Archive for July, 2010

Julianne and the Numbers

Capital Fringe Festival Executive Director Julianne Brienza does the numbers at the 2010 festival's closing-night party, Sunday, July 25.

Fringe Interview: Jo Firestone & Dylan Marron

Video interview with Jo Firestone and Dylan Marron, the winners of the 2010 Captial Fringe Festival Directors' Award for "Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite."

The (cough) Morning After

Capital Fringe Festival 2010, hazily, lovingly remembered.

Critical Mass: The Unbearable Lateness of Being a Fringegoer and Other Matters

In Which Three WCP Theater Critics Set Out To Discuss Matters of Pressing Import, But Get Stuck Bitching About Draconian Late-Seating Policies, Tapped Kegs and The Fact That The Apothecary is HOT AS BALLS.
Glen Weldon: All right, Graham. Klimek.  It's about time we blew the lid off a subject that THE MAN doesn't want [...]

Hip Shot: ‘2 Reprises’

2 Reprises: In PURSUIT of the ENGLISH Rose and DISORDEr
Venue: Goethe-Institut – Mainstage

Remaining Performance:
Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m.
They say: "Laugh, cry, fall in love, with a cockney and a hoarder! 2006 CapFringe sell-out 'English' recreates Rose's wit and pathos surviving Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's Post-War London. 'DISORDEr' humorously exposes PakratPatty's Collector-itis and Disposophobia — [...]

Hip Shot: ‘The Tea Party Project’

The Tea Party Project
Redrum – at Fort Fringe
Remaining performance:
Sunday, July 25 at 5 p.m.
They say: Steeped in tea party hysteria? Try sipping facts. THE TEA PARTY PROJECT exposes the truth behind the tricorn hats – the funny, the bizarre, and the downright horrifying.
Aaron's take: I'll say right off the bat that most of the audience [...]

Oh, Fringe. You Bring Out The Best In Us

Yes, it does say, right there at the bottom, 'I can't believe I had to make this sign.'

Hip Shot: ‘The Imaginary Autopsee’

The Imaginary Autopsee
The Clinic – 1006 6th St. NW
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m.
They say: “A classic Commedia dell'Arte play complete with impossible situations, mistaken identity, and a happily ever after ending! Wild physical comedy, innuendo, and improvisation make sure that any audience member watching The Imaginary Autopsee will laugh themselves TO [...]

Fringe Interview: American Theater Ensemble’s Martin Blank

American Ensemble Theater's "A Walk in the Woods" examines the issue of nuclear non-proliferation. Those of us who are following the Capital Fringe Festival closely are fascinated by how the theatrical community in Washington interacts with the policy community. Fringe & Purge's Sophia Bushong sat down with AET Artistic Director Martin Blank to get his take.

Hip Shot: ‘From Sublime to Divine’

Looking for a first-person story that isn't agonized, isn't a monologue, isn't quite what you expected? This tale of two ladies learning to dance in a classical Indian style might be the thing.