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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 […]

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright March 1, 2020

SOLD OUT!, read the sign outside the theatre on press night. That I’m writing this with no chance of you securing tickets might seem fruitless, but just in case someone, anyone, cares to read this review, which is entirely needless, I will forge on. After all, it is Signature’s […]

Bandstand ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright March 2, 2020

The Tony Award-winning Bandstand opens with the sounds of war and of soldiers in the heat of battle. It isn’t the first of many flashbacks for Donny Novitski, a down-on-his-luck vet whose best friend, Michael, was killed by a grenade when they came under attack. Donny promises to find […]

Timon of Athens ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 26, 2020

You’d think by now Shakespeare’s plays would have taught society a few basic life lessons. Be nice, don’t let your ego get the better of you, love madly, and don’t trust a drunk. Take Timon of Athens – a wealthy aristocrat whose “friends” (and I use that word loosely) […]

The Amen Corner ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 19, 2020

Sometimes I feel like I could jump right out of my skin when I see a production as thrilling as The Amen Corner. Straight out of the gate, we find ourselves as guests in the electrifying spirit of an African American church service. Amens and hallelujahs fill the air […]