WashPost Theater Review: Pedophile Punishment is Too Harsh

November 28th, 2022 2:49 PM

Wasn’t it just a few days ago that somebody shot up a gay bar because conservatives are too uptight about kids at drag shows? Yes. That’s what our betters told us. So it’s kinda funny to come across this November 23 theater review by Peter Marks in The Washington Post. The headline reads “‘Downstate’ is a play about pedophiles. It’s also brilliant.”


WashPost Critic: Lizzie Warren Is the 'Springsteen of Campaign 2020'

August 25th, 2019 10:14 AM
The liberal media's reliable "rock star" metaphors are breaking out for the 2020 campaign. In Sunday's Washington Post, theatre critic Peter Marks witnessed Elizabeth Warren speaking in Tempe, Arizona and professed to be "moved," declaring Warren the "Springsteen of campaign 2020." 

WashPost Celebrates Broadway Play on How the Constitution Fails Women

April 14th, 2019 3:54 PM
Sunday's Washington Post pushed the new liberal sensation on Broadway: a play called What The Constitution Means to Me, written by Heidi Schreck. Here's your spoiler on the plot: the Constitution has never been great. In March, NPR's Fresh Air promoted Scheck under the headline "How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The U.S. Constitution." Post drama critic Peter Marks marked the play's…

Michael Moore’s Broadway Play Is So Bad Even the Left Hates It

August 11th, 2017 5:22 PM
If liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore thought his Broadway play -- entitled The Terms of My Surrender -- would draw rave reviews from fellow progressives who would be “galvanized” into taking out Republican President Donald Trump, he was sadly mistaken. While New York Times theater critic Jesse Green claimed the play, which opened on Thursday at the  Belasco theater, “is a bit like…

WashPost Drama Critic Touts Musicals Taking on Trump's 'Nativist Wave'

January 31st, 2016 5:34 PM
Washington Post drama critic Peter Marks made a splash in their Sunday Arts section touting how America's musical-theatre sector is taking on the "nativist wave" coming from Donald Trump. From a revival of West Side Story to the hip-hop Founding Father musical Hamilton, actors are taking to the stage to underscore how American the newest Americans are:

Kennedy Center Delights Liberals By Importing Play Bashing Rupert Murd

March 17th, 2014 3:02 PM
Liberals love to hate Rupert Murdoch. The federally funded Kennedy Center in D.C. even imported an Australian play that fervently imagines Murdoch’s powerful life on stage. Andrew Beaujon at Poynter Media Wire reported at the Thursday performance he attended, “applause broke out on my right and left when one character criticized Republicans.” For all of the ardor liberals muster against…

DC Theater to Stage a Play About Justice Scalia -- With Actor Who Play

February 28th, 2014 5:27 PM
Washington Post drama writer Peter Marks reported Thursday that the Arena Stage company, known in recent years for putting on Kathleen Turner honoring a leftist in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,” will stage the world premiere of a three-actor drama in which the main character is conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. “The Originalist,” by D.C. playwright John…

Washington Post Critic Celebrates Mike Daisey, Shameless Liar About Ap

March 25th, 2012 6:09 PM
Mike Daisey shamelessly lied about Apple's abuse of factory workers in China on stage, which was then picked up by the trendy public-radio show "This American Life," which airs on many NPR stations. It caused a black eye for NPR (by their one-degree association), but The Washington Post has proclaimed Daisey's "voice" is too important to shame off the stage. Post theatre critic Peter Marks…

More Weiners on Display? WaPo Praises Play Named 'Booty Candy

June 9th, 2011 2:34 PM
Someone in Washington has staged a play on being black and gay titled “Booty Candy,” and unsurprisingly, Washington Post drama critic Peter Marks is there to provide the blurb: “Funny, smutty, and on the whole, enticingly subversive.” The Post picture showed a black male preacher in glittery drag in front of a cross. What Marks fails to reveal in this review: frontal male nudity on stage, a…

WaPo Reviewer Praises 'Raunchily Audacious' Drag Queen Group's 'Oy Vey

December 22nd, 2010 12:58 PM
On today's Style section front page, Washington Post theater reviewer Peter Marks gave unqualified praise for "Oy Vey In a Manger," a production at the Jewish Community Center in Northwest D.C. that features irreverent parodies of traditional Christmas and Chanukah songs in a ribald fashion: Don they now their gay apparel! In an ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre, the Kinsey Sicks…

Former WaPo Staffer Cooks Up Molly Ivins Tribute Show for Kathleen Tur

March 23rd, 2010 7:45 AM
Kathleen Turner is starring on stage in Philadelphia as the leftist writer Molly Ivins, and The Washington Post promoted the show on Sunday -- and noted that one of the Ivins-adoring playwrights was a former Post staffer: "Red-Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins" is a 75-minute foray into the psyche of a sassy commentator perhaps most celebrated for a single word: "Shrub," the…

Profane Palin Hate, Unfit for Publication? WaPo 'Washes In Most Happil

September 12th, 2008 9:18 AM

Washington Post Praises 'Mass Derision' of Conservatives

October 10th, 2006 7:37 AM
In Tuesday's Washington Post, Peter Marks praises "Get Your War On," a left-wing comedy performance at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Unsurprisingly, the critic from the liberal paper finds invective is a lovely thing, if applied to conservatives: