Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’

Hip Shot: Dancing Ophelia

Shakespeare's women get their moment onstage with imaginative dance performances.

Hip Shot: Twelfth Night: A Musical Remix

It's never quite clear why this frantic take on the Bard's beloved comedy had to be a musical.

Hip Shot: To Err is Falstaff!!

Win English Lit trivia points by correctly attributing all the Shakespeare quotes in this political satire.

Hip Shot: Experimental

Actors are stranded in the play of their lives. Is it Shakespeare? Metatheater? Palindrome? Or maybe just a poorly-executed mishmash of the above?

Hip Shot: Dateline: Macbeth

Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 20 at 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 22 at 6:45 pm
Thursday, July 24 at 9:45 pm
Saturday, July 26 at 1:30 pm
They say: Something wicked is coming to a tropical paradise. As the Kaanapali Players prepare their production of Macbeth, a tragedy mirroring Shakespeare's bloody script looms in the wings. As funny as it is [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Two Shakespeares, Each Alike in Dignity Edition

(Even though only one of them is in a bar.)
We're burning daylight already, no time for chitchat! Here're a half-dozen Capital Fringe shows playing today, once again starting inconveniently early, that the dedicated agents of our Action News and Commentary Squad have thoroughly examined and can certify as... Fringeworthy!
Stone Tape Party (Atlas Performing Arts Center: [...]

Hip Shot: Córiolanas

Atlas Performing Arts Center: Lang
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 17, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2:15 p.m.
They Say:Valor is the mark of Caius Marcius, but will all accept the rise of female power? As friends become foes, this lonely dragon enters a hunt that could empower all. . . or [...]

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 [...]

Hip Shot: Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow

Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, midnight (Friday night)
Sunday, July 21, 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 10:00 p.m.
They say: "Step into the Circus of Violent Delights. Blending stage combat, dance, clowning and traditional theatrical convention, our charismatic Ringmaster leads you through Shakespeare's most spectacular life or death scenarios. But remember, 'violent delights have violent [...]