New works by local playwrights and artists dominated the 2016 Capital Fringe audience-chosen awards this year, announced by Capital Fringe’s Julianne Brienza: Best Comedy went to John Krizel’s Let Trump be Trump, which posits a strange world in which real estate magnate Donald J. Trump has become President of the United States. Best Drama went to […]
Act Like a GRRRL, Capital Fringe (review)
Act Like a GRRRL isn’t quite like anything else you’ll see at the Capital Fringe festival. Its creators and performers are four girls between the ages of 12 and 16, who had two weeks to write about their lives and put together a show featuring autobiographical stories, dances, and songs.
Connectivity/Complexity, Capital Fringe (review)
I am not a dancer, really. Despite taking two years of dance in high school and scoring my own solo in 2014’s Fringe smash hit The Tournament, I would not consider myself an expert on the subject. Theatre I know well, but dance is a foreign language. It’s beautiful, I enjoy it, but I don’t […]
, she took me back so tenderly, Capital Fringe (review)
In , she took me back so tenderly, banished? productions has created a 360 degree feast for the senses exploring loss, grief, and the fleeting nature of shared experience.
Underneath the Lintel, Capital Fringe (review)
Part Monty Python, part Da Vinci Code, part Fiddler on the Roof, and part Albert Camus having an existential crisis, Glen Berger’s Underneath the Lintel is an engrossing one-man detective story, told here at Capital Fringe by a master actor giving a tour de force performance. If you have room in your closing weekend schedule, […]
Crucial 2016 election is this weekend. Vote now
Vote Early. Vote Often! The most important election of 2016 is coming up soon. I write of course, of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival Audience Awards. This year’s awards are hosted by our good colleagues at TheatreMania. Check out the link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fringeawards I’ll be saving my picks for the best of the fest in […]
Pokémon Fringémon contest! Ends Saturday night
Pssssst. Hey, you. Pssssst. I’ve got a secret for ya. See, I’ve found this really cool little mobile app called PokémonGo. You walk around in the real world and catch…. Oh, you’ve heard of it? …..everybody’s heard of it? It has more users that Twitter? Uh…..cool. In that case it’s CONTEST TIME!
Whisper Into My Good Ear, Capital Fringe (review)
Whisper Into My Good Ear features two old men sitting on a bench talking for about an hour. They talk about mortality. They talk about the indignities of aging bodies, loss of eyesight, declining hearing. They talk about the creeping onset of dementia. They talk, and they argue, and they jibe, and they joke, and they […]
banished? productions on saying goodbye with one last Fringe show
In , she took me back so tenderly, loss and regeneration shape-shift, dance, cling, fold, blink, burn and are filed away into multiple experiences that inform our present moment. If we have ever lost something – keys, cities, identities, loves – we have had to confront the same questions the show tries to trace: What […]
Confederates, Capital Fringe (review)
There’s something exciting about seeing history through the eyes of the losers and villains, it’s something about the dramatic tension between history being written by the victors and idea that eventually truth will out. Confederates, a new play by James F. Bruns making its debut at this year’s Fringe, attempts to recontextualize Civil War history […]
Seven Windows, Capital Fringe (review)
In the storytelling cacophony that is the Capital Fringe Festival, it is easy to forget the pure beauty of bodies in space moving with discipline and grace. Seven Windows provides that eye-in-the-storm relief in eleven short segments that show remarkable eclecticism and talent of both choreographer and cast, though the promised story is harder to […]
The Human Algorithm at Capital Fringe (review)
I don’t know that I have the capacity to boil all of humanity down to a simple equation. Math was never my subject. And even if it were, I have to think the equation would look very different depending on whether I was walking through the park, hanging out with my friends, or, for example, […]
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