Over Breakfast, Tim Nelson Talks In Series and Opera

April 25, 2022

How did In Series, D.C.’s 40-year-old presenter of small-scale, opera-related productions, get its name? From all the “in” words — intimate, independent, innovative, inexpensive — used to describe it, according […]

Google’s Online Dictionary: Sub-Optimal, Rubbishy 

April 4, 2022

Sure, we all turn to Google to launch our web searches and often find what we were looking for in just a few clicks. But, has anyone noticed just how […]

April 21 Cultural Leadership Breakfast Speaker: Timothy Nelson 

March 31, 2022

On Thursday, April 21, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., The Georgetowner’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series will welcome Timothy Nelson, artistic director of In Series, to talk about the innovative D.C.-based […]

Weekend Round Up, Jan. 6 – 9

January 6, 2022

Happy new year! Despite Covid cases rising, lots of options to have fun safely may be enjoyed this weekend. Take your mind off things with The Prom at the Kennedy […]

Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday at the Folger (photos)

April 17, 2019

The celebration concluded with a grand appearance and cutting of the cake by Queen Elizabeth I herself, accompanied by her favorite, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burleigh.

Alison Luff Brings ‘Nell Gwynn’ to Life

February 15, 2019

Imagine, in this month designated Women’s History Month in the United States, a world without Rita Moreno or Carol Channing or Kelli O’Hara or Barbra Streisand or Vanessa Redgrave or E. […]

A Gift of Love, Always

February 14, 2019

Love runs on words, sweet words, outrageous words, words like jet fuel, words as imaginary happenings, flying fast and furious and helpless with imaginary wings. 

Performance Arts Preview

September 12, 2018

By Gary Tischler and Richard Selden OPERA Verdi’s ever-popular “La traviata” — his musical tribute to the life and especially death of every courtesan that ever entranced a swain and […]

Folger Celebrates Shakespeare’s Birthday with Open House (photos)

April 23, 2018

William Shakespeare is arguably the worlds most famous playwright, and deserves to have his birthday celebrated accordingly. Hundreds came to celebrate the 454th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth at the […]

Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ at Olney

April 4, 2018

What makes a play a classic? Most often, it’s about a quality of endurance, a kind of built-in modernity no matter what you do with the costumes or sets. Shakespeare’s plays […]