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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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).
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.
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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.