Posts Tagged ‘Alexandra Petri’

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.

Peter Pan and Pedophiles: Alexandra Petri Gathers Her Thoughts On Never Never

The funniest, most prolific writer in town isn't sure how to sell her latest, darkest work.

Today’s Fringenda: Wings Over America Edition

Five Capital Fringe shows happening tonight that the agents of our Action News & Commentary Squad have vetted and certified... Fringeworthy! Go.
I Füçkèd Your Country (Goethe Institut: Mainstage, 6:30 p.m.) — Veteran agent Rachel Manteuffel, rookie agent Jonelle Walker, and I all agreed: Sex writer Twanna A. Hines' "#SexEd for adults" lecture is informative (even [...]

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 [...]

Sweet and Lo-Fi: At Fringe, Inspiration and Professionalism Aren’t Always Found in the Same Place

Eight years into the Capital Fringe Festival’s DIY incursion into D.C. theater, we’ve more or less got a handle on what “Fringe” means. (Not “featuring nudity,” although that notion is oddly persistent.) The word signals to theatergoers that more will be required of them than in a year-round, professional playhouse—not just a greater tolerance for [...]

Hip Shot: Tragedy Averted

The Shop

Remaining Performance:

Sunday, July 28. But sold out.
They say:  "What if the tragic heroines of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear and Othello had brunch? In Tragedy Averted, Ophelia, Juliet, Cordelia and Desdemona air their grievances and maybe even find a way to avert their tragedies."
Rebecca's Take:
Certain Fringe shows can draw an audience by [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Shakespeare & Shakespeare & Company Edition

The life-sucking humidity has subsided, but the Capital Fringe Festival endures. Tonight's offerings, as recommended by trusted agents of the Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad—and, disproportionately this time, by me—are heavy on the Shakespeare. I'm of the opinion you can't go wrong with any of these.
Tragedy Averted (Fort Fringe – The Shop, [...]

PurgeCast #15: Timepieces and G-Strings; Boy Scouts and Violent Delights

Critics' panel! With Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad veterans Sophia Bushong, Chris Klimek, and Rachel Manteuffel, and go-getter FPANCS rookie agent Alexis "Hudson" Hauk!
DISCUSSED: The Clocks. The Sensational Sans Sullivan Radio Hour. iLust for G-Love: An Auto-Ethnography. Violent Deligths: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow. How to Be a Terrorist. In Search of the [...]

Fringe & PurgeCast #12: Playwrights’ Panel

Chris Klimek talks with playwrights Evan Crump, Alexandra Petri, and Liz Maestri about their Capital Fringe plays Body Armor, Tragedy Averted, and Fallbeil, respectively.

Bets, Hedged: Five Picks for Opening Night of Capital Fringe Festival VII

If you can feel the hairs standing up on the back of your neck, it must be because the Capital Fringe Festival's Diamonds Are Forever installment—that'd be the seventh—starts tonight. There are about 130 shows in the unjuried festival's lineup, and 35 on offer this evening alone, so of course you're feeling the need for [...]