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Erin P. Doherty

Erin P. Doherty

Erin P. Doherty is a production editor for Optical Society’s (OSA’s) Optics Express, an online scientific journal. Outside of her workday, Erin adopts and fosters parakeets from Washington Rescue Alliance (WRA). Occasionally, she fosters other animals, personally finding forever homes for a domestic dove (who was in a carrier on a picnic table with a cat trying to get to her) and a 4-pound Chihuahua (whose owner was planning to move away after dumping him at the shelter). Her pop-up playpen and quarantine cage are poised to safely accommodate such surprise animal guests.

Articles By Erin P. Doherty

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In the Heights: LTA Takes a Modern Musical to New Heights
Jul 30,2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights chronicles three days in Washington Heights, a northern Manhattan neighborhood where the George Washington Bridge connects New Jersey and New York. Lighting designers (Ken and Patty Crowley) evoke the feeling of being there

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Mae West: Come on Up and See Her in 'Dirty Blonde'
Jun 08,2015

"Dirty Blonde" seamlessly toggles between Mae West’s career in the 1920s through 1950s and the friendship between two fans—Jo (Alexandra Guyker) and Charlie (Daniel J. Calderon) who meet at her resting place shortly after her death at age 87 in 1980.

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'The Odd Couple: The Female Version': Much Funnier Than Expected
Apr 27,2015

Thirty years ago on June 11, Neil Simon converted Oscar and Felix’s characters to Olive and Florence's. Since then, the focus has shifted from comparing the male and female versions to developing the female characters fully. LTA's production features a cast with expert comic timing who is as down-to-earth as their characters. Charles


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“God of Carnage” Features Parental Regression
Mar 09,2015

Yazmina Reza's 90-minute play features Alan and Annette Raleigh (Jack B. Stein and Allison Block) and Michael and Veronica Novak (Chuck Dluhy and Karen Shotts)

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“The Games Afoot” Is a Fast-Paced and Fun Whodunit
Jan 26,2015

Classical music reminiscent of that enjoyed in 1936, when the play is set, is well selected and played at a nice soft volume by Alan Wray, the sound designer. The customary, familiar fog fills Little Theatre of Alexandria before the show begins. Signs on the doors surround the theatre as well

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Three Spirits Get Scrooge into the Christmas Spirit
Dec 08,2014

LTA’s simple staging, period costumes and lilting choral harmonies make this one-act, one-hour version of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” a must see. Ebenezer Scroogeطs (Mike Baker, Jr.) metamorphosis from tightwad grouch to the very embodiment of the Christmas spirit begins


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LTA’s Rocky Horror Show: An 'Absolute Pleasure'
Nov 06,2014

Most know it as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the film released in 1975 the same year as it opened on Broadway. Hence, the playgoers received 3D glasses for the play, which was first staged in 1973 in London. The Rocky Horror Show musical is an ode to the science fiction and horror movies of the 1940s to 1970s.

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A Streetcar Named Desire: Enduring Classic Unflinchingly Connects Love Triangle’s Fantasies, Realities
Sep 16,2014

No curtain opened on this opening night; rather, the audience could absorb Baron Pugh's stark and claustrophobic two-room apartment set design immediately and throughout the play. As frequent theatergoer and Russian literature enthusiast Patrick Estrada



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