Freelance writer Joan Tupponce says Virginia Rep's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is fun for the whole family.
There are more explosions on the battlefield. John Porter looks at “The Human Terrain.”
Author and ecologist John Gaudet’s 2014 book Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World - From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars reads like a lecture from my favorite college professor. Papyrus is well-researched, meticulously documented and interspersed with color photos, maps and diagrams that bring a holistic, understandable and ardent voice to an environmentally-timely subject.
ARES 3 astronaut/mechanical enginer/botanist Mark Watney needs a break. Waking on Mars alone and covered in sand from strong winds that drove a broken airborne antenna through his spacesuit and into his body, every second is critical to his survival. Watney’s injury occurred while trying to reach the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) to leave Mars as NASA had aborted the 6-member mission due to the possibility of wind damage to the MAV.
Freelancer Joan Tupponce finds that outstanding performances overcome a challenging script in Virginia's Rep’s “Caroline or Change.”
A world premiere for the Firehouse Theatre. John Porter looks at “The World We Know.”
A powerful regional premiere opens at Virginia Rep. John Porter looks at “The Whipping Man.”
Henley Street brings a classic to the Museum of Fine Arts. John Porter looks at "The Lion in Winter."
Theater commentator John Porter reviews “Those Harvey Girls.”