Arts Desk

Expect Reprisals: Hit Capital Fringe Shows Return for Encore Performances

Emily Love Morrison's BUT LOVE IS MY MIDDLE NAME is one of four 2011 Capital Fringe shows that'll get a pair of encore performances this weekend.

In the event your July calendar was too packed for you to make it to every one of the Capital Fringe Festival's 120-odd shows, you've got a few more chances to sample five of the unjuried theater fest's big hits. City Artistic Partnerships is sponsoring performances of four Fringe shows at the Warehouse Theater this weekend. Meanwhile, banished? productions's gasto-experimental Tactile Dinner Car will get its own remount of sorts at the Flashpoint Gallery the weekends of Sept. 9-11 and 16-17.

Admission for the four shows City Artistic Parnerships is restaging this weekend is $15, or you can see two for $20, beating even the Fringe's heatwave-induced closing-weekend ticket special.

We've already told you plenty about FLYBOY, Evan Crump's thoughtful play about the loneliness of the long-distance space traveler. You can see that this Thursday at 8 p.m. or Saturday at 4 p.m. (Tickets are here. You can also read our profile of Richard Fiske, an actor who brought an uncommon but entirely explicable degree of gravitas to his role in that show.

John Feffer's solo show The Bird about living through political upheaval in Poland circa 1989, reprises Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad guest reviewer Lindsey Boyle praised Feffer's honesty, wisdom and wit. (Tickets.)

Emily Love Morrison will reprise her tale of looking for her middle name in all the wrong places, But Love Is My Middle Name, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. (Tickets.)

Finally, the show that took Best Musical in the Pick of the Fringe Awards, Pinky Swear Prouductions's CABARET XXX: Les Femmes Fatales, will be back this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad guest reviewer Emery Uwimana was very much down with the show's female empowerment vibe. You can also see our red-tinted video interview with Allyson Harkey and Karen Lange, Pinky Swear's co-artistic directors, as well as Toni Rae Brotons, who directed the show, here. (Tickets.)

Looking ahead to to September, banished? productions Futurist Cookbook-inspired Tactile Dinner Car rides again. F&P blogger Aaron Wiener rendered a mixed judgment, but don't let that prevent you from letting the self-described avant pop peformers of banished? productions squirt bizarre foodstuffs down your gullet. To experience that, you'll have to spring for some $25 tickets. But it won't cost you a dime if you just want to check out the show's central prop, a car that "draws inspiration from Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car, Ernest Trova’s Falling Man sculptures and the Mercedes F-Cell Roadster," which will be on view at Flashpoint along with some ancillary exhibits from the show Sept. 9-24.

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