How far would you go to save a struggling burlesque house? It’s a question at the heart of Pinky Swear Productions’ The Last Burlesque, playing now at the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Springer Theatre until July 25th, before heading into a pre-planned extension at the newly-refurbished Trinidad Theater at the Logan Fringe Arts Space through […]
A Family Reunion at Capital Fringe
Abduction, trafficking, extortion, and cult immersion…just a subset of the many heavy themes crammed into the one hour and forty-five minute A Family Reunion, produced by Out-Side the Box Theatre and playing in the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s intimate Lab II space.
Out of Silence at Capital Fringe
“I think I should have an abortion. I think it’s for the best.” It’s the choice at the heart of the stories woven into Out of the Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign, playing at Gallaudet University’s Eastman Studio Theater. It’s a fittingly-titled composite montage—a series of fictional vignettes inspired by the […]
SONATA: The Naked Theatre Project at Capital Fringe
The Naked Theater Project’s SONATA: The Naked Theatre Project, playing at Gallaudet University’s Eastman Studio Theater, is an experimental concerto on suspense and delay. (It’s fully clothed but maturely themed; parents are still advised to leave the kids at home).
Baba at Capital Fringe
Alex Mahgoub’s Baba is an intimate dive into a son’s attempt to process the untimely death of his father, reconcile his sexuality, and build for himself the meaning of manhood in a brand new city.
Martin, Love, Sex & Rhythm
Love, sex, rhythm; more sex and some dancing; some Gaga. More Gaga. A jukebox-style montage of performance and social politics, and buried beneath it all, a fairly poignant question — what happens when the community you call home, one built on sex (and rhythm), no longer welcomes you inside?
Do You See What I See?
Tragedy + timing = comedy. So the saying goes, at least, and all three were here tonight — to varying degrees. Do You See What I See? is an unusual blend of sketch comedy, stand up, and (just a little) improv. Like many variety shows of its kind, its ensemble of aspiring comedians spend 70 minutes […]
Blue Moon / Red River
Jane Franklin’s bold collaboration with percussionist Tom Teasley is Fringe at its best. Blue Moon / Red River reaches wide — part dance and part concert. The pair have managed to combine both new mediums and old to create a unique and innovative storytelling experience, connecting some of our continent’s youngest artists with some of […]
Murder on a Bare Stage
Fringe has turned literary with Murder on the Bare Stage, a collection of murder-themed poems either written or compiled by poet Magus Magnus and dramatically performed by actor Stephen Mead.
Capital Fringe kicked off this week with Recovery, a powerful though, at-times, draining exploration through the prolonged emotional quagmire of long term healthcare.
How many does it take to tango? In typical Fringe fashion, Despertar (Spanish for “awakening”) attempts to forge new kinds of theatre by merging performance art, dance, and scripted play. The piece follows two ill-fated couples, re-enacting their dream-like relationships in one extended 50-minute tango over six short scenes.
May Green and Robert James-Baker have some issues with sperm. Field Trip Theatre’s Stopgap, directed by Jamila Reddy, explores the relationship between small-town America and the residents who grow up there.