DC-area theaters now going off half-masked

Theatre Washington, the service organization for Washington, DC-area theaters, and Limelight Insights by Shugoll, a national marketing research company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, collaborated on an online survey, open from October 19 to 21, 2022, to better understand theater-goers’ opinions and attitudes toward COVID-19 safety policies at DC-area theaters. The report shows that among the … Read more

Stage and screen star Ken Leung previews ‘Evanston Salt Costs Climbing’ at Off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center

NYC-born actor Ken Leung has had an acclaimed career on screen, from his 1998 professional debut as Sang in Rush Hour, to such other popular roles Miles Straume in Lost, Admiral Statura in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and currently as Eric Tao in HBO’s Industry. He’s also been a notable presence on the live … Read more

‘Benevolence’ in Black and white at Mosaic Theater

There is a futility that is done on the earth: There are righteous men who get what the actions of the wicked deserve, and there are wicked men who get what the actions of the righteous deserve. I say that this too is futile. — Ecclesiastes 8:14 I feel like going on.I feel like going … Read more

World-class ‘Cerrando el círculo’ opens GALA’s Fuego Flamenco Festival XVIII

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents an eighteenth season of its flamenco festival in an expanded series, including three full-length programs over three weeks. Judging from its opening night program, Cerrando el círculo, and a company new to GALA’s lineup, this is going to be one glorious celebration. Director and Choreographer Antonio Granjero has performed in pretty … Read more

A first-rate adaptation of ‘The Time Machine’ at Scena Theatre

H.G. Wells once said, “We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories… And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” In 1895, Wells’ novel The Time Machine became an overnight sensation. The story has since been made into two films, two series, comic books, and has even inspired … Read more

Electrifying ‘Elektra’ at Washington National Opera

“Revenge,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote, “provokes revenge which provokes revenge which provokes revenge — forming an unbroken chain of death and destruction linking nations of today to barbarous tribes of thousands and thousands of years ago.” Richard Strauss’ Elektra compresses the culmination of one of the most famous chains of revenge in Western culture into 100 … Read more

‘Lost in the Stars’ finds a stunning production at Annapolis Opera

Lost in the Stars is a rare and interesting musical. Premiering on Broadway in 1949, this operatic musical—based on Alan Paton’s novel Cry, the Beloved Country—showcases the social conditions that fomented the mistrust between Black Africans and the descendants of white colonizers in pre-apartheid South Africa. With book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music … Read more