There is a clever idea behind The Matty Matthews Foundation. But as Mies van der Rohe said, God is in the details, and playwright John McGrath and his cast will need a couple of come-to-Jesus meetings before this play is all that it can or should be.
In Medea’s Got Some Issues – written by Emilio Williams and produced by No Rules Theatre Company – Lisa Hodsoll takes on seven roles in an acting tour de force that combines humor, hysteria, and catharsis to tell the Medea tragedy like you’ve never seen it before.
My notes from opening night: “Funny lime slicing.” “Pretty awkward. Is it supposed to be this way?” “Why do gay men like country music?” “Okay, they are officially screwing with us.”
The Fever was written and first performed by Wallace Shawn. (probably most recognized for his role as Vizzini in The Princess Bride; you know, the gnomey guy who said “inconceivable” all the time) He first performed the monologue in the Manhattan living rooms of his affluent friends as a challenge to their (and his) comfortable lives […]
Kate Robards is blonde and white, and she is about to play some Chinese people. Should we be worried? “No!” she says. “It’s not that kind of show. And it’s embarrassing for a whole bunch of other reasons instead.” In her solo show Mandarin Orange, which premieres at Fringe this month, Kate details the strange […]
Love. Beer. Death. In our production of R+J: Star-Cross’d Death-Match (R+J), we promise plenty of all three. And really, what more could you ask for at a Capital Fringe Festival production?
Having the distinct pleasure of sharing the company of the most distinguished Sebastian Martin over the years in leisurely moments as he dutifully tended to his garden, from time to time, a striking lucidity would take hold over him, and he would speak of his youth in the old country. In his excitement he would […]
So what is Ligature Marks, exactly? What will you experience if you set aside 70 minutes amid your busy Fringe schedule to come see it? Well, it’s a bit tricky to explain without giving too much away. Ligature Marks is in the comedy section of the Capital Fringe guide, and that’s not inaccurate – there’s […]
Size Doesn’t Matter – 7 Shorts by DC Playwrights was born out of a brainstorming session of members of Fully Charged Productions – which is a producing organization formed by alumni of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. These actors meet throughout the year to work on various self-producing projects including the Capital Fringe Festival.
In the midst of The Summit ‘pipeline’ dialogue, the upcoming Women’s Voices Festival, The Kilroy’s “The List”, and #YesAllWomen, there is a need for clarity and direction.