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2013 Fringe

Our FOUR AND A HALF STARS  and    are DCMTA’SBEST OF THE FRINGE’ 
Title Company/Artist Dates/Genre Venue/RunningTime Reviewer Rating
1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera Rock 1814 Productions 7/11-26   Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar-70 minutes Keith Tittermary  
21 King True Wit Productions 7/11-7/28 Drama Goethe Institut – Gallery-70 minutes Julia Exline  TWO STARS
43 and a 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies Nu Sass Productions 7/13-28 Comedy Fort Fringe – Redrum-80 minutes Nicole Cusick  
A Commedia Romeo and Juliet Faction of Fools Theatre Company 7/11-7/28 Comedy Fort Fringe – The Shop-60 minutes Jessica Vaughan Thurs 7/11@6pm  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup Shoshinz 7/19-28 Comedy Fort Fringe – Bedroom-50 minutes Max Johnson  
A Guide to Dancing Naked Brynn Tucker 7/13-7/27 Dance & Physical Theatre Gearbox-60 minutes Bev Fleisher  
A Killing Game dog & pony dc 7/11-28 Comedy Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s Melton Rehearsal Hall-90 minutes Rick Westerkamp  FIVE STARS 82x15 (1)
Almost Together Mary Leaphart 7/12-28   Musical Theatre & Opera Caos on F-65 minutes Tzvi Kahn  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Apotheosis Avalanche Theatre Company 7/13-28   Drama Fort Fringe – The Shop-60 minutes Christina Frank  THREE AND A HALF STARS
Apples & Oranges MO2 Productions 7/13-24 Comedy The Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre-80 minutes Joel Markowitz  THREE AND A HALF STARS
Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home Ellouise Schoettler 7/11-26   Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-65 minutes Leslie Weisman  
Bayou Blues Shaina Lynn 7/16-27   Drama Jin Lounge-60 minutes Max Johnson  FOUR STARS
Bedroom Mirrors Fortune Cookie Collective 7/13-27   Drama Fort Fringe – Bedroom-70 minutes Howard Lee Levine  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
BenchMARKS Project E/C 7/12-7/21 Drama Goethe Institut – Gallery-60 minutes Marlene Hall  FOUR STARS
Big River (and Other Wayfaring Ballets) MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet 7/12-27   Dance & Physical Theatre GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-60 minutes Rick Westerkamp  
Body Armor Unstrung Harpist Productions 7/13-28   Drama Gearbox-90 minutes Tobias Franzén  THREE STARS
Bowen McCauley Dance presents: From the Ground Up Bowen McCauley Dance 7/27@7:45pm & 7/28@2pm Dance & Physical Theatre GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-30 minutes Joel Markowitz  
Bully Lee J. Kaplan 7/12-20   Drama Gearbox-60 minutes Leslie Weisman  
Cabaret XXXY: Who Do You Think You Are? Pinky Swear Productions 7/12-28   Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar-75 minutes Keith Tittermary  
Carry a Big Stick Bull Moose Theatre 7/11-27 Comedy Warehouse-90 minutes Erica Laxson  THREE AND A HALF STARS
Crime Buster Blast-Off 300 The Bradford Güild 7/12-28 Comedy Gearbox-70 minutes Justin Schneider  TWO STARS
Dance of the Wasp and Spider Out-Side the Box Theatre 7/13-7/27 Drama Mountain – at Mount Vernon-90 minutes Eric Denver  
Dark House Tarpley Long 7/11-27   Drama Fort Fringe – Redrum-75 minutes Flora Scott  THREE STARS
Dementia Melodies: “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” Steve Little Events 7/11-7/25 Musical Theatre & Opera Caos on F-60 minutes Bev Fleisher FIVE STARS 82x15 (1)
Detective Pimbley and the Case of the Rich Dead Lady The Impressionable Players 7/13-28 Comedy Fort Fringe – Redrum-75 minutes Maddie Gaw  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk Disco Jesus Productions 7/13-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar-75 minutes Amanda Gunther  FOUR STARS
Double Freakquency AVAdventure Productions 7/11-27   Dance & Physical Theatre Studio Theatre – Stage 4-60 minutes Justin Schneider  THREE STARS
