Archive for July, 2013

PurgeCast EXTRASODE! Gabriel Swee & Briana Manente from Pick of the Fringe Best Comedy Winner The D.C. State Players Present Agamemnon

Producer/actor Gabriel Swee and actor Briana Manente discuss The D.C. State Players Present AGAMAMENON, voted Best Comedy in the Pick of the Fringe Awards at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

FURTHER READING: Brett Abelman's review of The D.C. State Players Present Agamemnon.

PurgeCast EXTRASODE! Director’s Award Winner Vaughn Irving of Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk

Co-composer & actor Vaughn Irving discusses Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, one of two recipients (with The Clocks) of the Director's Award at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.
FURTHER READING: Ryan S. Taylor's review of Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk.

PurgeCast EXTRASODE! Director Carl Brandt Long & Playwright Hunter Styles of Tell Tale, Pick of the Fringe Winner for Best Drama

Director Carl Brandt Long and playwright Hunter Styles discuss their play Tell-Tale, which was voted Best Drama in the Pick of the Fringe Awards at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

FURTHER READING: Alexis Hauk's review of Tell-Tale.

PurgeCast EXTRASODE! Director’s Award Winners Jason Patrick Wells & Jacy Barber of The Clocks

Jason Patrick Wells and Jacy Barber of Not a Robot Theatre Company, winners of the Director's Award in the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival, discuss their show The Clocks.

FURTHER READING: Sophia Bushong's review of The Clocks.

PurgeCast EXTRASODE! Pick of the Fringe Best Movement & Physical Theatre winner Brynn Tucker of A Guide to Dancing Naked

Brynn Tucker talks about developing her show A Guide to Dancing Naked, which was voted Pick of the Fringe for Best Movement & Physical Theatre in the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

FURTHER READING: Rachel Kurzius' review of A Guide to Dancing Naked.

A Kind of Magic: Creating The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: The Musical

Mike Daisey is one of the world’s most gifted talkers. If you’ve ever seen him perform, as he has on many occasions since 2008 here in DC at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, or perhaps heard one of his two, very different, appearances on This American Life last year, you’ll know that one of his tools [...]

Hip Shot: Tragedy Averted

The Shop

Remaining Performance:

Sunday, July 28. But sold out.
They say:  "What if the tragic heroines of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear and Othello had brunch? In Tragedy Averted, Ophelia, Juliet, Cordelia and Desdemona air their grievances and maybe even find a way to avert their tragedies."
Rebecca's Take:
Certain Fringe shows can draw an audience by [...]

PurgeCast #17: Tragical Mirth, Landlocked Fish, Hardboiled Private Eyes

FEATURING: Rebecca J. Ritzel! Camilla Domonoske! Rachel Manteuffel! Look what I do for you, dear listeners.
DISCUSSED: The Tragical Mirth of Love and Marriage: Short Scenes by Chekov; A Guide to Dancing Naked; Fish Outta Water; Underneath the Lintel; Detective Pimbley and the Case of the Rich, Dead Lady.
DISCOVERED: The Librarian is a made-for-cable adventure film [...]

Hip Shot: From the Ground Up

Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square
Remaining Performance:
Sunday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.
They say: "From ancient Egypt to modern day Austria, Bowen Macaulay Dance explores the environmental influence on movement and movement choice in both Afoot in Vienna and in the theatrically-arresting Fire and Air, based on the final act of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra."

Cara's Take: This performance is short.  The two [...]

Today’s Fringenda: The Secretions of His Success Edition

Greeting, Noble Denizens of Planet Fringe. Wanna hear something sexy? When the sun sets over Fort Fringe tonight at 8:25 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the temperature is projected to be a humane 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
CapFringe recommendations, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad, explode in action immediamente!
In [...]