Misfortune, misfits, and mis-direction. All plague the “D.C. State Players” and as Tonee Bollocks (a.k.a. Tony Bollocks), the “Director,” leans toward the audience, he pontificates, “the best laid plans of mice and men… ” “…are like sands through the hourglass,” finishes Gabriel Sweetbottom, (a.k.a. Gabriel Swee) the “Producer.” Laughter sounds, and three minutes in, it’s […]
Archives for July 13, 2013
There’s a racket ascending on New York Avenue over the debut buzz of Fringe Festival, and the happy hour buzz of Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar. There are bass and guitar riffs and crash rides, and voices who want to know one thing: Who are you? Cabaret XXXY is making a gorgeously musical racket, and they’re […]
Blind Pug Arts Collective’s remount of Naomi Iizuka’s dark and gritty Polaroid Stories delivers a gut-punch of love lost, violence, homelessness and addiction. Sure, it will kill your buzz and ruin your date night. Sometimes good theater does. And Polaroid Stories is brutally good.
“Am I going to Heaven? Can we, with what we’ve done? I’ve put a check in every damn box, but I know that doesn’t change the past.”
Characters in musicals break out into song when they cannot contain their feelings any longer, when they are experiencing such overwhelming passion that an eruption of music is the only way to accurately convey the depth of emotion they are experiencing. According to The Snuff Musical, when are emotions the most passionate? Why, right before […]
Some Fringe shows grab their audiences with techniques that are humorous or shocking, others move in more mysterious ways. The Clocks belongs in this “other” category. Both spare and surrealist it unfolds at a meticulous pace.
James Judd is that guy you meet at a party and end up spending the whole night listening to and laughing with in a corner. In Funny Stories 2, the second edition of his first showing at last year’s Capital Fringe, that party is Caos on F.
Rosemary is a prickly herb that makes its presence known, announcing itself boldly wherever it shows up. Ginger, in a similar way, is another assertive flavor that’s impossible to ignore. And so it’s appropriate that Tiger’s Blood Theater’s production of Rosemary with Ginger presents the clash of two sisters who share a common past and […]
Big River (and Other Wayfaring Ballets), the latest offering from MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet, achieves the improbable, if not impossible, task of bringing fans of contemporary ballet together with country music afficionados.
The one thing I learned in Social Media Expert, John Krizel’s Twitter play, is that 80 minutes is a really long time to sit through a story about 140 characters.
The Sam Simon who write and performs The Actual Dance is not the famous Sam Simon – not the co-creator of The Simpsons and TV produceer who is now, with horrible irony, dying of cancer – but he is accomplished enough. He was one of the original Nader’s Raiders, and built a deserved reputation as […]
You have not lived until you have seen an adult man do a stunningly accurate impression of a giant dildo made of butter. It was as much a surprise to me as to anyone else, but it’s true.