Gary Tischler

Running a Fever: the Virus That Is the 2016 Campaign

The country is feverish, after Bush drops out, Trump continues to insult, Rubio continues not to win and Hillary doesn't quite get Berned. This will continue until the election, followed by cold sweats.

'For Colored Girls . . .' Paired With 'Word Becomes Flesh' at Anacostic Playhouse

Theater Alliance brings the #BlackLivesMatter slogan vividly alive at the Anacostia Playhouse.

Candidates Debate Again: After Scalia, 9/11 and Fear

The presidential election campaign—on both sides—rose up like a chomping, ravenous dragon, devouring the news of Scalia’s death as just more grist for the primary campaign season. 

WNO's 'Lost in the Stars': Potent Tragedy, Music With a Heart and Conscience

Based on the novel “Cry, the Beloved Country,” “Lost in the Stars” sneaks up on you like a persistent whisper. It runs through Feb. 20 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.

Apartheid Onstage: Kurt Weill’s ‘Lost in the Stars’

People who go to Washington National Opera to see Kurt Weill’s last work, “Lost in the Stars” — Feb. 12 ...

Fear and Snowing on the Campaign Trail: The 2016 Campaign and the Days of Our Lives

Georgetowner writer Gary Tischler looks on the impact of the campaign and the New Hampshire primary. 

'City of Conversation': An Echo and Warning on Political Passions

“The City of Conversation” plays really well on the stage as a very human family drama and as a political comedy-drama that echoes mightily in these crazed primary times,

Washington Ballet's Septime Webre to Depart

Septime Webre, the Washington Ballet’s dynamic artistic director for the past 17 years, has announced that he will be leaving the company in June.

Chinese New Year Arrives at Kennedy Center with Great Fanfare

It's the Year of the Monkey—and this weekend, Feb. 5 to 8, will be all about Chinese New Year and the arts in China at the nation's performing arts center.

American Lives: White House Protestor, Jefferson Airplane Founder

Two people—reminders of different times—passed away recently. One of them was a fixture near the White House for ...

How the Holocaust Stole the Future

This week, per the  Nov. 1, 2005 United Nations General Assembly Resolution which established Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance ...

Landing in Oz: The Last Debate Before Iowa Votes

Remember what Dorothy said to her dog? “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

No, we ...

A Snowy Morning with a Tennessee Williams Woman

“It is so extraordinary out there,” actress Madeleine Potter said Saturday morning after walking her dog, an English springer spaniel ...

Political Clout: Georgetown Graces the Stage

Now in preview performances at Arena Stage, “The City of Conversation” — Anthony Giardina’s play about a powerful Georgetown hostess ...

A Big Snow Storm That Let Us Get Small

The blizzard drowned out for a few days the noise of the chattering classes trying to drown out the sound of your breathing—those who claim they know you and what you want.

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