In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And somewhere between days two and six he created Signature Theatre way down in Shirlington, Virginia. And now, after thousands of years of watching the world filled with stupid humans do their worst, the almighty has deigned us meager mortals worthy of a visit— inside the Ark Theatre (because even God isn’t big enough to beat out A Little Night Music starring Bobby Smith next door in The Max)— because he’s come to set the record straight.
You get right inside a man when you can wrap up in the smell of him, but can you ever truly get into the skin of another man? Even if you are his brother? Opening as a part of “South Africa: Then and Now”— the current repertory cycle in Mosaic Theater Company’s second season— Blood Knot, by Athol Fugard is an emotionally eviscerating experience of brotherhood in Apartheid-ruled South Africa. Directed by Joy Zinoman,
Love is merely a madness; there is a madness running rampant through the forest of Arden— strewing its favors hither and thither, mostly in the form of poetic verse all about the stage and the house of The Folger Theatre. As You Like It, the Bard’s great love story among the comedies, comes to the 2017-side of the season under the Direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch and brings with it a thorough examination of love in many flavorful varieties.