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JOHN CURRAN/THE HOYA

‘War With the Newts’ is a work of historical allegory veiled in science fiction.

‘War With the Newts’ Gives Unique Take on Oppression

Standing at the podium is a student, seemingly uncostumed, making a normal speech about the horrors of texting and flash photography during the play. As he introduces the production, small details begin to show that this announcement is not so ordinary after all. He mentions recent historical events that sound[Read More…]

Theater Review: ‘Julius Caesar’

Theater Review: ‘Julius Caesar’

A maddened woman on the verge of tears speaks out from the front left corner of the stage. Her pleading words drift over the audience, while behind her several men pose still as statues halfway up a large gray staircase. A drum beats, and the men take another step upward[Read More…]

Michelle Xu/The Hoya

Golden-Age Musical Brings Fun Back to Theater

  Based on Miklós László’s 1936 play “Parfumerie,” Mask and Bauble’s production of “She Loves Me” offers a two and a half hour pleasurable browse into Maraczek’s Perfumery in Budapest, where a sweet and funny romance unfolds. The storyline is a universal charmer, centered on the mild-tempered manager, George Nowack[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Drama Jumps Into the Deep End

Drama Jumps Into the Deep End

“Pool (no water)” is a contemporary play by Mark Ravenhill about a tight knit group of artists struggling with issues of creative jealousy, guilt and addiction, currently being performed by Nomadic Theatre. The production takes place in a townhouse living room on 37th Street that can only hold an audience[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide
This One’s Just Right

This One’s Just Right

Though many of us remember the protagonist in the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” getting away scot-free, Georgetown University Children’s Theater has other ideas for the golden-haired heroine. In “Goldilocks on Trial,” a play written by Ed Monk, a court of rambunctious characters tries Goldilocks for breaking and[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide
‘Hamlet’ Spin-Off Plays With Perceptions

‘Hamlet’ Spin-Off Plays With Perceptions

Nomadic Theater’s production of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead” is the perfect opportunity to exercise your mind in a new way after weeks of exams and papers. This absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy focuses on the roles of two minor characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who have now taken a lead role[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Building Laughter From the Stage Up

Building Laughter From the Stage Up

As we find ourselves entrenched in midterms, combing through piles of government notes, it may seem hard to find any humor in politics or even in your daily routine. Mask & Bauble’s production of “Don’t Drink the Water” may just change your mind. “Don’t Drink the Water,” a 1966 play[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide
Students Shine in Controversial Play

Students Shine in Controversial Play

Since its release in 2006, the musical “Spring Awakening” has brought controversy to the stage and left amazed audiences in its wake. These aren’t y  our typicalshowtunes, and these aren’t your traditional Broadway themes or plot. And with performances starting this Thursday, Mask & Bauble is staging this unconventional Tony[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Snapshots of Identity

Snapshots of Identity

As I sat in the theater waiting for the show to start, a layer of haze began to shroud the room and give the space a surreal feel. It was almost as if the haze was a shield, designed to protect the world of the story from unprepared outsiders and[Read More…]

by February 24, 2013 0 comments The Guide
‘Black Comedy’ Brings Humor to Light

‘Black Comedy’ Brings Humor to Light

The theater world often makes it hard to find a play that can sustain itself around one central conceit; however, Peter Shaffer’s one-act farce “Black Comedy” at the Signature Theater succeeds in doing just that. The play centers around Brindsley Miller (Jerzy Gwiazdowski), a paragon of the struggling artist desperate[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments The Guide