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‘Amanuensis’ Premieres at the Gonda Theater, Featuring Father-Daughter Conflict and ‘Paradise Lost’

‘Amanuensis’ Premieres at the Gonda Theater, Featuring Father-Daughter Conflict and ‘Paradise Lost’

“You haven’t the flame to outlast a raindrop. You’re not a conflagration, Mary; you’re a wee match in the sea of time. And the sea will swallow you up,” John Milton boomed in response to his daughter’s plea to satiate her hunger for knowledge. In the play’s world premiere at[Read More…]

NOMADIC THEATRE

Nomadic Theatre’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ Addresses Death and Mourning With Dungeons & Dragons

Dialogue around sexual orientation and grief, the 1990s and the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons are all incorporated in The Nomadic Theatre’s newest show “She Kills Monsters.” The show, written by Qui Nguyen, focuses on Agnes Evans, a young schoolteacher living in 1995 Athens, Ohio. At her college graduation,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
KEEGAN THEATRE

‘Chicago’ Makes DC Debut at the Keegan Theatre

Clad in silky lingerie and fishnet tights, Velma Kelly, played by Jessica Bennett, opens the show with “Chicago” classic “All That Jazz.” Her smooth alto and sultry dance moves strikingly portray the unapologetic boldness of the iconic character. She exchanges quick kisses and flirtatious twirls with her accompanying male dancers,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
‘The Great Society’ Reimagines Former President Lyndon Johnson

‘The Great Society’ Reimagines Former President Lyndon Johnson

Directed by Kyle Donnelly and performed in Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage, “The Great Society” brings to life the ambition and struggle of the 36th president of the United States. Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society” play begins with President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide presidential victory. Picking up where Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
MASK AND BAUBLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Theater Review: ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’

A post-apocalyptic society without television or electricity is the backdrop for an unnerving examination of entertainment itself in “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” a joint production by student theater groups Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and Nomadic Theatre. “[The play is a] post-modern dramatic musical comedy,” producer Cameron Bell (COL[Read More…]

KEEGAN THEATRE

The Keegan Theatre Presents ‘Top Girls’

First staged in London in 1982, “Top Girls,” written by Carly Churchill, is reborn at the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. The play chronicles the story of Marlene, a young woman living in Britain in the 1980s, as she works her way up the ladder in the business world in[Read More…]

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER AND PERFORMING STUDIES PROGRAM

GU’s Theater and Performance Studies Program Presents ‘Caesar’

“How many ages hence / shall this our lofty scene be acted over / in states unborn and accents yet unknown!” Cassius asks as he and his co-conspirators wash their hands in Caesar’s blood. The line is one of Shakespeare’s most prescient — spoken by a character in ancient Rome,[Read More…]

The Black Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Hand That Feeds You’

The Black Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Hand That Feeds You’

Known for creating a space for underrepresented voices to be heard, Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble kicks off its 2017–2018 season with an original student work that deals with race, identity and the values with which we align ourselves. Written and directed by MacKenzie Foy (COL ’19) and Kendell Long[Read More…]

Nomadic Theatre Presents ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’

Nomadic Theatre Presents ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’

Nomadic Theatre’s first show of the season, Lauren Gunderson’s “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” brings the theater troupe back to its core principles of being “technically ambitious and socially engaged.” Last year, Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in the United States after William Shakespeare, and the production’s directing staff —[Read More…]

Coming Soon: Mask and Bauble’s ‘Rumors’

The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s first show of the season “Rumors” is over-the-top, entertaining and, simply put, ridiculous. Written by Neil Simon, who is is best known for his play “The Odd Couple,” which later became a popular sitcom, “Rumors” contains Simon’s trademark quick wit and absurd sense of[Read More…]