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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: Dog Sees God from Prologue Theatre by Julian Oquendo

Charlie Brown and the gang is back! Ten years later, the kids are in high school and are ready to address some big questions as they keep on growing up. Linus no longer has his blanket. Marc…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Review: Andar sin Pensamiento / Walking without Thinking from Teatro de la Luna by Julian Oquendo

The playbill for Andar sin Pensamiento says the play starts with a tango. At the start, the music played to an empty stage is indeed a tango. You get the sense that director Mario Marcel is …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Home is where the art is. West by God playwright Brandon McCoy by Julian Oquendo

Playwright Brandon McCoy’s world premiere West by God, which he admits is semi-autobiographical, is onstage now at Keegan Theatre through October 20th. We caught up with him to chat about …

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Review: West by God, a love letter to rural life in West Virginia by Julian Oquendo

Brandon McCoy admits that he has written a love letter to his home state of West Virginia. McCoy has created a work that is both personal and heartachingly relatable to anyone who has pulled…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Dining review: Grillfish, Dupont Circle’s well-kept secret, perfect for celebrating National Seafood Month by Julian Oquendo

The first thing you see when you walk into this 20 year old restaurant at 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW is the huge mural looming over the bar. The different servers and managers at Grillfish wi…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Theatre Week: Ticket sales have been through the roof, and there are still more deals left before Sept 29 by Julian Oquendo

After an exciting Kickoff Party, and weeks of active buying from bargain hunters, we checked in with Amy Austin, President and CEO of theatreWashington for an update heading into the last we…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The 2020 Michelin Bib Award bargain friendly restaurants nearest your favorite DC theatres by Julian Oquendo

The Michelin Guide’s official announcement for 2020 Bib Gourmand awards went live today. The Bib Gourmands are announced, yearly, before the announcement of their coveted star rating award…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Opening day of The REACH at The Kennedy Center by Julian Oquendo

Under a bright, perfect-weather-for-DC day, crowds, volunteers, donors and celebs gathered to celebrate a new addition to a Washington landmark.  The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing A…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Solas Nua’s The Smuggler. Rex Daugherty serves up cocktails and stories in Allegory at Eaton DC by Julian Oquendo

Eaton DC goes beyond the typical concept of a hotel. You can expect a hotel to have a restaurant and bar, but the radio station and the library are a unique perk. The yoga studio and the fin…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

After tours and a Tony, Keith Randolph Smith is back in August Wilson’s Jitney. Here’s what he’s learned. by Julian Oquendo

Keith Randolph Smith is a member of the cast of August Wilson’s Jitney, now in rehearsal, and opening this Fall at Arena Stage. He plays Doub, one of the drivers for the eponymous jitney i…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dining review: BLT Prime by David Burke by Julian Oquendo

This is the first in a new series of spotlights on restaurants offering special dining for theatre lovers.  Earlier this summer, BLT Prime by David Burke launched a three-course prix-fixe P…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: The War Boys, a hard look at vigilantes at the border by Julian Oquendo

Ally Theatre’s production of The War Boys, performing at Joe’s Movement Emporium, tells a story that was written for another time but is very much being lived now as we face a crisis at …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The toughest skills these BMX competition riders learned for Cirque du Soleil’s Volta by Julian Oquendo

The top of the Cirque du Soleil tent, stretching across one of the parking lots next to the Tyson’s II mall, peaks over the collection of roadways as I drive into the neighborhood. The ten…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Julianne Brienza on Capital Fringe 2019: how did they handle the heatwave, and where to next year? by Julian Oquendo

Today, the Capital Fringe Festival 2019 starts its final week. While audiences are picking out the shows to catch, Julianne Brienza, (CEO and Capitol Fringe Festival Founder) and CF staff ar…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

How LadyM, begun as a look at Macbeth’s witches, became a menstruation comedy by Julian Oquendo

Rachel Hynes is excited. She is a few hours away from the Friday night performance of LadyM, a devised production based on interviews with D.C. women on their experiences with menstruation. …

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Capital Fringe review: Air Mail/Par Avion by Julian Oquendo

As the doors to the theatre open, five jazz musicians play to the crowd, setting a comfortable flow to the dance of finding our seats. These are talented performers, and much of the joy from…

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Capital Fringe review: Dreamer/Seeker by Julian Oquendo

An actor, Nick (Matt Calvert) goes into rehearsal for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to reprise his role as Bottom. Bottom is the (both literally and figuratively) donk…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Best late night hangouts on DC’s SW Wharf by Julian Oquendo

Looking for a place to gather with your fellow Fringe-goers after an evening show? Want somewhere where the “last call” arrives just a little bit later? Looking to spend less than a smal…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Fringe button deals: best places to grab a quick snack or dine on DC’s wharf SW by Julian Oquendo

Now that you have your shows lined up for the Capital Fringe Festival, the question is: where are you eating and drinking between shows? This year, Capital Fringe has made purchasing their F…

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