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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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