Archive for July, 2012

Tonight’s Fringenda: My Plate Is (Man)Too Full Edition

This is it, thrillseekers: The concluding weekend of Capital Fringe VII: The One Before Capital Fringe VIII. There are 45 shows starting between 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. this evening (plus the experiment in compressed intimacy BFF at 4:30) so we are almost already behind schedule.
Item! The Fringe & PurgeCast returns this evening, with an [...]

Hip Shot: Redial

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.
They say: "If you don't have Morgan Freeman to narrate it, the story of your life is told through your conversations with your friends and family. Redial is the story of four aspiring actresses in New York told through phone conversations."
Brett's Take:
SCENE: You're sitting at [...]

Video Hip Shot: The Webcam Play

Goethe Institut – Mainstage
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 26th, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 28th, 8:00 p.m.
They say: "A unique fusion of theatre and film, The Webcam Play tells the story of two lonely twenty-somethings who fall in love online. When things turn sour, they are forced to wonder — was it ever real?"
Joseph and Rachel's Take:
Or watch it [...]

Occupational Therapy: On the 1.54 Percent of Fringe Shows That Take on the 1 Percent

It’s a loosely defined movement that shelters dozens of individual ideas and motives. Everyone has their own impressionistic definition of what it means. You could be talking about the Occupy encampments that sprung up across the U.S. and beyond over the last 10 months. Or you could be talking about the Capital Fringe Festival.
In a [...]

Hip Shot: Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame

Remaining performances:
Wednesday, July 25, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m.

They Say: "A theatrical concert about Blanche's memories told by her granddaughter; weaving through the Depression, WW2 and tragic lost love. A poignant mash-up of torch, folk and chamber music. 'Delicate, penetrating, captivating songs,' #13, 'Best Shows of 2011,' Huffington Post."
Rachel's Take: Blanche is a [...]

Tonight’s Fringenda: Fair-Weather Edition

Capital Fringe 2012 is 68.75 percent history, and you know what that means: It is still 31.25 percent something else, and indeed perhaps many other things that together add up to 31.25 percent of something! Math! I am just OK at it!
Be that as it may, there are 37 shows on tonight's calendar. The dewpoint will [...]

Hip Shot: Jesus Le MOMO

Fort Fringe- Bedroom
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 24th 9:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 28th 7 p.m.
They Say: "It's 1970, DC. A priest's 'wife' — at odds with her 'husband' — the priest and communal housemates hold a prayer meeting, speaking in tongues. Dead, mad poet-playwright Antonin Artaud suddenly materializes, demanding they assist him in his [...]

Hip Shot: Dead Man’s Mambo

Remaining performances: 
Tuesday, July 24, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 4:15 p.m.
They say: "The commedia troupe is missing and our hapless stage manager must play all 11 characters with only his mute musician for help. Part Commedia dell'Arte, part Clown, Dead Man's Mambo is a fast moving, improv-based performance with live music."
Rachel's take: The one-man [...]

Hip Shot: A Year of Giving

Goethe-Institut – Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 28, 6 p.m.
They say: "How far can $10 take you? Join the inspiring journey of an unemployed DC man who spent a year giving away $10 a day, uniting 365 strangers, sharing their stories and changing lives."
Lindsey's Take: Back in 2009, Reed Sandridge was out of a job. He was tired [...]

Hip Shot: In the Company of de Sade

Remaining Performances: 
Jul 25th 10:15 PM
Jul 26th 8:15 PM
Jul 29th 2:30 PM

They say: 1795: Marquis de Sade wrote Philosophy in the Bedroom. 2012: a director adapts and stages this work in DC. However, there is one person who is none too happy about this. A raunchy, funny play-within-a-play about sex, art and theatre.

Catherine's Take: More [...]