Author Archive for Erin Petty

Hip Shot: ‘Surviving Retail’

Surviving Retail
Venue: The Point, 1013 7th St. NW
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 21, at 9 p.m.
Friday, July 23, at 10:30 p.m.
They Say: "Money is the root of all retail sales, just like all evil," say Pete Wright. He's the retail soldier who offers humorous, absolutely true tales and observations from his 20-plus years on the storefront lines [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Santa’s Helper’

Santa's Helper
Remaining performances:
Wednesday, July 21, at 10:15 p.m.
Friday, July 23, at midnight
They say: Jack, a child molester, kidnaps the eight-year-old Jim on Christmas. But haunted by old memories, Jack decides to redeem himself, playing into Jim's fantasy of being Santa's helper. Visiting Jack's past, present, and future, they search for answers and forgiveness.
Erin's Take: Child [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Edible Rex’

Edible Rex
Venue: Goethe Institut – Mainstage, 812 7th St. NW
Remaining performances:
Wednesday, July 21, at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, at 10 p.m.
They Say: In this one-man show, a father, a son, and a French chef search for the perfect meal. The adventure begins in a Chinese restaurant and continues in Sweden, North Korea, and Oklahoma. And [...]

We’ve Seen Everything So You Don’t Have To

We're in the homestretch of Capital Fringe. I polled our Fringe & Purgers yesterday about their favorite shows so far, and here's what came up:
Handbook for Hosts, courtesy of Chris Klimek. There's only one show left: Saturday, July 24 at 8 p.m.
Ian Buckwalter had quite the comprehensive list:
Eight, one show left on Saturday, July 24 [...]

Fringe Profile: The Author and Inspiration of ‘WAR & THERAPY’

Last week, the Army released statistics showing that 32 soldiers committed suicide in June, the highest number in a single month since the Vietnam era. The news doesn’t come as a surprise to Paula Caplan.
For the last several years, Caplan, a psychologist and playwright, has been researching veterans and the treatment they receive upon returning [...]

Hip Shot: ‘A Walk in the Woods’

A Walk in the Woods
Remaining performances:
Saturday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 17, at 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 18, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, at 3 p.m.
They Say: Lee Blessing's comic drama follows two Cold War nuclear arms negotiators, one American, one Russian, as they struggle for the impossible, to become friends. Nominated for a Pulitzer [...]

Hip Shot: ‘GS-14′

The Clinic, 1006 6th St. NW
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 18, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, 1 p.m.
They say: 'GS-14' is a comedy about a fed-up government manager who decides to ignore all rules so as to get the job done. He tries to fire the lazy. He tells [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Busted’

Warehouse, 1019 7th St. NW
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 8, at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14, at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 17, at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20, at 10:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21, at 6 p.m.
They say: In spite of divorce, kids, job hunting, internet social media sites, and other modern age distractions, Joan struggles for her artistic self-expression. When [...]

Inside Fringe: This Week’s Cover Story

Fringe editor Chris Klimek did a bang-up cover story on Capital Fringe, which starts tonight and runs through July 25. Among the juiciest tidbits:

Fort Fringe used to be an Italian restaurant that was a favorite dining spot of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
She may have a fancy title, but Fringe executive director and co-founder Julianne [...]

Fringe Opens Tomorrow!

Though Fort Fringe has been open since last Thursday, Capital Fringe doesn't officially kick off until tomorrow. The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent is where most of the action is, complete with bar and grill, damn fine people watching, and oh yeah–even a show or eight.
The Rave Scenes,  about party kids in the once-thriving DC rave scene, [...]