Walking into the sanitized gray of the Hyman M. Perlo Dance Studio, I witness a pair of cream, hi-top Chuck Taylor’s sitting on a podium with a white checkered cloth underneath. Over the PA system, there is music playing – it is serene, perhaps too much so. It comes in quick bursts, and sounds suspiciously […]
Archives for July 19, 2015
J.M. Barrie, who penned “Peter Pan” over a century ago, meant his tale to be a simple one of a boy who doesn’t wish to grow up. RelEASE Physical Theatre Company has taken the characters, settings, and bare bones of this story and used it as a springboard to reflect the social upheaval in our […]
A zany, zooming romp through the many perils of American culture, The Out of Tooners was anything but boring. Through a series of vignettes, classic cartoon characters provided a comedic, child-like outlook on life. Under the direction of Mark Jesse Swanson, the energetic ensemble delivered one extremely original show.
Solo performer CJ is looking to answer some big, serious question Who are we, as humans? What drives the choices we make? What’s the fundamental equation for human behavior? If this seems grounded, weighty, and pretentious, you’ve got the high-octane The Human Algorithm wrong. Instead, CJ manages to work up the dirtiest, zaniest stories with […]
The cosmos is a pretty intimidating concept. So is creating and starring in a one-man show. Luckily, with an adroit poeticism, writer and performer Chris Davis manages to successfully explore both in his intimate Capital Fringe show Bortle 8.
Emily Cohen is a genuinely funny woman both as a writer and a performer. Unfortunately the format of Interviews With undercuts her opportunity to fully demonstrate those skills.
In the back of one of my little notebooks where I jot down random little ideas that hit me during various points in the day, I have an entry marked “Fringe Bingo.” Once upon a time I was thinking of writing a show that would parody the various tropes of Fringe plays of all shapes […]
Go to the Argonaut, grab a beer and then head upstairs and sit a spell. Dana Scott Galloway will transport you to Gloryland. It’s an archetypal Texas small town with “Nine churches, two flashing lights,” and not much else.
Over the years, I’ve watched the Capital Fringe Festival flourish with awe. Given that the theme of this year’s festival aims at transitions – including nostalgia for #FringeStories – I’ll share that I remember dragging myself to un-airconditioned, tiny boxes with a single fan blowing in the back in order to see theatre. Then, the […]