Three Small DC Theatres That Rock

Three small Washington DC theatres are making names for themselves. “What distinguishes Catalyst, Rorschach and Theater Alliance from the dozens of other upstart troupes is not only a certain consistency but also the sense that these three companies have broken through. In the choice of projects — whether an experimental twist on a classic, a resurrection of an obscure, centuries-old play or the first American presentation of a modern work by a foreign writer — there’s a level of daring in their offerings. The nerviness of some selections reflects an effort to challenge as well as to entertain.”