Eve’s Big Fat Family Reunion LoNotes Music 7/13-27   Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe-80 minutes Lauren Katz  
CANCELLED Everything I Do MK Productions 7/21-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-90 minutes  CANCELLED
Fallbeil Field Trip Theatre 7/12-27   Drama Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-90 minutes JR Russ  
Fireball XL Lumina Studio Theatre 7/12-27 Comedy Warehouse-55 minutes Justin Schneider  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Fish Outta Water Ron Litman 7/12-26 Comedy Warehouse-60 minutes Flora Scott  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Four Women Wild Women Theatre 7/16-27   Drama Studio Theatre – Stage 4-75 minutes Nicole Cusick  FOUR STARS
Funny Stories 2 James Judd 7/11-20 Comedy Caos on F-60 minutes Bev Fleisher  FIVE STARS 82x15 (1)
Godiva Dates & One Night Stands Doorway Arts Ensemble 7/13-28   Drama Caos on F-60 minutes Christina Frank  
H Street Housewives A Jenny Splitter Production 7/14-26 Comedy Fort Fringe – Redrum-70 minutes Lauren Katz  
Haute Mess The Landless Theatre Company 7/14-27 Comedy Fort Fringe – Redrum-60 minutes Amanda Gunther  
heady collectables Deep Vision Dance Company 7/11-28   Dance & Physical Theatre GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-60 minutes Carolyn Kelemen  
Hello, You Assholes! Dan Sperling 7/13-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – The Shop-90 minutes Terry Byrne  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
How to be a Terrorist Jimmy Grzelak 7/11-20 Comedy Fort Fringe – Bedroom-55 minutes Mariya Danilenko  
How To Have It All: The Musical Fully Charged productions 7/13-25  Comedy Fort Fringe – The Shop-60 minutes Terry Byrne  FOUR STARS
I tried to be normal once, it didn’t take. Stephanie Svec 7/13-27 Comedy Caos on F-45 minutes Jenna Miller  FOUR STARS
iLust for G-Love: An Auto-Ethnography City Lights 7/16-27   Comedy Goethe Institut – Main Stage-75 minutes Anne Tsang  
Impossible to Translate but I’ll Try – True-Life Israeli Stories Noa Baum 7/13-28 Comedy Goethe Institut – Main Stage-75 minutes JR Russ  
In Search of the Perfect G-String G String Productions 7/13-28   Drama Caos on F-60 minutes Keith Tittermary  
Jonah Dove Freedom of Information Actors 7/13-28   Drama Goethe Institut – Gallery-90 minutes JR Russ  
Kids in Space Kaleidoscope Theatre Company 7/13-27 Comedy Goethe Institut – Gallery-50 minutes Amanda Gunther  THREE AND A HALF STARS
(Kountrykid) & Afterwords Kevin Boggs 7/13-27 Comedy Warehouse-75 minutes  JR Russ  
Kubrilesque Cherry Kiss Productions 7/11-27   Dance & Physical Theatre GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-75 minutes Yvonne French  THREE AND A HALF STARS
La Voce To Me Pace Productions  7/11-27  Drama Goethe Institut -Gallery-75 minutes Julia Exline  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Last Train to Nibroc Homeward Theatre 7/13-28   Drama Fort Fringe – Bedroom-80 minutes Eric Denver FOUR STARS
Legal Tender Sanctuary Theatre’s Performing Knowledge Project 7/13-27 Comedy Gearbox-60 minutes Tzvi Kahn  THREE STARS
Lore Washington Improv Theater 7/11-27 Comedy Source-70 minutes Jessica Vaughan  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
LOVE, NY La-Ti-Do 7/13-26  Musical Theatre & Opera Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-80 minutes  Tobias Franzén  
Lysistrata 1969 The Rude Mechanicals 7/13-26  Comedy GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-60 minutes Jessica Vaughan  
Madam Ambassador Duke Ryan 7/11-27 Comedy Fort Fringe – The Shop-90 minutes Carolyn Kelemen  FOUR STARS
Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza! Pointless Theatre 7/12-27   Dance & Physical Theatre Studio Theatre – Stage 4-75 minutes Maddie Gaw  FIVE STARS 82x15 (1)
Married Sex Laura Zam Enterprises 7/12-27 Comedy Fort Fringe – Bedroom-75 minutes Sydney-Chanele Dawkins  FOUR STARS
Marsha Alan Harris 7/12-20   Drama Fort Fringe – Bedroom-50 minutes Mike Spain  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
