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Suddenly Last Summer ~ Avant Bard Theatre

Jordan Wright March 4, 2020

There’s something rather quaint about Tennessee Williams now. His sultry Southern romances no longer seem shocking, though the stories are like listening to a fine storyteller spinning a yarn on the veranda of an old house on a steamy summer night. They’re always captivating and, though we know it […]

A Misanthrope ~ WSC Avant Bard ~ Theatre on the Edge ~ Gunston Arts Center

Jordan Wright June 6, 2019

Warning: Extremely high doses of wacky irreverence could result in uncontrollable hilarity.

Playwright Matt Minnicino’s adaptation, he calls it a new “distillation”, of Molière’s classic The Misanthrope tore the house down at its world premiere last night. A re-interpretation of the 17th century farce skewering French aristocracy, Minnicino delivers […]

Émilie – La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight ~ WSC Avant Bard

Jordan Wright October 20, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

(l-r) Sara Barker (Emilie), Brit Herring (Voltaire) ~ Photo credit: DJ Corey Photography

The story of Émilie, La Marquise du Châtelet, a woman of science lightyears ahead of her time, is yet another thrilling play by Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced living playwright in […]