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Saturday, October 21, 2023

In Theater J’s world-premiere ‘Chameleon,’ humor confronts chaos by Sophia Howes

The family play ultimately addresses the nature of Jewish identity and the presence of neo-Nazis in America. By SOPHIA HOWES

SOURCE: at 12:20PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

Exhilarating ‘Macbeth in Stride’ at STC exalts what Shakespeare did not by Sophia Howes

Whitney White reimagines Lady Macbeth and celebrates the power of the Black woman in an abundance of visual and aural delight. By SOPHIA HOWES

SOURCE: at 08:23AM
Monday, October 2, 2023

A gloriously bizarre ‘Tell-Tale Heart’ beats at Synetic Theater by Sophia Howes

The Edgar Allen Poe adaptation marks a triumphant return for Director Paata Tsikurishvili and affirms the company's status as a world-class theater. By SOPHIA HOWES

SOURCE: at 10:14AM
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Setting ‘Cyrano’ in a world of clowns, Synetic nose what it’s doing by Sophia Howes

With wordless wonder, the company continues its tradition of the very best in staging, design, music, and performance. By SOPHIA HOWES

SOURCE: at 12:03PM
Sunday, July 16, 2023

2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Quilt Stories: Voices from the AIDS Quilt’ (4 stars) by Sophia Howes

Mouths of Babes Theatre presents a documentary play in which actors perform monologues based on interviews.

SOURCE: at 03:22PM

2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Tender’ by David John Preece (5 stars) by Sophia Howes

Transformation Theatre presents a beautifully written spat between Ernest Hemmingway and Zelda Fitzgerald over F. Scott Fitzgerald.

SOURCE: at 10:28AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

‘Will on the Hill’ returns a marvel at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Sophia Howes

Highlights from a night of magic with members of Congress and STC students.

SOURCE: at 08:31AM
Monday, May 22, 2023

‘Hurricane Diane’ blows into town and lifts hilarity level at Avant Bard by Sophia Howes

A charismatic lesbian demigod sets out to heal the planet one woman at a time.

SOURCE: at 09:00PM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

A gorgeous ‘School for Lies’ with nonstop laughter at Constellation by Sophia Howes

The production will leave you feeling like you’ve just had several glasses of champagne.

SOURCE: at 06:49AM
Monday, May 1, 2023

ExPats exposes profoundly relevant ‘Body of a Woman as a Battlefield’ by Sophia Howes

The play's soaring and poetic speech will be among the finest language you will hear on any Washington stage this season.

SOURCE: at 10:00AM
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Marvelous performances feature in ‘Ben Butler’ at Washington Stage Guild by Sophia Howes

In this comedy set during the Civil War, a Union major general and a fugitive slave match wits.

SOURCE: at 06:47AM
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

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