“I was born in 1817. When Mr. Surratt died last year, I bought this little house on H Street, with two rooms. If I could get them filled, I could live.” These words, spoken by Mary Surratt (Elise Gainer) in the beginning of the play, come back to haunt her character by the end of […]
Reminder – there’s still more Capital Fringe 2015. Catch the last shows in Extension Week this weekend. Here, Fringe Binge remembers hanging out in the bar (which Fringe Bing names “the Best in DC”) and catching the music. This closing weekend, DJ’s will be spinning sounds at Fringe. Aug 1 — Saturday I tried to […]
July 26, 2015 — At tonight’s closing celebration for the 2015 Capital Fringe, results were announced for the Pick of the Fringe Audience Awards and the Special Director Award. This is the first year for the Capital Fringe Extension Week (July 29 to August 6) during which 12 shows received a total of 31 additional […]
Imaginative choreography collides with extraordinary emotions in Dance Ethos with The West Shore Piano Trio. Artistic director Tiffany Haughn’s collaboration with several local, innovative dance visionaries, allowed her to curate an enlightening, riveting, touching contemporary dance show. Elaborately crafted movements connected the audience to each ensemble member as the body of work explored a wide […]
Like many of Karen Sklaire’s unwilling students, I was fully prepared to dislike Ripple of Hope: One Teacher’s Journey to Make an Impact. After all, valiant teacher narratives are all too common and venture into the territory of ludicrous. After all, Sklaire is like a typical musical theatre heroine. Too earnest, too Pollyanna-ish. But also […]
Talking about Big Data has become so popular as to be cliché. Going into Mine/Field from Glade Dance Collective, the worry was that this performance would be all jargon and no substance. But Glade Dance Collective exceeds expectations, delivering a performance that is surprisingly intimate and relevant while shedding new light on Internet research.
In Dr. Freeman’s Motivational Inspirational Pill of a Million Secrets, performer David Klinger is hawking his wares in multiple ways. With this site-specific performance at the Logan Fringe Art Space and the Brookland Metro, Klinger seeks to persuade the audience to get a magical pill. Unfortunately, his pitch isn’t quite refined enough to make the […]
Une Soirée au Cabaret is a pleasant evening of dance and music. I wouldn’t have gone far out of my way to catch it, but I found it an entertaining and distracting change of pace from the wackier Fringe fare.
“You all ready to get depressed?” It’s a lighthearted way to begin a performance, particularly when the title promises a subject matter that’s really less than cheery. That being said, Pamela Meek (a psychologist and mother) brings a certain ease to the presentation of a scarring childhood and rocky adolescence.
Rick Santorum, the famous (infamous?) Senator turned Presidential-candidate turned whatever-he-is-now once said, “I’m living for donuts and venison, and that’s true. And specialty gopher meat.”
On my way home from Fringe on Saturday night, I experienced my most authentic moment in days. Some guy, in the gravelly voice of a life lived too hard asked the bewildered Chinese tourists standing next to a stray sack of garbage, “Excuse me, is that your bag?” with perfect inflection. The attractive woman sitting […]
Everyone’s got a story to tell, but some are more engaging for their wild and woolly details, and others more for the way they are told; Cara Foran’s story falls into the second category. A guided tour through the history of her romances, both with boyfriends and with DC itself, District of Cara has the […]