- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 26, 2006

If you think you’ve seen all of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographic artistry at his current show at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, think again. With the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History, the artist’s hypnotic work is seen in photos of 500-million-year-old fossils through current silver-gelatin prints. At the Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through July 30. Free. 202/633-4880.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

If Studio Theatre’s Secondstage production of British playwright Bryony Lavery’s Frozen suffers from anything, it is a discomfiture of riches. Three sterling performances, an absorbing and emotionally complex play and impeccable direction: Who could ask for anything more? The play charts the interwoven lives of three psychologically paralyzed characters: a convicted child murderer, an American researcher who believes that serial killers are ill and not evil, and the mother of a young girl who was one of the victims. It’s the kind of small, intense, actor-driven show Studio Theatre is known for, and you emerge from the theater invigorated and wondering, “Where have these people and this play been all my life?” Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through May 7. $25. 202/332-3300.

— Jayne Blanchard



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