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Spunk ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright May 14, 2019

Zora Neale Hurston’s exuberant play-with-music, Spunk, takes us into the African-American experience of America’s Deep South. It’s like gaining admission to a private club, not just to witness, but to experience full-on a sense of place that no longer exists. It doesn’t hinge on racism nor rely on oppression […]

Silent Night ~ At The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright November 12, 2018

Guns fell silent on Christmas Eve 1914 on the Belgian Front during World War I. Due to a peculiar string of events, this cease fire is one of the strangest tales to ever occur during this war – or any war for that matter. It’s a story that was […]

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 […]

A Comedy of Errors ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright October 3, 2018

Let me start by saying, if Alan Paul is directing anything… anything! Go! His imaginative interpretations of the classics are both fabulous and stylishly modernistic. In this send-up version of A Comedy of Errors, Paul sets the action in 1950’s mid-century modern Greece though it seems more like La […]