Archive for July, 2011

(Half the) Pick of the Fringe Award Winners, Interviewed!

We have only just started to see straight again after Sunday night's Captital Fringe Festival-concluding bacchanal, which is why it took so long for these video interviews we shot at Fort Fringe that night to see the light of day. We didn't interview all the winners; just the ones who hung around to party [...]

Fringe, Purged: Year of the Woman?

It was a Capital Fringe Festival in which technically impressive shows—whether the technique on offer was digital or manual—were the talk of the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar.
It was a festival that cost more to attend than in prior years, at least until a withering heat wave inspired a $12 weekend ticket special.
And if it didn't [...]

Hip Shot: My Diamond Jubilee

Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
No more in the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, because that's done. But Ellouise Schoettler posts her tour dates on her site.
They say: "Genealogy Meets Entertainment as 75-year-old storyteller Ellouise Schoettler puts flesh on old family bones to weave this intriguing collage of romance, hunky heroes, love, loss and reunion. Come for fun – leave [...]

Hip Shot: F#@king Up Everything

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW
Remaining Fringe Performances:
None...but playing at Woolly Mammoth until Sunday, August 14
Running Time: 90 minutes
They say: "Can Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg stay true to himself and still get the girl? Or will he lose her to the guy in leather pants? Set in Brooklyn’s indie music scene, it’s a rock [...]

hookups: A Second Opinion!

Wonderbox, 629 New York Ave. NW
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 23, 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 12:30 pm.
Sex on drugs, sex on love, sex from above (or rather, news of such delivered by the angels from on high). That's what hookups explores—the spectrum of romantic couplings from the dawn of time through present-day one-night stands. And that's how [...]

Hip Shot: hookups

Wonderbox, 629 New York Ave. NW
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 23, 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 12:30 pm
They say: "What was Plato like in bed? Do pandas get performance anxiety? Who moved third base? And where did Romeo leave his hose? Find out at the original comedy Hookups. We'd love it if you came!"

Hip Shot: 70 Million Tons

Hip Shot: 70 Million Tons
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
They say: "God has had it. We've spent centuries desecrating Her favorite planet and She's ready to bring another Great Flood. Can an extravagant director and clueless bunch of classical actors produce an eco-friendly farce in an hour and [...]

Look Ye Now Upon the Kindly Face of Fringe Fanatacism

So I was talking with Capital Fringe Festival Supreme Allied Commander Julianne Brienza last night about her and her confederates' decisive action to counter this soul-searing heatwave by cutting ticket prices from $17 to $12. Based on no data, and drawing upon the nigh-Greenspanian fiscal savvy that has made me the independently wealthy man of [...]

Hip Shot: Open Hearts

Goethe Institut- Mainstage
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 23rd at 6 p.m.
They say:  "Sadie is turning 90. 'Life is wonderful? Really? So where did everybody go? Living your life, it's like open heart surgery: a big annoying pain!'"

Hip Shot: Assembly Required: Comedy A to Y

The Mountain – at Mount Vernon Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave NW

Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 22nd, 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
Running Time: 70 minutes
They say: “Rob and Flick aka 'Assembly Required,' the edu-tainers and self-proclaimed artistic geniuses behind last year's hit shlecture (that's a show lecture) about musicals return with a new assembly that will teach [...]