Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’

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 [...]

Hip Shot: 43 and a 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 18, 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
They say: "Murder! Suicide! Pie! Oh my! Five actors present the guts, glory and stabby bits of Shakespeare's 43 (and 1/2) greatest tragic deaths. Here the famous question 'To be or not to be?' [...]

Hip Shot: A Commedia Romeo and Juliet

Fort Fringe — The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 6:15 PM
Saturday, July 20, 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 10:15 PM
Sunday, July 28, 6:30 PM
They say: "Shakespeare's story of poetry-spouting lovers, squabbling fathers and dim-witted servants draws heavily on Commedia dell’Arte. The masks, acrobatics and humor from the Italian Comedy make the tragic turns cut [...]

Hip Shot: Mme. Macbeth

Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 12:15 a.m.
Sunday, July 21, 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 12:30 p.m.
They say: "Imagine a world where women are kings, warriors and murderers, while men are witches and gentlewomen. This is the world of Mme. Macbeth. Macbeth is a woman. Lady Macbeth is a man. [...]

Hip Shot: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s a Midsummer Night’s Sex Dream

Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 14th 3:15 PM
Sunday, July 15th 9:15 PM
Saturday, July 22nd 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 26th 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 28th 11:59 PM
They say: Shakespeare's classic takes a...beating in this punk rock interpretation. This timeless story of love and magic is given leather jackets, fluorescent hair, and three chords and plunged into the crazy world of [...]