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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #33: ‘Tammy Faye’s Final Audition’ by Merri Biechler

In her professional acting career, Shelley Delaney has portrayed Joan of Arc and Lady Macbeth. But there was always one person she wanted to tackle: Tammy Faye Bakker. Most people know Tammy Faye as the wife of disgraced televangelist Jim Baker and for her extravagant makeup. But Tammy Faye had a way of staying in front of the camera throughout her life; her final appearance […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #32: Video Preview of ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’ by Jennifer Haley

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley July 9 – August 2, 2015 A psychologically addictive video game emulates players’ actual neighborhoods as the on-screen environment. Moving from one level to the next means destroying armies of zombies. But what does it mean for the neighbors who aren’t playing the game? Director: David Dieudonne […]

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‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ at Aldersgate Community Church Theatre

There’s an old adage that states “time wasted having fun isn’t wasted.” The Aldersgate Community Church Theatre effectively explored this theme with its production of Cheaper by the Dozen, adapted by Christopher Sergel and directed by Becky Patton. Taking place in 1925, the play focuses on the patriarch of the Gilbreth family who is a […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘America Eats Tavern Holds Inaugural Virginia Festival, Bloomsday Celebration, Blue Duck Tavern Rhapsodizes About Ice Cream, Mitsitam Gets a New Chef, and We Get His Wild Rice Bars Recipe’

As expected tons of events are crammed into the month of June. Why? There seems to be a totally unfounded impression that we are all darting off to faraway lands. We wish! Here’s where we went (Chapter One) and here’s one that’s happening right now.  America Eats Tavern Celebrates Virginia  There’s still time to catch […]

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‘Peter Pan’ in the ThreeSixty Theatre

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough.” In its DC area premiere, Peter Pan in the ThreeSixty Theatre has plenty of stimulating ingredients providing an exciting, dreams-come-true technically sophisticated evening of entertainment visiting in J. M. Barrie’s fictional Neverland. Add to that, it’s in a most unlikely spot: a big tent on a […]

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‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ at The Puppet Company

The Puppet Co. presents Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, an adaptation of the Grimm’s classic with a mixed cast of actors and rod puppets. Playwright Christopher Piper uses intricately-detailed puppets and animation in this version to keep things interesting, while also celebrating the original plot. Allan Stevens is the director of this production, as […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #29: ‘Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?’

“Hungry like a Woolf”: Europe’s Angry Avante-Garde Comes to Capital Fringe Atonin Artaud, founder of the “Theatre of Cruelty” and godfather of many of the more disturbing theatrical experiments of the past half-century, once wrote: “The race of prophets is extinct.” Perhaps if he had stuck around long enough to meet Eddie and Cass – […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: Nibbles and Sips Goes To The Country’

A Dreamy Summer Pop-Up Supper, Strawberries Rule at Delaplane’s Annual Festival, Fueling Up at The French Hound, Healthful Eats at Brassicas, Patrick O’Connell Launches Latest Book at Willowsford. Ryan Ross, daughter of Shelly Ross, owner of The Natural Marketplace, is already a successful chef and entrepreneur from Washington State. For a recent al fresco dinner […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #28: ‘Ripple of Hope: One Teacher’s Journey to Make an Impact’ by Karen Sklaire

Ripple of Hope: One Teacher’s Journey to Make an Impact is my comedic one-woman show that explores public education issues through my personal experiences as a drama teacher in some of the roughest public schools in New York City. Directed by award-winning director Padraic Lillis (2013 New York International Fringe Festival Outstanding Excellence in Directing for […]

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‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at The Keegan Theatre

The “hothouse,” loquacious and “southern-fried” appeal of Tennessee Williams’ classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is very evident in the scorching, white-hot production now inaugurating the new season of the newly-renovated Keegan Theatre. In this unexpurgated edition of the play (as distinct from the Elia Kazan Broadway play and the bowdlerized Paul Newman film), […]

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