Author: John E. Allis

Performing Arts Theater

Ghost Light Theatricals’ Freak Storm

Playwright Don Fleming has put a very Washingtonian spin on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Setting his adaptation, Freak Storm, in the Cascade mountains, replacing Caliban with Sesquath (yes, like ‘Sasquatch’), and exploring modern concerns for issues of environmental sustainability and stewardship of nature, the dramatist has taken a number of liberties in regionalizing and reframing the famous story while, for the most part, preserving the dramatic framework of the source material.

(From left:) Robert Hankins, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Lantz Wagner, Jenny Schmidt, Amelia Meckler in Macha Monkey's Thebes. Courtesy of Macha Monkey
Drama Literature Performing Arts Theater

Macha Monkey’s Thebes at ToJ

Change is afoot in the very small town of Thebes as it approaches its mayoral election. There Mary Johnston, a Christian woman emanating down-home manners of social and moral pragmatism and poise, is seeking office against Joe, the incumbent candidate with whom she shares both an affection and some personal history.