Groundlings gathered in Dupont Circle Saturday night to watch Empty Chair Theatre Company juggle skulls and, eventually, die all over the fountain’s north steps in a swashbuckling and free public production of Hamlet.
Stephen Spotswood’s new play We Tiresias is not so much a retelling of the blind seer myth as it is a total refiguring. Using three actors to portray different phases in the prophetic Theban’s long life, Spotswood casts aside the original story’s interesting bits, subbing in an I-don’t-understand-my-powers coming of age story that feels more […]
At least until the end of the Capital Fringe Festival, philosophically inclined theatergoers can find hell in a church basement.
Izumi Ashizawa’s Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady is a nightmare in all the right ways. In turns seductive and ghastly, this dream sequence drawn from Japanese myth is an entrancing addition to this year’s Fringe Festival.
The Nita and Zita Show lovingly re-imagines the 1920’s vaudeville scene, whisking audiences to the Folies Bergère era with sparkling dance numbers and Hungarian gypsy tunes.
Brave Spirits Theatre plays dress-up in this jaunty production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged minimally with a cast of ten in the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Lab Theater. With sparse lighting and no set other than a bench, Brave Spirits nevertheless succeed in conveying the poisonous hubbub of the Plantagenet court thanks to crisp blocking […]
It’s taco night in the Source rehearsal studio. As three strangers sit down to dinner, their similar anxieties bring them into a shared space that starts to feel like home. With its rich details, The Pressure Cooker is like a magic painting, inviting audience members to step inside and contemplate a single, shared moment.
Over a series of experiments, a scientist is drawn ever closer to his subject in this elegant, gymnastic dance of opposites. One of the Source Festival’s three Artistic Blind Dates, this hypnotic collaboration between a filmmaker (Dannie Snyder), a puppeteer (Lisi Stoessel), and an object manipulation specialist (Drex) is greater than the sum of its […]
When the man in the fedora leads the audience onto 14th Street and promises they’re about to see something that “has never before existed in the history of this evening,” he’s not kidding. Filter, one of three Artistic Blind Dates at this year’s Source Festival, is a unique examination of places and the way people […]