Are steam rooms still a ‘thing?’ I ask because I have only encountered them in movies, television shows, and a very interesting production of Verdi’s Rigoletto many years ago. As anyone who has met me can tell by my physique, I also do not frequent urban health clubs or fancy gyms, which is where one […]
Archives for July 2018
The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company, Holly Bass’ latest work, conceptualizes one of the most urgent ideas of our time: what it means to be free and how we can all move towards an equitable and just society. The multidisciplinary performance and visual artist teams with Theater Alliance and the Anacostia Playhouse for 6 special performances.
This year, DC Fringe is offering the cinephiles out there a show that’s very well-tailored to the silver screen – Movie Magic Live! While this production is technically a work of theatre, it’s actually a sincere, kinetic game show devoted to film. Over the course of 90 minutes, “all audience members will be asked to […]
Aaah, dammit, Teddy (Ari Eckley) has neurosyphilis! But who gave it to her? Was it Jeff (Reid Clarke), an old lover now ensconced in Canada, in marital bliss? Was it the other Jeff (Walter C.A. Riddle), a brutish, aggressive man who sought to take advantage of Teddy’s people-pleasing nature — and did? Was it the […]
Calling all vegans, tree-huggers, and activism junkies: I have found the perfect Capital Fringe show for you! How to Fall in Love on a Warming Planet is a casual concert celebrating activism (focusing mainly on environmental responsibility) with a vital message—“the oceans are rising and so must we.”
Under the title Hawaii Nei, author Paul Handy has crafted two plays, both set in the picturesque Pacific islands of Hawaii. One is a revival of sorts; the other is a new companion piece. The new play which opens the dual bill offers a romantic and compelling glimpse at an unusual meeting which grows into […]
In settling in to The Truth, I was reminded of the show within the show of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its PR buzz of being of “very tragical mirth.” How else could you package a tale of four dictators fighting to carve up a fifth territory and leaving ravaged poisoned land, corruption, violence and […]
Three sleek suburban women stay active by running around their neighborhood and spying on their somewhat suspicious neighbor. Choreographer and director Jane Franklin has devised the smart movement-based work, with an eye for our societally aerobic-obsessed and an unerring ear for picking up verbal lines of banality to craft a work marked by both wit […]
In Aphrodite’s Refugees, Monica Dionysiou finds new ways to share stories she grew up with: in this case, as show’s description puts it “the fate of four teenage refugees is merely a high-stakes card game played by the Greek goddess, Aphrodite.” Dionysiou tells us the story of her father and aunts’ experience fleeing the 1972 […]
50 Ways…, a new Fringe show from the mind of Mahayana Landowne, promises to fit 50 scenes into just 70 minutes of runtime. How can she do that? When you see it, the answer will become hilariously and heartbreakingly obvious: it only takes a moment for something to end.