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King John ~ Folger Theatre At the Folger Shakespeare Library

Jordan Wright November 1, 2018 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of Shakespeare’s political power play King John at Folger Theatre. Photo by Teresa Wood.

That this play is rarely produced, is an enigma. Okay, it doesn’t have maidens frothily cavorting with lords a-leaping, but I couldn’t help thinking that if only […]

Born Yesterday ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan WrightSeptember 27, 2018

“The whole damn history of the world is the struggle between the selfish and the unselfish,” pronounces Ed Devery, Harry Brock’s outlier attorney. It was this line from Born Yesterday that put playwright Garson Kanin square in the sights of Senator Joe McCarthy during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings. […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright February 2, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

l to r: Desmond Bing, Kim Wong, Betsy Mugavero, Adam Wesley Brown, Eric Hissom, Caroline Stefanie Clay -Photo by Teresa Wood

Aaron Posner’s brilliantly funny take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream now at the Folger is a delightfully frothy romp into Shakespeare’s dreamscape […]

Sex with Strangers – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 20, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

SEX WITH STRANGERS

On the off chance you might not read this review all the way through and that perhaps you’ll skim through to get to the meat of the matter – – the rating! – – I’ll give it to you in […]

The Last Five Years at Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright for the Alexandria Times April 8, 2013

Jamie (James Gardiner) and Cathy (Erin Weaver) share a tender moment. Photo: Teresa Wood

Being a theater critic is not always the best way to enjoy a show. I’m not a typical audience member out for a spot of entertainment. Scribbling […]