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Of Most Rare Note

TWood_Timon_134 Can a working actor get famous in one of Shakespeare’s least-famous plays? In this week’s Washington City Paper, available wherever finer alt-weeklies are given away gratis, I profile the hardworking and versatile titan of stage and stage Mr. Ian Merrill Peakes. He’s currently appearing in the Folger Theatre‘s Timon of Athens, the “Hey Bulldog” of the Shakespearean canon.

The Life Despotic with Drew Cortese

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I didn’t know Drew Cortese until I saw him in The Motherfucker with the Hat at Studio Theatre this time last year, but the performance made a powerful impression. He’s in Richard III at the Folger Theatre now. We talked about roads not taken and being the bad guy for a piece in today’s Washington City Paper.

All photos by Jeff Malet, courtesy Folger Theatre.

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriates His Past

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Darrow Montgomery/Washington City Paper)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Darrow Montgomery/Washington City Paper)

My profile of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whose play Appropriate opens at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company tomorrow night, is in today’s Washington City Paper. He says he’s rewritten it since I saw its premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays last April, so I’m curious to see what’s changed.

Read all about it.