Can art be made about artists? It can be done, but it has to be done cleverly and creatively. It has to show the artist in a new light: either by humanizing him or finding some other way to help us answer the question “why should I care?” It should not, ever, be a masturbatory […]
TD Smith doesn’t do any juggling in his role as Capitano in this year’s Faction of Fools Fringe show, Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella, but he’s still got multiple balls in the air. TD is one of many Fringe artists who perform in more than one show simultaneously; he also plays the lead role in […]
I met first-time Fringe goer David Frantz under the tent at Fort Fringe as a brief shower scooted overhead early Saturday evening, July 14th. He had just come from seeing We Tiresias, which featured his college roommate.
Blood may be thicker than water, but if anything can sever a family bond, years of inbreeding and brutal violence will certainly do the trick. In his play, Raising Cane, Stephen Cedars tells the story of one family in particular, whose peculiar ceremonies and unconventional moral code often lead to disastrous and disturbingly amusing results. […]
In our dizzying world of multitasking and multimedia, it takes a special kind of performer to command a captive audience through a one-man show. The story must be interesting, the pacing must be perfect, and the actor must be a sheer force of storytelling nature.
We’ve all heard of that mythical Match.com couple—some of us have even met one or two—that fell in like at first “wink” and in love at first meeting. Though all too often it’s the horror stories that garner more attention: the sweetheart that turns into a stalker or the self-professed “casual dater” who’s actually on […]
The Faustian bargain, or “Deal with the Devil”, is often used to explain virtuoso musical talent, and none looms larger in American lore than the fabled deal struck between Satan and legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson at a moonlit Mississippi crossroads.
Daydreams is a tap-infused journey through time brought to stage by NYC-based company “The Call Me Crazy Dancers”. Mixing the choreographic and lyrical talents of John Curtis and Amy Smith, along with an ambitious blend of ballet, swing, modern and tap by the company’s dancers, Daydreams proves whimsical and engaging, even in its roughest moments.
Paul Gonsalves holds a place in the pantheon of jazz artist heroes for the brilliant performance he gave at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956. Fortunately it was recorded and is immortalized in what has become Duke Ellington’s best-selling album of all time, Ellington At Newport 1956.
Making Love Legal is funny, ambitious in its plot twists, and concludes the way comedies are supposed to Hint: there’s a ceremony in the final scene focused on two people in love.