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Byhalia, Mississippi ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 13, 2019

Evan Linder’s play has all the elements of a hackneyed soap opera starring a young, broke, white couple with adultery issues and a bible-thumping mother in bitterly acrimonious conflict with her daughter and son-in-law, Jim. If not for Linder’s uncompromising storytelling, an admirable and passionate cast, and superb […]

A Fox on the Fairway ~ The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Jordan Wright June 9, 2019

“Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them,” announces Pamela, a sophisticated member and perennial sexpot of the Quail Valley Country Club.

: (L -R) Patricia Nicklin as Pamela Peabody, Ken Kemp as Henry Bingham and Cameron McBride as Justin […]

Hello, Dolly! ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 8, 2019

There’s nothing like a rip-roaring, old school, Broadway musical to get the heart pumping and the toes tapping. In Hello, Dolly! the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman, one of the greatest composers of the Great White Way, will do just that. You just have to refrain from singing […]

A Misanthrope ~ WSC Avant Bard ~ Theatre on the Edge ~ Gunston Arts Center

Jordan Wright June 6, 2019

Warning: Extremely high doses of wacky irreverence could result in uncontrollable hilarity.

Playwright Matt Minnicino’s adaptation, he calls it a new “distillation”, of Molière’s classic The Misanthrope tore the house down at its world premiere last night. A re-interpretation of the 17th century farce skewering French aristocracy, Minnicino delivers […]

Jubilee ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright May 21, 2019

Jubilee harkens back to the American Reconstruction era when White audiences were beginning to listen to Negro spirituals in concert settings. Songs sung on plantations, in Black churches and on chain gangs – spiritual songs, work songs, songs of the underground railroad and traditional folk tunes – became more […]