Miller Murray Susen (left) brings a lifetime of theater experience to her stage adaptation of
Little Women, which is also her directorial debut. Photo: Martyn Kyle.

New direction: Miller Murray Susen puts on the bossy pants

Less than a week before opening night, Miller Murray Susen, the director and author of Four County Players’ holiday adaptation of Little Women, has one priority: to keep things calm. “I’ve never directed a full-length play and been in charge of adding in all the tech stuff,” said Susen. “I seriously don’t have a great […]

Jennifer Lawrence is back in Katniss’ boots and kicking off a revolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Publicity photo.

Film review: Mockingjay Part 1 leaves the audience in limbo

While functionally little more than a cliffhanger setup for the trilogy-and-a-half’s presumably action-packed finale, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 boasts the least likely plot in a PG-13 blockbuster in recent memory. And though, as with most young adult fiction, the central conflict boils down to which of two competing romantic interests the lead character […]

Strap on your go-go boots and get hype on the dance floor to tunes like “Loose Booty” and “Freak-A-Deak” when the Junk Yard Band takes the Main Street Annex stage. Photo: TMO Photography.

ARTS Pick: Junk Yard Band

In 1980 a group of children living in a government housing project in Washington, D.C. formed the Junk Yard Band after witnessing the performances of go-go groups in the neighborhood. They used makeshift instruments, banging on pots, pans, hubcaps and buckets and the JYB gained popularity as the go-go scene blew up. The group signed […]