On the simple and appropriately bleak set, Seed Productions presents its premiere of This Historic Night, five short plays wound into one terrific show, written by local DC playwright, Jack Novak, wonderfully directed by Lizzy Albert, with few props and simple and effective lighting.
Archives for July 16, 2018
Review: A Two Woman Hamlet at Capital Fringe
Who needs to see another rehash of the play about a moody prince from Denmark? You do. Get thee to A Two Woman Hamlet for this palpable hit. The titular women, Hannah Sweet and Nicola Collett, bring energy, clarity, and fun to this well-trodden tale that you don’t want to miss.
Review: Mesa, Arizona, or Something Like It at Capital Fringe
Talented young playwright Raina Greifer sums up her own work Mesa, Arizona, or Something Like It. “It’s messy and surreal and strange, but so is so much of growing up,” she writes in her director’s note. A young woman named Sam leaves her mentally deranged mother to hitchhike with her best friend to Arizona, where, […]
Review: Horse People at Capital Fringe
Lindsey is in love with a rock. Yes, an actual rock. More specifically, a rock that’s made up of many other rocks encased in concrete. Yes, actually in love. As she says herself while gently caressing the object of her affection: “I want to eat it. I want to fuck it. I want to be […]
Review: God is Dead and April’s Getting Married at Capital Fringe
There are all sorts of weddings: Destination Weddings, backyard weddings, shotgun weddings, DIY weddings… the list goes on. They all, however, have a few things in common: At least one person is going to cry, and someone else (or perhaps NOT someone else) is going to get very, very drunk.
Review: Hold the Tomato at Capital Fringe
If you’re too young or unfortunate enough never to have seen the Carol Burnett Show, my telling you that Hold the Tomato reminded me of it won’t be very helpful. If you do know the TV variety show from the 70s you’ll recognize its goofy, friends-making-friends laugh nature in this production featuring Laugh Index Theatre’s Hot […]
Review: MasterMimes: The Show at Capital Fringe
Prior to the start of MasterMimes: The Show, a man and a woman are sleeping on the floor. Every few minutes, an alarm clock goes off and the woman hits snooze with ever increasing annoyance. Finally, the lights go down as lively old-timey music starts.