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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 […]

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World ~ Mosaic Theatre

Jordan Wright February 4, 2020

Waitress Sheri doesn’t seem like the perfect match for a Muslim cab driver from Egypt. She’s a free-spirited Caucasian with a potty mouth and a string of lovers who dumped her, and he keeps the Koran beside his bed. And, though he claims to be casual about his faith, […]

Next to Normal ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright February 3, 2020

How do you make a story about a woman having a nervous breakdown palatable to musical theatre audiences? First, you make the characters poignantly identifiable – Dan, a loving husband and father devoted to keeping his family intact; Natalie, a teenage daughter living in the shadow of her dead […]

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright January 26, 2020

Sadly, the last performance of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake came on the night before press night, put off till the second to the last performance. So, though you won’t be able to see this ballet in Washington, DC, it’s worth a trip to New York’s City Center where it […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright January 25, 2020

Making its DC premiere at Arena Stage under Carey Perloff’s astute direction, A Thousand Splendid Suns brings to life Khaled Hosseini’s poignant and powerful novel of Afghanistan in 1992. After years of bombings by Russian and Taliban forces, creating a crisis of unimaginable destitution and deprivation, Laila’s family is […]