The last weekend of the ninth Capital Fringe is upon us. No time for chitchat; let's get to our 11 recommendations. We were just gonna do 10, but there're a lot of good options on tonight and sometimes you just need that extra push over the cliff.
Refresh: Stories of Love, Sex, and the Internet (Caos on F, 6 p.m.) — Solo performer Matthew Schott is "vulnerable and fearless in sharing failures, perversions, and the self-disgust that threatens to consume him," wrote veteran critic (and amateur crimefighter) Joseph Price of this look back at the lawless Thunderdome that was the Clinton-era Internet.
Lucretia Borgia: A Play (Atlas: Sprenger, 6 p.m.) — "Combining dance, shadowplay, a dash of slapstick and just a hint of narrative order, Lucretia Borgia offers an impressionistic meditation on female identity," observed rookie agent Joshua Buursma.
Ben & Lucille (Atlas: Lab II, 8 p.m.) — Even cynical-beyond-her-years rookie agent Eva Harder fell, er, hard for this two-hander about a long distance relationship, written by and featuring Elan Zafir. (He recently appeared in another, edgier two-hander about a troubled relationship, Signature Theatre's production of Tender Napalm.) Agent Harder praised the play's plot, dialogue, and especially Zafir's performance, saying he made her forget he's playing a role. Acting!
Medea's Got Some Issues (Warehouse, 8 p.m.) "Even if infanticide isn’t your go-to joke well, the play is uproariously funny because the acid-tongued Medea (Lisa Hodsoll) is both painfully self-aware and a ghastly example of cognitive dissonance," senior agent Rachel Kurzius opined.
TAME. (Gearbox, 8:15 p.m.) — It's The Taming of the Shrew as reimagined — by our own beloved rookie agent Jonelle Walker – in Lake Charles, Louisiana circa 1960. Read more Today’s Fringenda: These Go to Eleven Edition