Posts Tagged ‘Live Action Theatre’

Today’s Fringenda: That’s Are You Not Entertained!!?-ment Edition

As of today, Day Whatever This is Is of Capital Fringe, Part the Ninth, the somewhat-trained, highly motivated agents of the Fringeworthy Action News and Commentary Squad have reviewed 70 of this year's Fringe shows, or roughly 55 percent. Add to that the shows we've previewed or discussed on the FringeCasting Couch, and that number [...]

The FringeCasting Couch #3: With Live Action Theatre, on The Tournament

FEATURING: Lex Davis! Jake Guinn! Chris Niebling! Kristen Pilgirm!
DISCUSSED: The Tournament, The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy and how you tell a story during a stage fight.

WE'RE SORRY: That I whine about my shoulder just for a minute at the beginning. Please take into account that I said the things I said under [...]

Reconaissance Mission: The Tournament

 
We are all of us slaves to our passions, so there's no pretending that Live Action Theatre's debut, the 2013 Capital Fringe entry The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Superspy didn't pander directly to my refined sensibilites as an arrested 13-year-old. But besides all the impressively staged melees — no surprise, coming from a company [...]

Today’s Fringenda: I’m Walken Here, I’m Walken Here Edition

Five Captial Fringe shows opening tonight that no one has seen yet but from which we expect excellence nonetheless. Satisfaction not guaranteed.
Look alive, you; this is only Day Two of... of several many days. Tonight's  crop of promising shows starts weirdly early, so try not to get bogged down at the office this evening. Here [...]

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 [...]

Today’s Fringenda: None Shall Know the Day or Hour Edition

CapFringe V. 8, weekend 3, INITIATE. The climate surrounding Fort Fringe is, suddenly, fit to sustain human life. The State of Our Union is strong. I'm worried that Pacific Rim is going to leave cinemas before I get a chance to see it. Wait... can you guys hear my thoughts? Oh, no. Blank slate. Blank [...]

PurgeCast #16: For Your Eyes Ears Only

The founders of Live Action Theatre—Kyle Encinas, Chris Niebling, and Amie Root—along with The Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy cast members Robb Hunter, Craig Lawrence, and Jenny Male, join Chris Klimek to talk about the origins of their company, and the intense preparation required to depict fisticuffs and gunplay convincingly but safely. "I'm never [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Why Not Aphids or Sea Monkeys? Edition

Good morning. Today is day 11 of 16 of the eighth Capital Fringe Festival, not counting Mondays, even though there was, technically one Fringe show yesterday, which was Romeo and Juliet. The course of true scheduling love never did run smooth! Even with Mondays mostly off, it's been a long, hot haul.
The untiring and [...]

Hip Shot: The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy

Warehouse
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 18, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 10:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m.
Friday, July 26, Midnight
Saturday, July 27, 4 p.m.
They say: "Evil Professor Tantamount has threatened the Earth. It’s up to John Blade, Super Spy to save the world… again. Will he stop the plot, kill the henchmen, bang the [...]

Fringe & PurgeCast #13: You Don’t Need a Ticket, You Just Get on Board

No guests! No reporting! Nothing fixed in post! All judgment!

DISCUSSED IN SOME DETAIL: 43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare's Tragedies; Mark Twain's Riverboat Adventure; The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Superspy; Fireball XL?; Tickets to an Event.
MENTIONED IN PASSING: Michael Khan, Emily Todd, Moonrise Kingdom, Kubrilesque.

DISCLAIMERS BY THE BOATLOAD: Lindsey Boyle is working [...]

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