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 […]
Archives for July 27, 2013
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 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.
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.
Fringe producers sometime ask each other: How big is your audience tonight? For Ali Oliver-Krueger, that’s sort of a trick question. The audience members at shows by Interact, the Wheaton-based children’s story theatre, aren’t big. But they grow up fast.
Imagine Election Day November 2016. Imagine Presidential candidates committing to reformed taxes. Transparent government. Peace. It’s not hard. Every election since we, the people, chose FDR has echoed its predecessor. And every four Januarys, the same tax, peace, and transparency promises seem to turn to ash.
I sit down for a talk with the puppet people. Not the only puppet people in town, mind you, but Pointless Theatre are the heirs apparent. The company started up in the summer of 2009, and now in the midst of their current show, Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza — their fourth Fringe show and seventh […]