Miriam Dowd

Vampire kin makes move on literary world

One menacingly stormy night, in the dead of winter, a professor’s wife plummets to her death after running through a bridge’s guardrail on the outskirts of Atherton. And so begins the story of a fictional city, created by Christopher Rice in his new novel The Snow Garden. What follows the mysterious accident is an engrossing […]

Hollywood hottie Nicole Kidman plays Russian bride

Birthday Girl (Miramax) begins like any other cutesy romance flick meant to warm your heart during the Valentine’s Day season. But don’t be fooled – after an unexpected twist this “romantic comedy” quickly turns to a poor attempt at a comedic thriller. Birthday Girl tells the story of an average British 20-something guy who works […]

Guest artists, technology enliven Fall Dance Concert

The Department of Theatre and Dance Fall Dance Concert far surpasses any expectations one might have of a typical modern dance revue. This year, the department is working with guest choreographer Nicholas Leichter and has received a grant from the D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities to invest in new technology. Unlike the more […]

Arts: NSync pretty boys flub romance flick

On The Line’s feeble attempt at feel-good romance is enough to leave audiences longing for a refund of their time and money. Ten-year-old girls holding free movie tickets might be into the film, but everyone else should steer clear of this unabashed vehicle to promote ‘NSync’s Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. On The Line (Miramax) […]

Arts: Stop Kiss rejuvenates urban romance

For those of us tired of the average, mind-numbing love story, then the only viable option this weekend is the Department of Theatre and Dance’s new play, Stop Kiss, by Diana Son. The play focuses on a complex love story between two women who meet through coincidence, develop a friendship and ultimately fall in love. […]

Generic Theatre succeeds with tragic comedy

You have probably been to Lisner Auditorium at some point during your GW career. But have you ever ventured through the side entrance, down the stairs, around a corner or two, and through a door in the long basement hallway? If not, and even if you have, you should make the journey to Lisner Downstage. […]