Becoming—a modern dance in nine segments about how the interactions of the human heart shape us—is filled with bare feet and beauty. It is a stunning concoction of ballet, acrobatics, and yoga-esque passages that allow fusiondance’s eight performers to connect to each other, and the audience, in unexpected ways.
TARGET GOLDBERG (HELP! ROGUE GOVERNMENT AGENTS ARE TRYING TO FRAME ME!) Review
“We all live in stories,” says David J. Goldberg, actor, YouTube enthusiast, and, quite possibly, victim of a vast collusion of intelligence operatives who are conspiring to drive humanity into a state of total enslavement via information control.
Trump-inspired Rapists and Drug Dealers, Capital Fringe (review)
Rapists and Drug Dealers has nothing to do with rapists and drug dealers, except perhaps in the dim mind of a political wannabe. Nor is it a “metaphor for the immigrant experience,” as its playwright and director Tim Chamberlain asserts. It is a story about magic and fear, ambition and empathy…well, let me tell you some […]
Trump v Clinton creeps into Fringe with Better a Witty Fool (review)
This year, Falstaff Productions teams with Bucharest Inside the Beltway to present Louis James Brenner’s Better A Witty Fool. The title is an homage to William Shakespeare’s line, delivered by the Clown in Twelfth Night: “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” In this production, there’s hardly a difference between the two.
Am I There Yet, Capital Fringe (review)
Did you successfully #adult today? That’s the question Glade Dance Collective wants you to answer before you can take your seat for Am I There Yet. Do you have a community? Do you have a job? A partner? A child? A house?
The Missing Peace
Twenty-four songs, four musicians, and one vocalist comprise Ron Melrose and Stillpoint Theatre’s production one woman musical, The Missing Peace. Quirky, entertaining, and brimming with talent, this musical tale will take you on a charming, Celtic-inspired journey.
Some major buzz from around Fringe
We’re ten days into Fringe and I’m writing this during the first major rainstorm of the festival. Making it this long without severe weather is something of a minor Fringe miracle. Gives me a moment to pause and reflect we head towards the end of the second week.
Adolescence 2.0 (review) still incubating
You hear it all the time: The thing that people most fear isn’t death. It’s public speaking. That may be true for most people, but if it applies to Dixie Lee Mills, the center of the one-woman show Adolescence 2.0, it certainly doesn’t show.
Dark Times at Grimesville High, Capital Fringe (review)
I don’t know what your high school experience was like, but mine featured every archetype in the book. There were jocks and cheerleaders; popular kids and weirdos; band nerds and nerd nerds; more than a few druggies, and a million little subcultures in between.
Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap, Capital Fringe (review)
It can be fun reaching into a mixed bag – not knowing whether you’ll get something good or something so-so is a kind of entertainment in itself. Whether you find that the bag of little candies called Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap has enough of the good stuff depends on your taste in […]
It Will All Make Sense in the Morning at Capital Fringe (review)
It Will All Make Sense in the Morning opens like a nightmare, with a stunning projection of an ominous tree, followed by an off-kilter conversation about the perils of yard work that awakens a gurgling offstage worm monster. Although this opening promises 70 minutes of quick and uneasy oddities, however, the production never wholly taps […]
Jamie and Duncan’s Glorious Suicide at the End of the World (review)
Jamie and Duncan’s Glorious Suicide at the End of the World is like a dream, effortlessly insane and delightful, though light on narrative. Matthew Schott and Alex Garretson wrote the show and star as the two last humans on Earth, Jamie and Duncan, respectively.