Author Archive for Cara Lea Shockley

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 [...]

Hip Shot: They Call Me Q!

Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m.
Sunday July 21, 7:45 p.m.
They say: "Indian women, Latina classmates, Caucasian teachers, Black friends, male/female – a voice for the universal struggles for identity and acceptance that are experienced by all nationalities. 'A jazzy gem…ranks with the monodramas of John Leguizamo, Spalding Gray, Camryn Manheim...'"
Cara's Take: Qurrat Kadwani has looked [...]

Hip Shot: Almost Together

Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19,5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 11:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 5:45 p.m.
They say: "A lifetime of struggle with mental illness in 60 minutes. Witness the sheer elation, despair, utter hopelessness, humor and triumph that all play a part in bipolar disorder. Celebrate the raw and joyous truth through song [...]

Hip Shot: Mirabilia

Fort Fringe—Redrum
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 18, 10:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 3:00 p.m.
They say: "Two friends, separated in a storm, journey in search of each other and write letters describing their odd, magical and often comic encounters. Through props, movement and variety performance, the cast brings to life these tales of a fantastic [...]

Hip Shot: Impossible to Translate, but I’ll Try: True-Life Israeli Stories

Goethe Institut – Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 16, 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 4:45 p.m.
They say: "Growing up in Jerusalem is more than the Bible and war. Storyteller Noa Baum takes us on a poignant, humorous journey through her life. Experience a fresh side of Israel with childhood [...]

Hip Shot: A Commedia Romeo and Juliet

Fort Fringe — The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 6:15 PM
Saturday, July 20, 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 10:15 PM
Sunday, July 28, 6:30 PM
They say: "Shakespeare's story of poetry-spouting lovers, squabbling fathers and dim-witted servants draws heavily on Commedia dell’Arte. The masks, acrobatics and humor from the Italian Comedy make the tragic turns cut [...]

Hip Shot: The Human Algorithm

Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 4:15 p.m.
They say:  "Getting smacked around at an Indian yoga retreat, training an invisible Turkish dog, teaching a Peruvian cabbie "Mamma Mia"… join one woman as she figures out what we all have in common. There must be a formula for humanity, right?"
Cara's Take: Cigdem [...]

Hip Shot: Marsha

Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 13, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 12:15 a.m.
They say: "Marsha is locked in a cage. She waits and waits and then it happens. A humorous, honest and startling account of the world through the eyes of a young girl as she discovers the truth [...]