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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Top-notch, witty performances in ‘Boston Marriage’ at Dominion Stage by Caroline Bock

A delightful production of playwright David Mamet's answer to the timeworn question: what do women want?

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 06:53PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Young Artists of America pack Strathmore for ‘Wonderland’ by Caroline Bock

YAA's one-night-only national youth premiere of Frank Wildhorn's adaptation of Lewis Carroll's childhood classics was a resounding success.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 02:00PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Uplifting American classic ‘The Rainmaker’ triumphs at 1st Stage by Caroline Bock

At the center of this emotionally charged story is Tamieka Chavis as Lizzie Curry, and her performance shines.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 07:04AM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

In ‘No Place to Go’ at Signature, a whimsical musical ode to the anxious by Caroline Bock

Starring veteran performer Bobby Smith, the play reflects the uncertainty of our times with surety and style.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 04:17PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ jumped to life at Lubber Run by Caroline Bock

The joyful energy of the cast, highlighted by the children’s choir in their brightly colored T-shirts, made this a delightful evening in a picture-perfect setting.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 09:52AM
Saturday, July 30, 2022

‘Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life’ at 1st Stage is storytelling at its best by Caroline Bock

Keith Alessi's remarkable one-man show is truth-telling as much as storytelling.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 07:59AM
Friday, July 29, 2022

A commanding performance of a police officer in ‘Wanda’s Way’ at 1st Stage by Caroline Bock

The impressive and versatile Deidra LaWan Starnes solos in a hard-hitting and heartbreaking play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 03:37PM
Friday, July 22, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Interrupted’ by Hyla Matthews by Caroline Bock

An optimistic and funny solo performance that brings us together around the artist's loss and pain.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 03:01PM

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Gate’ by Robbie Gringras by Caroline Bock

A gripping 45-minute solo show that captures Arab–Israeli tensions with compassion and a touch of humor.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 02:37PM
Monday, February 10, 2020

Women wow in all-female production of ‘A Doll House’ at the University of Maryland by Caroline Bock

Director Kathryn Chase Bryer’s bold staging of A Doll House—beginning with the alternative translation of the traditional title of this classic by Henrik Ibsen—transforms a 19th-centur…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:46PM
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Audience-pleasing revival of ‘Guys and Dolls’ by Kensington Arts Theatre by Caroline Bock

You promise me this. You promise me that. You promise me anything under the sun… belts out a swell Elizabeth Hester as Miss Adelaide, the cherry on top of a high-energy revival of Frank Lo…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:46PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Haunting world premiere by Ally Theatre Company of ‘Dhana and the Rosebuds’ by Caroline Bock

The email popped into my box from my editor. To paraphrase: “Is it too far for you to go cover Ally Theatre’s new theatre piece in Mt. Rainer about Syrian refugees?” The irony was not …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:18AM
Monday, October 14, 2019

Crashing the Party: Pink Martini Celebrates 25 Years With a Kennedy Center Blowout by Caroline Bock

If the invitation would have been to see the genre-bending Portland-based cabaret-style self-described ‘little orchestra,’ Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes with special guest star Me…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:55PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Review: A Simmering Production of ‘The Gulf’ at Peter’s Alley by Caroline Bock

Silences speak loudly in the first Maryland production of The Gulf by Audrey Cefaly at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. This professional production by Peter’s Alley Theatre group, featu…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:36PM
Friday, July 19, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘SPEAK*Girls Presents’ by Caroline Bock

The true critic of this year’s second annual SPEAK*Girls Presents is a thirteen-year-old young woman, who shared at the rousing end of this year’s production, “I’m hard to impress, a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:22PM
Monday, July 15, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘All for the Union’ by Caroline Bock

15 actors. 20 scenes. The Civil War. A lot is at stake in All for the Union, written by the prize-winning playwright, librettist, and historian Meredith Bean McMath and directed by Jenna Pow…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:10PM

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