Articles Tagged With: Sasha Olinick

Love Sick at Theater J

Never rouse love. But once love has been awakened, never put
it back to sleep! The chilling and inspiring message behind a new musical now
on stage with Theater J, not only kicking off their 2019/2020 season, but
welcoming the company home to their space in residence at the Edlavitch DC Jewish
Community Center on The Trish Vradenburg Stage inside the Aaron & Cecile
Goldman Theater. Love Sick, an evocative and timeless musical,

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Montgomery College Theatre Department's cast of Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night at Montgomery College

Foolery does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere and in particular a wandering fool walks about the Montgomery College Theatre Department’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. No ordinary walker, this rambling rover, this folk-faring peregrinator, this witty fool with foolish wit, along with his ever-playing guitar and Bob Dylan songs, becomes the focal point of this production, shifting the lens through which the audience views the world and existences of Viola,

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Review: The Last Schwartz at Theater J

At the start of The Last Schwartz, Anne Bowles as Bonnie deftly sets the tone, relating how she saw Siamese twins on Oprah. They strike her as oddly optimistic in hoping to get married. Her cousin, after all, can’t find love, “and she’s pretty and smart and has only one head.” Moments later, she’s weeping for her miscarriage: “… if I could have had him for just one full day…”  It’s a dark,

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Review: Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous) at Theater J

 Theater J presents the brilliant and highly poignant new Aaron Posner play Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous.) Written and subsequently Directed by Posner himself, this irreverent modern variation on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, is a gloriously thought-provoking work that captures the minds of the audiences through laughter, tears, and strange situations. This world premier work is quite possibly the most connective piece of work to address humans as they exist in the world;

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Review: Yentl at Theater J

Mysteries of appearances. Deceptions of the heart. Androgynies of the soul. These are no longer dated topics held applicable to only women of the Jewish faith. As Theater J opens its 18th season with an invigorating and refreshing new production of Yentl, theatergoers are compelled to reflect upon the change for everyone that this particular show inspires. Directed by Shirley Serotsky with Musical Direction by Jonathan Tuzman, this strikingly beautiful tale is a remarkable work,

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