Walking into Hillyer Art Space’s main room, its walls lined with white folding chairs with a rustically set table at the head, you might get the feeling that you’re walking into a town hall meeting instead of a Fringe Festival performance. The cast members circulate, in crisp suits and dresses, handing out homemade song books […]
Sometimes out-of-town guests can really kill your routine. Your fridge is empty and the beer has gone missing. The guest-room is a hot mess, and darn it who borrowed my car and left it at the Metro? It happens.
Ligature Marks takes you on an unforgettable, emotional journey you cannot miss.
I left Killer Quack feeling a bit reluctant. Had it only been one hour? Do I really have to leave this wake of passion and energy left behind from James Judd’s hilariously flamboyant yet undeniably entrancing performance? Must I face the world knowing that I would never be the equal of Judd, romantically obsessing over […]
More the idea of a show than a show itself, RagnaPOP! (or She’s Got the Bomb)is a concept album live on stage. Pete Wright, a longtime area musician and songwriter, has created a song cycle about a fictionalized version of his future self, “Your Pal Pete,” and that future he lives in.
War affects so many of us even if we are not a part of it directly. However, when that line gets crossed and it comes through your door, survival is the only tactic. Aaron Sulkin’s Uniform tackles a small time frame of only one day during what is now known as the Hungarian Holocaust; however, […]
If SNL and Girls had a one-night-stand after meeting at the hipster bar, their bastard kid would be Relationsh!t. (If you know exactly what this means, go see the show. Now. You don’t need to read the review. Yes, okay, finish your PBR first. Yes, put on your flannel. Then go.)
Refresh is a kaleidoscope of dysfunction. Don’t look at any of the individual elements too closely – you’ll find they’re just simple, colored blobs – but put them all together and watch them spin around and the result is dazzling and a little dizzying.
For forty years Ron Litman and Tom Pile have performed together and it shows with their comfortable onstage banter. Pile accompanies Litman and sings backup or stands behind the piano, his reactions and laughs played straight out to the audience. You’d only notice this if you can manage to pry your focus from Litman’s magnetic […]
I know what you’re thinking, brothers and sisters. “If everybody f*cking dies, why is he writing this f*cking review? They’re all dead!” I have a single-word answer for you, my friends: replacements.
Dating is fun. Wait, did I say fun? I meant horrible. Dating is horrible. One would think our hyper-information-digital-social age would soften the blow – or at least weed out the crazies – but the truth remains: While previous generations settled down faster and younger, Generation Y remains on their own unique domestic timeline. However […]
The beauty of the language and the brutality of this Duchess of Malfi lingered in my mind’s eye for days after the cast took their final bows. Rhymed couplets curled through the air as an assassin’s hand went to work throughout John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. The DC-based classical theatre company We Happy Few […]