“Bitches get stuff done!” is the motto of the See/Saw Theatre Company’s What Would Tina and Amy Do? Tina Fey uttered these words on SNL’s Weekend Update in 2008. Referring to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Fey said, “Maybe what bothers me the most is that people say Hillary is a bitch. Let me say something […]
Archives for July 12, 2014
Ballet has traded its tutus for hashtags, projections, and rock music in #albatross. Through three short works, MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet presents us with a program which redefines ballet as diverse, connective, and deeply resonant.
Macbeth: The Instruments of Darkness
Ready for a little blood and guts? How about regicide, suicide, and…whatever it is you call it when you have a close friend murdered? At any rate, William Shakespeare has had you covered for a little over 400 years with Macbeth, his dark and grisly tragedy. And DC theater company “The Rude Mechanicals” has brought […]
Will Work For
From the Great Depression to the Great Crash of 2008, America has had its share of job instability; however, it is normally discussed behind closed doors or trickle-down platforms that rarely address the day to day turmoil experienced by the unemployed. Dacyl Acevedo’s Will Work For captures this frustration through comic relief in less than […]
As We Are
Complex and deeply compelling, Out-Side the Box Theatre’s As We Are presents an honest portrayal of a very dysfunctional midwestern family. Vince (Roger Nawrocki), Mallory (Rachel Caywood), and Asher (Patrick Joy) are reunited after years of estrangement to witness their father’s death and hold his funeral. Through their emotionally charged interactions, the family’s history is […]
There’s so much THERE there in Capital Fringe, what’s a reviewer to do? And when events move between opera, drama, comedy, dance or amalgams of performance, as Lucretia Borgia does, the task of how one gets to a description, a modicum of analysis, let alone a rating is mind-boggling. For those who fuss or fume […]
This Gonna Be On The Test, Miss?
“Ronna, when I first met you, I thought you were a snobby white bitch. I judged you by sight, and not your inner self. But girl, you are a dynamite lady!”
In to the Out Side / D.C. al Coda
Have you ever thought that the unbearable burden of being just wasn’t funny enough? Then allow The Indian Ocean Theatre Company to brighten up your existential crisis with In to the Out Side / D.C. al Coda, a wryly thoughtful piece written and directed by John Sowalsky.
That Kind of Girl
Yes, yes, yes! From the opening scene to the the final blackout, Pussy R.E.P.’s production of That Kind of Girl delights, titillates, enlightens, and sears in pure peppy, poignant perfection. This stirring ensemble piece explores what it means to be female in the 21st century, and its spirit and message are infectious and cathartic.
Capt. Tickle Britches
There’s no laugh track in Capt. Tickle Britches. In fact, you can hear the crowd at the bar in the Fort Fringe tent buzzing in the background of the performance. But this play, a series of sketches presented by Guerilla DC, managed to deliver some solid guffaws from a late-night audience all the same.
Everybody Knows This Is Now Here
Capital Fringe is known for its no-frills, stripped down performances – turning various makeshift spaces into stages across the city. But minimal does not mean Spartan, especially in the case of Everybody Knows This Is Now Here, a contemplative multimedia dance performance that reaches across distance – and artistic mediums – to explore 21st century […]
Walken in His Shoes
Okay, this show is better than it sounds. Four pathetic misfits – the squeaky-voiced Jerry Lipkin (Brandon Howell), the odiferous misogynist Spider Chavez (Ruben Rosthenhausler), the effete, self-absorbed Preacher Sanders (Luke Howell) and Hi Gronowski (Michael Howell) – I don’t know what he is – induct the newest member, Chris Ronald (Stephanie Howell) into the […]