Even though Underneath the Lintel has been attracting crowds and winning awards on the Fringe circuit (voted Best Solo Show, 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival; voted Best Solo Show, 2012 London Fringe Festival; chosen as Best of the Fest, 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival), it doesn’t feel like it belongs in a festival. The script by Glen […]
In Sandaya: Burmese Lessons, singer and actress Meghan McCall played the role of Catherine, an American who travels to Burma during its financial crisis in 1987. Catherine persists in learning “sandaya” from the acclaimed pianist and composer Gita Lulin Maung Ko Ko, and remains in Burma during the 2007 protests and demonstrations.
I didn’t really understand the greatness of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible until I learned that he wrote the play in 1953 at the time of McCarthyism, and that the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities questioned Miller in 1956. Then the play’s themes of suspicion, fear, and other-ing, or demonizing what we cannot squelch […]
When The Atlantic published Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” in 2012, I had just finished a year of coursework for my doctorate and her perspective triggered a storm of conversations among my friends and colleagues.
The best shows that are “recommended for all ages” appeal not only to younger generations but also to their parents, aunts, and uncles. The show heady collectables by Deep Vision dance company caters to youngsters and adults who have seen very little modern or contemporary dance.
Traffic cops, tourists, a policeman, families, bystanders, Fringe goers, Delta Sigma Theta sisters, and Borealis Theatre. This was the cast of performers who created Tickets to an Event spontaneously on Saturday at 7pm.
Experiencing a rock concert can be transformative: part entertainment, part sporting event, part fashion show, and part religion. Tia Nina knows this well. They are three rockers — J. Van Stone, Sammy Rain, and Sticks – who turned the Baldacchino Tent into a stadium for a concert for an hour on Saturday. It was hot […]
The Elephant in My Closet has already appeared in festivals in Cincinnati, Dallas, and Charleston, South Carolina, but the Capital Fringe could be the ideal place to see this one-man show: its climax comes in a voting booth when David Lee Nelson selects Obama.
Some Fringe shows grab their audiences with techniques that are humorous or shocking, others move in more mysterious ways. The Clocks belongs in this “other” category. Both spare and surrealist it unfolds at a meticulous pace.
If you enjoy shows that make you jump out of your seat, then you should have been at Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza! on Friday night: it featured both an extravaganza and an evacuation.