Archive for July, 2007

Fringe Video 15: Fringaoke!

What's a wrap party without karaoke? Unfortunately, we'll never know. But thanks anyway to Playbill Cafe for the loan of their insanely extensive singalong setup. (Has anybody ever karaoked "Ina-Gadda-Da-Vida"? Or "Eve of Destruction"? Why?) And to RnR Bar & Lounge for hosting the festivities.
Here's a medley of brave Fringe performers, fans, and friends [...]

The Morning After …

OK, so it's afternoon. But for some of us, that's like morning. Especially the day after Fringe.
Can't write at length, 'cause I'm busy chasing bits and pieces to make a nice Ingmar Bergman page. But I did want to say hi, if only to respond to Curious, who can't seem to get enough of [...]

Fringe Marketing 101

Saw this priceless sign in the window at the Warehouse.

Now, for those of you who don't remember as far back as last weekend, when Nelson's review ran in the WashPo, the whole quote was:
"... lured an audience in with the promise of nude puppets but stupefied patrons with its ineptitude. Go if you like awkward [...]

Down to the Finish Line

So, we're almost done.  How're you holding up?
Some of us were officially done by last night. (Didn't stop us from commenting — and reviewing — which makes me giggle.)
At this point, I'm catching up on stuff others have  recommended (or not) — Too Much Light at 1 o'clock, then the 3 o'clock of The Drunkard, [...]

Guest Hip Shot: ‘The Tell-Tale Heart …’

This one's from the boyfriend — I was being tempted by the devil (and the Pabst) ...
The Tell-Tale Heart and the Mind of Poe
The Scientarium
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 29, 6 pm
They say: "An exciting environmental theatre piece which incorporates live percussion and ambient sound in the telling of some of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous stories [...]

So today …

... I took Glen's advice and checked out the pirate queen, who was in fact pretty good; I'm off in a minute to see Queen of the Bohemian Dream, because I think Bobby Smith is one of the craftier musical-comedy guys in town; and after that I think I'm gonna do either Chocolate Jesus or [...]

Fringe Diet

Five Guys ... Yes, with fries... Yum.
But I have a feeling I'm gonna regret it later...

Guest Hip Shot: ‘Love & War: with the Bard’s Broads and Dames’

Glen again:
Love & War: with the Bard’s Broads and Dames
Touchstone Gallery
Remaining Performance:
Saturday, July 28 @ 9:00pm
They say: “Two movements inspired by people inspired by Shakespeare's inspiring women (for better or worse). ‘Women speak two languages – one of which is verbal.’ Movement and language create a delightful, dark duel for the Bard's ladies entrenched in [...]

Guest Hip Shot: ‘A Most Notorious Woman’

Ladies and Gentlemen, once again, Mr. Glen Weldon ...
A Most Notorious Woman
Woolly Mammoth Theatre’s Melton Rehearsal Hall
Remaining performance:
Saturday, July 28, 3 pm
They say: “Rebellion! Romance! Pirates! A Most Notorious Woman reveals the true story of Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Pirate Queen of Ireland. Her thirst for adventure led to the sea, and eventual battle [...]

Hip Shot: ‘My Way Little Girl’

My Way Little Girl
Warehouse Arts – In the Alley
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 27 @ Midnight (Warehouse Arts)
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:00pm (Warehouse Arts)
They say: "Controversy surrounds this installation experiment. Through imagery of stereotypical iconic pop-symbols the piece depicts sex education, its boundaries, sexual taboos, and eventual consequences as perpetuated by contradictions in the advertising world versus [...]