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The King’s Speech ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright February 12, 2020

The unfolding drama in The King’s Speech is young Bertie’s ability to overcome a debilitating stammer. Coupled with the issue of his brother David’s affair with the twice-divorced, utterly unsuitable Wallis Simpson, it forms the basis for this fascinating historical dramedy. When their father George V dies, David […]

C. S. Lewis The Great Divorce ~ Presented by the Fellowship for the Performing Arts At the Lansburgh Theatre

Jordan Wright February 4, 2020

Irish author and playwright C. S. Lewis wrote The Great Divorce in 1945 during World War II. He had already abandoned the Church of Ireland, the religion he was born into, become an atheist for several decades, and by the time he wrote this, he had converted to the […]

Peter Pan and Wendy ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harmon Hall

Jordan Wright December 18, 2019

Though Peter gets top billing in Lauren Gunderson’s world premiere, make no mistake about it, her interpretation of J. M. Barrie’s classic tale elevates the female roles to star status. As the most produced playwright in America, Gunderson’s imprimatur is writing plays about accomplished women in science and the […]

Twelve Angry Men ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan Wright January 24, 2019

(L-R) Eric Hissom (Juror One), Michael Russotto (Juror Three) and Erik King (Juror Eight). Photo by Scott Suchman.

Playwright Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men had its initial stage debut in 1955. Better known as a writer for television (The Defenders, The Twilight Zone), Rose was inspired to […]

Born Yesterday ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan WrightSeptember 27, 2018

“The whole damn history of the world is the struggle between the selfish and the unselfish,” pronounces Ed Devery, Harry Brock’s outlier attorney. It was this line from Born Yesterday that put playwright Garson Kanin square in the sights of Senator Joe McCarthy during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings. […]