Some Capital Fringe shows which found enthusiastic audiences in last summer’s festival are staging brief comebacks this fall.
John Feffer’s solo show Edible Rex, the play in which three very different men answer the question – “How far would you go for the perfect meal?”, opens Friday, Sept 24th for 5 performances at Warehouse Theater. This is the second performance piece from Feffer, a member of a Washington thinktank, usually found writing or speaking about non-food issues involving North Korea. He first surprised us with Krapp’s Last Powerpoint in the 2009 festival. Can we start a “Bring Back Krapp” campaign?
Jeffrey Johnson is doing two performances as Special Agent Galactica in his summer Fringe hit Irrelevant Acts of Entertainment. He performs in the new Noi’s Nook on Mon, Sept 27th at 8pm, then plays the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC on Thursday, September 30 at 9:30pm.
Finally, Capital Fringe is staging their own Fall Fringe, Nov 4 – 21. Among the selected shows will be Poet Warriors, which DCTS columnist Joel Markowitz named his favorite musical of the Fringe. “With an intelligent and beautifully written book, score, and lyrics by George Purefoy Tilson, this show had a wondrous cast of extraordinary singers and actors – Jase Parker, Rachel Brook, Jonathan Henson, Ben Levine, Alan Naylor, and Jamie Ogden whose angelic harmonies and heart-felt performances earned a long standing ovation by the audiences and this writer. Two hours never moved so quickly and so elegantly.” We understand that there has been some tweaking of the book, and that all but one performer will be returning. Tickets go on sale Oct 5th.