– by guest writer John Feffer – Washington is well known for its revolving door. One day Dick Cheney is vice president. The next day he’s a talking head on a Sunday morning news show lobbing verbal grenades at the new president. Who knows: even at the age of 72, he might return to a […]
– by guest writer Sam Simon – It turns out that The “Actual Dance” has been inside me for nearly 13 years – and maybe longer. I just did not know it until I began to write it, and then it just poured out. It is as if the show itself existed inside of me […]
As the audience enters, strains of vintage country tunes fill the air. The music segues from the pops and cracks of old recordings to the live band that will serve as back-up for the late country music legend about to take the stage, Virginia native Patsy Cline.
Saturday evening was all Halloween and hardware at Landless Theatre Company’s prog-metal production of Frankenstein. In this, the company’s most ambitious show to date, the cast was ably supported by the ghoulishly face-painted band members. The four musicians delivered full-throttle, driving drumbeats and aggressive guitar riffs interwoven with some complex musical motifs associated with the […]
– by guest writer Lee Kaplan – When I found my sixth grade journal, I knew I needed to speak out. In elementary school, I was bullied for — among other things — my love of acting in plays. What I read in my journal were detailed accounts of vicious, relentless attacks that took place […]
– As One Night with Janis Joplin opens its return summer engagement Friday, June 21st at Arena Stage, we were treated to an interview with Janis’ brother and sister — Forty-three years ago, Janis Joplin was found dead in a hotel room, filled with heroin and alcohol. It made headlines, and if you ask young […]
“Find an ending, please.” No, this is not what was asked of the audience on Saturday night at Shear Madness, one of those (otherwise quite conventional) plays at which the ending is determined by an audience vote. These words were spoken a bit down river from that production, and during a performance occupying a quite […]
– guest writer is Alan Harris – Marsha is the story of a girl who, despite being locked up, goes on the same journey around a Welsh village every day. We are currently rehearsing it in the UK before travelling to Washington, DC. The play isn’t based on one incident – there have been many […]
– Guest writer is Jessica North Macie – Alumni of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts return to the Fringe stage for the fifth straight year, now with a new company name and a brand new musical. Fully Charged Productions debuts How to Have it All: The Musical at Capital Fringe 2013.
The touring version of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011 Tony Award-winning production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, which originally premiered on Broadway in 1934, has everything one would expect from a musical comedy of that era – complicated romantic relationships, wacky hijinks and mistaken identities on a ship traversing the Atlantic, a gangster or two, a […]
One might say that Capital Fringe came a little early to Washington, DC this year. Ambitious emerging theatre company Flying V’s devised work, The Best of Craigslist, is one of those quirky shows that one might expect to see in that yearly theatre festival and it’s a good one, at that. Likely to be a […]
June 17, 2013 — Tickets for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival went on sale this morning, the festival announced.This year, audiences will be offered 128 shows, in 738 performances, in 18 venues. Single admission tickets will be $17 each. Package deals range from $60 – $300. The Fringe button, required for festival attendance and good […]