Richard Morin

Robots have feelings, too. Or do they? Robot Radius (Andrew Loviska) with Helena (Peterson).

R.U.R. Is an Important Classic

And Open Circle's production is straight-ahead.

 

Getting ready to clear her thatch: Bouchard and Duran.

Two Unbridled Actors Keep Their By-the-Numbers Characters Fresh

By The Waters of Babylon does everything it can to succeed.

 

From left: Savell, Borwick, and Kennedy, before the forest.

Summer of Love

Shakespeare’s romance is transposed to the groovy ‘60s. Shakespeare’s romance is transposed to the groovy ‘60s.

 

Basket cases: (from left) Kobasic, Clawson, Meckler, and Berns.

Bitterness Surfaces Brutally in Kvetch, a Dark Domestic Comedy

Thanks to the cast, Kvetch overcomes its own lack of pith.

Basket cases: (from left) Kobasic, Clawson, Meckler, and Berns.
The Water Spirit claims another life: Imoru and Aylward.

Flourishes of Stagecraft Distract From Three Stories of Survival in The Breach

The Rep’s production is a monumental effort that includes a pool containing 840 cubic feet of water, buckets of rain falling from the rafters, and lots of moving parts onstage.

The Water Spirit claims another life: Imoru and Aylward.
Natale: gallows humor and moral force.

Life Is a Cabaret

A play’s characters perform—literally—as if their lives depended on it.

Natale: gallows humor and moral force.
Martial artsy: Quicksall as Brutus.
Martial artsy: Quicksall as Brutus.
Shellie Shulkin engineers a Dickens of a train wreck.

God Help Us, Everyone

A Dickens classic collapses before your eyes.

Shellie Shulkin engineers a Dickens of a train wreck.
Murphy the destroyer.
Murphy the destroyer.
Hull (left) and Allshouse: Why did I go into this abandoned building again?

Dreams in the Witch House Doesn’t Quite Fly

Like Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce, the Rhode Island–born author H.P. Lovecraft created insular fictional worlds ruled by a brutally bizarre and paranoid kind… Continue reading

Hull (left) and Allshouse: Why did I go into this abandoned building again?
Time bandit Godsey.

Final Broadcast

Vashon troupe offers an intriguing piece of American Zen.

Time bandit Godsey.

Intiman’s Mockingbird Is Solid and Safe

There are no surprises in this retelling of a classic.

Strangled emotions:Campbell as Klein.

Mrs. Klein Is Fringe Theater at Its Finest

Mrs. KleinFascinating, disturbing, and rewarding, Sight Nine's production of Nicholas Wright's three-character period piece, Mrs. Klein, is just the sort of fringe work that should… Continue reading

Strangled emotions:Campbell as Klein.
Hughes and Smiling ride the ebbs and flows.

Opening Nights

A Schmeater disaster and transcendence at ACT.

Hughes and Smiling ride the ebbs and flows.
Who’s in charge? A scene from Gremet.

Sunny Cafe and Gremet Come Off a Bit Flabby

Nicholas Robbins' two new "American absurdist plays," Sunny Cafe and Gremet, are nothing if not ambitious—with all that double-edged adjective implies. A recent graduate of… Continue reading

Who’s in charge? A scene from Gremet.
R. Hamilton Wright as Bush, with Michael Winters as Cheney in the shadows.

Painful Recent History Is Rendered Intelligently, but Without Focus or Parody, in Stuff Happens

The play offers little more than an educated person’s move-by-move recap of the rush to war.

R. Hamilton Wright as Bush, with Michael Winters as Cheney in the shadows.
A pair of clinical hard cases: Byrne and Mukhalian.

Theater Schmeater Takes On a Disturbing Conspiracy-Theory Thriller

In a kind of kitchen-sink psychobabble that eerily imitates the tone of the play itself, Theater Schmeater's press release describes Bug as a "tense comedic… Continue reading

A pair of clinical hard cases: Byrne and Mukhalian.
Soikowski, Hunt, and Mikano Fukaya (from left): WET's chorus of pain and anger.

WET Presents a Greek Fragment From the Female Perspective

In a departure from its usual gritty, avant-garde productions of plays by young authors, Washington Ensemble Theatre is tackling a bit of classical Greek drama,… Continue reading

Soikowski, Hunt, and Mikano Fukaya (from left): WET's chorus of pain and anger.
Cohenour as the infamously untalented Jenkins; Anders as her pianist/enabler.
Cohenour as the infamously untalented Jenkins; Anders as her pianist/enabler.
He struts: Simmons as Groll.

In the Kafka Colony Treats All Things Kafkaesque With a Light Touch

Few writers seem as possessed by genius as Franz Kafka, the Austrian insurance-company clerk whose nightly expeditions into the recesses of bureaucratic madness and erotic… Continue reading

He struts: Simmons as Groll.