13 Nov 2012

Wisdom With Wings: Folger's Conference of Birds Soars

There are two weeks left to catch the Folger Theatre’s newest transformed drama, the Conference of the Birds, and there is good reason to make space on your calendar for this production. For one, it’s nothing like what you’d expect from a 12th-century Persian fable. The performance, filled with dance, song, flowing action and a somewhat […]

24 Feb 2012

"The Gaming Table" at the Folger Theatre: Girl Power

When we learn the unromantic truth regarding plays in Shakespeare’s time about women’s roles — that is, that they were usually played by younger men — it’s easy to chalk it up to the relatively restricted role of women in 17th century society. Virginia Woolf famously lamented the unhappy lot that would have meant being […]

02 Feb 2012

The To Do List

So here we are: the first weekend of February in the good ol’ U S of A. What is there to do? For starters, there is apparently some fab game going on— they throw this funny-shaped ball back and forth and the players wear tight spandex. I hear it’s pretty good. If you want to […]

13 Oct 2011

The To Do List

Alrighty people: these amazing, mild-weathered weekends are not going to last forever. This weekend is going to be magical, hovering around 68 and 70 degrees unless Accuweather is lying mercilessly to me— and if so, HOW DARE YOU, ACCUWEATHER?! Here are the things you should highly consider doing, in order to increase your happiness this […]

28 Apr 2011

Kudos for Folger

During Monday evening’s Helen Hayes Awards, Folger Theater took home three awards recognizing its 2009-2010 season.  Founded in 1983, the awards recognize excellence in theater throughout the Washington, DC region. Hamlet garnered awards both for Outstanding Resident Play and Graham Hamilton, in the title role, was recognized as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Play.  […]

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