Rachel Baird

Disguises and desire

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” Surely, even if you have not studied Shakespeare in the classroom, you’ve heard those famous words, which originate from the comedy “As You Like It.” The play is a musical and light-hearted delight about the meaning of being favored by fortune and […]

Play Review: “Taming of the Shrew”

Web Extra Although it is one of my favorite movies from the 1990s high school teen genre, forget about comparing Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” to “10 Things I Hate About You.” We are mature college students now, and more importantly, privileged enough to be only a couple Metro stops from the D.C. Shakespeare Theatre […]

WEB EXTRA: Christmas Cheer and an Elvis Impersonator

I’m still looking at Halloween pictures on Facebook, Thanksgiving hasn’t hit, yet Christmas is already everywhere. If “Jingle Bells”-themed Old Navy commercials aren’t enough to put you in the holiday spirit, consider seeing Woolly Mammoth Theater’s production “Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis” directed by John Vreeke. This show will certainly put you in the […]

Losing my virginity: “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

When I was about ten years old, my dad caught me watching the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on television. I was clicking through the TV channels and innocently stopped at a scene of people dressed up in crazy costumes. At the time, my favorite movie was “Little Women,” starring Susan Sarandon as the mother of […]

Comedy on Shuffle: “iMusical” mixes song and improv

Whether you’re in the mood for comedic improv or musical theater, “iMusical” will not disappoint you. Judging by the graphic on the show’s promotional items, the show borrows the idea of an iPod on shuffle: you never know what you’re going to get. “iMusical” blends singing and improvisational comedy to achieve a cohesive plot, as […]

Two women, one problem

Attending “In the Continuum” at the Woolly Mammoth Theater is the best thing you can do to treat yourself to a night of theater while exposing yourself to a realistic, yet gentle, depiction of contemporary women suffering from HIV/AIDS. The play follows two women, one living in Zimbabwe (Danai Gurira), and another in LA (Nikkole […]