Sucks To be A Grownup is a one-woman show that feels like a combination of a stand up comedy set and advice from your worldly aunt that you definitely needed after college. CJ, the writer and producer, shares her thoughts on the differences between being an “adult” and a being a “grownup.” CJ talks about […]
Review: The Country Co-Ed at Capital Fringe
The Country Co-Ed is a sex comedy. Everybody likes sex, right? Everybody likes comedy, correct? So how could things go wrong? Well. it’s a little more complicated than that. The Country Co-Ed is based loosely on William Wycherley’s Restoration Comedy, The Country Wife. There are a lot of interesting things to know about the English […]
Review: A View From My Backyard at Capital Fringe
It may be a bit strange, but the feeling of shaving cream always reminds me of when I was little. As a toddler, I was a lot to handle. I would draw on the walls, run around the house like a crazed lunatic, and when it came time for dinner, more food ended up on […]
Review: Perfecting the Kiss at Capital Fringe
Perfecting the Kiss is a backstage comedy that’s a worthy successor to Noises Off. What Noises Off accomplishes in two acts, Perfecting the Kiss pulls off in an hilarious 80 minutes, with no need for a two story set or turntable.
Review: 52:15 at Capital Fringe
Perhaps more than any other show at this Fringe, 52:15 challenges its audience to reconsider one of its core beliefs. The 100th Monkey Theatre Ensemble’s mix of traditional, surreal, and psychical performance is impressive, but the show falls miles short of justifying an empathetic take on a pedophile.
Review: Unscripted at Capital Fringe
Unscripted is an apt name for an improvisational performance. The show is performed by two members of the improv company VI Lenin. While Unscripted demonstrates their skill and offers some laughs, this Capital Fringe offering suffers from the high degree of difficulty of the long form of improv.
Fringe news: Fringe ticket deal, voting for best shows and closing party
In this last week of Capital Fringe 2018, the festival is still going strong. There’s still time to catch something brand new – five shows are having their first performances – while nearly all the productions have closing shows. To encourage everyone to see at least two shows this week, Capital Fringe just announced a […]
Review: Heartbreak Hitman at Capital Fringe
Back in my dating days, I kept company with a certain young woman who quite impressed me. I met her at her apartment preparatory to going to dinner. Just as we were about to leave, she got a phone call, which she took in another room. When she came back she was shaking her head.
Review: up your aesthetic at Capital Fringe
When I saw the oversized, rectangular dominos interspersed among the chairs lining up your aesthetic.‘s circular stage, I knew that this was surely an omen for an up-close and personal performance! Featuring Jess Cummings, Constance Des Marais, Katherine Paterson and Cheyanne Williams, up your aesthetic. is a dynamic and striking retelling of the Greek Myth […]
Review: Almost Full: A Young Girl’s Guide to Growing Up at Capital Fringe
Almost Full: A Young Girl’s Guide to Growing Up is an exploration and examination of teenage lives through a variety of artistic methods. The girls use poetry, soliloquy, movement, music, and dance to express their personal truths.
Review: Ghosts at Capital Fringe
I freaking love a good ghost story. The best ones have me simultaneously on the edge of my seat and shoving my body back into the couch, hiding my face while watching through my fingers because I cannot look away.
Review: BLOWIN’ OFF STEAM at Capital Fringe
Are steam rooms still a ‘thing?’ I ask because I have only encountered them in movies, television shows, and a very interesting production of Verdi’s Rigoletto many years ago. As anyone who has met me can tell by my physique, I also do not frequent urban health clubs or fancy gyms, which is where one […]
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