I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. But enough about how my closest friends reacted to the election of Donald Trump. Let’s talk about the show.
We may be some years removed from the height of the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic Church and gave Spotlight its turn on the Academy stage. But even if those events are no longer above the frontpage fold every day, the applicability of John Patrick Shanley’s tale of morality in the face of […]
Intelligence takes us back to a simpler time in American politics, when outing a CIA agent to punish her husband for revealing that the administration started a war based on alternative facts was an actual scandal that could send people to jail.
The opening night of Lisa Loomer’s Roe was the evening of January 18—a mere two days before the inauguration of a President who now unifies the federal government under a party that places its hostility to abortion rights front and center.
Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods has been the subject of numerous stage productions since its debut in 1986 and even a critically acclaimed film. As a result, the discerning theatergoer with a taste for original work might review the Kennedy Center schedule and perhaps pick something more original. That would be a mistake: Fiasco Theater’s […]
Whenever I attend an opera, I always try to ask myself, “if this were the first opera I were seeing, would I enjoy this performance?” After a quarter-century of seeing them, sometimes that first time perspective can be hard to find. But the Washington National Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment (Daughter of the […]
I’ve seen my fair share of interactive theater. I’ve even seen the occasional “immersive show” or two. But I’ve never quite been to something like Beertown, and you owe yourself this experience.
It’s delightful that Capital Fringe has its own dedicated, permanent theater spaces these days—because it’s the perfect place to take in an innovative, avant-garde arthouse-style show like POP Private.
If you’re contemplating seeing Love’s LaBEERS Lost, and I hope you are, you might be thinking, “hey, it’s Shakespeare in a bar! We can get a drink and watch a comedy in an intimate venue and have a beer while we do it!”
The daily challenges faced by women in the workplace have increasingly become a cultural touchstone. In addition to traditional discussions of glass ceilings and equal pay, there is now an expanding awareness of the more subtle but equally problematic systemic inequalities women encounter in the office every day. Especially relevant? The phenomena Time recently called […]
One should probably not use the phrase “steals the show” to describe the performance of an actor in a movie featuring Meryl Streep as the leading lady, for such a thing is almost certainly impossible. But if it were possible, Simon Helberg’s turn as Cosme McMoon in Florence Foster Jenkins would serve as the ideal […]
Part Monty Python, part Da Vinci Code, part Fiddler on the Roof, and part Albert Camus having an existential crisis, Glen Berger’s Underneath the Lintel is an engrossing one-man detective story, told here at Capital Fringe by a master actor giving a tour de force performance. If you have room in your closing weekend schedule, […]