Tag Archives: Washington Stage Guild

The Hard Sells: Back to Methuselah, Part 2 and Kid Victory, reviewed.

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In today’s snow-day edition of the Washington City Paper, I review the second installment in Washington Stage Guild’s three-part, three-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw‘s Back to Methuselah and of the world-premiere John Kander-Greg Pierce musical Kid Victory. Around Town videos wherein Robert Aubry Davis, Jane Horwitz, the gigantic lapels of my shirt, and I dissect these differently taxing shows are here and here.

Do You Want to Blow a Secret? Washington Stage Guild’s In Praise of Love and Studio’s Choir Boy, reviewed.

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My reviews of Washington Stage Guild’s sturdy revival of Terence Rattigan‘s In Praise of Love and Studio Theatre’s gospel song-inflected production of Tarell Alvin McCraney‘s Choir Boy are in this’s week’s Washington City Paper. Go find a copy; they’re free! Or read them here.

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On Around Town, talking In Praise of Love and Diner

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New year! Lightly refurbished attitude! Same old trouble smiling when announced and speaking in complete sentences!I am always happy to be invited to join host Robert Aubry Davis and Washington Post arts writer Jane Horwitz to talk theatre on WETA’s Around Town. Continue reading

Painted by Association: The Old Masters, reviewed.

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The authorship of this painting, The Adoration of the Shepherds, now attributed to the Renaissance master Giorgione, is the ostensible subject of The Old Masters, one of Simon Gray‘s final plays. My review of Washington Stage Guild‘s production is in today’s Washington City Paper.

The Scarlet A(s): Inventing Van Gogh and The Argument, reviewed.

Lawrence Redmond & Ryan Tumulty in "Inventing Van Gogh." (C. Stanley Photography/Washington Stage Guild)

Lawrence Redmond & Ryan Tumulty in “Inventing Van Gogh.” (C. Stanley Photography/Washington Stage Guild)

In today’s Washington City Paper, I review two shows I mostly liked: Washington Stage Guild‘s Inventing Van Gogh and Theater J‘s The Argument.

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Repast is Prologue: Studio’s The Big Meal, reviewed, plus a Commedia Hamlet and a pair of Shavian sex comedies

Chris Genebach and Hyla Matthews in Studio Theatre’s THE BIG MEAL. (Carol Pratt)

With three reviews in today’s City Paper, you’d think all I did last weekend was go to plays*. Besides Studio’s wonderful production of Dan LeFranc‘s The Big Meal, I saw Faction of Fools‘s Commedia take on Hamlet, repurposed as Hamlecchino, Clown Prince of Denmark. Plus a Shavian two-fer from Washington Stage Guild. Continue reading

Washington Stage Guild’s Red Herring, reviewed

Washington Stage Guild’s production of Red Herring is in fact so much funnier than this photo would suggest.