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Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine ~ Mosaic Theater Company

Jordan Wright August 27, 2019

Mosaic’s fifth season opens with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s play Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine. Nottage draws from the notion of “Sankofa”, a West African concept that touches on a number of relatable themes – poverty, success, loss, love and hope. Its central premise is revisiting […]

Black Pearl Sings ~ Alliance for New Music – Theatre

Jordan Wright April 21, 2019

Sandra L. Holloway’s searing production of Black Pearl Sings opens to the haunting strains of a Negro chain gang singing in cadence as they swing their pickaxes to the dirge-like rhythm. This eerie chant leads us to Alberta ‘Pearl’ Johnson who has spent ten dismal years in a swamp-surrounded […]

Three Sistahs ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 3, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Torn apart by three funerals – Momma, Daddy and brother André – three sisters meet in their family’s home to share their memories and secrets in this heart-warming, redemptive musical. Eldest sister Olive, middle sister Marsha, and the youngest, Irene, have grown up in […]

Marie and Rosetta ~ Mosaic Theater Company of DC ~ At The Atlas Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan WrightAugust 28, 2018

Celebrating the start of their fourth season under the artistic direction of Ari Roth, Mosaic Theatre gifts us with a standout DC premiere of Marie and Rosetta, the story of a unique collaboration between Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her younger protégée, Marie Knight.

Ayana Reed […]

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 […]