Author Archive for Rachel Manteuffel

Hip Shot: The 27 Club

Remaining performances:
Thursday, July 24 at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 p.m.
They Say: Jimi. Janis. Kurt. Jim. Brian. Amy. Infamous musicians who all died at [...]

Hip Shot: The Tumbling

 Fort Fringe — Bedroom
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 15 at 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 2:45 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 at noon
They say: An adult multilingual expressionistic and absurd deconstruction of the "Jack and Jill" nursery rhyme. A sci-fi tragi-comedy. A spy story set inside a brain scan, filled with misguided attempts by distorted [...]

Hip Shot: Marriage, Lizards and Love

The Shop—Fort Fringe
Remaining Performances: 
Sunday, July 13 at 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 at 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 1:15 p.m.
They say: Julia and Henry are struggling in their marriage, haunted by buried secrets, conflicting desires and a mysterious presence. She wants a baby; he wants to write [...]

Hip Shot: Will Work For

Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
They say: Dacyl Acevedo dodges booby-trapped interviews, faces demons of employment past and holds tight to her dream, while surviving the economic crash. Will Work For is a farcical, satirical journey into today’s job market, told through storytelling, [...]

Hip Shot: Old Time British Music Hall

Studio Theatre – Stage 4
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 23, 7:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 4:30 p.m.
They say: "British Music Hall is similar to American vaudeville and comprises songs, sketches and comedy – frequently relying on innuendo for the humor. Music Hall showcases soloists, chorus numbers, dancers, etc. introduced by our MC, Mr. Chairman, [...]

Hip Shot: Polaroid Stories

Fort Fringe–The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 12:30 p.m.
They Say: "An adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories tells the tales of street kids. Intertwining mythology with stories of homeless youth, this play will leave you contemplating: If you change the way your story is told, can you [...]

Hip Shot: Benchmarks

Goethe Institut-Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 5:30 p.m.
They Say: "Dialogue and flashback vignettes provide a peek into the lives of two men struggling to break free from the pain of their pasts."

Rachel's Take: It's two old guys on a bench, talking about their pasts. Frank (David Berkenbilt) and Melvin (William Powell, Jr.) [...]

Hip Shot: What It’s Like? One Veteran’s Tale of Addiction, Survival and PTSD

Goethe Institut- Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19, 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 6 p.m.
They Say: "One veteran's experiences in combat. He returns home only to find out he is different than everyone he knew. The play follows his struggles in life, with substance abuse and the disorder PTSD."
Rachel's [...]

Hip Shot: The Black-Jew Dialogues

Goethe Institut-Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Today, July 13, 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

They say: "Hilarious two-actor play on the history and absurdity of prejudice and racism. This fast-paced show combines sketches, improvisation, puppets, audience participation, a game show and multimedia. Profiled on CNN. 'Funny!' The Washington Post. 'Howled and Cracked-Up!' The [...]

Hip Shot: McGoddess

Studio Theatre-Milton Theatre
Remaining performances:  
Saturday, July 28, 9:15
They say:  "'Can I eat a Big Mac, and still be a Hindu?' wondered Vijai since she was five. Caught between her Marxist father, born–again Christian sister and superstitious Hindu mom, Vijai hilariously struggles to find the meaning of faith in America."
Rachel's take:  Vijai Nathan is the real [...]