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Emily Levey and Rex Daugherty in Ken Ludwig's <em>'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Photo by Bruce Douglas</em>

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There's No Place Like Homeby Manny Strauss

Playwright Ken Ludwig’s plays and musicals have been staged throughout the world. Stars who have appeared in his plays over the years include Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Alec Baldwin, Joan Collins, Robert Goulet, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook,...

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10 Questions — Michael Doveby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: Probably a Christmas pageant or Easter dramatized church concert. I liked big themes, early! Probably also influenced my desire to produce plays with angels in them (Forum did four shows in three seasons that...

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Meet Tim Madiganby Manny Strauss

A new feature of theatrewashington.org, Meet The Audience, introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. Each week we will publish a response like this one from Tim Madigan. During the month of December, each audience...

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Meet Sarah Burnettby Manny Strauss

A new feature of theatrewashington.org, Meet The Audience, introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. Each week we will publish a response like this one from Sara Burnett. During the month of December, each audience...

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Meet the Audience

Meet Evelyn Sandgroundby Manny Strauss

A new feature of theatrewashington.org, Meet The Audience, introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. TheatreWashington wants you to share your thoughts with us. Each week we will publish a response like this one...

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Online Giving Makes New Support Possible for Area Theatresby Manny Strauss

The annual November celebration of democracy (Election Day) is being followed this year by a celebration of non-profits in the Washington area. After you exercise your civic duty by voting on November 8th, you can show your support on November...

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10 Questions — Matt Connerby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: Sweeney Todd
First involvement in a theatrical production: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Favorite musical: Cabaret

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10 Questions — Karen Zacaríasby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: I was seven. It was lovely a production of Annie in Spanish in Mexico. When I was eight, I saw Evita which works in Spanish much better than Annie does. My first play in English was...

The cast of Arena Stage's production of <em>The Book Club Play</em>. <em>Photo by Stan Barouh</em>

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The Importance of Being Resilientby Manny Strauss

In her childhood, Karen Zacarías must have played well with others in sandboxes, which no doubt prepared her for what the Washington area playwright calls an “unprecedented” development process for her latest work –...

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The Theatre Experience

Date Night (With “Drama” But Without Chaos)by Manny Strauss

You crave a night out with your special someone. You are jealous of Barack and Michelle Obama because even they manage to have date nights. You have two children, ages 6 and 8. Maybe you’d like to go to the theatre but the logistics of getting a...

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