Tomato Beard contains all of the following: broken hearts, puppets, curses, an alcoholic turtle (who’s also a ship’s captain), a neurotic and sexually confused pig (who’s also a mayor), a lion made out of leaves, and a catchy soundtrack with lyrics that reference T.S. Eliot poetry when they’re not pining over unrequited love.
Archives for July 11, 2015
DC Trash – Recycled! at Capital Fringe
“Trash…can take on all kinds of forms,” observes Refuse Expert Ron Litman in his one-man show DC Trash – Recycled!! Of all the forms rubbish can take, though, DC Trash – Recycled!! definitely isn’t one of them.
Death and the Mermaid at Capital Fringe
It appears that director Carol Spring, Artistic Director Elizabeth Dapo, and the Half Mad Theatre Company have garnered some very positive attention locally, so it beats me why this show left at least this audience member baffled and disheartened.
And Then I Woke Up at Capital Fringe
“I DON’T WANNA DIE!” echoed through the room, the first words of Kris Noteboom’s one-man show And Then I Woke Up. Noteboom’s performance covers a lot of ground and weaves in and out of stand up, monologue, and even flirts with lecture.
Straight Faced Lies
Are you hungry for a heaping helping of deceit? Playwright Mark Jason Williams’ work Straight Faced Lies certainly left me craving more. The witty comedy offers up a Thanksgiving tale rife with familial induced chaos. Can kids and parents enjoy a peaceful all-American meal?
It’s a Circus Out There at Capital Fringe
This show has a fire eater. An honest to God, lights the torch aflame and sticks into his mouth fire eater. If that isn’t enough to get you here then, dear reader, read on…
Poe Whitman / Song of Myself at Capital Fringe
“Song of Myself” is the quintessential American poem read to varying degrees by grade schoolers across the nation. It is a celebration of the self, a celebration of life, and the people and stories that populate it. It is a journey through the human condition and a portrait of the human soul.
Wombat Drool at Capital Fringe
If the purpose of Fringe is to directly connect art to people and to find the sublime things that slip through the cracks of the establishment, Wombat Drool may just be the quintessential Fringe show. It’s personal, quirky, produced with nary but one actor, one slideshow, and a couple stuffed animals, and – most significantly […]
IMPROV WARS at Capital Fringe
There are only a few rules of battle in Laugh Index Theater’s IMPROV WARS, that pits local improvisational teams against each other in a series of head-on quick-witted bouts.
The Paper Game at Capital Fringe
Life and death has never been so fun. The Paper Game is a brain-busting new show by Nu Sass Productions that tackles the struggle to survive in the face of systematic adversity with care and charm. It is smart and immediate, and is, without a doubt, one of the most polished and well-produced shows I […]
Capital Fringe first day photos
Thanks to Ryan Maxwell and Susan Galbraith
Lathem Prince at Capital Fringe
Brothers and sisters, if your plans for the 2015 Fringe Festival do not include Lathem Prince, change your plans. It’s that good.