Playing Around: Latest Stories

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Spring Has Come! To the Screen…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Finally! After a long and wretched winter, Spring has officially begun! The ice is melting, the days are getting longer, the crocuses are blooming, and

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Natascia Diaz (Adrienne), Alex Brightman (Jonah), Jessica Hershberg (Charlie) and Joshua Morgan (Steven)

Soon: Confronting Mortality
With Peanut Butter and a Goldfish

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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“We had all the time in the world,” Adrienne “What do you do when you only have two months to live?” Charlie Charlie hasn’t been

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Edward Gero as Justice Antonin Scalia in The Originalist

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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An actor takes a risk when playing a well known person who is still living and much in the public eye. Edward Gero spent more

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Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Friday, March 20th, 2015
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Ford’s Theatre continues to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with Freedom’s Song, a new revision of Frank Wildhorn’s Civil War, a

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Elaine de Kooning: Portraits – National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Asked once if she ever felt trapped working in the shadow of husband Willem de Kooning—one of the fundamental figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement—Elaine

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Marsha Solomon’s From Rhythm to Form:
Ethereal, Evocative Abstractions

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Throughout the course of history, art has served many purposes. Documentary, promotional, devotional, public and private communication and reflection are some of art’s roles. Just

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The Audience: Queen Elizabeth II and Her “Dirty Dozen”

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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What really passed between Queen Elizabeth II and her 12 Prime Ministers (to date) during 64 years of weekly meetings is sheer conjecture. We know

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Disney’s Cinderella Is Charming

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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The Disney vault is deep indeed. Disney characters, stories, and even theme park rides are continually and creatively mined for box office winners. Johnny Depp

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