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While theatre communities across the nation were enjoying their dark Monday, Houston, Texas’ theatre community was in the middle of a natural disaster. As Hurricane Harvey continued to pound the city with torrential rains on the morning of August 28, 2017, pictures began circulating around Twitter of water approaching the Alley Theatre’s main entrance and […]
It’s that time of year again! That most glorious time each summer when for one magical week the Capital Fringe festival is extended. It’s a great chance to see the hit Fringe shows you missed or revisit ones you loved. For us, however, the most exciting prospect of Extension Week is resurgence of our favorite game […]
Some people find the Fringe festival to be an intimidating environment. Sure there’s a ton of great art and stuff going on, but how can one truly connect with the people behind the art and form meaningful bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime? In short, the answer is ponies.
Ally Theatre Company’s second-ever production is radically different from the first, Miz Martha Washington, a darkly comedic historical play. Conceived and directed by Taylor Reynolds from art series, social media, and conversations with friends, Think Before You Holla is decidedly modern. This devised play is made up of a series of snapshots, monologues, and brief scenes, […]
Douglas Stafford is a very talented juggler. If that is an interest of yours, if you like juggling, and you’ve got an hour, then you may like this show. Stafford is pretty good as a magician. If you like sleight of hand, or watching a man swallow a balloon, then you may like this show. […]
Willie Carlisle is an astonishing performer, and if I were only reviewing his performance of mountain folk music, I’d recommend this show with the entirety of my full heart. Guitar, banjo, squeeze box, and fiddle: Carlisle brings each instrument to life as they accompany a rustic voice that catches in the right places on songs […]
Toni Rae Salmi is an actor seen frequently on DC stages, most recently “enjoyably grand” in Perfect Arrangement at Source Festival. In Help Me, Wanda!, she belts out a rockin’ song list—much of it tunes made famous by the “Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson. Backed by a four-member band upstairs at Solly’s Tavern, Salmi also weaves through her […]
There are no absolutes in Proper Care of the Peace Lily. In this 100 minute performance, everything exists in relation: analogies, power differentials, and those actual familial relations that define our self-worth for the rest of our lives. An interesting concept for a one man show set in the vacuum of space. Amanda Brenner reviews for […]
By far the best show I have seen at Fringe so far this year, The Regulars will have you laughing in your seat, squealing at insider “DC” jokes and dancing in the aisles, (Really, be prepared. They will ask you to dance.) Nicole Hertvik reviews for DC Metro Theater Arts