Author Archive for Greg Benson

Hip Shot: Bethesda

Gallery – Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 2:30 p.m.
They say: Disgraced American diplomat Barry returns to DC, but soon discovers his past haunts his wife and kids. When his son runs away and his daughter is caught cheating, wife Joy changes the course of [...]

Hip Shot: Coosje

Gallery – Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 at 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.
They say: In this whimsical love story inspired by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, two sculptors learn to collaborate in life and art. Meanwhile, a pear falls out of [...]

Hip Shot: Waiting for Orson

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 25, 7:45p.m.
Friday, July 26, 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 3:00p.m.
They say: "Inspired by actual events. Featured in February’s Capital Fringe Artist Interview, an idealist and his psychiatrist ex-girlfriend explore the cusp of enlightenment or insanity as he waits in New York’s Penn Station for a visit from an [...]

Hip Shot: Bedroom Mirrors

Fort Fringe—The Bedroom
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 11:45p.m.
Friday, July 26, 7:45p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 12:30p.m.
They Say: "Dreams, ambitions and secrets of trailblazers and conformists in bed together. A radical's affair with a soldier. An artist's unexpected rendezvous with her corporate ex-lover. A queer trans woman's quest for intimacy beyond identity. Who will get what they want?"
Greg's Take: [...]

Hip Shot: Madam Ambassador

Fort Fringe—The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 18, 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 9:15 p.m.
They say: "He wants you for his ambassador in a great place. Valerie Butts went from a soul-killing prairie town to a swinging European capital with no money and a bumbling klutz for a husband. You can too. Find out [...]

Hip Shot: Rosemary With Ginger

Hip Shot: Rosemary With Ginger
The Shop
Remaining Performances:

Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00pm
Friday, July 19 at 6:30pm
Sunday, July 21 at 5:45pm
Sunday, July 28 at 1:00pm
They say: "Rosemary is about to lose her children and Ginger is stuck in a loveless marriage. In Rosemary With Ginger, generations of self-destructive behavior reach a boil as two sisters [...]

Hip Shot: hookups

Wonderbox, 629 New York Ave. NW
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 23, 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 12:30 pm
They say: "What was Plato like in bed? Do pandas get performance anxiety? Who moved third base? And where did Romeo leave his hose? Find out at the original comedy Hookups. We'd love it if you came!"

Hip Shot: GS-14

Spooky Universe, 1810 16th St. NW
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, at 7:30 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 people unwelcome truths. He's soon in fights with almost [...]

Hip Shot: Love Me! (Why Everyone Hates Actors)

The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW.
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 20, at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 23, at 3:45pm
Sunday, July 24, at 1:00pm
They say: "Why are actors freaks? This parody of an actor's life will take you from the first glimpses of eclectic behavior through the insanity that forces actors to take off their clothes [...]

Hip Shot: Squirrel, or The Origin of a Species

Redrum at Fort Fringe, 612 L Street NW
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 15, at 6:00pm
Sunday July 17 at 4:00pm
Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm
They say: "A Man. A Squirrel. A Controversial Theory. The must see absurdist psychosocial thought experiment of the season. In a battle of wits with Sciurus carolinensis, Charles Darwin struggles to order the universe while [...]