Archive for July, 2008

Photos: A Touch of Fringe

Some lovely photos below (and after the jump) courtesy of Aude Guerrucci!
7(x1) Samurai:

Fringe: The Morning After

"Art answers the questions our hearts pose — and not always in ways our minds understand."
It was solo performer Annie Houston who offered up that efficiently lyrical observation at the Warehouse Theater, sometime after 9:30 last night, in the waning hours of this year's Capital Fringe Festival. Which made that deft little meditation on [...]

Video: Pick o’ the Fringe!

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Twilight of the Fringe

Actually, as I write this, it's looking more like the Apocalypse.  Monster thunderstorm, lightning over the Baldacchino, etc.
So, we're winding down, eh?  Which seems like a good time to start asking big-picture questions.
So tell us:
How did Fringe — not the shows, but the festival itself — work for you as an audience member this year? [...]

Hip-Shot: ‘If You See Something…’

If You See Something Say Something
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 26 @ 4 PM
Saturday, July 26 @ 8 PM
They say: "Master storyteller Mike Daisey's new comic monologue takes aim at the history of the Department of Homeland Security. Combining eye-opening research and witty autobiography, he bores into the dark heart of America to discover the [...]

‘The 70% Club’

The 70% Club
Social Hall, Trinity University, 125 Michigan Avenue NE
(Note: The performance changed rooms within the Main Hall at Trinity; they have signs to direct you.)
Remaining Performance:
Saturday, July 26 @ 7:30 PM
They say: "Can a woman find lasting love these days — especially a black woman? Can two people stay together "'til death do us [...]

‘Crashing Home’

Crashing Home
Harman Center – Forum
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 26 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 27 @ 12:00 Noon
They say: “Voted "Pick of the Fringe 2007," WEERD SISTERS brings back singer/songwriter Annie Johnstone and choreographer/poet Diana Tokaji in a feast of words, dance, live music, and song. Expect chilling beauty – voice and muscle: Raw, ripe, "funny, intense." [...]

Hip Shot: ‘[eureka]’

H Street Playhouse
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 25 @ 11:30 PM
Saturday, July 26 @ 3 PM
Sunday, July 27 @ 7 PM
They say: "Albert is so damn frustrated he can't even talk about it. But he can launch into hilarious feats of slapstick comedy in his bumbling search for peace of mind. Spirituality and old school clowning [...]

‘The Passion of Persephone’

The Passion of Persephone
Remaining performances:
Friday, July 25 @ 6 PM
Saturday, July 26 @ 11 PM
They say: "Hades has captured the Goddess Persephone and tied her up to keep her from leaving the Underworld. When her mother Demeter discovers why Zeus won't rescue Persephone, Demeter wreaks a terrible vengeance . . . Greek myth updated to [...]

Heads-Up: Tehreema Mitha Dance

One more recommendation. Not a review, because (a) I'm not really a dance critic, and (b) my other half used to perform with this company, so even if I were I'd probably recuse myself.
But if only as one last reminder that this year's Fringe has been a bit more multidisciplinary than it was in [...]