marvelous blank verse political drama at the Shakespeare Theatre—and Studio Theatre’s world premiere production of Morgan Gould’s I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart are in this week’s Washington City Paper.

Storm Front: Baby Screams Miracle, reviewed.

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On Baby Screams Miracle, a 2013 play by Clare Barron at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, directed by Woolly founder Howard Shalwitz.

When You Unload into the Abyss… John Wick: Chapter 2, reviewed.

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Keanu and Common, together again for the very first time. (Lionsgate)

Wherein I hail John Wick: Chapter 2 as the “face-shooting revenge flick Frederico Fellini never got to make.” For NPR.

Period Piece: On Theater J’s The How and the Why

the-how-and-the-why-rehearsal-photoHere’s a little preview I wrote for Theater J’s imminent production of The How and the Why, a play about dueling evolutionary theories regarding menstruation from The Affair showrunner Sarah Treem. It’s in today’s Washington City Paper.

 

What Happens in Orlando Stays in Orlando: As You Like It, reviewed.

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As You Like It is my favorite Shakespearean comedy after Twelfth Night, but when the actor playing Orlando can’t hang with the actor playing Rosalind, it prevents this pleasant diversion from being something deeper. I reviewed the Folger Theatre’s production in this week’s Washington City Paper.

Court Disorder: Roe, reviewed.

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My review of Lisa Loomer’s Roe — an “openly didactic wiki-play” that was never meant to be as timely as it is — is in this week’s Washington City Paper.

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Don’t the Dew: xXx: Return of Xander Cage, reviewed.

xXx: Return of Xander CageJust because no one involved with xXx: Return of Xander Cage was ever trying to make a good movie doesn’t mean it isn’t a bad one. I reviewed it for NPR, for my sins.