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The Taming of the Shrew ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright February 21, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Ryan Sellers as Petruchio and Irina Tsikurishvili as Katherina. Photo Credit: Johnny Shryock

Some of Synetic’s “Silent Shakespeare” series productions are of the more classical variety. Knights in leather armor and ladies in diaphanous gowns, kings with proper crowns and gallant, swaggering lads […]

King Charles III ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 20, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett plumbs the depths of Prince Charles’ psyche to give us an imaginary glimpse of the prince as future King of England. The dramedy kicks off with the demise of Queen Elizabeth II and Buckingham Palace’s preparations for a coronation. Bartlett […]

Watch on the Rhine ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright February 15, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

A dark and sinister wind blew through Washington last night with the opening of Lillian Hellman’s electrifying drama Watch on the Rhine. Hauntingly parallel to our nation’s current fears of a fascist influence in our government, this 1941 revival is set in the drawing […]

The Gin Game ~ MetroStage

by Jordan Wright on February 6, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

The “Gin Game” with Roz White and Doug Brown – Photo credit Chris Banks

At first blush The Gin Game appears to be a love story about two elderly retirees who meet at the dilapidated Bentley Nursing Home where they have […]

Review: ‘The Last Waltz 40 Tour’ at The Theater at MGM National Harbor

by Jordan Wright on February 5, 2017 Special to DC Metro Theater Arts

Last night all twelve members of the tribute group for The Band gave a master class in blues, rockabilly, New Orleans jazz, country, honky-tonk and American roots music. The elite touring group celebrated The Band’s historic last concert which had been […]