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Saint Joan ~ Folger Theatre

Bedlam Theater Company May 16, 2018

A dizzying modernized version of George Bernard Shaw’s notable play, Saint Joan, is now at the Folger Theatre presented by the New York-based Bedlam theater company. Historically, and even contemporarily, it’s relevant to the discussion of church v. state v. the ruling classes. That’s what Joan, or Jeanne […]

Hamlet ~ The Royal Shakespeare Company from Stratford-upon-Avon at The Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright May 7, 2018

Gasp! The Royal Shakespeare Company at The Kennedy Center! Unfortunately, they blew into town as quickly as they departed. Four days only. Nonetheless they made a thunderous impression on this reviewer and the audience too, who went crazy for this wonderful interpretation.

Paapa Essiedu and Buom Tihngang with […]

Candide ~ The Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright May 8, 2018

Imagine, if you will that composer Leonard Bernstein’s 18th C set piece opera Candide was first staged the year following the Broadway premiere West Side Story. 1956. It seems incredible that these two wildly divergent stories were composed, staged and produced by one man in less than twelve months. […]

Akira Ramen & Izakaya Comes to Rockville, Maryland

Samantha Lee Contributing Food Writer May 10, 2018 Photo credit: Samantha Lee

 

Australian native and restauranteur, Edward Wong, chose the Japanese name Akira for his recently opened ramen and izakaya restaurant on Rockville Pike. The name is synonymous with the words “bright”, “intelligent” or “clear” – a very auspicious beginning for this […]

Titus Andronicus ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright April 28, 2018

Shakespeare’s first play, Titus Andronicus, was written for pure shock value. It’s considered a revenge play and his purpose was to get noticed and to one up his competition. A sort of revenge of the playwright, if you will. It worked. In today’s world, it would probably be categorized […]