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Are you now, or have you ever been…MetroStage

Jordan Wright October 10, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Marcus Naylor as Langston Hughes ~ Photo credit Chris Banks

Carlyle Brown’s play about the investigation and inquisition of Langston Hughes by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) is a deeply moving, profoundly disturbing probe into the mind of a successful Black American poet. […]

Fully Committed ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright December 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Tom Story in Fully Committed Photo credit Chris Banks

Fully Committed comes with so much stage cred, it’s hard to know where to start – so I’ll start with the underpinnings. Drum roll, please. It is directed by Alan Paul, whom we know and […]

Shake Loose – A Musical Night of Blues Moods & Icons – MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 1, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L-R) Anthony Manough, Lori Williams,Rayshun LaMarr, Roz White – Photo credit: Chris Banks

If you’ve been seeing clouds of steam heat billowing over the rooftop of MetroStage lately, blame it on the four-member cast and six-piece band of Shake Loose. Fire and ice […]

Holiday Performances Around Town

Jordan Wright December 3, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Reviewer’s Pick – Avant Bard’s Theatre on the Edge brings us Holiday Memories, the tender and evocative semi-autobiographical tale drawn from two beloved short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “A Thanksgiving Visitor”. Having seen this at press night Monday past, I […]

Bessie’s Blues – MetroStage

Jordan Wright January 29, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

TC Carson, Lori Williams, Stephawn Stephens, Roz White, Djob Lyons, Nia Harris, LC Harden Jr., Bernardine Mitchell – Photo credit Chris Banks

“I heard it said the Blues was the Truth.” And Bessie Smith had an intravenous line along the Truth Trail and […]