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Shakespeare Theatre Company

Theater Review: ‘Twelfth Night’

Set in a modern airport terminal, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s performance of the romantic comedy “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare takes the audience on a fantastical flight, encouraging them to leave their worries behind and travel with the actors to the faraway world of Illyria. Full of fools, mayhem and[Read More…]

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

A bare stage in Poulton Hall is shrouded in darkness. At once, a young man strolls out from stage right and begins speaking to the audience. He asks for someone to yell “Start the f—king play!” An audience member obliges, and at once, the stage is illuminated and a complex[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…]

COURTESY TERESA WOOD

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Folger Theatre

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the perfect place to learn about William Shakespeare or see a traditional Shakespearean play. Its extensive collection of works and rotating exhibits immerses guests in all things Shakespeare. Kicking off its 2017-18 season, the Folger Theatre presents its first fall production, Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “Antony[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…]

KEEGAN THEATRE

‘Stones in His Pockets’ at the Keegan Theatre

  The set consists of only eight objects: on the left and right sides of the stage, two black production cases, and in the center, two movie-set black folding chairs, stamped with “EXTRAS” in white letters. To the far right sits a movie camera. Behind it all stands a projection[Read More…]

ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

A Glimpse Into Georgetown’s Fall Theater Productions

With the beginning of every new school year comes a new season of performing arts. The student theater groups at Georgetown University have prepared an outstanding season of drama and comedy. Here is what to expect this fall on campus from the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, Nomadic Theatre and[Read More…]