Just minutes away from the opening of Capital Fringe 2016, Ryan Taylor posts the first entry of DCTS’ newest column, On the Fringe. Take it away, Ryan –
Archives for July 7, 2016
A Fringe peek at HUNT: A Political Drama about Power, Blackmail and Tragedy in the U.S. Senate
Theatergoers from the Washington, DC area are no strangers to American political history, but few of us know about the despicable, yet true, events on which HUNT is based. I’m fascinated by Congress, where I have spent most of my career, and knew I could bring a nuanced understanding of the Senate to creating this […]
Henry the Hero-Monster, a Fringe Peek at H5x7
When William Shakespeare was writing The Life of King Henry the Fifth, an extraordinarily famous and polarizing nobleman was on his way to Ireland to put down a very bloody and persistent rebellion. In the play, Shakespeare refers almost explicitly to Robert Devereaux, the Earl of Essex, who was leading 16,000 English troops against the […]
Fringe Peek: The Trial of Mrs. Surratt
The second collaboration between Broadway playwright Lanie Robertson (Lady Day at the Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Broadway & HBO) and Director Natalie Villamonte Zito, The Trial of Mrs. Surratt is a historical exploration of the lives of those infamously dubbed as the Lincoln conspirators.