Monthly Archives: August 2013

Crone Warfare: Round House’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, reviewed

Sarah Marshall and Kimberly Gilbert

Sarah Marshall and Kimberly Gilbert


My review of Round House Theatre‘s new production of Martin McDonagh‘s first play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, is in today’s Washington City Paper.

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Being a Scholarly Discourse on the Subject of the Cinema Between Two Gentlemen of Refined and Discerning Tastes Stuck in an Interminable Meeting

Just two guys talkin' movies.

Just two guys talkin’ movies.

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The Ties That Blind: Theatre Alliance’s Broke-ology, reviewed

G. Alverez Reid and Jacobi Howard

G. Alverez Reid and Jacobi Howard

My review of Nathan Louis Jackson‘s somber family story Broke-ology — the play Theater Alliance has chosen to christen the new Anacostia Playhouse — is in today’s Washington City Paper.

Shock and Law: Keegan Theatre’s A Few Good Men, reviewed

Few Good Men Keegan

Ubiquitous director Jeremy Skidmore‘s tenacious production of A Few Good Men, the play that gave us Aaaron Sorkin, cuts a dashing figure in its dress whites. Reviewed in this week’s Washington City Paper, available wherever finer alt-weeklies are given away for free.

Putting a ($7) Button in Capital Fringe ’13, and on to New Business

PurgeCastin' with Jason Patrick Wells & Jacy Barber (right). Photo by Paul GIllis, courtesy Capital Fringe.

PurgeCastin’ with Jason Patrick Wells & Jacy Barber (right). Photo by Paul GIllis, courtesy Capital Fringe.

And with this, my four-week-and-change tour of duty covering the Capital Fringe Festival for a fourth consecutive year comes to an end.

This year’s Fringe might’ve been the best yet. I didn’t get to do as much writing as I wanted, what with my dayjob being more demanding than in Fringes past and with Fringe & Purge running 96 “Hip Shot” reviews this year—about a third more than we’ve ever published before, the overwhelmingly majority of them edited by me.

I did get to record, edit and post six episodes of the Fringe & PurgeCast; again, fewer than I managed last year, but at least a couple of them turned out well, I think. My favorite was this one with Live Action Theatre company, obviously. Continue reading