In Monumental Theatre Co.’s production of Pippin, young dreamers are still out to find their own corner of the sky — they’re just also likely to share that corner with their social media followers and be sure to take a selfie in the process.
Archives for July 17, 2018
Review: metamorphose at Capital Fringe
In these times of change, it’s comforting to be reminded that nothing ever stays the same. Almost exactly two thousand years ago, Publius Ovidius Naso, known to scholars as Ovid, wrote down previous oral mythology stories in his classic long poem Metamorphoses. You’ve heard many of them, though you may not have even read his […]
Review: An Unhealthily Man Lectures You on Medical Issues at Capital Fringe
The fine actor Vincent Clark, known mostly for his work at Washington Stage Guild, plays a sick man in this one-actor show. A very sick man. Imagine yourself at a holiday party with an elderly relative who, ancient-mariner like, begins an unstoppable recitation of his illnesses and surgeries. Imagine that this elderly relative also has […]
Review: Synetic’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Imaginative, kinetic, engaging, and bold – those are just a few words to describe The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Synetic Theater. For the young and young at heart, this fanciful and faithful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s most famous tale will tickle funny bones and captivate hearts while dazzling with the lyrical dance and movement […]
Review: The Hypocrites’ hijinks with Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pinafore. Bring the kids.
I am generally not a forced gaiety and audience-participation kind of guy. And yet Saturday night, there I was some 20 minutes before show time for H.M.S. Pinafore, in Olney Theatre’s Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, tossing little stuffed animals back and forth to unnervingly cheerful guitar and ukulele playing thespians clad in pajamas, as well as […]
Review: Be a Good Little Widow
Don’t let the unsettling title scare you away. Yes, it’s direct and upfront but the characterizations build and the interactions usher us into precious reflections on life.
REVIEW: Dragon Hunting Support Group at Capital Fringe
Quantifying the impact of suicide is a business of estimation. According to the Centers for Disease Control there were nearly 45,000 suicides in the U.S. in 2016. For each suicide there are at least six people who suffer a major life disruption and at least 147 people who are exposed to the trauma. For a […]
Review: Cold Rain at Capital Fringe
Cold Rain opens with a familiar scene: three women, joining hands as they light candles and recite a simple love spell. A Macbethean trope, this spell acts as the inciting incident catapulting the Weekes sisters—Shirley, Carly and Lolly—into an unhappy future. A thoughtful story riddled with potential, Cold Rain’s scattered timeline leaves audiences laughing but […]
Getting to Capital Fringe today while 41,000 fans head for the All-Star Game.
Heading for Capital Fringe today? Taking Metro (Green Line) is your best choice to avoid road closures due to the All-Star Game at Nationals Park. Exit at Waterfront. Plan your Metro trip here. Allow extra time, however you travel tonight. The All-Star game starts at 7:30pm, but fans will most likely be there early. For those […]
Review: Gilded at Capital Fringe
Fringe is usually filled with scrappy fledging companies of artists banding together in the hopes of making some theatre magic on zero budget, a wing and a prayer. But, every once in while there is a show, like Harlot Production’s Gilded, that obviously has greater resources at their disposal. It shows in everything from the […]
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