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Anastasia ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright November 6, 2018

In Terrence McNally’s lavish musical Anastasia the luxe life of the dynasty that was the Romanovs collides head on with reality. The Russian Revolution of 1917 proved to be the downfall of the gilded empire ruled by the Romanov family. Collateral damage included the brutal murders of Tsar Nicholas, […]

The Way of the World ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright January 19, 2018

Rene (Kristine Nielsen) is charmed by Lyle (Daniel Morgan Shelley) at an art exhibit in the Hamptons. (Also pictured: Erica Dorfler and Brandon Espinoza.) . Photo by Teresa Wood

Playwright and Director Theresa Rebeck’s campy, modern adaptation of The Way of the World is one of the early […]

The School for Lies ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright June 8, 2017

Cody Nickell as Philinte in The School for Lies by Scott Suchman

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of David Ives’ genius adaption of The School for Lies opens with an announcement by Philinte (Cody Nickell), a secret transvestite with a fondness for blue satin gowns. It advises us to […]

Henry IV – Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright April 18, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Matthew Amendt as Prince Hal and Edward Gero as King Henry IV production of Henry IV, Part 2. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Right after the gloom and doom set up in Act 1 when we learn that King Henry IV is the target […]