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Photo: Darian Volkova, courtesy of State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

Review: Mariinsky Ballet’s Paquita at the Kennedy Center

A young girl and her father are sitting across from me on the shuttle bus to the Kennedy Center. She’s wearing colorful dinosaur tights. I look down at my own tights – black with a small tear threatening to become a hole. The other people on the shuttle are dressed in crisp suits and elegant […]

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A Footloose Conversation with Isabelle McCalla

The movie Footloose evokes memories of a young Kevin Bacon angrily…

Parrot Heads Rejoice: Escape to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at National Theatre

With a song catalog that features party staples such as “Cheeseburger…

Inside the Living, Breathing World of the Washington National Opera's Costume Design

“They think of the costumes as living, breathing things. They…

Stage and Screen: October 2019

THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 The Tempest Originally premiering…

Maria Bamford on Relatable Material, Consistent Comedy and Bentzen Ball Debut

Maria Bamford is doing well. Aside from being so funny it’s…

Right to Be Forgotten Sparks Healthy Debate

To err is human. To forgive? Well, that is a lot harder with…

Ford’s Theater Brings August Wilson's Masterpiece to Life with Fences

By the end of Fences, August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…

Enter The Adventure Zone with Travis McElroy

On Wednesday night, less than a block from the White House, you…

Nick Cave Connects Through Conversation at Lincoln Theatre

Dressed in his usual Edwardian undertaker garb, Nick Cave’s…
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Oct
1
Tue
all-day Pride and Prejudice @ Next Stop Theatre
Pride and Prejudice @ Next Stop Theatre
Oct 1 – Oct 27 all-day
Pride and Prejudice @ Next Stop Theatre
Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice adaptation brings a fresh take to the beloved story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Mrs. Bennet wants her five daughters married, including the headstrong Elizabeth. When rich, handsome, but[...]
all-day The Tempest @ Synetic Theatre
The Tempest @ Synetic Theatre
Oct 1 – Oct 20 all-day
The Tempest @ Synetic Theatre
Originally premiering in 2013, Synetic is bringing back its unique take on The Tempest. Join the sorceress Prospera, played by Synetic co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili, as she creates a sea storm that gets out of hand.[...]
Oct
3
Thu
all-day Escaped Alone @ Signature Theatre
Escaped Alone @ Signature Theatre
Oct 3 – Nov 5 all-day
Escaped Alone @ Signature Theatre
Making her Signature Theatre debut, Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone is not what it seems. DC actress Holly Twyford directs this tale of three old friends and a neighbor having afternoon tea in the garden. Through[...]
Oct
17
Thu
all-day Little Shop of Horrors @ Constellation Theatre Company
Little Shop of Horrors @ Constellation Theatre Company
Oct 17 – Nov 17 all-day
Little Shop of Horrors @ Constellation Theatre Company
In this musical comedy written by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken, Seymour discovers a strange plant that soon becomes famous. He names the plant after his crush and coworker, Audrey. Just when everything[...]
Oct
18
Fri
all-day Mystery Science Theater 3000 @ National Theatre
Mystery Science Theater 3000 @ National Theatre
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Mystery Science Theater 3000 @ National Theatre
Named as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME”; in 2007, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is coming live to a theater near you. Currently on the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour, creator[...]