Archive for July, 2008

Heads-Up: ‘Gilgamesh’

I've been planning on writing up an actual reviewlet, but the day has gotten away from me.
So, short version, because they've got a perf tonight at 8 (at the Source): It's worth checking out, especially if you're into the whole ancient-tales-retold thing.
Some strong movement, some interesting work with shadows and (human-generated) sound, a youngish cast [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Prototype 373-G’

Prototype 373-G
The Source
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 26 @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 27 @ 4:30 PM
They say: "In Polynesian mythology, when people were first created, they were born hatching out of turtle's eggs ... maybe they were right. Prototype 373-G blends humor and magical realism to tell the story of a woman battling extraterrestrials, a series of [...]

Purge Here:

Several commenteers (the extra "e" is purposeful, in the vein of "buccaneers" or "racketeers") have requested a daily open thread for purging purposes.
So...what's turning you on?  What's turning you off?  What's turning you around in circles?  Good God, please, tell us!

‘The Disappearance of Jonah’

The Disappearance of Jonah
The Shop at Fort Fringe
Remaining Shows:
Thursday, July 24 @ 6:00 PM; Friday, July 25 @ 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 26 @ 5:00 PM; Sunday, July 27 @ 12:30 PM
They say: "When small town golden boy Jonah Thompson moves to New York City, he dreams that the city will be his playground but soon [...]

‘Carnal Node’

Carnal Node
Harman Center – Forum
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 26 @ 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 27 @ 3:00 PM
They say: "Sex, love, and lies in the internet age: what is it about technology that simultaneously brings us together and drives us apart? Where can lonely souls find love in this age? Great Noise Ensemble explores these ideas through [...]

Jesus vs. Jerry Springer

So apparently there's a big honkin' protest going on down at the Studio Theatre, where Jerry Springer: The Opera is running as sorta-kinda part of the Fringe. Apparently some religious folk think it's blasphemous.
(Got a fuzzy cellphone pic from Scot McKenzie, but can't put it here for arcane technical reasons.)
Now, honestly, people: Of all the [...]

Free Concert Tonight

What: OmegaBand
Who: You
Where: The Baldacchino (607 New York Ave NW)
When: Tonight, 10 PM – 11 PM
How much: $0
Why: Why not?

Dramatizing Iraq

I struggle with plays about the Iraq War. On Sunday, I saw Jack Gilhooley's The Warrior, and it was probably the best Iraq piece I've seen. Still, I can't say I enjoyed it, nor did I find it very dramatically compelling, and as I left the theater I realized that I have never [...]

Hip-Shot: ‘The Naked Party’

The Naked Party
The Shop at Fort Fringe
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 25 @ 10:30 PM; Saturday, July 26 @ 11 PM; Sunday, July 27 @ 2:30 PM
They say: "A hot new play that gives an intimate and honest look at exactly how much there is to lose when you decide to reveal yourself. The Naked Party takes [...]

Hip-Shot: “Thousands of Years—Rome”

Thousands of Years—Rome
Flashpoint – Mead Theatre Lab
Remaining performances:
July 24, 9:30 p.m.; July 25, 6 p.m.; July 26, 1 p.m.; July 27, 12 p.m.
They say: "Thousands of Years—Rome takes a Roman Legionnaire and a Senator's daughter from their 1st Century parting in the Roman Forum to their 21st Century reunion there. They participate in the Roman [...]