In their first original piece in five years, Synetic Theater tells a grand story, from humanity’s flawed origin all the way to an ignominious end. The non-stop display of physical prowess and intelligent design is entrancing, even as the show urges you to get up and do something about the state of the world.
With P.I.C. : The Prison Industrial Complex, the Conciliation Project hits the cruelty of the American criminal justice system hard with just about everything they can throw at it: Scores of characters, plenty of song & dance, real last words from death row inmates, a talk show, a fashion show, a bonfire of strawmen, and […]
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Autobiographical solo performances are a major food group at Capital Fringe. Spy in the House of Men follows the recipe step-by-step, but stands out from the rest as particularly well-written and important to hear.
8 Bit Circus Sh*t’s two acts are almost as different as fire and ice. Both are video game-inspired displays of fire circus tricks, but vary greatly in excitement and accessibility.
Against a backdrop of trendy dramedies and raunchy musicals, the Wheel Theatre Company’s The Blind leads its audience to a cold, dark forest a century old. Your experience depends on how far you are willing to follow.
In a moving memorial, director and co-conceiver Todd Kreidler uses solo actor Eugene Lee to call his friend and mentor’s spirit back to the world. Playwright August Wilson seized the opportunity to take us back to his young adulthood, sharing hard won lessons with wisdom, care, and righteous anger. How I Learned What I Learned […]
Oberon, king of the fairies, has been challenged by his queen Titania to write a play to rival Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream without resorting to magic. But Oberon, though beautiful, falls far short of the queen’s request.
Playwright David Ives’s mastery of rhymed verse builds on Molière’s 17th-century comedy of manners. Together, they will leave your sides aching.
A wordless production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame makes plenty of sense: Quasimodo has literally gone deaf from ringing the bells of Notre Dame. And on a deeper level, the primal forces at work in Victor Hugo’s story are well served by Synetic Theater’s masterful movement. In their hands, Hugo’s story is thrilling, heartbreaking, […]