Young Playwright’s Theater was founded in 1995 by playwright Karen Zacarías in order, through interactive in-school and after-school programs, to teach DC metro area students to “promote community dialogue and respect for young artists.” Saturday’s performance of the original student play, Out of the Shadow, was the culmination of YPT’s year-long Young Playwright’s Workshop. The […]
Imagine a man who leaves behind his wife and children in search of financial stability and a better future overseas. Imagine the man finds himself stranded abroad and returns, an unrecognizable shell of his former self. Imagine the man, now lost in a world he once ruled, without hope, or the life for which he […]
hookups is about as naked as it can get at Fringe. A quintet of engaging actors make use of an air mattress and the barest essentials to create a series of vignettes covering every imaginable hookup through history and literature, all with a wry wink and a twist. It’s both cute and crass, like that […]
iKilL is a exhibition of excellent choreography performed by a well-drilled ensemble. Auteur director Izumi Ashizawa has gathered a team of talented young actors. Together, they seek to portray the horrors and consequences of violence and war in a series of short vignettes performed in the style of Japanese physical theater.
Gypsy & the Bully Door
They can take away your home, but they can’t take your spirit. Sara Josephine James knows this better than any of us — she’s responsible not only for her own spirit but for numerous others as well.
Maybe it was the 10pm curtain or the Ting-Tings pre-show soundtrack. Maybe it was the average audience age (30 years, roughly, according the production) but an unmistakable buzz was building at e-Geaux (beta), an original, hilarious Gen Y jab-fest hitting the Facebook generation nail on the head.
Shelter in Place
Christmas Eve. Three co-workers. The office of Homeland Security. Thus unravels the story of Shelter in Place, a light-hearted one act where three unsuspecting office mates find themselves trapped in their building during a shelter in place lockdown, instantly transforming their casual banter into confrontation as the day progresses.
I See You
If I See You were an item of produce, it would have been grown in a home garden free of pesticides or chemicals, being watered and pruned daily by a gentle and caring caretaker.
When ET Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
If aliens came to visit Earth, would we be proud of our world? James Levy’s joyful sci-fi rock opera puts humanity under the microscope as we observe first contact between a fading rock star and a few very groovy extraterrestrials.
A Piece of Pi
There is no pie in A Piece of Pi. I feel it’s necessary to point this out, because after all, there are clowns. So one might expect some pie-throwing with a show title like that. Or some mathematical musings on the nature of pi. But, there are neither.
Patrick & Me
Avenue Q asked the question, “What Do You Do With A B.A. In English?” Historian Anthony Cohen asks the audience a similar question, “What do you do with a history degree?” In his one-man Fringe show, Patrick and Me, he attempts to answer the question. Lost and unsure of what he should do after college, Cohen went on […]
A Wild Play
If you’re looking for an evening of escapism and suspension of belief, A Wild Play is not the show for you. If you’re looking for an evening of contemplation and art that challenges you to do more than sit sponge-like in your Fringe chair, welcome. Welcome to the jungle.