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Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: Synetic’s Titus Andronicus, bloodless yet chilling by Missy Frederick

Take out the words, and it turns out you can make Shakespeare’s most violent play even more brutal and terrifying. With Titus Andronicus, Synetic Theater has created a vicious, disturbing…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Winter’s Tale at Folger (review) by Missy Frederick

There’s no getting around it — The Winter’s Tale, as far as Shakespearean romances go, is a weird play. One King’s jealous rage springs into action for seemingly unfounded reasons. H…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

A refreshed, updated Godspell at NextStop (review) by Missy Frederick

Followers of Jesus post Bible verses on Reddit. John the Baptist unplugs the wifi to get everyone’s attention. The surrendering of your cell phone or laptop is the ultimate show of commitm…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: It’s the Rest of the World That Looks So Small at Flying V by Missy Frederick

Those unfamiliar with the works of Jonathan Coulton are likely to find themselves going down the Google rabbit hole after seeing It’s the Rest of the World That Looks So Small, a theatrica…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Constellation’s take on Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (review) by Missy Frederick

You know things are going to start getting weird when the woolly mammoth and the dinosaur show up at the front door. Indeed, Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth may be a classic, but …

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mosaic’s Queens Girl in Africa first in Women’s Voices Theater Festival (review) by Missy Frederick

Jaqueline Marie Butler may seem like an unassuming teenage girl, just doing her best to find her way in her new, confusing home country of Nigeria. But don’t underestimate her — as Jaque…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Keegan Theatre brings back its Irish Carol (review) by Missy Frederick

An Irish Carol does a fine job capturing the spirit and message of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale in an evening spent in an Irish pub. No small feat. The play, courtesy of author Ma…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Whodunnit? Only 1 actor knows in WIT’s murder mystery (review) by Missy Frederick

“Seasonal Disorder” is an improv grab bag of sorts. Depending on which night a person shows up, between now and December 31st, the audience can end up seeing everything from comedy to dr…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Infectious Pajama Game at Arena Stage (review) by Missy Frederick

It might be tempting to write off The Pajama Game as a slight, dated musical from the 50s that doesn’t have much relevance today. After all, this is a show where characters throw around ph…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

3rd Annual “Fool for All”: Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella by Missy Frederick

Man, Faction of Fools really loves its cheese. Dairy productions from pecorino to gouda all get gleefully name-checked during the troupe’s infectious Fool-for-All, Tales of Marriage an…

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Pundit by Missy Frederick

There’s a certain art to speaking without saying anything of substance  - a talent all too familiar to those who live among the politicians and think tank heads of Washington D.C.. Pe…

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My Princess Bride by Missy Frederick

There is a certain subset of people, particularly kids of the 80s, for whom such phrases as “As You Wish” and “Never argue with a Sicilian when death is on the line” …

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Will Rogers’ U.S.A. by Missy Frederick

You don’t meet a ton of pundits or humorists these days that can utter the phrase, “Never met a man I didn’t like” and mean it. But Will Rogers was a different sort o…

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