“I’m Mike, and I like my shit.” These are the first words out of the mouth of Steve Isaac, who portrays Apple visionary Steve Jobs and Apple consumer Mike (Daisey, presumably) in The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: The Musical. That “shit” refers to his electronics. The line does a good job of […]
Archives for July 12, 2013
What do a 19th century writer, a successful Broadway composer, and a closeted young man in rural Missouri have in common? Secrets, sacrifice, and an undying love of the mermaid.
Let’s face it: Fringe is rough for parents. The festival is rife with artistic performances that range from intellectual and artistic to profane and hyper-sexualized. As a longtime member of the 18+ population, I say huzzah. For parents with young ones who want in on the fun, however, The Young Olympians is a welcome respite.
The Kubrilesque audience enters to incessant click-clack of a typewriter, the province of an intense, hard-drinking man and a reference that if you don’t immediately get it might just mean you’re not the target audience here.
A Killing Game, devised by the ensemble-based theatre company dog & pony dc, in no way constitutes a typical night at the theater. The ninety-minute extravaganza celebrates and explores what the company calls “Audience Integration.”
We’re excited to announce our First Annual Capital Fringe Fan Twitter Contest.
I last intimately encountered Shakespeare was in high school and now only recall sporadic lines of his poetry, but, as I watch the opening scenes of Mme. Macbeth–a gender-bending interpretation of an, otherwise, traditional telling of Macbeth–Hamlet (surprisingly) knocks from the furthest mile of my memory: “Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounce it to you, […]
Volitional experiences are popular with audiences today, particularly shows that maximize opportunities for you the theatergoer to decide what to watch, where to go, and who to listen to. Recent productions like Sleep No More by Punchdrunk and Then She Fell by Third Rail Projects have proven that this idea can be enormously successful, exciting, […]
“Ceremony and ritual sweeten sadness and touch it with awe.” This is one of several personal and poignant observations in Ellouise Schoettler’s Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home. A one-person show written and performed by Schoettler, the performance reveals the chain of events that led to her 3-year old daughter and husband of almost 57 years […]
Karl Marx said that history was a story told first as tragedy and then again as farce. Apples and Oranges is a tale told twice, too – both times as sit-coms.