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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Goneril: Lock her up? Here’s what STC’s hilarious Mock Trial decided. by Sophia Howes

Legal wits went to battle in the trumped-up case of Goneril v. The Kingdom at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

SOURCE: at 07:40PM
Monday, March 13, 2023

Right now at Shakespeare Theatre, Patrick Page is a Lear for the ages by Sophia Howes

Many actors excel in their portrayals of aspects of Lear — but Page brings us the whole man, in all his monstrous splendor.

SOURCE: at 07:31AM
Monday, February 6, 2023

A brothers’ bond heart-breaks in ‘Bars and Measures’ at Mosaic by Sophia Howes

Joel Ashur as Eric and Louis E. Davis as Bilal create a beautifully nuanced relationship that is mesmerizing from start to finish.

SOURCE: at 04:44PM
Thursday, February 2, 2023

’46 Plays for America’s First Ladies’ sketches a wild herstory at NextStop by Sophia Howes

An evening of song, dance, and creative energy about the power of women.

SOURCE: at 03:27PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Wit is on dazzling display in ‘Major Barbara’ at Washington Stage Guild by Sophia Howes

Director Steven Carpenter and his talented cast bring us a beguiling and highly nuanced version of one of George Bernard Shaw’s finest plays.

SOURCE: at 05:45AM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Personal and artistic persistence in Hend Ayoub’s solo ‘Home?’ by Sophia Howes

An entertaining and essential autobiographical play about a woman's dual identity born in Palestine and raised in Israel.

SOURCE: at 08:15AM
Monday, October 31, 2022

A first-rate adaptation of ‘The Time Machine’ at Scena Theatre by Sophia Howes

Ron Litman is superb as the Professor who travels far into the future of the human race.

SOURCE: at 06:42AM
Monday, October 24, 2022

Brave voices raise consciousness in ‘My Body No Choice’ at Arena Stage by Sophia Howes

In the dangerous aftermath of the Dobbs decision, eight survivors of life in a woman’s body come together to tell their stories.

SOURCE: at 05:57AM
Monday, October 10, 2022

Honoring a girl who changed the world, ‘Separate Is Never Equal’ returns to GALA by Sophia Howes

The entertaining and enlightening story of Sylvia Méndez, whose lawsuit helped desegregate California schools.

SOURCE: at 02:00PM
Sunday, September 18, 2022

In ‘Einstein’s Wife’ at ExPats Theatre, the downside of marrying a genius by Sophia Howes

Artistic Director Karin Rosnizeck dishes about Albert and Mileva's bad romance.

SOURCE: at 09:56AM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Riotous imagination casts a spell on Folger’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Sophia Howes

...and the magnificent Playhouse, built inside the Great Hall of the National Building Museum, is a theatrical wonderland.

SOURCE: at 09:00AM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Atemporal’ by Sianna Joslin by Sophia Howes

A young trans woman's diary in dialogue with the audience.

SOURCE: at 11:55AM

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Oreo Complex: Or Where Are My Allies?’ by Lillian Brown by Sophia Howes

A one-woman show about being unapologetically Black instead of making white people comfortable.

SOURCE: at 09:35AM

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Etched Glass Decanter’ by Evening Crane Theatre by Sophia Howes

A beautifully written international production that follows two astronomers on a dark journey through multiple worlds.

SOURCE: at 09:10AM
Sunday, June 26, 2022

The acclaim and agony of a great Black actor, in STC’s ‘Red Velvet’ by Sophia Howes

Amari Cheatom as Ira Aldridge gives a performance at Shakespeare Theatre Company of unparalleled skill and insight.

SOURCE: at 03:14PM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

‘Will on the Hill’ returns in person with barbs worthy of the Bard by Sophia Howes

Shakespeare Theatre Company's buzzy annual event featured a cast full of boldface names plus theater kids from Charles H. Flowers High School.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:00AM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

In Solas Nua’s ‘Maz and Bricks,’ a theatrical gem and an urgent issue by Sophia Howes

Two young people in Dublin meet cute in a play that tackles the controversial subject of abortion.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:00PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

Solas Nua’s ‘Maz and Bricks’ and the war on abortion rights by Sophia Howes

Underscoring the power of art to address controversy and national crisis, the production warrants serious and major attention.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:36AM
Friday, June 3, 2022

Josh Sticklin on a pandemic pivot for Keegan’s Boiler Room Series by Sophia Howes

Now streaming, the series invites audiences to step inside the process of new play development.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:26PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

‘Marys Seacole’ at Mosaic honors the courage of caregivers by Sophia Howes

An outstanding all-female cast explores the life of an extraordinary woman.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:19AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Resisterhood is powerful in ‘The Revolutionists’ at Prologue Theatre by Sophia Howes

Under the surface of this comedy by Lauren Gunderson is a fervent purpose — the power of women who are willing to put their lives on the line for justice.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:56PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Justice gets in jests at Shakespeare Theatre’s 2022 Mock Trial by Sophia Howes

In a courtroom packed with wisecracking legal celebs, lawyers for Margaret and Hero from 'Much Ado' duked it out.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:22PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

A magical and joy-filled ‘Servant of Two Masters’ opens at Synetic Theatre by Sophia Howes

The company's new silent adaption combines the best of Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy with an undertone of deep emotion.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:16AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A richly illuminating ‘Merchant of Venice’ for our time at Shakespeare Theatre by Sophia Howes

The production is brilliant and breathtakingly alive, and John Douglas Thompson's performance as Shylock is not to be missed.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:00AM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Our amazing afternoon at the multi-abled Omnium Circus by John Stoltenberg and Sophia Howes

Two DC theater critics take in the world's most inclusive circus and are blown away.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:46AM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Start a theater in the time of COVID!? Rachel Felstein and Anna DiGiovanni tell how they did it. by Sophia Howes

They began a merry band that became Her Majesty & Sons, opened in August at the DC War Memorial, and now does 'Richard II' in a church.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:45PM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Kathryn Tkel on playing Jackie Kennedy in ‘Change Agent’ at Arena by Sophia Howes

‘It’s a thrill ride to be able to play her, and to be able to talk about her like this.’

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:25AM
Monday, January 17, 2022

Lisa Stephen Friday spills the T on ‘Trans Am,’ her rock musical at Keegan by Sophia Howes

'It’s risky to get on stage and be that vulnerable,' says the playwright, glam rocker, and trans advocate. 'It’s powerful, but it’s risky.'

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:21AM
Friday, December 24, 2021

In miniature, two children seek safety, in ‘Flight’ at Studio Theatre by Sophia Howes

The immersive journey of two young Afghan refugees, an unforgettable tour de force.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:33PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

‘Tootsie’ on tour at the National Theatre is a triumph by Sophia Howes

The comedy musical based on the famous movie shines with romantic insanity.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:54AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A touching tribute to love and faith in ‘Secret Things’ at 1st Stage by Sophia Howes

Heartfelt, ironic, and mystical writing, a beautiful production, and a historical backstory of religious persecution.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:17AM

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