Antigonón at the Kennedy Center

By Rachel Gallagher        Antigonón, un contingente épico—a Cuban take on the Greek tragedy Antigone—expresses the complex identity of Cuba both past and present, through bold artistic expression.        Antigonón, un contingente épico was performed at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater March 21-22, 2017 by Teatro El Público, a Havana based theatre company founded by Read More …

The Reduced Shakespeare Company – A Poetic Review

by Maria Rodriguez No other stage could be filled with such glee As one with the Reduced Shakespeare Company! This band of brothers to the Folger said A long lost first play was found from, now dead, William Shakespeare, who as a youth, Penned a manuscript of such length – uncouth – In a story Read More …

American Idiot at Keegan Theater : A Review

By Ryan Rutledge “We often marveled (or cursed) at how Green Day and their collaborators seemed to be giving a collective middle finger to the structures of theater with which most of us are comfortable” – Susan Marie Rhea & Mark A. Rhea, Directors The newly renovated Andrew Keegan Theatre is a local Dupont treasure. Read More …

Experiencing the Angst of the Past: An Interview

By Maria Rodriguez Harrison Smith is a frontiersman. Not the jet-set Monday in Mumbai, Tuesday in Tokyo seeker of adventure, but a lover of the unexplored territory of his own performance, a love he has had to drawn on to play “Johnny” in the Keegan Theater’s current production of American Idiot. American Idiot, is a Read More …

From the Hartke to Signature Theatre – An interview with Stefan Alexander Kempski from “Road Show”

by Maria Rodriguez Not even having yet graduated, Stefan Alexander Kempski from Catholic University’s Department of Drama is currently performing in a local theater’s production of Road Show by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Kempski, who took off a year from his studies at Catholic University to focus on acting opportunities, is playing multiple roles Read More …

CUA Reviews: Give Me A Band, Give Me A Banana

By Stephen Fasulo II Give Me A Band, Give Me A Banana is the story of the Brazilian movie actress Carmen Miranda. The musical succeeds in almost everything it accomplishes, but still struggles in some areas. This play, Pointless Theatre’s contribution to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, is a fun tribute to the life of Read More …