Author Archive for Chris Klimek

The FringeCasting Couch #4 – With Capital Fringe founder/CEO Julianne Brienza and COO Peter Korbel

Capital Fringe founder and CEO Julianne Brienza discusses the former A.V. Ristorante Italiano, the crumbling New York Ave. NW landmark that has served as "Fort Fringe," the festival's headquarters and key performance complex, for six years. This year's festival will be the last in this location. Later, Capital Fringe COO Peter Korbel joins the conversation [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Kill ‘Em All Edition

With more than 40 Capital Fringe shows on offer this evening alone, Who You Gonna Call?
Nobody, is who. The Fringeworthy Action News & Commentary Squad is already onsite to offer or informed recommendations. Here're a half-dozen shows you can see tonight that have earned our imprimatur of excellence.
Will Work For (Gearbox, 6:30 p.m.) — Dacyl [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Two Shakespeares, Each Alike in Dignity Edition

(Even though only one of them is in a bar.)
We're burning daylight already, no time for chitchat! Here're a half-dozen Capital Fringe shows playing today, once again starting inconveniently early, that the dedicated agents of our Action News and Commentary Squad have thoroughly examined and can certify as... Fringeworthy!
Stone Tape Party (Atlas Performing Arts Center: [...]

The FringeCasting Couch #3: With Live Action Theatre, on The Tournament

FEATURING: Lex Davis! Jake Guinn! Chris Niebling! Kristen Pilgirm!
DISCUSSED: The Tournament, The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy and how you tell a story during a stage fight.

WE'RE SORRY: That I whine about my shoulder just for a minute at the beginning. Please take into account that I said the things I said under [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Sex and Death Edition

A high temperature in low 80s with the humidity confining itself to the civilized low 40s means Hump Day this week is a good day to do anything outside. And wouldn't you know it, that latest Pinky Swear Cabaret opens at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar tonight.
He're a half-dozen Capital Fringe shows playing today that [...]

Hip Shot: Waiting for Armageddon

Atlas Performing Arts Center: Lab II
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 18, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 9:45 p.m.
They say: What's Armageddon gonna look like? Pandemic, natural cataclysm, nuclear apocalypse, extraterrestrial catastrophe? The answers come from a Street Prophet and a 5-Star General – among others – on Ron Litman's zany, musical journey to the [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Weird Sisters Edition

After a day of "rest", which we spent writing, editing, and at the hospital, we're back on the beat for CapFringe IX, Day... 5? Six? Does the Monday count? We're looking at another hot, sticky day, Washington, though we may see another awe-inspiring thunderstorm like we had yesterday around 4 p.m. Let's hope.
He're a half-dozen [...]

The FringeCasting Couch #2: With No. 11 Productions, on Coosje

FEATURING: Rachel Manteuffel! And from No. 11 Productions, Ryan Emmons, Julie Congress, Sina Heiß, Enrico de Trizio, and Steven Conroy.
DISCUSSED: Coosje, their surreal play-with-music about the romance and creative partnership of sculptors & art theorists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen (1942-2009), who created Typewriter Eraser, Scale X on view in the National Gallery of [...]

The FringeCasting Couch BREAKING NEWS EXTRA-SODE: The Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit

Joseph Price doesn't think of himself as a hero. He's just a good man who's got no time for crime.
The storyteller and veteran Fringeworthy Action News & Commentary Squad member humbly tells the harrowing tale of how he personally intervened to prevent a brazen act of theft at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar on the [...]

Hip Shot: Capt. Tickle Britches

The Shot at Fort Fringe
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 9 p.m.
They say: Capt. Tickle Britches is a night of sketch comedy that brings together ninjas, superheroes, racists, stalkers and cooties shots. These scenes by Funny or Die's Allan McLeod and [...]