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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Proof’ from Peter’s Alley does the math on real-life loss by Debbie Minter Jackson

The prize-winning play grapples with issues of trust and faith in relationships.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:54AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

A touching ‘Laughter in the Shadow of the Trees’ from Edge of the Universe Players 2 by Debbie Minter Jackson

Three of DC's finest actors in an audio play about family, memories, and mortality.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:49PM
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Perisphere Theater’s ‘Time Is On Our Side’ is a fun-filled romp by Debbie Minter Jackson

A secret lesbian history gets revealed in a laugh-your-socks-off comedy by R. Eric Thomas.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:55AM
Friday, August 13, 2021

‘Short Gems’ from Alliance for New Music-Theatre let art into our hearts by Debbie Minter Jackson

Composers and librettists create inspiring short films inspired by artworks at The Phillips.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:22PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Quotidian’s going-away gift of artistry in ‘The Day Emily Married’ by Debbie Minter Jackson

The treasured theater company's final production is the Horton Foote play it premiered.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:52AM
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Black gay men share achingly real truths in ‘The B Word’ from The Welders by Debbie Minter Jackson

A brave new work by Jared Shamberger explores beauty and Blackness.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:19PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

A powerhouse performance in ‘An Almost Holy Picture’ from Everyman by Debbie Minter Jackson

Bruce Randolph Nelson stars as a father whose faith and love are tested in a play full of grace.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:22AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Monumental’s ‘Songs for a New World’ is breathtaking by Debbie Minter Jackson

These top-tier performers make fabulously good music.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:23AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘Duck Harbor’ from 1st Stage is a thrilling livestream ride by Debbie Minter Jackson

For the two performers, Geoffrey Rivas and Deidra LaWan Starnes, discovery happens in each moment in real time.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:21PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

‘Variant Strains’ comedy about a vaccine race is a booster shot of fun by Debbie Minter Jackson

I didn’t think I was ready to attend live theater again — only the prospect of a new play by the always reliable John Morogiello performing in a winning combo with the irrepressible Rebe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:46AM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Cheryl L. West on her Broadway-bound musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Debbie Minter Jackson

How could a charismatic, guitar-playing, innovative vocal stylist known as the “Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll,” who sold out stadiums in her day, die in relative obscurity while the roc…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:30PM
Monday, November 2, 2020

Review: Roaring, Best Medicine’s 20’s comedy, a fun diversion by Debbie Minter Jackson

Roaring is a peek at the tumultuous 1920’s as seen through the eyes of a plucky go-getter, Mabel Daniels (Kara Burri).  In this fun-filled digital original by Best Medicine Rep’s John M…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:32PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

First look at Psalmayene 24’s Dear Mapel from Mosaic Theater by Debbie Minter Jackson

Dear Mapel, written and performed by Psalmayene 24, is a theatrical exploration of his relationship with his deceased father currently in workshop development at Mosaic Theater. Structured a…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:18PM
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Review: Stories I May Not Tell from Best Medicine Rep by Debbie Minter Jackson

John Morogiello yearns, lives and breathes theater.   Stories I May Not Tell is a sneak peek in the mind of a playwright so stuffed with story ideas that characters and scenes cascade out …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:48AM
Monday, March 9, 2020

Review: Rasheeda Speaking from Ally Theatre Company by Debbie Minter Jackson

Can incremental racism make you sick and even a little crazy?  Rasheeda Speaking is a fascinating exploration into the premise that no matter how well-intentioned we try to be, the toxic el…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:06PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Review: Crowns at Creative Cauldron by Debbie Minter Jackson

Ladies—dig out your hat boxes, Crowns is back in town!  The production at Creative Cauldron is captivating and beautifully relays the meaning, messages, stories and significance of church…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:06PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Review: Comedy in Venice, the shakeup of what’s funny in 18th century Venice by Debbie Minter Jackson

