The Magic Tree at Keegan Theatre (review)

The Magic Tree sounds like the title of a children’s play, but consider that the first of several times that Irish playwright Ursula Rani Sarma plays with the audience’s expectations. Some of the initial twists are captivating in this gloomy drama making its American premiere as part of the Women’s Voice’s Theater Festival. Yet despite […]

The Wedding Party: A Capital Fringe Peek

Beyond the “Girlfriend” with Megan Dominy and Mimsi Janis WARNING: when you see The Wedding Party at Fringe, you will be witnessing a true(ish) story based on real people and real events. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the characters and circumstances depicted in the play are all inspired by us—our friends […]

Weirdest thing and other impossible Fringe questions

How’s it going, Capital Fringe fans? As we get ready for this final Fringe weekend (Capital Fringe closes Sunday, July 27) we thought we’d check in with all the Fringe-goers. We came up with the questions, and our writers have started us off.  We’ll be looking for your answers in the Comments below.

Feisty Old Jew

Actor and performer Charlie Varon has a definite propensity when it comes to storytelling: a laidback and welcoming presence, a passionate mind full of churning ideas, and what a voice! Spanning mellow depths to squeaking highs and with diction to put Henry Higgins to shame, his rich range and control are made to bring classical […]

The Adventures of Tapman

You know Batman and Spiderman and Ironman and Thor. Superman, Wonderwoman, the Hulk and Captain America. But do you recall, the most famous tap dancing superhero of all?

The Fever

On days when I’m seeing a Fringe show, I generally put my button on when I get dressed in the morning and leave it on all day. It’s more convenient that way. Yesterday I was riding the Metro and a lady of a mighty age squeezed in next to me. She looked at my button. […]

The Mutualistic Melody

When three men’s lives unexpectedly become intertwined due to the suicide of a woman they unknowingly shared, human relationships are suddenly tested in a manner that none of them could have imagined.

Dateline: Macbeth

Dateline: Macbeth is a mashup of the tabloid style of true crime reporting and Shakespeare famous tragedy. Unfortunately this mashup is more of a mishmash of conflicting objectives and styles that strands a talented cast in Hawaii.

Homeboy Thanksgiving

Playwright Jose Zaraté and director Rhiannon Cooper debut a masterful production, Homeboy Thanksgiving, at this year’s Fringe Festival.

The Capital City Showcase

Since the entertainers who make up The Capital City Showcase change from production to production, the only useful thing a review can do is address broad themes. The broad themes to The Capital City Showcase are this: DC’s got funny, and DC’s got music. My review is: yeah.

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