Author Archive for Sophia Bushong

Hip Shot: Belle and the Beasties

A "Beauty and the Beast" for the kids who grew up on "Labyrinth," Doug Wilder's wonderfully warped production has some of the creepiest costumes at Fringe.

Hip Shot: The Life of King John

Atlas Performing Arts Center- Sprenger (tickets available here):
Sunday, July 12 at 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 at 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 24 at 6:15 p.m.
They say: Shakespeare and the Holy Grail. This seldom-performed play goes down much better when served in a Monty Python style. Yet you may still receive full credit for having seen King [...]

Hip Shot: Writing Miss Clark’s Resume

Mountain – Mount Vernon United Methodist Church       
Remaining Performances:
Saturday July 19th at 9:00 p.m.
Friday July 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday July 27th at 4:30 p.m.
They say: Sylvia Clark is descending into debilitating illness. In a vulnerable state, she becomes involved with two of her students. Questions of blame are blotted out with visions of [...]

Hip Shot: “Master Harold”… and the Boys

Gallery – Goethe Institut                                                             
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 13th at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20th at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 24th at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 27th at 12:00 p.m.
They [...]

Hip Shot: 21 King

Goethe Institut – Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 21, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 5:15 p.m.
They say: "What does it mean to be [...]

Hip Shot: The Clocks

Studio Theatre—Stage 4
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 8:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2:30 p.m.
They say: "Mr. Knight dies, leaving behind 106 unrepaired clocks. Living in the shadow of their father's mistakes, Jeff, Jim and their friend, the playwright, wonder if measuring time accurately is possible at all. If not, what is the [...]

Hip Shot: Dance of the Wasp & Spider

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church- Mountain

Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 p.m.
They say: "Lisa suspects her own son will be the next shooter on a rampage, but will anyone believe her? Can she stop him? Will she even try, or will her family, friends [...]

Hip Shot: Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza!

Studio Theatre- Stage 4                        
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 13, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 p.m.
They say: "Pointless Theater presents a puppet-packed vaudeville spectacular for all ages! Mark Twain's Riverboat extravaganza invites you [...]

With Fallbeil, Liz Maestri Seeks Communion With a Long-Dead Prisoner of Conscience

The word fallbeil is German for guillotine. Translated literally, it means falling axe. Playwright Liz Maestri has chosen it as the title of her new play because the fallbeil is the method by which Sophie Scholl was executed on February 22, 1943, just hours after being convicted of treason.
Fallbeil is inspired by true events, but [...]

Hip Shot: 3rd Annual “Fool for All”: Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella

Venue: Studio Theatre- Milton Theatre
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 28th, 5:15 p.m.
They Say: "A cheesy take on romance from DC's award–winning Commedia dell'Arte company. Over 40 of your favorite actors perform a sampler platter of inventive, original scenarios. Critics call Faction of Fools 'witty and intelligent' with 'awesome feats of physical comedy.' ASL interpretation at all [...]