Author Archive for Rachel Kurzius

Mason Jarred: Was a Piece About Freemasons Too Fringey for Capital Fringe?

Andy Baroch had a pencil sharpener shaped like the Washington Monument in one hand, and a hammer in the other.
As he pummeled the tiny obelisk into the grass by the Capitol Reflecting Pool, the hammer’s head flew off. The mini-monument stayed intact, though covered in dirt. “This gives me no pleasure,” he said, as the [...]

Hip Shot: Killer Quack

Main Stage – Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday July 24, 8:15 p.m.
Saturday July 26, 5:15 p.m.
They say: Dean Faiello was a con man posing as a doctor. James Judd was one of his victims until Faiello killed a patient and became a tabloid sensation. Then Judd began receiving Faiello’s letters from prison. Truth is [...]

Hip Shot: Medea’s Got Some Issues

Remaining Performances:
Saturday July 19, 12:30 p.m.
Friday July 25, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday July 27, 2:15 p.m.
They say: EXCLUSIVE! Classy babe turned ancient Greek temptress TELLS ALL: the whirlwind romance that drove her to MURDER her children, the TRAGEDY that is modern theatre and the portrayal of women in the age of Rihanna and JLaw.
Rachel K’s take: Since [...]

Hip Shot: Miss Emma’s Matchmaking Agency for Literary Characters

Lang – Atlas Performing Arts Center
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday July 16, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday July 19, 2:45 p.m.
Thursday July 24, 8:15 p.m.
Saturday July 26, 6:45 p.m.
They say: Jane Austen's Emma opens a matchmaking agency for other literary characters, resulting in mayhem, mismatches – and finding love where she least expects it.
Rachel K’s take: Miss Emma’s Matchmaking Agency for [...]

Hip Shot: The Duchess of Malfi

Mead Theater Lab – Flashpoint 
Remaining Performances:
Monday July 14, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday July 19, 2 p.m.
Sunday July 20, 2 p.m.
Sunday July 20, 7 p.m.
Monday July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 23, 7:30 p.m.
They say: Corrupt politicians, a cunning spy, and the elusive Duchess all play a razor-sharp game of cat and mouse – rife with [...]

Hip Shot: R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match

DC Reynolds Bar
Remaining Performances:
Monday July 14 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday July 16 at 8 p.m.
Thursday July 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday July 19 at 9 p.m.
Monday July 21 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday July 23 at 8 p.m.
Thursday July 24 at 8 p.m.
Saturday July 26 at 9 p.m.
They say: LiveArtDC brings Shakespeare’s classic play right into your favorite neighborhood joint, courtesy of NYC’s Three Day Hangover. Join us for an unbelievably fun [...]

Hip Shot: Secrets of the National Mall

Capitol Reflecting Pool
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 13 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
Friday ,July 18 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 4.p.m.
Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23 [...]

Hip Shot: The Afflicted

GALA Theater at Tivoli Sqaure
Remaining performances
Saturday July 20, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2:15 p.m.
They say: "Join us in exploring the humanity of the afflicted girls from the Salem witch trials. A combination of history and fantasy, this new piece of theatre examines the psychological effects that fear, hysteria, female oppression and religious extremism breed."
Rachel [...]

Hip Shot: A Guide to Dancing Naked

Remaining Performances:

Friday, July 19, 10:15 p.m.,
Sunday, July 21, 12:15 p.m.,
Tuesday, July 23, 7:45 p.m.,
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 p.m.
They say: "Turn the world into your dance floor! Join DC actor Brynn Tucker for a pop-movement confessional, set to this summer's spunkiest mixtape. On the road to self-acceptance, all you need is a mirror, music and your [...]

Hip Shot: Romeo and Juliet

Source Theatre
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.
They say: "We Happy Few continues its tradition of stripped-down classics with this eight-actor take on Shakespeare’s timeless love story, Romeo and [...]