Gary Tischler

Be Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Sitting in the balcony seats at Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theatre overlooking the stage, I had a disquieting thought as ...

District Gripes & Other Thoughts

Just last week, we went to the Kalorama Citizens Association meeting and heard guest speaker Mayor Vincent Gray talk about ...

Edward Albee & Tennessee Williams

In the annals of 20th-Century American theater history, there are few playwrights more influential, more continually fascinating to theatergoers and theater makers, than Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee. And both playwrights are getting their full due in two ambitious, wide-reaching, far-flung local festivals. Arena stage will be hosting a two-month long Edward Albee festival. And “The Glass Menagerie Project” at Georgetown University is part of a nationwide Tennessee Williams Centennial Festival...

Explore "Maximum India"

Here is India, according to stats provided by the embassy: 1.2 billion people, 24 languages, 1,600 dialects, 28 ...

Madama Butterfly Comes to the Washington National Opera

Spring is on its way to Washington. And if we need a sign of spring—and a beautiful, highly anticipated ...

Mayor Gray Discusses the Budget

Mayor Vincent Gray took time to visit with the Kalorama Citizens Association this week. His arrival still seemed curious, even ...

Joyce DiDonato at the Kennedy Center

Unless you’re a classical music and opera fanatic, you may not have heard of Joyce DiDonato. But take my ...

"Tynan" at Studio Theatre

Theater Critics love “Tynan,” the one-man show about the acerbic, outrageous, revolutionary British drama critic-as-hedonistic celebrity now at the Studio ...

Martin McDonagh and the Druids come to Studio Theatre

Forget what you thought you knew about Irish lit, Irish mores and Irish culture; the stuff you learned by way ...

"The Carpetbagger's Children" at Ford's Theatre

When Kimberly Schraf, Holly Twyford and Nancy Robinette come back onto the set to take their final bows for their ...

The Women of Washington Theater

Holly Twyford, Nancy Robinette and Kimberly Schraf are the matrons of the Washington theater scene, now performing together for the first time in Horton Foote's "The Carpetbagger's Daughters" at Ford's Theater.

Two Weeks In a Nutshell...Or a Bombshell

When the world teems with upheaval, oddities get overlooked. The revolution in Cairo has been an uprising to unnerve every ...

There's Something About Mary Zimmerman

Zimmerman has managed, over a couple of decades of directing and writing, to create a whole new kind of play, as yet difficult to fit into a descriptive category. And yet you come back to it: children, fairytales, storytelling, tales told around a campfire, the first writings of man. It’s that kind of thing, but made complicated, and made deep.

All the Presidential Men

This is the time of year when Americans think about presidents. Usually, it’s about George Washington, the first president, and Abraham Lincoln, the most haunting, memorable president. This year, it’s worthwhile to think a little broader, farther and wider.

“Black Watch” Brings War to the Stage with Grit, Style, and Wonder

War plays are tough, and not just because war is hell.

With perhaps the exception of Shakespeare’s “Henry V ...

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