Author Archive for Brett Abelman

Hip Shot: Priest/Penitent

Catholicism, and religion in general, comes in for a confession in this pair of cutting one-acts performed by local theater mainstay Bob Lohrmann.

Hip Shot: straight on til moUrning

A physical, political, unapologetically passionate dance-theater take on Peter Pan.

Hip Shot: God: The One-Man Show

Let there be ham.

Hip Shot: Breast in Show

Mountain – Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 19 at 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22 at 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.
They say: Welcome to the “ChemoCafé,” where strangers become friends sharing an unforgettable journey of laughter and tears on the road to healing. Join these warriors on a life-affirming emotional rollercoaster in the [...]

Hip Shot: Malevolence

Main Stage – Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 at 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m.
They say: An accusation is made: a student against a well-liked teacher. Is he innocent? Is he guilty? A drama that will make you think and rethink.
Brett's Take: Just because [...]

Hip Shot: Detective Pimbley and the Case of the Rich Dead Lady

Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 23, 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2:45 p.m.
They say: "In a world of dark and stormy nights, Detective Pimbley prefers dark and stormy cocktails, but when a rich lady is found very dead, Pimbley is caught between a ruthless adulterer, a conniving femme [...]

Hip Shot: Patterns: A Numbers and Symbols Show

Goethe Institut – Mainstage

Remaining Performances: 
Sunday, July 21, 7:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, noon

They say: "The secrets of the universe may be hidden in the inexplicable patterns constructed in one man’s mind. An unusual blend of interactive theatre and magic created by the five-time winner of the Boulder [...]

Hip Shot: The Conversion of Thais the Whore

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 8:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 9:45 p.m.
They Say: "The Conversion of Thais the Whore tells of a powerful courtesan who is forcibly converted and tortured by the hermit Pafnutius. Will she burn for her sins in eternal damnation? Or will she destroy her body [...]

Hip Shot: Fireball XL

Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19, 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, noon
They Say: "A futuristic romp aboard Starship Fireball XL. Our spandex-clad female crew hurtles through space in search of the Tribe of Lost Boys. Their mission – to save humanity. But will they survive invisible ninjas, pint-sized pirates and Chekhov performed by aliens?"
Brett's [...]

Hip Shot: The D.C. State Players present Agamemnon

GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square

Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 9:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 p.m.
They Say: "The D.C. State Players present Agamemnon is arguably and indisputably the best community theatre production in Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia, Central DC, Western Ohio and possibly [...]