To find truth you must observe with an impartial eye. But what happens if the truth is in something that simply cannot be seen? In a riveting tale that is more than a mere ghost story, Summerland by Arlitia Jones makes its Washington DC area debut at Washington Stage Guild. Directed by Kasi Campbell, this gripping drama unfolds around the true story of William H. Mumler, a spirit-photographer who rose to fame just after the Civil War.
One button more…one button less… the death of one child is devastating. The death of two is unfathomable. After losing both of his children in their infancy, Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi gave birth to 27 children… that would outlive him to this very day: his operas. And yet one evaded him to the end. Though he tried numerous times, Verdi was never able to compose Shakespeare’s King Lear, despite having created several other operas baring the Bard’s titles.
That deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball! The lyrics to the iconic “Pinball Wizard” lead the Act I Finale to The Who’s Tommy in Open Circle Theatre’s triumphant return to production. After several years’ hiatus, the theatre company— whose vision is to advance the idea that disability can enhance the artistic experience, inspire aesthetic innovation, and influence a community to become accessible for all— marks their return during National Disability Employment Awareness Month by bringing their production of Tommy to the Silver Spring Black Box Theater.