I don’t know what your high school experience was like, but mine featured every archetype in the book. There were jocks and cheerleaders; popular kids and weirdos; band nerds and nerd nerds; more than a few druggies, and a million little subcultures in between.
It can be fun reaching into a mixed bag – not knowing whether you’ll get something good or something so-so is a kind of entertainment in itself. Whether you find that the bag of little candies called Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap has enough of the good stuff depends on your taste in […]
It Will All Make Sense in the Morning opens like a nightmare, with a stunning projection of an ominous tree, followed by an off-kilter conversation about the perils of yard work that awakens a gurgling offstage worm monster. Although this opening promises 70 minutes of quick and uneasy oddities, however, the production never wholly taps […]
Jamie and Duncan’s Glorious Suicide at the End of the World is like a dream, effortlessly insane and delightful, though light on narrative. Matthew Schott and Alex Garretson wrote the show and star as the two last humans on Earth, Jamie and Duncan, respectively.
The tagline for Cracked is “Love. Faith. Motorcycles,” but bikers be warned: this is not the wind-in-your-hair anthem that you might expect. Nor is it a biographical examination of masculinity and fatherhood, as playwright and director Marcus Salley attests in his program note. Cracked is not what The Rude Mechanicals of Fredericksburg describe—but what the […]
Play Cupid is one of the rare Fringe shows that I’m seriously tempted to go see again, which is saying something for a festival this tightly scheduled. I probably won’t get the chance, but I’ll definitely grill my friends who went to see it on other nights about how their show went. That’s because Play […]
Burlesque Classique’s A Midsummer’s Burlesque Dream promises “a sexy, silly romp through the woods with fairies,” and it delivers on that — especially the “silly.”
Full disclosure: The synopsis for Cats Onstage!’s debut show, SpookyMsgPlsFWD!, mentioned unicorns, so I was already highly predisposed to liking it. Unfortunately, not even the presence of mythical beasts could rescue this dystopian parable from its muddled structure and technical mishaps.
22 Boom! sounded like a sure Fringe favorite. Advertising that it does 23 plays in 70 minutes, it promised something like a Fringe buffet. Light, clever, crisp entertainment, and funny, right? Sadly, it felt like reading the comic strips with the punch lines cut out.
Let’s all give a nice big “welcome home!” to prodigal son Zack Myers, a locally-born multi-talent currently based out of Miami. Myers is currently camped out on the fringes of Fringe in the basement of MLK library, where’s he’s presenting a solo show about influential improv comic Del Close, and doing so with a lot […]