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Sense and Sensibility ~ Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Jordan Wright September 20, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Colonel Brandon (James Patrick Nelson) receives some troublesome news in Folger Theatre’s Sense & Sensibility. On stage September 13 – October 30, 2016. Photo by Jesse Belsky.

Of course, Sense and Sensibility adaptor Kate Hamill was going to mix it up. Taking a cue […]

Kathleen Turner Triumphs in Mother Courage and Her Children – Arena Stage

Jordan Wright February 11, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Kathleen Turner as Mother Courage in Mother Courage and Her Children – Photo by Teresa Wood

I had a terrible sense of dread about Arena Stage’s production of Mother Courage and Her Children… and in Act One it was coming true. […]

Company at Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright June 3, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of “Company” turns Manhattan into a dance floor as they sing “Side By Side By Side.”Photo: Scott Suchman.

When the cast of Signature Theatre’s Company struts onstage in the musical’s first number, the thing to keep in mind […]

The Last Five Years at Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright for the Alexandria Times April 8, 2013

Jamie (James Gardiner) and Cathy (Erin Weaver) share a tender moment. Photo: Teresa Wood

Being a theater critic is not always the best way to enjoy a show. I’m not a typical audience member out for a spot of entertainment. Scribbling […]

Xanadu – Oh My Gods!

Jordan Wright May 21, 2012 Special to The Alexandria Times

Sonny (Charlie Brady, center) goes 1980’s glam rock. Mark Chandler (left) and Nickolas Vaughan. "Xanadu" Virginia’s Signature Theatre. Photo: Scott Suchman

Dial back to the ‘80’s and Venice Beach, Cali. It’s the days before auto-tuned singers and earbuds, a simpler […]