Gary Tischler

"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 ...

Joshua Bell at the Strathmore

At the outset, it needs to be said that I am not an expert or aficionado. I can’t even ...

Arabian Nights at Arena Stage

Mary Zimmerman is back. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Zimmerman’s "Arabian Nights" comes to Arena Stage fresh ...

"Return to Haifa" at Theater J

When is a theater company more than a theater company? When does a play become something more than a play ...

Obama’s Chance for Redemption

Has President Obama, in the hot political jargon of the day, regained his mojo? In other words: is the Barack ...

the Kennedy Legacy: JFK’s Inauguration Anniversary & remembering Sargent Shriver

For a while this month, you were forgiven if you saw the banners and towers of Camelot appear out of ...

Guns and Battlecries

So, how’s that “reload” slogan workin’ out for you, Sarah?

I know, I know, it seems like piling on ...

“Candide” at the Harman Center

Washington’s theater season ended in an embarrassment of riches, especially for anyone who loves full-bodied productions of musicals.

We ...

Anna Deavere Smith Does Not "Let Down"

At the end of “Let Me Down Easy,” Anna Deavere Smith’s provocative, shattering play about health care in America ...

Welcome, Mayor Vincent Gray

If you made it to the inauguration ceremonies for Mayor Vincent Gray at the Walter Washington Convention Center on a ...

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