Archive for July, 2013

Hip Shot: I Tried To Be Normal, It Didn’t Take

Caos on F
Remaining Shows:
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. (at the Goethe Institut–Gallery)
July 26 at 9:45 p.m.
July 27 at 6:00 p.m.
They Say: "Through song, stand up and conversation, Stephanie details how failing at normal was actually succeeding."
Val's Take: It's the obsession of every middle schooler: to be "normal." But the meaning of that word is ultimately quite [...]

Hip Shot: Underneath the Lintel

Goethe Institut – Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 25, 5:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m.
They say: Best Solo Show: Minnesota and London (Ontario) Fringes. Starring film and TV veteran Pat O'Brien. A librarian finds a book 123 years overdue and embarks on a quest to apprehend [...]

Today’s Fringenda: None Shall Know the Day or Hour Edition

CapFringe V. 8, weekend 3, INITIATE. The climate surrounding Fort Fringe is, suddenly, fit to sustain human life. The State of Our Union is strong. I'm worried that Pacific Rim is going to leave cinemas before I get a chance to see it. Wait... can you guys hear my thoughts? Oh, no. Blank slate. Blank [...]

Hip Shot: Fallbeil

Remaining Shows:
July 24 at 10:15 p.m.
July 27 at 7:45 p.m.
They Say: "Teetering between the worlds of national hero Sophie Scholl and modern day Germany, this historical fantasy tells the story of two women faced with mortality – one confronted by Nazi Germany, the other with the conflict in the Middle East."

Lauren's Take: I walked into [...]

Hip Shot: Waiting for Orson

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 25, 7:45p.m.
Friday, July 26, 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 3:00p.m.
They say: "Inspired by actual events. Featured in February’s Capital Fringe Artist Interview, an idealist and his psychiatrist ex-girlfriend explore the cusp of enlightenment or insanity as he waits in New York’s Penn Station for a visit from an [...]

Hip Shot: Tell-Tale

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 10:45 p.m.
They say: "A car crash survivor discovers a strange connection to the woman whose blood now runs through his veins. Now he's on a dangerous mission to save her in this thrilling and magical riff on Poe's [...]

Hip Shot: heady collectibles

Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 24, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 3:15 p.m.
They say: "Expressive heads on zany characters tumble and bounce, bringing head idioms to life. Reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's era, heady collectibles uses ragtime music, physical comedy, dance and poetry to illustrate “hothead,” “airhead,” “out of my head” [...]

Hip Shot: My Civil War

Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 1:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 12:00 noon
They say: "Rooted in music, letters, movement and poems from then and now, this theatrical concert explores the American Civil War soldier's tale, the war's impact on the nation and the internal struggles that make love a battlefield [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Shakespeare & Shakespeare & Company Edition

The life-sucking humidity has subsided, but the Capital Fringe Festival endures. Tonight's offerings, as recommended by trusted agents of the Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad—and, disproportionately this time, by me—are heavy on the Shakespeare. I'm of the opinion you can't go wrong with any of these.
Tragedy Averted (Fort Fringe – The Shop, [...]

Hip Shot: Hello, You Assholes!

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 23, 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m.
They say: "A musical comedy featuring award-winning original rock songs and dialogue reminiscent of Woody Allen's early work, Hello, You Assholes! follows a collection of partygoers as they share their hopes, dreams and obsessions while searching for romance and redemption."
Alexis' Take: Dan Sperling [...]