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The Scottsboro Boys ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright June 2, 2018

The Scottsboro Boys races down the tracks like a runaway train from Chattanooga through Alabama and bound for hell. On that train, on that fateful day in Alabama in 1931, a group of nine young, innocent, black teenagers – two brothers, the rest strangers – became horribly and inextricably […]

Paper Dolls ~ A Play with Songs ~ Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Jordan Wright April 4, 2018

Are you ready to plunge headlong down a rabbit hole with a cross-cultural mash-up led by five Filipino “lady boys” aka drag queens called the Paper Dolls? No, it’s not part of the far-out Fringe Festival, but it is edgy, hilarious, mind-bending and heartwarming. It’s a caution and a […]

Jefferson’s Garden ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan Wright February 1, 2018

It’s a curious thing that American Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker is more famous in Great Britain where she is the Resident Writer at the Royal Court Theatre and has lately been awarded a commission to write a new play for the Royal Shakespeare Company. That’s heady stuff.

Christopher Dinolfo […]

Ragtime ~ The Musical ~ A Box Office Bonanza ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan Wright March 16, 2017

Cast of the musical “Ragtime” at Ford’s Theatre, directed by Peter Flynn. Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Ford’s Theatre Society delivers a heart-meltingly tender Ragtime by gifting the audience with twenty-seven extraordinarily talented performers in this portrait of intersecting American lives. Taken from E. L. Doctorow’s eponymous novel we […]

Titanic ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright December 22, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Florence Lacey (Ida Straus) and John Leslie Wolfe (Isidor Straus) in Titanic at Signature Theatre through January 29. Photo by Christopher Mueller

Titanic is a story of man’s inability to predict the ramifications, and limitations, of state-of-the-art technology. It is a tale of an […]