RCP’s 33 Variations is a truly moving performance by a tightly knit group of people who are equal in their quest to tell a story.
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Castaways deserves credit for taking on a show that can be quite challenging for a group with limited resources, and the cast and staff clearly exerted substantial effort in putting the production together.
McLean Community’s presentation of Rumors was well-executed and will bring laughter.
In general, Vienna Community’s Hallelujah Girls will give you something to smile about, but there’s not necessarily enough there to shout about.
Big River at the Greenbelt Arts Center is a good illustration of the proposition that community theater can be very good theater, and that an intelligently conceived community production that its participants care about can have a quality result.
All in all, Suitland’s opening morning performance had a few bumps, but Little Shop of Horrors was still a fun show to experience.
The play is not a military history lesson; as Dead Wallenstein says to begin the show, “Forget the 30 Years’ War.” The conflict that matters is in the minds of the characters.
Providence Players of Fairfax has produced an enjoyable version of Dinner with Friends, although it doesn’t quite match the naturalism of Margulies’ script.
Silver Spring Stage has presented Morgan’s script with intelligence and humor, but without adornment.