Sign and Counter-Sign, or Does Glenn Beck Care About Baby Seals?


Perhaps drawing inspiration from this rather brilliant March installment of Amanda Hess' The Sexist column, the DC Theatre Collective has taken a clever approach to the crass business of self-promotion.  The group's CapFringe entry this year is The Tea Party Project, so it seems wholly appropriate that they've stolen a page from the Dittohead playbook, picketing last Thursday's Fringe preview with signs that could have used the ministrations of a copy editor before being set down in permanent marker.  The show promises "a fresh look at the movement that's defining our political times"—the same sort of thing Dave Weigel will surely continue to do wherever he ends up next.

If you've run across what strikes you as a particularly inventive—or, what the hell, particularly objectionable—approach to Fringe-show promotion, let us know about in the comments.

  • K. Clare Johnson

    the cloak room is sponsoring a coat drive as part of its Fringe experience. If you have any winter coats you don't need, bring them to the show and we'll gladly take them off your hands.

    The coats collected so far will be used in the production, then cleaned and donated to TERRIFIC, Inc (www. TERRIFIC, INC. (Temporary Emergency Residential Resource Institute for Families in Crisis) is an action oriented, 501 (c) 3, non-profit (tax exempt), housing and human service organization whose primary goal is to respond to families in crises.

    Let me know if you want any more information about this!