Funk, I believe, is the ultimate unification of rhythm, soul, and Jerry curls. It is the bastard child of jazz and disco abducted by aliens and left to groove around the world in sparkly pants, and frilly blouses. Despite this veritable playground of cosmic energy and psychedelia, BellyFunkShun does so very little to do Funk […]
Archives for July 10, 2015
Capital Fringe: Tips for the Perplexed
Fringe has new headquarters this year at 1358 Florida Ave NE. The headquarters is not the Main Festival Box Office. The Main Festival Box Office “is the place to buy t-shirts, Buttons, Tickets and passes in advance. It’s a five minute walk from the Logan Fringe Arts Space, the hub of the Festival! With two […]
I AM THE GENTRY at Capital Fringe
You, the gentry, are probably reading this on your laptop or on your smart-phone in a coffee shop, or in your home. You are considering spending $24 to see a show of your liking, and really, if you’re going to spend that kind of money, you should spend it on seeing I Am the Gentry […]
Graceless at Capital Fringe
Aaron, the Mayor of Anderson, South Carolina doesn’t abuse power, power abuses him. Caught in the middle of a sexual harassment scandal, Aaron, his sister/chief of staff Nancy, and his no-bullshit wife Arya attempt to clear his name in time for reelection. The tagline for Tom Slot’s political drama is In politics, never let them […]
The Life of King John at Capital Fringe
Perhaps you’ve wondered what would happen if Monty Python produced Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John. Well, it probably would look a little bit like this production: fierce, anxiety-ridden, badly-dressed announcer (Trevor Jones); men playing the role of women; women playing the role of men; the rapacious King John (Evan Ockershausen), one of […]
Atmo at the Fringe
This is the entry in our Fringe Binge journal for 2015 Capital Fringe What’s a girl to do when she hits a piece of truck tire on 295 and misses the show she’s supposed to review? Exactly what you’d think: have a drink at the Logan Fringe Arts Space since yours truly arrived there after […]
Twelfth Night: A Musical Remix at Capital Fringe
Wanderlust Company serves up Shakespeare with a whole lot of spirit and energy, and so fast and furious the effect is like riding a high-speed roller coaster on acid.
BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG
“We’re sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll,” Will Durst announces with a twisted little smile. “And…and maybe a little nap.” Durst is talking about h-h-h-his generation (and mine), the baby boomers. We are so named because we were born between 1946 and 1964, when the business of being born was, well, booming.
Ten Principles )'( at Capital Fringe
“Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play.” Everyone is also invited – strongly invited – to participate at AWoL Productions’ Ten Principles )'(, an enthusiastic glimpse into the counter-cultural world of Burning Man, the iconic and often parodied gathering in the Nevada desert of artists, musicians, free thinkers, free spirits, curious onlookers, […]
Up for Debate at Capital Fringe
For the average Joe there’s typically not much excitement in the world of televised political debates. The most drama the audience can hope for is a candidate forgetting to wear the obligatory American flag lapel pin. If we’re really lucky, we might get a comedic Internet meme out of the deal (remember those “binders full […]
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