Every year we are inundated with Shakespeare adaptations. DC is a city that loves Shakespeare. When companies choose to stage a modern adaptation of one of the Bard’s works, they often approach with a novel concept, in order to make it stand out against the multitudinous adaptations that came before.
Alric Davis has penned a really remarkable play, and I’m so honored to have gotten a chance to witness this work at the Capital Fringe Festival.
Ten Principles )’( stands as one of the more unique offerings at Fringe. Rather than a polished production, it’s more just a gathering of friends all belonging to the same community who have come together to share a story. Expect little in the form of theatrics or spectacle, but that in no way detracts from […]
We live in an ever shifting world, with things once considered “oddity” suddenly constituting “normality”. It’s the very change that we see permeating our “big topic” discussions. People struggle to use correct pronouns. Topics once taboo to polite society are now mentioned openly, almost casually in conversation. The world continues to spin towards a new […]
Coping will emotionally devastate you in all the best ways. It takes a rare production to reach deep into your chest and punch you repeatedly in your emotions, lift you up with laughter, then proceed to smack you around some more.
The Greatest Science Fiction Show (No One’s Ever Seen) provides no shortage of giggles, paired with some heartwarming moments. Part love letter to a old-school science fiction, part middle finger to the Sad Puppies of the Hugo awards, and part affection for geek culture, Grain of Sand’s show serves as a pleasant Fringe offering to […]
Rarely does a show capture my rapt attention from its very first moment.
YOU GUYS! THERE’S MATH HAPPENING! Patterns: A Numbers and Symbols Show, begins inconspicuously. The lights dim, and a man started talking. I thought he was a person rushing to get to his seat from the bathroom…turns out he was Gregg Tobo, the guy whose show it was.
Before me stood a human being. I remember thinking this several times throughout the show as a positive reminder. So rarely are we captured by the basic humanity of our performers. Noa Baum, through the carefully crafted art of storytelling, managed to take me in completely.
Finding a balance between grit and eloquence is hard. Finding a balance between the down to earth reality and the dreamy other-worldliness of art is just as difficult.