With 161 performances and events this year, this year’s Capital Fringe Festival is the biggest yet to be produced and the most adventurous. Added to the roster of theatrical performances are music and shows created for a specific location: (for example, dancers will appear at Dupont Circle (The Circle2) and two Brookland hair salons (Installment 1: relax(h)er) and a multimedia happening (Dream Within a Dream) at Union Stylus.
Thirty one shows kick off the festival tonight, July 10, starting at 6pm (Bargain Basement University, Coosje, Everything I Do, Olizzia and Man in the Desert, and closing at 10pm (Capt. Tickle Britches.)
Before, after and during, look for crowds gathered at Fort Fringe headquarter’s Baldacchino Tent, 607 New York Ave, NW, which is also the location for the Capital Fringe Box Office.
Three Fringe productions were canceled yesterday. Brownie and Lolli Go to Hollywood, a New York-based troupe whose show promised “a special brand of music, dance and British-style absurd comedy” were forced to cancel due to a tragedy affecting the family of one of their cast members.
Ward Kay’s The Livonians has also canceled. We reached out to the playwright who explained he ran into issues producing his ambitious original musical within Fringe constraints. With the wisdom that comes from such an attempt, he’s already writing next year’s Fringe script “a very funny, easy to produce three character show.” Meanwhile, The Livonians is available for its world premiere. Interested producers should contact him through his website.
The third cancellation was Trauma & Vinyl.
This year’s Capital Fringe, which is ending its own run at the New York Avenue location, is open from July 10 through July 27th. For links to all shows, DCTS previews and reviews, click the image below.