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Elmer Gantry – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 22, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Mary Kate Morrissey (Sharon Falconer), Nova Y. Payton (Mary Washington) and Charlie Pollock (Elmer Gantry) – Photo by Margot Schulman.

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer has gone back to the well to remount Elmer Gantry, a show he co-produced in DC with writer John Bishop, [...]

Sex with Strangers – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 20, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

SEX WITH STRANGERS

On the off chance you might not read this review all the way through and that perhaps you’ll skim through to get to the meat of the matter – – the rating! – – I’ll give it to you in the [...]

A fall favorite at the Skyland Resort in the Shenandoah Mountains

Jordan Wright October 10, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times Photo credit Jordan Wright 

The view from Skyland Resort

When G. Freeman Pollock founded Skyland in 1894, he had been in and out of bankruptcy so many times he couldn’t possibly have envisioned the immense popularity it would have subsequently gained. Luckily for us [...]

The Forager King at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Jordan Wright October 8, 2014 Special to DC Metro Theater Art Photo credit – Jordan Wright 

The potager

For many years Ferran Adria’s now shuttered elBulli held the title of “The Best Restaurant in the World”.  Since then the fiercely sought after accolade has gone to his former student Rene Redzepi, Chef/Owner of Noma [...]

The Island of Dr. Moreau at Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright October 7, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Synetic Theater has taken H. G. Well’s science fiction classic The Island of Dr. Moreau and morphed it into a frighteningly realistic maelstrom of horrors, just in time for Halloween.  For those who like being terrified by a mad scientist whose muse is a vengeful [...]