Reviews from Recent Seasons
"Firebringer is a heartfelt, hilarious, and inspiring show... The entire two-hour runtime is jam-packed with sidesplitting antics, beautiful romance, and animated musical numbers... [The cast] do a wonderful job elucidating the absurdity of it all, while marvelously performing through song and dance. ."
"Directed by Maddy Rice (COL '20) this musical comedy is pure fun. Its brilliantly silly physical comedy, combined with an energetic cast dynamic creates a playful experience that will leave audience members belly laughing."
“The Wolves tackles complex issues of individuality within a team that are hard to discuss in college settings. The production is necessary to raise awareness to these difficult topics and facilitate uncomfortable conversations.
The Wolves is a thoughtful and provocative production, highlighted by the inspiring execution by the Nomadic Theatre cast. The show activates a spectrum of emotions that leaves viewers feeling fulfilled, inspired and contemplative."
"In the intimate environment of the Village C Theatre, no barrier separates the audience from the turf-covered stage. Confronted with all the action and secrets a group of teen girls can harbor, audience members overhear each side-whisper and narrowly miss every stray ball. Because of this proximity, the audience feels as though they are part of the Wolves’s stretch circle."
"'Mr. Burns' has something for everyone: Those who are not impressed by its cultural references or pop music remixes will enjoy how the play challenges the audience, prompting them to think about human nature in a different way. Audience members can choose to engage with 'Mr. Burns' on a deeper level or just sit back and enjoy the characters’ banter."
"Fantasy is often dismissed as trivial, but this co-production champions love and creativity in a mundane, hateful world. Sometimes it requires cognitive estrangement, distorting the normal and familiar to help us see and understand a different truth and reality.
Etched with humor and covered with yellow masks, the faces of Mr. Burns remind us that we have to leave reality and enter the unimaginable to open ourselves up to a myriad of possibilities. It is this magical, cosmic element of imagination that helps us evaluate our perception and reach a higher understanding of the world and ourselves."
"Beyond tackling difficult choreography — already an uncommon hurdle in Georgetown theater productions — the directing staff of “She Kills Monsters” also tried to invigorate the show by incorporating new actors. [...] To see this 'dream,' replete with a dose of sci-fi, a lesson in grief management and a wave of ’90s music, head over to the Devine Studio Theatre for the final performances of 'She Kills Monsters.'"
"Everyone has their own battles to fight, and She Kills Monsters encourages the audience to fight them with valor, passion, and resilience. Instead of running away from problems, Tilly chose to face them in her fantasy world, where she could freely be herself.
'One of the most enduring messages that this show has taught me is: To heck with it, do what you love,' [director Zack] Rettig wrote in a press release to the Voice. 'Being comfortable in yourself and being surrounded by those who love and support you is (poetically) better than any sword or shield could ever provide.'"