Author Archive for Ian Buckwalter

Hip Shot: heady collectibles

Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 24, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 3:15 p.m.
They say: "Expressive heads on zany characters tumble and bounce, bringing head idioms to life. Reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's era, heady collectibles uses ragtime music, physical comedy, dance and poetry to illustrate “hothead,” “airhead,” “out of my head” [...]

Hip Shot: Someone to Watch Over Me

Goethe Institut – Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 21, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 7:45 p.m.
They say: "A piece of politics and protest set against the backdrop of our age of social media. Someone to Watch Over Me tells the story of a young woman who gave the people a voice and made a [...]

Hip Shot: H Street Housewives

Fort Fringe – Redrum
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 12:15 a.m.
Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 10:00 p.m.
They say: "Backyard chickens. Flame wars on the mommy listserv. Slutty househusbands and a plot to change H Street forever. Catch H Street Housewives at Fringe – no streetcar required."
Ian's Take: I've never seen an [...]

Hip Shot: Smellin’ Up the Den

Goethe Institut – Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 17, 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 9:15 p.m.
They say: "Rape. Depression. Women talking about their vaginas. Smellin' up the Den has none of that… it's actually good. Smellin’ Up the Den is a hilarious in-your-face sketch comedy show, like Saturday Night Live... but with the f-word."
Ian's [...]

Hip Shot: The Play About the Coach

Goethe Institut – Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, 12 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 5:15 p.m.
They say: "A one-man show that is the first of its kind! The Play About The Coach takes the audience courtside into the final minutes of a high stakes game as a coach's world comes [...]

Hip Shot: Sweet Painted Lady

Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 19 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 10:15 p.m.
Friday, July 27 6:00 p.m.
They say: "Jack's in a crisis. He has an absent fiancee, a reliable dealer and a painting of a beautiful lady. When he takes too many blue pills, the line between reality and surrealism blurs. Can [...]

Hip Shot: Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical Capital Anthropological, Inquisitorial Probe

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 28, 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 4:15 p.m.
They say: "The Fantastical... is a series of theatre/science experiments. Cecily Marlborough and Gwendolyn Hamm, time-traveling Victorian social anthropologists, arrive to conduct studies. Created by audience and actors alike, The Fantastical... reveals the miraculous, beautiful and bizarre habits of our modern lives."
Ian's [...]

Hip Shot: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s a Midsummer Night’s Sex Dream

Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 14th 3:15 PM
Sunday, July 15th 9:15 PM
Saturday, July 22nd 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 26th 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 28th 11:59 PM
They say: Shakespeare's classic takes a...beating in this punk rock interpretation. This timeless story of love and magic is given leather jackets, fluorescent hair, and three chords and plunged into the crazy world of [...]

Hip Shot: Priscilla Dreams the Answer

Warehouse, 645 New York Avenue NW
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 20th, 8 p.m.
Friday, July 22nd, 10:45 p.m.
They say: "Priscilla is lost, so she spends her days (and nights) searching for answers. The aliens who call her collect at 3am need those answers, too. Wielding bubble wrap, greeting cards, and dreams, they're out to save the world in [...]

Hip Shots: I Like Nuts! (The Musical)

Studio Theatre – Mead Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 19th, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 24th, 2 pm
They say: "Join Horatio, a Robot, a Pirate, a Vampire and two Squirrels on a quest for the knowledge of the nut. Quirky & packed with all the Norwegian fish balls you can stomach. Back, bigger, better but [...]