Theater critic Peter Marks names his favorite Washington-area thespians.
Alexander Strain Strain, seen here with Maia DeSanti in a performance of “Honey Brown Eyes” at Theater J in 2008, has gravitated to roles of more complexly rendered thinkers for some of his most memorable work. Strain has demonstrated a refined intelligence and a preternatural maturity, attributes that stamp him as forever watchable. Stan Barouh/Theater J
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