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The Panties, The Profit and The Partner ~ Scenes from the Heroic Life of the Middle Class Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright December 14, 2018

The curiously clever and titillating thread that runs through David Ives’ hilarious trio of comedies is a pair of red silk panties that keeps turning up in the oddest places. If that doesn’t make you sit up and beg to know more, I don’t know what will.

Ives […]

Hamlet ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall

Jordan Wright January 24, 2018

Avery Glymph as Marcellus, Michael Urie as Hamlet and Federico Rodriguez as Horatio in Hamlet ~ Photo by Scott Suchman.

Michael Kahn’s swan song in his final season as Artistic Director at the Shakespeare Theatre Company will prove to be a lasting memory of his herculean efforts […]

The Lover & The Collection ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright October 7, 2017

Lisa Dawn as Sarah and Patrick Kennedy as Richard ~Photo credit Carol Rosegg

The Lover opens a door onto a middle class couple conversing in their mid-century modern living room. Richard (Patrick Kennedy) and Sarah (Lisa Dwan) have been married ten years. Over martinis they discuss how […]

The School for Lies ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright June 8, 2017

Cody Nickell as Philinte in The School for Lies by Scott Suchman

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of David Ives’ genius adaption of The School for Lies opens with an announcement by Philinte (Cody Nickell), a secret transvestite with a fondness for blue satin gowns. It advises us […]

Macbeth ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harmon Hall

Jordan Wright May 9, 2017

The cast of Macbeth. Photo credit Scott Suchman

Refugees fleeing from Aleppo, Syria is not the first thing that comes to mind when pondering Macbeth, but under the direction of Liesl Tommy it serves as the backdrop for this exciting, new interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy about […]