My Shakespeare professor at James Madison University, Ralph Cohen, told us Antony and Cleopatra was his favorite Shakespeare play. Robert Richmond’s new production for the Folger Theatre, with Cody Nickell and Shirine Babb in the title roles, took me back to my salad days. I reviewed the show in this week’s Washington City Paper. Individual issues are free but the paper is now for sale. It’s all very confusing.
Cody Nickell and Shirine Babb (Teresa Wood)
Manu Kumasi and Kashayna Johnson in “How We Got On.” (Noe Todorovich)
Thony Mena, Kashayna Johnson, Manu Kumasi, and Alina Collins Maldonado in Forum’s “How We Got On.” (Noe Todorovich)
You Can’t Always Gut Who You Want: The cast of “Julius Caesar.” (Jeff Malet)
Louis Butelli and Anthony Cochrane as Cassius and Brutus in the Folger’s “Julius Caesar.” (Jeff Malet)
My reviews of Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar and Forum Theatre’s production of Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On are in today’s Washington City Paper.
No one was more excited than I was when the Folger Theatre announced that Drew Cortese — a standout player from Studio’s The Motherfucker with the Hat last year — would play Richard III. The show is good, but not the radical reinvention I’d hoped it might be. Read all about it
in today’s Washington City Paper on the Internet only.
Louis Butelli as Feste in Folger’s TWELFTH NIGHT. Photo by Scott Suchman.
No, Elvis Costello has not embarked upon a mandolin tour with Steve Nieve. That’s Louis Butelli, whose performance as Feste is one of the highlights of the Folger Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night, which I review in today’s Washington City Paper along with Taffety Punk’s spooky The Golem. Grab yourself a copy wherever finer alt-weeklies are given away for free.