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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. […]