Miranda rates this: This is what the Fringe should be about: emerging writers, fearless performers, and bold new work. (Not to mention a low-budget concept and a benevolent run-time.)
Miranda rates it: You might think a tale about forbidden love and bioethics would be a shoe-in for a good story, especially if you sprinkle in some gender role reversals and five masterful movers.
The rent is late. No one’s got a job. No one can afford health insurance, and someone has contracted HIV/AIDS. The circumstances faced by the friends in Rent were as urgent in 1996 as they are now.
Dai (Enough) Written and performed by Iris Bahr Originally directed Off-Broadway by Will Pomerantz Produced by Theater J at Studio Theatre’s Milton Theatre Reviewed by Miranda Hall Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a Russian prostitute, a German furniture designer, and an Arab statistics professor walk into a café. Not ringing any bells? Iris […]
Punch – That’s the Way We Do It Written and directed by Wyckham Avery Produced by dog and pony dc Reviewed by Miranda Hall Welcome to Adventure Seating 101. dog and pony dc’s production of Punch is an in-your-face – and frequently an in-your-lap – homage to vulgarity, violence, and questionable satire. If you’re in […]
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Karen Zacarías based on the novel by Julia Alvarez directed by Blake Robison produced by Round House Theatre reviewed by Miranda Hall Lime-green suitcases. American flag underpants. Blow-out birthday parties. Welcome to the world of the Garcia family. Playwright Karen Zacarias’s latest adaptation, from Julia Alvarez’s acclaimed novel, […]
Songs of My Life/Going Against the Flow Reviewed by Miranda Hall In the green-purple darkness of the 9:30 Club, languages mingle coolly above casual pre-show music. A trim woman wearing a black dress with enviable twirl potential snakes knowingly through the crowd.
The Frustrations of Stoker Pratt Reviewed by Miranda Hall Stoker Pratt double-dog dares you to try and out-prank him. Ignite the tool shed. Scribble mustaches in art history books. Steal a pirate hat from the history department. You cannot win – he’s done it all.
Uncle Tom, Uncle Sam, Uncle Ben, and the Rest Reviewed by Miranda HallUncle Sam is dead. Guided by the urging of a Fellow American, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s protagonist Uncle Tom, pancake matriarch Aunt Jemima,
InstaPlay Reviewed by Miranda Hall Only the keenest imaginations can make the humdrum extraordinary. And finding the humor in the exceptionally commonplace demands even more panache. 5-6-7-8 has a few lessons to learn.
The Chalk Boy Reviewed by Miranda Hall Orangeade? Check. Feisty girl-power soundtrack? Double check. Title role? No dice.
B-Digga Presents Reviewed by Miranda Hall “Man, I forgot the Fringe was a theatre festival,” shrugged the rapper E.R.K. as he jauntily took stage Saturday afternoon. “I’m music,” he laughed. “Well alright. Here we go.”