Fear, o’ friends, the far side of the mirror. Where Beasties roam, Woks stalk, great guardians made of stone spear the wicked, and a great witch punishes the vain, the thieving, the cruel without indecision. It is a mystic land—the Land of the Beasts—where light and dark still spar for dominance.
Archives for July 13, 2015
Artful Justice at Capital Fringe
What if Adolph Hitler had been a better artist? It’s one of history’s great riddles. Perhaps if the Führer had shown more promise in his original career choice as a painter, the trajectory of the 20th century would have unfolded very differently.
#Sexts at Capital Fringe
A raunchy comedy offering insight into the link between social media and sex appeal excited me, so I braced myself for a provocative, hilarious, shocking show. Unfortunately, #Sexts was a disappointing display of a confusing narrative and worse yet a title that, although salacious, had little connection to the show’s overall theme.
When We Grow Up
When We Grow Up embodies the very essence of Fringe: it’s a chance to try out new ideas, and a chance to get up in front of people. The first fifteen minutes of the show are scripted. After that, the show is up to you, the audience.
Priest/Penitent at Capital Fringe
Bob Lohrmann has the entire audience laughing during the first half of Priest/Penitent. Once our emotional walls are down, he seizes our vulnerability and guides us into the thought-provoking and moving second half.
After Eleven at Capital Fringe
On December 14th, 2012 Adam Lanza shot and killed 27 people including children, teachers, and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was the second deadliest mass-shooting by a single person in U.S history. The events that took place on that December morning have since served as a painful reminder of how everything we hold […]
Domestic Animals at Capital Fringe
Sometimes the world inside our heads is a lot brighter than the real world outside. In Jennifer Faletto’s affecting Domestic Animals, a young woman tries to embrace her fractured new life, even the ghosts of her past threaten to pull her further from reality.
Hero Complex at Capital Fringe
Eddie can weave a fantastic yarn. He’s a born storyteller blessed with imagination. Or, rather, is he really a man with a past that includes saving distressed damsels, leaping tall buildings in a single bound, and roaming the streets as a dark knight out to save mankind?
The Wedding Party at Capital Fringe
What fluff does Hollywood stick into the other 30 to 60 minutes of its big screen rom-coms? The Wedding Party, a new play by writing team Megan Dominy and Mimsi Janis, proves that a complete comedic romp with twists, heartfelt moments, and jokes a-plenty, can be fit into less than an hour while still feeling […]
It’s What We Do: A Play About The Occupation at Capital Fringe
Three soldiers sit, M16s slung over their shoulders clutching combat helmets to their chests. “When did you start thinking about these incidents?” asks an ominous voice over a public address system. The soldiers are not Americans, but Israelis. Their answers are accounts of the Israeli occupation of Gaza, as told by the IDF soldiers doing […]
Fringe Binge Bar Tour
As it turns out, the Main Box Office is not as confusing as I thought it was. It is more confusing. Painted in big letters over the Main Box Office [actual address: 1300 H Street NE] is the address for the Fringe Art Bar and Headquarters: 1358 Florida Ave NE. I do not think that […]
Second City’s LET THEM EAT CHAOS at Woolly Mammoth
There’s an elephant in the room when Second City comes to DC -A Big Apple-shaped elephant. It says something when one of the best comedy troupes *outside of New York* comes to one of the best new play theaters *outside of New York*. The lobby display shows images of some Second City alumnae (and some […]