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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Keegan Theatre mounts regional premiere of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ by Geoffrey Himes

The play 'Shakespeare in Love,' based on the Oscar-winning 1998 film, follows the literary and romantic travails of the Bard.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:12PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

For the star of ‘Nollywood Dreams,’ the play’s themes ring true by Geoffrey Himes

In Round House Theatre's 'Nollywood Dreams,' 29-year-old actress Ernaisja Curry plays a young Nigerian who dreams of stardom.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:18AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Bringing ‘A Monster Calls’ from the page to the stage by Geoffrey Himes

Director Sally Cookson talks about her theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed novel "A Monster Calls," now at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:03PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

In Paola Lázaro’s new play, revenge isn’t so sweet by Geoffrey Himes

‘There’s Always the Hudson,’ a new revenge-themed play by ’The 'Walking Dead’ actress Paola Lázaro, premieres at Woolly Mammoth.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12AM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Studio Theatre’s ‘John Proctor Is the Villain’ rethinks ‘The Crucible’ by Geoffrey Himes

Kimberly Belflower's play imagines contemporary high school students considering Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' through the lens of the #MeToo movement.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:54PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Folk-opera take on sci-fi novel comes to town, after a long gestation by Geoffrey Himes

"Parable of the Sower," a folk-opera adaptation of Octavia Butler's 1993 sci-fi novel created by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, has uncanny resonance with current events.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:36AM
Saturday, March 26, 2022

At Mosaic Theater, a futuristic drama echoes today’s privacy debates by Geoffrey Himes

Set in the near future, the play "Private" imagines a world in which privacy is a commodity to be bought and sold.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:36PM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

At Theater J, a new version of a 1779 play shows multiculturalism is a lot older than we think by Geoffrey Himes

Playwright Michal Bloom discovers contemporary resonance in his updated version of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play "Nathan the Wise."

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:24AM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Signature Theatre is betting if you like ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ you’ll love ‘She Loves Me’ by Geoffrey Himes

Utilizing the same basic plot as the film 'You've Got Mail,' the musical "She Loves Me" features the hummable tunes of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:24AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mosaic Theater tackles climate change, with a play that spans nine consecutive autumns by Geoffrey Himes

Anna Ouyang Moench’s ‘Birds of North America’ uses the passage of time to tell its story.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:32PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

GALA Hispanic Theatre updates Lorca for a new century by Geoffrey Himes

A new adaptation of ‘Doña Rosita the Spinster’ features an unmarried woman looking back on her youth.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:42AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Keegan Theatre aims to confound expectations with its season opener ‘Good People’ by Geoffrey Himes

Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s race-themed drama takes place in shifting landscape.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:48AM
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

At Studio Theatre, ‘Pass Over’ infuses a tale of contemporary black life with themes from Beckett and the Bible by Geoffrey Himes

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu uses the language of the street to convey a universal message.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:54PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Folksinger Erin McKeown brings her love of folk and theater to ‘Miss You Like Hell’ by Geoffrey Himes

At the Olney Theatre, McKeown’s songs explore the relationship between an estranged mother and daughter.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:32AM
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Against a backdrop of Nazism, ‘Sheltered’ looks at the problem of good, not evil by Geoffrey Himes

Set in 1939, Theater J’s play has timely contemporary resonance.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:18PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Long-running play ‘The Woman in Black’ comes to the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Himes

Stage adaptation of popular ghost novel surprised its creator by becoming a scary good hit.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:03PM
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mixing drinks and spinning tales in the one-man show ‘The Smuggler’ by Geoffrey Himes

The show takes place at the Allegory, a bar in the Eaton Hotel.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:06PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What do Broadway’s ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Book of Mormon’ have in common? Director Casey Nicholaw. by Geoffrey Himes

‘I don’t want it to seem like the comedy stops and then the dancing begins.’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:36AM
Thursday, April 18, 2019

This actress in the financial scandal play ‘Junk’ has a background on Wall Street by Geoffrey Himes

“We used to say, ‘We bleed Lehman green.’ The play captures all that.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:02PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

A playwright realized she had collected the love stories of our time. Her source? People visiting inmates at Rikers. by Geoffrey Himes

Liza Jessie Peterson wrote her one-woman play, a damning critique of mass incarceration, based on her experiences visiting prisons.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:00AM
Thursday, February 28, 2019

How a local actress follows Anna Deavere Smith’s footsteps in ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ by Geoffrey Himes

In a Baltimore suburb, Danielle Drakes tackles the famous riot play.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:24PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019

A locally grown YouTube star returns to the stage in Olney’s ‘Once’ by Geoffrey Himes

Malinda Kathleen Reese found fame on YouTube, where her channel, “Translator Fails,” now sends up Hollywood and pop hits.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:54PM
Thursday, January 3, 2019

One actor takes on the hazards of ‘Othello’ in his play, ‘American Moor’ by Geoffrey Himes

Keith Hamilton Cobb analyzes more than just race and the iconic role.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:32PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

How music fuels the drama in Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ by Geoffrey Himes

The play about a controversial play gets a heartbeat from klezmer.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:48AM
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Signature Theatre takes on Sondheim’s ‘Passion’ by Geoffrey Himes

Beauty is an attitude in 1994 musical, which is based on 1869 novel by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:33AM
Thursday, June 21, 2018

This cabaret wants you to take Elvis Presley’s music seriously by Geoffrey Himes

“Entirely Elvis,” at Signature Theatre, showcases his rawness and original sound.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:24AM
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Remember Matthew Sweet? The ’90s rock star’s love songs inspired a musical about two gay teenagers by Geoffrey Himes

Singer-songwriter’s alt-rock album “Girlfriend” is now the score to Signature’s “Girlfriend.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:36AM
Thursday, March 29, 2018

The jukebox that August Wilson owned gets a spin at Arena Stage by Geoffrey Himes

The Rock-Ola from the original staging of “Two Trains Running” lights up the stage again.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:18AM
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A play so candid, a D.C. actor returned to the stage for it: A one-man show about suicide by Geoffrey Himes

Alexander Strain found his day job, in social work, reflected in this play about depression, “Every Brilliant Thing.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:12AM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ex-drug dealer wants to say more than he’s sorry by Geoffrey Himes

In ‘Nothing to Lose (but Our Chains),’ standup comic Felonious Munk gives voice to some of his victims.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:36AM
Thursday, November 2, 2017

‘Four Women’ channels Nina Simone’s protest music by Geoffrey Himes

Christina Ham’s fantasy, opening at Arena Stage, depicts the activist “trying to tell a truth.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:48AM

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