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Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World ~ Mosaic Theatre

Jordan Wright February 4, 2020

Waitress Sheri doesn’t seem like the perfect match for a Muslim cab driver from Egypt. She’s a free-spirited Caucasian with a potty mouth and a string of lovers who dumped her, and he keeps the Koran beside his bed. And, though he claims to be casual about his faith, […]

Everybody ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright October 23, 2019

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ galvanic drama Everybody starts off innocently enough. A roving narrator walks on and off stage instructing the audience on proper theater etiquette. It’s a pleasant, meaningfully comedic, warm-up, yet it’s the sort of thing that throws you off your game before this existential exercise in Life and […]

Oslo ~ Round House Theatre ~ At the Lansburgh Theatre

Jordan Wright April 30, 2019

It’s a treat to have Bethesda-based Round House Theater present in DC’s Lansburgh Theatre. Ongoing renovations of Round House are scheduled to be completed in mid-September in time to kick off their fall season. An even better treat was the chance to see this exciting production of J. T. […]

Richard III ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 15, 2019

Richard, bloody Richard the Third. Thirteen murders for a single crown. The Grim Reaper visits this drama so frequently it’s hard to keep count. Staged in what appears to be a prison somewhere in, oh well, pick somewhere obscure, let’s say Alabama circa 1920’s, where concrete walls and hidden […]

4,380 Nights ~ Signature Theatre ~ Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Jordan Wright January 27, 2018

Ahmad Kamal (Malik) in the world premiere production of 4,380 NIGHTS. Photo by C Stanley Photography.

When the Women’s Voices Theater Festival opened in early January, I found myself explaining its purpose. Some thought the productions focused solely on women’s issues. They don’t. It’s merely an opportunity […]