The Thousandth Night – MetroStage

Jordan Wright April 6, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 


How would you like to be a French gendarme? In Carol Wolf’s whirligig of a play The Thousandth Night, the audience is addressed as such by Guy de Bonheur, a hapless Frenchman separated from a roving troupe of performers and [...]

Camp David – Arena Stage

Jordan Wright April 4, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

(L to R) Ron Rifkin as Menachem Begin, Richard Thomas as Jimmy Carter and Khaled Nabawy as Anwar Sadat – Photo by Teresa Wood.

Theater history was made Thursday night at Arena Stage’s premiere of Camp David when former U. S. [...]

Nibbles and Sips Around Town – March 30th 2014

Jordan Wright March 16, 2014 Special to DC Metro Theater Arts, Broadway Stars, and LocalKicks 

City Tap House, The Partisan, Malmaison, Jaleo Brunch, Peach Brandy at Mount Vernon

Brunch before the Matinee

Crystal City Jaleo

On an unseasonably warm Sunday we tried out the new brunch menu at Jaleo.  We chose the Crystal [...]

Brief Encounter – Shakespeare Theatre Company Kneehigh Productions

Jordan Wright March 31, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Hannah Yelland as Laura, Joe Alessi as Albert, Annette McLaughlin as Mrytle, Dorothy Atkinson as Beryl and Damon Daunno as Stanley in Kneehigh’s U.S. tour of Brief Encounter by Jim Cox

Perhaps writer Noel Coward wouldn’t have conjured up this captivating [...]

Tender Napalm – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright March 23, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Laura C. Harris and Elan Zafir – photo credit Teresa Wood.

Two characters known as “Man” and “Woman” are the sole performers in this complex and powerful drama by British playwright Philip Ridley.  It is both a love story of two [...]