Peter Peters is back. Sort of. Our favorite Fringe pundit has returned in an extended version of last year’s The Pundit. The first act follows Peter Peters (totally embodied by Sean Coe), a TV pundit who puts his foot in his mouth when he pretends to be an expert on Khazaria, even though he can’t […]
Archives for July 14, 2013
Ever try to describe a dream to someone? Maybe you just had the most fascinating, exhilarating, deliriously fun dream that took you places you never knew existed (because they don’t), and you so badly want to share that experience with someone else. That someone else will never understand, will they?
The Elephant in My Closet has already appeared in festivals in Cincinnati, Dallas, and Charleston, South Carolina, but the Capital Fringe could be the ideal place to see this one-man show: its climax comes in a voting booth when David Lee Nelson selects Obama.
Some families seem to burst forth with artistic talent. The Brontes, for example: three sisters, all of them geniuses. Or, for a more modern example, the Sedarises, Amy and David, are both prolifically talented artists.
“We are all scared as shit.“ So proclaims man-boy Luke in Elizabeth Hagerty’s delightfully weird little play Nephrectomy. A study of the “quarter life crisis” that so plagues the millennial generation, Nephrectomy is as zeitgeisty as a New York Times trend piece, only, thankfully, much funnier.
Fireball XL is what Star Trek would have been like if the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise had been populated entirely by women, and also if Gene Roddenberry had been cheerfully insane.
Na-nu na-nu. There, now that’s out of the way. Waiting for Orson gives audiences a seat next to Tristan (Christopher Leith), a wholesome 30-something with Midwestern appeal who just happens to believe an alien wants to meet him at Penn Station.
Any veteran Fringe fan knows that one-man shows can be, at best, hit or miss. Lee Kaplan’s nationally touring show, Bully, a boxing-themed look back at childhood traumas past, pulls off the tricky combination of landing many emotional hits without missing opportunities to add comic lightness to a play about a timely and otherwise heavy […]
Jonah Dove, which takes its cue from the biblical Book of Jonah, was presumably intended to examine the emotional turmoil of one complicated man – the eponymous Jonah Dove – as he rescues his niece from a life of abject poverty, reconciles himself with his sister, and grows to accept not only the existence, but […]
Before making my way up to the Gallery at the Goethe Institut for Red Knight Productions’ sketch comedy show Smellin’ Up The Den, I was honestly surprised by how diverse an audience they had brought in on their opening night. Young and old, first-time Fringers and seasoned pros, the whole gamut.
If you loved choose-your-own-adventure stories as a kid, Lore is the show for you.
Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow is the first creation of the new company Off the Quill. It’s an ambitious undertaking, particularly for a brand new group, and their enthusiasm is much appreciated.