It’s unclear whether Chris Schwartz’s hat is keeping him cool in this hot weather, but he wears it well. He’s standing on the main deck of the Fort Fringe bar, chatting and enjoying a drink between shows. “I’m seeing a lot,” he says. “I saw ten shows in the first three days of the festival.”
Archives for July 24, 2012
I bump into the Antichrist on the sidewalk patio. She’s trying out the new table service at Fringe. “I’m the devil’s daughter, to be exact,” says Maya. “It’s my first time playing the Antichrist. Some would say it’s not a stretch.”
A is for Artist
Can art be made about artists? It can be done, but it has to be done cleverly and creatively. It has to show the artist in a new light: either by humanizing him or finding some other way to help us answer the question “why should I care?” It should not, ever, be a masturbatory […]
The Gershwins in Hollywood
Before we cap off the month-long concentration on works by and about George Gershwin on the 75th anniversary of his death with a look next week at his acknowledged masterwork, Porgy and Bess, permit me a digression to discuss a treasured item from my own theater shelf – a disc a disc that may be […]
TD Smith doesn’t do any juggling in his role as Capitano in this year’s Faction of Fools Fringe show, Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella, but he’s still got multiple balls in the air. TD is one of many Fringe artists who perform in more than one show simultaneously; he also plays the lead role in […]
I met first-time Fringe goer David Frantz under the tent at Fort Fringe as a brief shower scooted overhead early Saturday evening, July 14th. He had just come from seeing We Tiresias, which featured his college roommate.
Raising Cane: A Family Portrait
Blood may be thicker than water, but if anything can sever a family bond, years of inbreeding and brutal violence will certainly do the trick. In his play, Raising Cane, Stephen Cedars tells the story of one family in particular, whose peculiar ceremonies and unconventional moral code often lead to disastrous and disturbingly amusing results. […]
Domino’s Pizza Saved My Life
In our dizzying world of multitasking and multimedia, it takes a special kind of performer to command a captive audience through a one-man show. The story must be interesting, the pacing must be perfect, and the actor must be a sheer force of storytelling nature.