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2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Let’s Take This Offline’ by Catherine Wigginton...

A howl-out-loud hilarious takedown of the bizarro world we’ve been forced to inhabit during the pandemic.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Oreo Complex: Or Where Are My...

A one-woman show about being unapologetically Black instead of making white people comfortable.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Etched Glass Decanter’ by Evening Crane Theatre

A beautifully written international production that follows two astronomers on a dark journey through multiple worlds.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Climate, Cancer, and 7 Celibate Men: A...

An energetic and engaging journey toward body positivity.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘What They Said About Sex’ by Steve...

A one-person show based on interviews with others and its creator's own sexual encounters.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Untitled’ by Ellie Pike

A one-woman, undeniably fun comic take on small-town New England life featuring a basketful of characters.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Higher’ by Plays2Gather

On a hot-air balloon ride, a couple escapes the pandemic into the past and maybe the future.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘My Father, My Martyr, and Me’ by...

A stunning exploration of his identities as a queer Palestinian American, through elegiac poetry, songs, interactive games, and towering speeches.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Pretty Messy Love’ by Mary Leaphart

A richly illustrated musical portrait of one woman’s romantic coming-of-age.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Approach’ by Mark O’Rowe

In this haunting three-hander, the pièce de résistance is the performances.

‘Whitelisted’ by Chisa Hutchinson at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

A fun and spooky mystery about a spoiled white gentrifier.

‘The Fifth Domain’ by Victor Lesniewski at the Contemporary American Theater...

A thrilling mystery about cyber security, a dramatically fun and exciting ride with top-notch acting.

A lot to like in Classic Theatre of Maryland’s outdoor ‘As...

The inventive take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, set in 1930s Appalachia with bluegrass-style songs, makes for a pleasant summer evening.

‘The House of the Negro Insane’ by Terence Anthony at the...

A grippingly intense experience of theater, and a microcosm of Jim Crow America, set in a mental hospital for Negroes in segregated 1935 Oklahoma.

‘Sheepdog’ by Kevin Artigue at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

She’s Black. He’s white. They are in love. They are police officers. Their acting is as close to perfection as one can expect to find on any stage.

‘Ushuaia Blue’ by Caridad Svich at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

In this vision of Antarctica in crisis. two married scienists explore what it means to coexist with the universe and each other.

‘The Band’s Visit’ makes a stirring stop at the Kennedy Center

The Tony-winning musical tells a story of all that makes us human — love, loss, loneliness, and connection.

‘Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder’ sings songs in the key of...

The Signature Theatre cabaret was lit, the energy was amped, and shared experience was affirmed.

‘The Second City’ at KenCen has a message for Americans: Calm...

In 'The Revolution Will Be Improvised,' the renowned comedy troupe offers a blend of political humor and just plain silliness.

A powerful and moving ‘Music Man’ comes to Olney Theatre Center

If the production is more challenging than what one might expect, it is also more emotional and charming and intoxicating.