by Ronnie Ruff The Queen of the Bohemian Dream (Produced By Lorraine Treanor) My Award: Off The Finge-o-meter Capital Fringe 2007 winds down to an inevitable ending, I force my way out into the evening heat to see a few shows that I have been excited about since the Fringe started.
Archives for July 2007
The Gregor and Olga Show
The Gregor and Olga Show Our award: 0 Fringes by Joel Markowitz It’s 3:44 AM, and I can’t sleep because I am still in schlock shock. What were they thinking? They claimed it was a “comedy about Love, Lust and Loathing.” Nothing was funny, no one could sing, and all we saw was Gregory Levine […]
An Evening with George Burns
An Evening with George Burns An interview with Alan DeValerio by Joel Markowitz People always say that Lucille Ball was the greatest comedienne on TV, but I always believed that Gracie Allen was. Gracie was quick-witted and punny and she had that twinkle in her eyes that made her endearing. When something silly came out […]
The Neon Man and Me
The Neon Man and Me An interview with solo performer Slash Coleman by Joel Markowitz He’s the man I keep bumping into at Warehouse, handing out cards for his shows and schmoozing with potential ticket buyers. I love a man who can schmooze, so here’s Slash Coleman enlightening us on his one-man, multi-character show, The […]
Super Glossy! Our Award: 4 Fringes (based on my gut feeling) By Ronnie Ruff I really wanted to get this show – I really did! Heck, I am a modern guy who enjoys trying to understand the opposite sex, right? I have read my female friend’s glossy fashion magazines. Vogue, Glamour, GQ… no that’s a […]
City Paper Sold. No Joke.
It sounds like a Fringe show: Big wind from Tampa blows into town and swallows up the city’s hip freebie. Budgets get whacked. Production staff get one way tickets to Atlanta. Funny. Ha Ha. But the news released Tuesday is no joke. City Paper, along with Chicago’s Reader, have been sold to Tampa-based Creative Loafing. (whose production offices are in Atlanta.) We first […]
Warehouse Closing. Party This Sunday
As announced in DCist: “For those of you who love the Warehouse Arts Complex as much as we do, some bittersweet news just came in from owners Paul and Molly Ruppert. As you’ve already heard, Warehouse will close its cafe and music venue at the end of this month, thanks to skyrocketing property tax bills. […]
The NEW Eddie Lounge Show
The NEW Eddie Lounge Show – The Lord of the Lounge Tour Our Award: 5 Fringes “Oh, sweet Caroline Good times never seem so good.” As the audience was swaying back and forth with their blue glow sticks during the encore, which happened to be that famous syrupy Neil Diamond standard, I looked around and […]
From Tel-Aviv to Ramallah…
From Tel-Aviv to Ramallah: A Beat Box Journey Our Award: 3 Fringes By Rachel Havrelock Produced by Theater J Reviewed by Janice Cane Theater J wraps up its Voices From a Changing Middle East festival this week, crossing over with the Capital Fringe festival.
Cautionary Tales For Adults – The Many Adventures Of Trixie Tickles Produced By: Bouncing Ball Productions Our Award: 5 Fringes By: Ronnie Ruff Well, the Ronnie and Joel show rolled into the Source Theatre Monday evening to see one of the most anticipated shows of the festival. Cautionary Tales for Adults – the Many Adventures […]
Gilbert & Sullivan Trial by Jury
Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and sing-along Our Award: 4 Fringes by Joel Markowitz How can you resist the pitter patter, the puns, the catchy melodies of a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta? I can’t! I’m a G&S fan.
By Michael Frayn Directed by Jim Petosa Produced by Olney Theatre Center Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy On one level Michael Frayn’s 2003 play Democracy is a political shocker. The intrigue and revelations that iron-lock our attention to the Olney Theatre Center’s new mainstage are quiet and intellectual. What starts as an intellectual chess game becomes […]