Venetian writers Carlo Goldoni and Carlo Gozzi have a battle royale throwdown in this giddy world premiere, Comedy of Venice.  Esteemed writer Gozzi (Turandot) rules the roost in Venice as …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:03PM
Monday, December 16, 2019

Review: The Magical Piñata by Debbie Minter Jackson

The Magical Piñata at Keegan Theatre is a fun-filled romp that fits the holiday season with lessons for all to treasure and enjoy.  Karen Zacarías presents an incredibly rich story with t…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 07:48PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Review: Paul Morella in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas by Debbie Minter Jackson

Gifted actor and storyteller Paul Morella has once again donned the coattails and top hat of Charles Dickens to usher us into the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center. The lob…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:18AM
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Review: Infinite Tales debuts at 4615 Theatre Company by Debbie Minter Jackson

In this ambitious collection of Irish folktales, four siblings, neglected and mistreated after their mother’s death, are cursed and forced to live in exile for 900 years as swans. Told as …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:54AM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Review: The Crater Sisters’ Christmas Special by Debbie Minter Jackson

Just when you thought you couldn’t take another holiday show, up pops The Crater Sisters’ Christmas Special at Best Medicine Rep.  Bouncing along with creativity and zest, this Christma…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:06AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Review: The Powers That Be – A Rock Opera at Venus Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

How does one process unspeakable pain in losing a loved one to violence?  Sanguine expressions of “thoughts and prayers” have no place in The Powers That Be, a hard rocking contemplatio…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:06PM
Monday, November 25, 2019

Review: Hard Times from Washington Stage Guild by Debbie Minter Jackson

With steam wafting from the factories painted across the backdrop of Washington Stage Guild’s production of Hard Times, it doesn’t take long before issues about industry and social progr…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:36AM
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Review: George Bernard Shaw’s Candida at Washington Stage Guild by Debbie Minter Jackson

Ruminations about love and passion abound in George Bernard Shaw’s Candida.  Written and first performed in a past century (1898), questions of what makes a successful marriage feel right…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:12PM
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Capital Fringe review: An Evening with Lola Montez by Debbie Minter Jackson

If this were the 1850’s, chances are you would know the name of Lola Montez. Mary Murphy is captivating in her portrayal of this alluring, crowd pleasing, coquettish, and controversial wom…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:24AM
Monday, July 8, 2019

Review: Antonio’s Song: I Was Dreaming of a Son at Contemporary American Theater Festival by Debbie Minter Jackson

Antonio’s Song is a masterful collaboration between two distinguished artists—some may remember Dael Orlandersmith’s emotionally charged Yellowman that tore through Washington D.C. som…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:24PM
Friday, July 5, 2019

HUSTLE, new musical, workshops at DC Black Theatre Festival by Debbie Minter Jackson

HUSTLE The Musical, one of the more than 100 shows in this year’s 10th anniversary DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival, is a sparkling example of the festivals mission to produce new work…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:03AM
Monday, June 10, 2019

Review: Forest Treás. Pointless replaces puppets with cameras to tell the story of the Beltway sniper attacks by Debbie Minter Jackson

Forest Treás is a fictionalized cozy Mayberry-type Maryland town described by its residents as the “safest place” to live.  This original story loosely inspired by conditions surroundi…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 04:18PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Review: Ghost Light from Parlor Room Theater by Debbie Minter Jackson

When a stage manager places a single incandescent light bulb on a stand, front and center on a stage, it has a practical reason. The “ghost light” provides safety in the dark for living …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:54AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review: On Air at Creative Cauldron. Conner and Smith’s new musical about radio pioneers by Debbie Minter Jackson

As we’ve see from their incredible collaborations over the years, the dynamic writing team Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith can musicalize any story. Here they help us discover radio …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:18AM

Review: Fame The Musical, En Espanol. A school for dreamers becomes a dream show    by Debbie Minter Jackson

The wait is over – the anticipated U.S. premiere of Fame, The Musical en Espanol is finally here and it is outstanding! In the opening scenes, students hold unopened letters in their hands…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:18AM

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