Author Archive for Brett Abelman

Hip Shot: McPherson Madness

Studio Theatre – Stage 4
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19, 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
They Say: "Dreama’s struggles as an Occupyer and mother reveal the life of an unusual activist and the intricacies of a tent city. With a major protest looming, troubles at camp and a child, Dreama must decide where [...]

Hip Shot: R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)

The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 10:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 11:30 p.m.
They Say: "A play from the past, about the future. Rossum invents robots to do mankind's bidding. The robot business is booming until Helena, a robot activist, interferes. When the robots [...]

Hip Shot: Mme. Macbeth

Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 12:15 a.m.
Sunday, July 21, 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 12:30 p.m.
They say: "Imagine a world where women are kings, warriors and murderers, while men are witches and gentlewomen. This is the world of Mme. Macbeth. Macbeth is a woman. Lady Macbeth is a man. [...]

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 [...]

Hip Shot: Children in the Mist

GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
Remaining Performances:
Jul 21st 2:00 PM
They say: A man and his son are trapped in a small town grocery store surrounded by a supernatural mist. Is the danger to be found with the creatures outside or the people within?
Brett's Take: It's not that The Mist, the short story by Stephen King [...]

Hip Shot: Planet Egg

Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20th, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21st, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th, 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 28th, 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29th, 4:30 p.m.
They say: "Tiny puppets made of vegetables and stereo parts make their film debut- live onstage, before your eyes! Witness the spectacle of Planet Egg: crash-landings, cultural misunderstandings, murder, romance, [...]

Hip Shot: The Post Reality Show: Talk Media!

Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 18, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 10 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 10 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 10 p.m.
They say: "Presented live over the Net from Randall Packer's underground studio bunker in Washington, DC.  With a provocative lineup of savvy media types, the show [...]

Hip Shot: The Every Fringe Show You Want To See in One Fringe Show Fringe Show

Hip Shot: The Every Fringe Show You Want To See In One Fringe Show Fringe Show
Fort Fringe – Bedroom
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 17th 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18th 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21st 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 29th 2:15 p.m.
They say: "We're spoofing the Fringe! See: Stream of consciousness storytelling! Gratuitous partial nudity! Screaming! Exposure to gay stuff! Profanity! [...]

Hip Shot: The Brontes

Fort Fringe – Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 17th, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21st, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday,July 22nd, 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 29th, 12:45 p.m.
They say: "Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue pays a visit to their favorite 19th century writers, the Brontes, and cooks up a Yorkshire pudding of music, dance and theatrical tomfoolery. Come [...]

Hip Shot: “The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dogs”

In the 13 varied vignettes that wry writer Michael Merino has alertly assembled and ferried to Fringe after it's appearance at Page-to-Stage, the uses, misuses, abuses, disabuses, ruses, muses, tenses and tensions of language and its rocky on-again off-again relationship with the truth are explored and exploded for our entertainment and edification.