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The Merry Wives of Windsor ~ Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Jordan Wright January 23, 2020

For his staging of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Director Aaron Posner adapts this delectable comedy about sexual jealousy to the 20th C… specifically the burgeoning hippie styles and Mod culture of 1972. It’s the perfect imaginary moment. The Women’s Liberation movement was in full swing and the times […]

Amadeus ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright November 13, 2019

The Viennese court awaits to hear what the Emperor thinks of Mozart’s latest opera ~ Photography by C. Stanley Photography

Tony Cisek’s brilliant set design featuring the golden curvature of a stringed instrument’s f-hole with its strings running the height of the stage. Festooned with crystal chandeliers, […]

Nell Gwynn ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright February 13, 2019

For Playwright Jessica Swale, who cleverly mixes factual events with a lively imagination, Nell Gwynn (Alison Luff), the orange seller who rose from her mother’s Coal Pan Alley brothel to become King Charles II’s most adored paramour, is the perfect vehicle to celebrate the rise of women’s roles in […]

Macbeth ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan WrightSeptember 13, 2018

Scotland has a new king in Macbeth (Ian Merrill Peakes) Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Don’t you just love it when the wicked get their comeuppance? I find it deeply satisfying to witness how greed and unbridled ambition must pay […]

Antony and Cleopatra ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright October 19, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

A moment of flirtatious play between Mark Antony (Cody Nickell) and his Cleopatra (Shirine Babb). Photo by Teresa Wood.

“Kingdoms are clay,” warns Antony to his beloved Cleopatra in the opening scene of Antony and Cleopatra. Even the Soothsayer foretells their downfall and […]