Author Archive for Rachel Manteuffel

Hip Shot: Me and the Devil Blues

Remaining performances: 
Saturday, July 28, 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 4:45 p.m.
They say:  "Join the Devil and his musical guest, Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues, for a late night show you'll never forget. Mainly because no one gets to leave. A dark experimental blues rock extravaganza — all night, every night."
Rachel's take: "Guten tag.  Velcome [...]

Hip Shot: Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame

Remaining performances:
Wednesday, July 25, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m.

They Say: "A theatrical concert about Blanche's memories told by her granddaughter; weaving through the Depression, WW2 and tragic lost love. A poignant mash-up of torch, folk and chamber music. 'Delicate, penetrating, captivating songs,' #13, 'Best Shows of 2011,' Huffington Post."
Rachel's Take: Blanche is a [...]

Hip Shot: Dead Man’s Mambo

Remaining performances: 
Tuesday, July 24, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 4:15 p.m.
They say: "The commedia troupe is missing and our hapless stage manager must play all 11 characters with only his mute musician for help. Part Commedia dell'Arte, part Clown, Dead Man's Mambo is a fast moving, improv-based performance with live music."
Rachel's take: The one-man [...]

Hip Shot: Hysterical Blindness

Remaining performances: 
Sunday, July 22, 12:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 10:15 p.m.
They say: "What if the curtain fell before the show was over? Diagnosed with a disease threatening blindness, one man shares the story of his love of, and search for, a life as a performer — before the lights go down forever."
Rachel's take: “Hysterical Blindness is great,” I [...]

Hip Shot: Colony

Caos on F
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 7:15 p.m.
They say: "We are incessant. Unrelenting. We withstand without withholding. It surges forth and, in a rush, changes. Settles. But only for a moment. Only this once."
Rachel's take: Colony, a dance/movement show, leaves itself open to interpretation.  I thought it was about the particular [...]

Hip Shot: The Extermination Machine

DC Arts Center (DCAC) 
Remaining performances:
Sunday, July 15, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 19th 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.
They say:  Former Nazi Adolf Eichmann is detained in a secret Israeli prison and interrogated about [...]

Hip Shot: BFF

Starts at Fringe Box Office
Remaining Performances: Friday, July 13th 4:30 PM, Friday, July 13th 6:40 PM, Saturday, July 14th 12:10 PM, Saturday, July 14th 2:20 PM, Saturday, July 14th 4:30 PM, Saturday, July 14th 6:40 PM, Sunday, July 15th 12:10 PM, Sunday, July 15th 2:20 PM, Sunday, July 15th 4:30 PM, Sunday, July 15th 6:40 [...]