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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 […]

Blackberry Daze ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 15, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Blackberry Daze Ensemble

Director, Choreographer and Lyricist Thomas W. Jones II and Musical Director William Knowles are the collaborators of a world premiere musical at MetroStage. Adapted from the murder mystery, “Blackberry Days of Summer” by Lynchburg native Ruth P. Watson, Blackberry Daze is […]

Steel Magnolias ~ The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Jordan Wright September 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Brenda Parker (Clairee), Kelsey Yudice (Shelby), Patricia Spencer Smith (Ouiser), Susan Smythe (Annelle), Carla Crawford (Truvy). Photo Credit Misty Angel

Most of you can recall the 1989 movie Steel Magnolias. You know the one with Julia Roberts as Shelby, the bride-to-be who suffers […]

The Wonders of Nelson County Revealed

Jordan Wright September 15, 2016 All photo credit – Jordan Wright

The view from 20-Minute Cliff

Usually a trip through Nelson County has us making a beeline to Charlottesville. And though Thomas Jefferson’s university town has beauty, history and terrific restaurants, there are tons of other attractions in this bucolic county worthy of a […]

Jelly’s Last Jam ~ At Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(l-r) Cleavant Derricks (Chimney Man) with Kara-Tameika Watkins, Eben K. Logan and Nova Y. Patons. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Right off the bat, Mark G. Meadows, who plays Jelly Roll Morton in this musical, is sensational. I’ll admit I’d had my doubts when […]