My introduction to this year’s Glimmerglass Festival featured a moving kaleidoscope of “pop” bubbles projected on the theatre’s curtain. The cheerful light show accompanied the overture, which, from its opening notes, raced like a cat-and-mouse chase, musically reminiscent of Rossini, and set the tone for a new, splendidly buoyant production of Giuseppe Verdi’s King for […]
Archives for July 2013
Slings and Arrows: Season 1 ends with Playing the Swan
Geoffrey: “Critics are gonna murder us. Jack’s an American movie star, that’s all they care about, right?” Richard: “They can’t ignore what happened on this stage tonight!” Geoffrey: “What did happen, exactly?” Richard: “I…I don’t know! This is all new to me!” Geoffrey: “Then please, join us again! We do eight shows a week, matinees […]
The 2013 Fringe Audience Awards
All things Fringe must come to an end. But as with everything else in the festival, the closing night of the 8th Annual Capital Fringe was cause for celebration last night at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar. The hangout HQ for the festival, noticeably livelier and most bustling last night, filled up with revelers for […]
New photos: Fringe closing night
Thanks to the performers, volunteers, and audiences, this has been a fabulous Fringe. And the results, you ask? According to the stats released at last night’s party: Capital Fringe 2013 had 430 volunteers doing 688 shifts 126 productions doing 745 performances 18 bands playing under the tent for FREE 330 Performances sold at 50% 500 […]
TrueTheatergoer hands out $15,000 in prizes
TrueTheatergoer has announced the winning theatre companies in its annual reader-driven competition: Keegan Theatre received the second prize of $5,000 and Quotidian Theatre received the top prize of $10,000. The prize money is awarded at the end of the season to the theatre companies whose audiences contributed the most reviews to TrueTheatergoer.
Capital Fringe Twitter contest – we have a winner!
Fringe closes tonight. And, along with it, our Twitter Fringe contest, sponsored by Signature Theatre. We had some great entries, and we want to thank everyone who followed us on Twitter, who retweeted us and who participated in the contest. First, our two runner-ups!
Tent Talk: Writer/Performer Laura Zam
It’s hard enough to find your voice when creating a solo show, but Laura Zam went further — she’s settled on about thirty. In Married Sex, Zam takes interviews with a wide variety of people on body, intimacy, and relationships and folds it all up in her own story. It’s a lot of moving pieces, […]
Bowen McCauley Dance presents: From the Ground Up
It was incredibly refreshing to watch the well-trained, well-rehearsed dancers of Bowen McCauley Dance in From the Ground Up. This was definitely not amateur hour. The company, based in Arlington, is the brainchild of Lucy Bowen McCauley, a veteran of a variety of ballet and modern groups, brings an airy, lyrical quality to modern dance.
Tent Talk: Tonee Bollocks and Gabriel Sweetbottom with the DC State Players
Tonee Bollocks and Gabriel Sweetbottom may or may not be their real names*. The DC State Players may or may not exist. And their Fringe production of Agamemnon may or may not be a terrible show. There’s a lot of questions in the air as I sit down with the two of them to talk […]
Tent Talks: Avalanche Theatre Company Directors Jon Jon Johnson and Elizabeth Hansen
No Fringe festival is complete without a show about sex, drugs, and depression. There are plenty of ways, however, to have less good fun of it than Avalanche Theatre Company is having with Apotheosis. I sank deep into an old comfy couch at Fort Fringe, in the quiet room next to the Box Office, to […]
The Deadly Seven
The results of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case were fresh as the crew of The Deadly Seven took the stage. Fresh enough to make its way into The Deadly Seven, a show about prejudice and marginalization, both in the black and the LGBT community.
Tent Talk: performer Kevin Boggs
Twenty years ago, Kevin Boggs left the small Appalachian town of Jonesborough, Tennessee for the big city. His transformation, as he has described it, “from yokel to local” while working at the café Afterwords in Dupont Circle has inspired his new solo Fringe show, & Afterwards, which plays at Warehouse.