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Wednesday, October 27, 2021


First-time thespian finds joy in her time with cast-mates

Tia Berry was making her usual rounds as part-time manager of the Vienna Community Center a while ago when she had a chance encounter that led to a rewarding opportunity. Eleanore Tapscott, director of Dominion Stage’s production of an adaptation...

Dominion Stage troupers roll with punches to stage show

Dominion Stage appears to have borrowed a mantra attributed to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” The Arlington community-theater troupe is leading the resurgence of in-person theater across the local area, bringing...

Editor’s Notebook: Theater is back, jack!

Saturday night brought me to Gunston Arts Center Theatre II, for the second weekend of performances of “The Bluest Eye” by Dominion Stage. (I waited for the second weekend because there was going to be a talk-back session with the...

Dominion Stage preps for return to in-person performances

Dominion Stage, which like most performing-arts organizations has seen its in-person events canceled during the COVID pandemic, expects to inaugurate its 71st season early next month with a performance of “The Bluest Eye.” The drama by Lydia R. Diamond is...

Dominion Stage gears up for comeback season

After more than a year spent online due to the pandemic, Arlington-based Dominion Stage is angling for a return to in-person performances in late summer. The tentative schedule represents “our current best guess – the health and safety of our...

Synetic preps plan for return to in-person shows

Arlington-based Synetic Theater is aiming for a later-in-the-year return to in-person performances, although the organization will begin with outdoor events to kick off its 20th-anniversary season. “A lot has changed since we last saw you, but we’re excited about the...

Community-theater competition to return in 2022

With local theater organizations preparing for comeback seasons starting in the fall, the annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) awards program also is likely to be back in operation. But not immediately. “As a result of the continuing uncertainty for...

CAPPIES: Oakton students focus on impact of COVID

Who thought surviving a pandemic was going to be hard? Well, everyone, but maybe not this hard.

CAPPIES: Wakefield gets creative in murder-mystery

The name “Brutaldeath” seems only fitting for the main character of a murder mystery, doesn’t it?

Marshall thespians to stream filmed performance of ‘Working’

After George C. Marshall High School seniors lost the chance last year to perform their spring musical, “Xanadu,” Statesmen theater director Bernie DeLeo was determined to put on a show this spring under whatever public-health measures were prevailing. Unable to...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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