They Call Me Q! ranks among the very best of a large and varied crowd of autobiographical solo shows I’ve seen over eight years of Capital Fringing.
Archives for July 19, 2013
“Who’s got this card?” Anna Lathrop calls, holding up the nine of diamonds. The woman in front of me raises her hand and Lathrop, the ringmaster of the evening, waltzes over. “But I kinda don’t want you to open it,” the woman adds warily, indicating the box in her lap with a nine of diamonds […]
Hunter Styles explores the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar, alongside videographer Todd Clark, looking to interview an eclectic series of theatre artists about their Fringe shows. The people interviewed here are the faces of only a handful of the festival’s offerings, but they’re an awfully good place to start. Check them out, and more, during the […]
I had a dream the other night in which I was transported to a quaint European city where the sounds of gypsy violins pervaded the air and romance was just around the corner. Actually, this was a dream come true thanks to a gem of a musical brought back with style and grace by Infinity […]
In Costa Rica, there exists a wasp that paralyzes spiders. It then lays an egg on the spider’s abdomen. When the egg hatches, the emerging larva lives off the spider’s blood then essentially takes over the its mind. The spider builds a web unlike any it’s ever built before, which will become the home for […]
After the final curtain of Landless Theatre Company’s Haute Mess, I sit in stunned silence. My mind spins with the outrageous things that occupied the stage in front of me. As my widened eyes return to normal and I manage to close my gaping mouth, I begin to try to piece together what I have […]
Sapphire is hard to stomach. Written by God’s Boo and directed by Tyrell T. Lashley, the play involves a series of unflinchingly revealing therapy sessions between a troubled middle-aged woman named Kitee (O&B Production’s Terrie Edwards) and the therapist (Leslie Barnett) she’s come to for help. While we don’t know what’s ailing Kitee from the […]
Laura Zam’s humorous one woman show treads a fine line and masters it beautifully. It centers on sex and marriage, and her quest to free herself from the effects of being sexually abused as a child – all usually serious, unfunny topics.
iLust for G-Love: An Auto-Ethnography is probably the most enjoyable play I’ve seen at Fringe, but take that with a grain of salt, because I’m a Millennial. It’s probably the first play ever written to feature (imaginary) Google glasses.
Have you ever had the dream where you go to work naked? You look down and realize all at once that strangers and friends are staring in shock, and your feet won’t take you away from the shame fast enough? Now get on stage and talk about your naked dream, your worst nightmare, the problem […]
Fringe has turned literary with Murder on the Bare Stage, a collection of murder-themed poems either written or compiled by poet Magus Magnus and dramatically performed by actor Stephen Mead.