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Junk ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright April 16, 2019

If you didn’t live through the junk bond scandal of the mid-80’s you may need a primer before seeing Junk. Though much unfolds through the plot, it’s still a bit complex as to how they committed such monumental financial chicanery in plain sight. The drama centers around the period […]

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 […]

Sovereignty ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright January 30, 2018

Kyla García (Sarah Polson) in Sovereignty. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Artistic Director Molly Smith has always taken risks. With the staging of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play on the fraught history of the Cherokee Nation, she has gone where no other major theater has gone before. Smith’s […]

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 […]

As You Like It ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright January 28, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter) is suddenly taken aback at the Duke’s masked ball in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. (also pictured, l to r: Kimberly Chatterjee, Cody Wilson, Aaron Krohn, Brian Reisman.) On stage at Folger Theatre, January 24 – March 5, […]