Tag Archives: Anacostia Playhouse

John Brown’s Body: The Raid, reviewed.

Copy of CSH_1676As much as like going to Ford’s Theatre to see plays about Abraham Lincoln, going to Anacostia to see plays about Frederick Douglass is a rarer pleasure. Here’s my review of Theatre Alliance’s production of Idris Goodwin’s The Raid, from this week’s Washington City Paper.

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I Don’t Think You’re Ready for This Vile Jelly: King Lear and Spark, reviewed.

Joseph Marcell as King Lear in the Globe's touring production.

Joseph Marcell as King Lear.

My review of the Globe Theater’s stripped-down touring production of King Lear — the play that inspired Ira Glass to proclaim “Shakespeare sucks”! — is in today’s Washington City Paper. I also reviewed Theatre Alliance’s production of Caridad Svich’s Spark.

FURTHER READING: I reviewed Synetic Theatre’s wordless King Lear in 2011. And I interviewed Ira Glass, who was and remains one of my heroes, in April 2008.

Our Pottymouthed Year: 2013 on the DC Stage, Assessed.

Drew Cortese and Quentin Maré in Studio's "The Motherfucker with the Hat," a 2013 highlight. (Teddy Wolff)

Drew Cortese and Quentin Maré in Studio’s “The Motherfucker with the Hat,” a 2013 highlight. (Teddy Wolff)

We’re wrapping up a highly rewarding and admirably trend-resistant year on DC’s stages, as I aver in this week’s Washington City Paper.

Kinky Reboots: Mies Julie and Bondage, reviewed.

Hilda Cronje and Bongile Mantsai in "Mies Julie."(Rodger Bosch)

Hilda Cronje and Bongile Mantsai in “Mies Julie.”(Rodger Bosch)

My reviews of Mies Julie, a South African August Strindberg update, and David Henry Hwang’s Bondage, from locals Pinky Swear Productions, are in today’s Washington City Paper.

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.