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Comedy & Drama Brilliantly Intertwined | The Lyons

Bursting at the seams with rancorously witty comedy, The Lyons comes to the DC area through December 22. Written by Nicky Silver, the play centers around the Lyon family during their most intimate and uncensored moments of familial crises. Ben Lyons, played by John Lescault, has been diagnosed with cancer and his seemingly egotistical family  read more »

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John Keabler photo Rehearsal photo of John Keabler and the cast of Henry IV, Part 1 by Elayna Speight

Love, Sex and Violence | Henry IV Parts 1 and 2

It’s not very often that you hear Shakespeare’s plays described as “sexy.” But to actors John Keabler and Kelley Curran, Henry IV is as sexy as it gets. The onstage couple plays hot-blooded warrior Hotspur and his wife Lady Percy in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) productions of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part  read more »
Camp David photo courtesy of Arena Stage

Arena Stage Gets Politcal | Camp David

Arena Stage invites audiences to experience a landmark moment in American diplomacy in the Middle East. Camp David tells the story of the 1978 Camp David Accords, a 13-day negotiation between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat that ultimately led to the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. The historical  read more »
American Idiot

Sex, Drugs and Rock-N-Roll at National Theatre

Sex, drugs and rock and roll…and a little bit of “dookie” (err …or more specifically hits like “American Idiot” and tons of other grimy heartfelt seminal Green Day hits in an epic sing-along dance party) ---That’s what you can expect from Green Day’s GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album and smash hit musical American Idiot. Green Day’s  read more »
Photo by Stan Barouh

Catch Scapin and Embark on a Cocktail Adventure

The Scapin adventure started as the lights went down. The set construction has a comical air that played right into the farce with round roofed houses, a spurting central water fountain and a white grand piano adding to the folly that this adaptation of Molière’s Les fourberies de Scapin presents. Pianist Travis Charles Ploeger  read more »
John Jack Worthing Photo by Scott Suchman

The Importance of Being Earnest | Lansburgh Theatre

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American Idiot | National Theatre

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Scapin photo by Stan Barouh

Constellation Theatre Presents Comedic Romp ‘Scapin’

Who doesn’t love a good farce? Constellation Theatre Company presents musical comedy Scapin from January 16 to February 16 at Source on 14th Street. Constellation’s production of this playful farce is based on Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s adaptation of Moliere’s Les Fourberies de Scapin. Director Kate Bryer says the adaptation offers a modern take  read more »
Photo of Bruce Dow by Scott Suchman

A Young Cast Takes the Stage In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is truly young at heart. More than half of the professional cast is under 40 and led by 29-year-old STC Associate Director Alan Paul. This youthful take on the 1962 Broadway classic runs from November 21 to January  read more »
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Art courtesy of Arena Stage

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner | A Modern Twist

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was one of the first films to face the issue of race relations head on. Nearly five decades later, Arena Stage presents the contemporary stage adaptation of the classic 1967 film in a production that confirms the subject of race is still relevant. The heartfelt play, which runs from November  read more »