Nelson Pressley

Theater criticWashington, D.C.


Tom Stoppard’s career-launching absurdist tragicomedy gets a witty, slacker-ish treatment at the Folger.

  • May 22, 2015

A Russian composer’s personal life becomes the target of government revision in MetroStage’s taut thriller.

  • May 21, 2015

Synetic Theater tackles a Ridiculous Theatrical Company sendup based on the Charles Dickens novel.

  • May 19, 2015

At Studio Theatre, there’s a gentleness in Tom Wells’s play about a largely gay soccer team.

  • May 18, 2015

The Olney Theatre Center stages a sturdy, small-scaled revival of Arthur Miller’s 1968 drama.

  • May 17, 2015

Tanya Barfield’s drama surveys dangerous terrain as a white couple considers adopting an African child.

  • May 12, 2015

Nathan Alan Davis’s play about race, the past and the future gets an inspired staging for Theater Alliance.

  • May 11, 2015

From Elizabeth I in her own words to a bold update of “Merchant of Venice,” a rangy 2015-16 slate from the Folger

  • May 11, 2015

A new musical looks at the reggae icon’s life and music after an assassination attempt in 1976.

  • May 8, 2015

Taffety Punk plays the rarely used first “Hamlet” quarto, while a new “Metamorphosis” serves up a cello.

  • May 5, 2015
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