All things Fringe must come to an end. But as with everything else in the festival, the closing night of the 8th Annual Capital Fringe was cause for celebration last night at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar. The hangout HQ for the festival, noticeably livelier and most bustling last night, filled up with revelers for […]
Thanks to the performers, volunteers, and audiences, this has been a fabulous Fringe. And the results, you ask? According to the stats released at last night’s party: Capital Fringe 2013 had 430 volunteers doing 688 shifts 126 productions doing 745 performances 18 bands playing under the tent for FREE 330 Performances sold at 50% 500 […]
Fringe closes tonight. And, along with it, our Twitter Fringe contest, sponsored by Signature Theatre. We had some great entries, and we want to thank everyone who followed us on Twitter, who retweeted us and who participated in the contest. First, our two runner-ups!
It’s hard enough to find your voice when creating a solo show, but Laura Zam went further — she’s settled on about thirty. In Married Sex, Zam takes interviews with a wide variety of people on body, intimacy, and relationships and folds it all up in her own story. It’s a lot of moving pieces, […]
It was incredibly refreshing to watch the well-trained, well-rehearsed dancers of Bowen McCauley Dance in From the Ground Up. This was definitely not amateur hour. The company, based in Arlington, is the brainchild of Lucy Bowen McCauley, a veteran of a variety of ballet and modern groups, brings an airy, lyrical quality to modern dance.
Tonee Bollocks and Gabriel Sweetbottom may or may not be their real names*. The DC State Players may or may not exist. And their Fringe production of Agamemnon may or may not be a terrible show. There’s a lot of questions in the air as I sit down with the two of them to talk […]
No Fringe festival is complete without a show about sex, drugs, and depression. There are plenty of ways, however, to have less good fun of it than Avalanche Theatre Company is having with Apotheosis. I sank deep into an old comfy couch at Fort Fringe, in the quiet room next to the Box Office, to […]
The results of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case were fresh as the crew of The Deadly Seven took the stage. Fresh enough to make its way into The Deadly Seven, a show about prejudice and marginalization, both in the black and the LGBT community.
Twenty years ago, Kevin Boggs left the small Appalachian town of Jonesborough, Tennessee for the big city. His transformation, as he has described it, “from yokel to local” while working at the café Afterwords in Dupont Circle has inspired his new solo Fringe show, & Afterwards, which plays at Warehouse.
Fringe producers sometime ask each other: How big is your audience tonight? For Ali Oliver-Krueger, that’s sort of a trick question. The audience members at shows by Interact, the Wheaton-based children’s story theatre, aren’t big. But they grow up fast.