Author Archive for Rachel Kurzius

How Did a Hardware Store Become a Fringe Venue?

Both new to the area, Capital Fringe and W.S. Jenks & Son had a meet-cute.

Hip Shot: Never Never

Two friends share a dark secret in Alexandra Petri's sublime, darkly funny new work, which borrows heavy inspiration from Peter Pan.

Hip Shot: The Winter’s Tale

A tale told by surfer bros that demands close attention.

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 [...]