There’s no laugh track in Capt. Tickle Britches. In fact, you can hear the crowd at the bar in the Fort Fringe tent buzzing in the background of the performance. But this play, a series of sketches presented by Guerilla DC, managed to deliver some solid guffaws from a late-night audience all the same.
The Fever was written and first performed by Wallace Shawn. (probably most recognized for his role as Vizzini in The Princess Bride; you know, the gnomey guy who said “inconceivable” all the time) He first performed the monologue in the Manhattan living rooms of his affluent friends as a challenge to their (and his) comfortable lives […]
Kate Robards is blonde and white, and she is about to play some Chinese people. Should we be worried? “No!” she says. “It’s not that kind of show. And it’s embarrassing for a whole bunch of other reasons instead.” In her solo show Mandarin Orange, which premieres at Fringe this month, Kate details the strange […]
With 161 performances and events this year, this year’s Capital Fringe Festival is the biggest yet to be produced and the most adventurous. Added to the roster of theatrical performances are music and shows created for a specific location: (for example, dancers will appear at Dupont Circle (The Circle2) and two Brookland hair salons (Installment […]
Love. Beer. Death. In our production of R+J: Star-Cross’d Death-Match (R+J), we promise plenty of all three. And really, what more could you ask for at a Capital Fringe Festival production?
Having the distinct pleasure of sharing the company of the most distinguished Sebastian Martin over the years in leisurely moments as he dutifully tended to his garden, from time to time, a striking lucidity would take hold over him, and he would speak of his youth in the old country. In his excitement he would […]
So what is Ligature Marks, exactly? What will you experience if you set aside 70 minutes amid your busy Fringe schedule to come see it? Well, it’s a bit tricky to explain without giving too much away. Ligature Marks is in the comedy section of the Capital Fringe guide, and that’s not inaccurate – there’s […]
Size Doesn’t Matter – 7 Shorts by DC Playwrights was born out of a brainstorming session of members of Fully Charged Productions – which is a producing organization formed by alumni of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. These actors meet throughout the year to work on various self-producing projects including the Capital Fringe Festival.
In the midst of The Summit ‘pipeline’ dialogue, the upcoming Women’s Voices Festival, The Kilroy’s “The List”, and #YesAllWomen, there is a need for clarity and direction.
At one point during Election, the students who are running for class president are asked a simple question: “Why are you running?” Their answers are as diverse as you’d expect, and more honest than you’d think. Ask that question to actual candidates, and you’ll get the same answer repackaged:
Everyone knows “The Star-Spangled Banner”. And, of course, everyone knows our country’s national anthem was written by a man named Francis Scott Key. But that is pretty much the extent of our general knowledge on the subject. Not many know why Francis wrote that poem, or why a shy Georgetown lawyer was stuck on a […]
These are excerpts from an interview with some of the cast and crew of the upcoming Capital Fringe show Everything I Do, a musical loosely adapted from Shaw’s Man and Superman. [Everything I Do Director] Brad Porter, you were involved in Mother Courage at Arena Stage. Any interesting interaction with Kathleen Turner? “The Wardrobe Supervisor, […]