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ArtStream That Thing Called Love

By • Mar 26th, 2007 • Category: Reviews

Listen to our review of ArtStream Onstage Arlington Inclusive Theatre Company’s production of That Thing Called Love [MP3 2:45 800K].

Laura: Thursday evening we saw the ArtStream Onstage Arlington Inclusive Theatre Company’s production of That Thing Called Love in Arlington Virginia.

Mike: That Thing Called Love is a show that the group put together over the last six months. It is a humorous look at the pitfalls and successes in our quest for love. ArtStream works with a company of actors who have various disabilities. The disabilities include actors with Down Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Delays.

Laura: This was a good show. As Mike said the artists in tonight’s performance had Down Syndromeand other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. But they all did a great job. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it, I laughed a lot.

Mike: This show was a musical. There were several songs that the cast had written. The song I liked a lot was the “Red Hot, Bloodshot, Down in the Dumpster, Lookin’ For Sweet Love Blues.” I think they all had a really fun time with that song.

Laura: The group worked together really well. It looked like a team effort. The set was simple. It was just partitions. They brought the props on and off. That was done very smoothly. There were pretty quick changes. Everybody worked together really well to get the stuff on and off.

Mike: We met Patricia Woolsey after the show and she said all the actors were pretty nervous before the show since this was the first time in front of an audience. I think they did a fine job. They received a standing ovation because they all stuck to it. There were some nerves you could see on stage. A few people got nervous and dropped lines, but they stuck to it and didn’t get flustered or anything. They stopped and thought about it and got their line out. It was really good to see that focus.

Laura: That Thing Called Love is playing March 23rd at 8 PM, March 24th at 3 PM, March 29th and 30th at 8 PM, and March 31st at 3 PM at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Community Theatre in Arlington Virginia.

Mike: And yes those dates are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, not Friday, Saturday, Sunday. So just keep that in mind.

Laura: We interviewed Patricia Woolsey last week. We encourage you to go check it out and learn more About ArtStream and the great programs that they have going.

Mike: I think ArtStream is a great example of why theater is important. So definitely check out the interview that is on our site and over the next two weeks go check out That Thing Called Love in Arlington Virginia.

Laura: And now, on with the show.


  • Merry Casillas
  • Mike Dowling
  • Lauren Sucher
  • George Harshaw
  • RJ Martin
  • Alexandra Martel
  • Debra Sue Chandler
  • Malinda Ellerman
  • Casey Hammeke
  • Tracy Ormes
  • Ramee Gentry
  • Frank Stephens


  • Director, Writer, Producer: Patricia Woolsey
  • Musical Director, Original Music and Lyrics: Carol Gulley
  • Stage Manager: Malinda Ellerman
  • Mentors: Ramee Gentry, Lauren Sucher
  • Props: Ramee Gentry
  • Set Designer: George Lucas
  • Lighting Designer: Jason Arnold
  • Costumes: Sally Kinka
  • Publicity, Light Board Operator: Luke Warren
  • House Manager: Laura Purdy
  • Photographer: Regina Azevedo
  • Videographer: Iris Schwarz

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started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.

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