By nature of being a Fringe festival, DC’s Capital Fringe often sees provocative or pioneering work that pushes the envelope. This year, one unsuspecting play in particular has struck a nerve with the outside world. Theatre Prometheus’ production of Abortion Road Trip by Rachel Lynett has attracted the attention of the Far Right Pro-Life community.
Archives for July 19, 2017
Roundabout Theatre’s tour of Cabaret (review)
Fifty years since Cabaret debuted on Broadway and almost as long since the 1972 film adaptation emblazoned its haunting imagery and seductive score across our collective consciousness, the jaunty tour through the seedy underbelly of Weimar-era Berlin feels somewhat timeworn—although still provocative and fun for true fans or first-timers—until the show’s later numbers reveal where […]
BON VOYAGE! A Happenstance Escapade (review)
BON VOYAGE! A Happenstance Escapade is a soupçon, a patisserie, a confection, and, in its smellier moments, a big fromage! But most of all it is Mark Jaster’s love letter to Paris. And thanks to the tight ensemble members who devised the entire work, its sweet romantic heart breaks through.
A Streetcar Named Disappointment, a Capital Fringe diary
Lorraine to John’s idea of writing a piece about getting to Fringe: “Yes! Public transportation! Very funny!” 4:15 p.m. It’s pouring rain and I need to be at Atlas by 6:30 for a Hexagon live chat. Leaving Gaithersburg now because the traffic will be a mess. Probably take me 45 mins. just to get to […]