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The Amen Corner ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 19, 2020

Sometimes I feel like I could jump right out of my skin when I see a production as thrilling as The Amen Corner. Straight out of the gate, we find ourselves as guests in the electrifying spirit of an African American church service. Amens and hallelujahs fill the air […]

Carousel ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Photo by Maria Baranova.

A brief moment of panic set in as my jaw hit the floor. I’d just read Artistic Director, Molly Smith’s notes in the playbill and saw she was inspired by Thornton […]

King Hedley II – At Arena Stage

Jordan Wright February 14, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L to R) Jessica Frances Dukes as Tonya and Bowman Wright as King in King Hedley II – Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Hangin’ in the hood in the 1980’s wasn’t so very different than it is today. In playwright August Wilson’s […]

Smokey Joe’s Café – Arena Stage

Jordan Wright May 12, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Kara-Tameika Watkins in Smokey Joe’s Café—The Songs of Leiber and Stoller – Photo by Teresa Wood

Smokey Joe’s Café The Songs of Leiber and Stoller gets off to a slow easy roll. Forty-two of the most beloved songs from the pantheon of […]