A lot of people love Romeo and Juliet. Some of these people are women, and many of those women love the play because of the character of Juliet. I acknowledge and accept this. Charlene V. Smith takes this love to another level entirely.
Twisted: Greeting Card Moments Gone Bad!
Tom Tiding’s one-man show is about when life’s perfect moments go awry, and how this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The VindleVoss Family Circus Spectacular!
This was either the worst show I have ever seen, or the best. Professor VindleVoss (who grew up in a failing circus) has captured, tamed, and adopted a Zombie named Edvard. But in order for Edvard to prove he is truly reformed (having traded brains for broccoli) he must pass a series of tests. The […]
Match Game DC
“Some of those people on Match Game were drunk. With power” – Kenneth, 30 Rock The 1970s were a crazy decade with a lot of even crazier game shows, but Match Game was their king. Contestants were provided with a cliché-ridden, often nonsensical “fill-in-the-blank” question, frequently one that encouraged risqué answers, and attempted to come […]
High-concept resettings of Shakespeare’s plays are often done and rarely done well, but the idea of a biker King Lear is so wonderfully outlandish, it just had to work.
Augustine is a fuzzy blue lobster. Stolen from his home and plunged into the strange, musical, underwater world of Pascal’s Aquarium, Augustine has a lot on his plate. Squealing shrimp, a sassy seahorse, and a salty old catfish are some of the creatures that live in the decorative aquarium at Pascal’s restaurant, and they are […]
So What Are We Fighting For?
So What Are We Fighting For? by Melvina Martin takes place at the headquarters of a fictional civil rights organization, “ Fighting For Freedom”, in a small Mississippi town. As the new volunteers arrive for the summer, the internal racism, sexism and bigotry hidden within the organization is made apparent, and the organization’s women are […]
Horrible Child by Lawrence Krauser is an absurdist, early-Albee-like play that tells the story of a family gone horribly awry. P (Lee Ordeman) and Q (Delia Taylor) have given birth to a hairy, sexless monster they call Horrible Child (Daniel Eichner). When Terrible (Greg Twomey), the exterminator called to deal with the monster, arrives several […]
Galactica in Irrelevant Acts of Entertainment
This reviewer had a confession to make- until last night, I was a drag show virgin, and I have no idea why I waited so long. Special Agent Galactica is a stunning lip-sync artist and she takes her audience through numbers ranging from country and gospel, to rock and jazz standards. Aided by her Boys […]
Singing Eggs and Spermless Babies
When seeing a show called Singing Eggs & Spermless Babies, you know you are going to be seeing something….different. Singing Eggs & Spermless Babies takes place on a Gay Cruise attended by a frustrated lesbian couple who have been trying to conceive. Miraculously, there is a fertility doctor on board whose research with lizards has […]
The Water Plays
Humankind has always been fascinated by the ocean- its beauty and its deadly power. The Water Plays, three short plays by Brett Steven Abelman, deals with our morbid fascination with the sea’s most present danger- drowning.
Chart Toppers of 1349
Don’t be fooled – Chart Toppers of 1349! is not what you think it is going to be. While this humble reviewer cannot really know what you, the potential audience member, is thinking- rest assured, you are probably wrong.