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for a previous production "Hynes, with her luminous cast...unearth a treasure-trove of comedy in this seminal piece. 'Godot' is not played for laughs; it is entertaining because of the emotional truth underlying the humor...The composition of all the visual elements: costume, lighting and scenic design is as appealing as a Rembrandt portrait...Beckett is the archetypal playwright of uncertainty. He is the ideal author for this perplexing era. What better time to hear those famous lines 'I can’t go on. I’ll go on.'" Full Review
for a previous production "'Goldberg' plays his 'role' with modesty and charm...If the universe(s) is engaged in a Manichean struggle between good and evil, I for one appreciate getting the facts. I am somewhat mortified, however, to learn that being hapless or uninteresting is no longer a bar to being spied upon. If this concerns you, or interests you, or if you just want to have a good time, see this show." Full Review
for a previous production “'I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier' plays hauntingly at the beginning of Susanne Sulby’s heartfelt solo theatre piece, 'Sanctuary'...She has created a memorable exploration of what war does to us, and why peace matters. Thank you, Susanne Sulby, for your remarkable solo performance." Full Review
for a previous production "A magnificent production. The acting is first-rate, the technical aspects flawless, the whole experience complex and full of deep meaning...Yet for me, some aspects of it were unsatisfying...As Noura's secrets begin to be revealed, the plot begins to seem forced and less credible...The end, when it comes, is abrupt and doesn’t seem realistic...As much as I tried to, I could not believe in her tragic past or her broken heart. But don’t take my word for it. Enjoy the play and decide for yourse... Full Review
for a previous production "Director Karin Coonrod has a strikingly original approach to this complicated subject…The actresses each turn in excellent performances…For me, the switch from Elizabeth’s words to modern slang is sometimes jarring. Because the actresses are essentially reciting, it is hard occasionally to get emotionally involved with Elizabeth…As a tribute to a great queen, 'texts and beheadings/ElizabethR' succeeds superbly.” Full Review
for a previous production "Start with Shakespeare. Add some very clever dramaturgy, cut a few characters, and incorporate a gifted group of artists and you have a magical night in the theatre. The D.C. debut of Fiasco Theater’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a delight. The astonishing success of Fiasco Theatre, is richly deserved...This production takes Shakespeare out of the realm of ‘Stuff You Need to Do to Be Intelligent’ and into the land of ‘Wow! This is Really Fun!’" Full Review