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The Oresteia ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright May 8, 2019

It’s been many moons since I was immersed in Greek mythology and the travails of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who lived together in marital discord in what the prophetess Cassandra called, “the house of spite”. The tragedy of their lives is a frightfully gruesome allegory from Aeschylus’s original trilogy written […]

Turn Me Loose ~ A Play About Comic Genius Dick Gregory ~ Arena Stage

Jordan WrightSeptember 17, 2018

Playwright Gretchen Law’s political, darkly comic drama is a starkly drawn love letter to comedian activist, Dick Gregory. It reminds us of Gregory’s take-no-prisoners battle against racism and America’s dark past and its current treatment of indigent African-Americans. I use the term ‘African-American’ though you won’t […]

Wicked ~ The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz ~ Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright December 19, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda – photo by Joan Marcus

The Stephen Schwartz (Composer)/Winnie Holzman (Book) collaboration on Wicked presents us with a fresh interpretation of the classic L. Frank Baum book “The Wizard of Oz”. In this version Glinda the Good […]