The current Victorian Lyric Opera Company (VLOC) production in Rockville is a very lively effort both the musical and staging aspects of which succeed delightfully.
This is a play to see not only as well-produced and acted theater, but as a springboard for thought and discussion about matters that have a great deal of contemporary resonance.
Faction of Fools turns a problematic script into a stylistic and darkly funny triumph. Far be it from a critic to skewer the company’s efforts.
The ensemble cast delivers not only one well-conceived laugh line after another but also highly satisfying character development along the way.
The excellence of the performances and thoughtful design elements make this production one I will remember.
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale is given a terrifyingly beautiful performance by the Constellation Theatre Company.
The uneven Vienna Theatre Company (VTC) production of the stage musical version retains considerable charm.
Pandemonium Theatrical Productions, using a performing space in Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center, provides a generally satisfying rendition of this familiar show.
Given its acting and technical virtues, the TACT production is not simply a piece of historical and cultural commentary but a lively, highly engaging theatrical experience.