The Post Reality Show holds the distinction as being the only Fringe event I could attend without going through the hassle of putting on pants—it’s also the only Fringe event that had to pause for buffering.
Archives for July 18, 2012
Fifty brides to be married off against their will to fifty cousins as part of a family contract—what could go wrong with that, right? That the story is based on an ancient Greek tale, the Danaids by Aeschylus should be a hint that tragedy lurks under the wedding dresses but the adaption by Charles L. […]
Quotidian announces its new season
Quotidian, located in Bethesda’s Writer’s Center, will offer plays based on three great stories for its fifteen anniversary season in 2012-2013.
In This Economy
“The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience.” These are the words that the audience first encounters during In This Economy. Throughout the play, quick flashes of language that function as makeshift scene titles are displayed on a projector towards the back of the stage. Except when they […]
The Mercy Seat
It is September 11, 2001. The United States is under attack. Huge commercial jets have slammed into New York’s Twin Towers. In Washington, a third commercial jet has slammed into the Pentagon. Nearly three thousand people die; hundreds more are wounded and the economic impact exceeds a trillion dollars. Nothing will ever be the same […]
All-Nude College-Girl Revue or Why I Can’t Pass the Vetting
Let’s make some things clear at the outset. In All-Nude College-Girl Revue, nobody is nude. Nobody is in college. Nor is it a revue. It is instead the life story, more or less, of Lisa Faith Phillips, played out over fifty minutes at the Fort Fringe Shop.
3rd Annual “Fool for All”: Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella
Man, Faction of Fools really loves its cheese. Dairy productions from pecorino to gouda all get gleefully name-checked during the troupe’s infectious Fool-for-All, Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella.
The Hair Chronicles
It may seem like a mere mesh of fibers, follicles and proteins attached to our heads, but according to playwrights Nileah Bell, Mary Nyingi and Michelle Whittaker hair is monumentally more than that.
A Year of Giving
If ever a man knew how to turn lemons into an ice cold pitcher of delicious, thirst quenching, lemonade it’s Reed Sandridge. The beginning of his story is familiar, cliché even – man loses job, struggles to find work, questions his place in the world. The ending less common – said man copes with unemployment […]
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
He’s the dude on the $20 bill, had the nickname “Old Hickory” (which referred to his orneriness, not, as the musical insinuates, his male organ) and helped create what is now known as the Democratic Party.