McPherson Madness Rabble Crew Productions 7/13-27   Drama Studio Theatre – Stage 4-75 minutes Maddie Gaw  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Mirabilia Eclectic Mayhem Productions 7/12-27 Comedy Fort Fringe – Redrum-60 minutes Maddie Gaw  FOUR STARS
Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas Le Chat Noir 7/13-7/21 Musical Theatre & Opera Studio Theatre – Stage 4-75 minutes Maria Danilenko  
Mme. Macbeth King’s Players 7/11-28   Drama Fort Fringe – Redrum-85 minutes Anne Tsang 
 FOUR AND A HALF STARS
MOTHS Stephen Notes 7/13-7/28 Comedy Fort Fringe – Bedroom-60 minutes Justin Schneider  THREE AND A HALF STARS
Murder on the Bare Stage SiGiLPAL (Sui Generis Literary Performing Arts Lab) 7/12-27   Drama Caos on F-60 minutes Veronique MacRae  
My Civil War Michael Vitaly Sazonov 7/17-28  Musical Theatre & Opera GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-70 minutes Max Johnson  TWO AND A HALF STARS
Nephrectomy Staunch Theatre Company 7/11-27 Comedy Gearbox-60 minutes Tzvi Kahn  FOUR STARS
No Sex, Please Derek Hills 7/12-28 Comedy Gearbox-50 minutes Jessica Vaughan  FOUR STARS
OK Stupid’s Secret Math Lab Erin Bylander 7/13-28 Comedy Fort Fringe – Bedroom-60 minutes Andrew Baughman  FOUR STARS
Old Time British Music Hall The British Players 7/14-28  Musical Theatre, comedy & Opera Studio Theatre – Stage 4-60 minutes Lauren Katz  
One Night in New York! Belle Époque Productions and the New Musical Foundation 7/16-27  Musical Theatre & Opera GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-75 minutes Joel Markowitz  
Our Boys The Victorian Lyric Opera Company 7/13-28 Comedy Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-85 minutes Leslie Weisman  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Outside the Wire Jimi Stanton and Daniel Marcum 7/11-20   Drama Fort Fringe – Redrum-120 minutes Pat Davis  
Patterns: A Numbers & Symbols Show Astonishing Productions 7/19-28   Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-60 minutes Sydney-Chanele Dawkins  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Pitchin’ the Tent: Tia Nina Live at Baldacchino Tia Nina 7/13-7/27 Dance & Physical Theatre Fort Fringe – Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar-60 minutes Rick Westerkamp  
Polaroid Stories by. Naomi Iizuka Blind Pug Arts Collective 7/21-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – The Shop-105 minutes Bev Fleisher  
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) Naked Theatre Company 7/11-27   Drama Fort Fringe – The Shop-95 minutes Grace Kim  THREE AND A HALF STARS
CANCELLED Random Access Memory Joseph Price 7/19-28   Drama Goethe Institut – Gallery-50 minutes CANCELLED
Recovery Loretta Michael Productions 7/11-18   Drama Goethe Institut – Gallery-75 minutes Flora Scott  FOUR STARS
RFK New City Stage Company 7/13-25   Drama Studio Theatre – Stage 4-95 minutes John Stoltenberg  
Romeo & Juliet We Happy Few Productions 7/14-24   Drama Source-90 minutes Carolyn Kelemen  
Rosemary with Ginger Tiger’s Blood Theater 7/12-28   Drama Fort Fringe – The Shop-30 minutes Veronique MacRae  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Wild Rumpus Productions 7/11-27  Comedy Caos on F-75 minutes Bev Fleisher  FOUR STARS
Sapphire O & B Productions 7/13-28   Drama Warehouse-90 minutes Julia Exline  FOUR STARS
Sesquicentennial – The Civil War Remembered (Robert E. Lee) Sesquicentennial – The Civil War Remembered (Ulysses S. Grant) Storyteller “Country Joe” Rosie 7/19-26   Drama Caos on F-60 minutes Yvonne French Robert E. Lee FOUR AND A HALF STARSUlysses S. Grant
Smellin’ Up the Den Red Knight Productions 7/12-26 Comedy Goethe Institut – Gallery-60 minutes Mike Spain  
Social Media Expert John Krizel 7/11-27   Drama Gearbox-80 minutes Nicole Cusick FOUR STARS
Someone To Watch Over Me Federal Theatre Project 7/12-27   Drama Goethe Institut – Gallery-60 minutes Nicole Cusick  TWO AND A HALF STARS
Songs From An Unmade Bed The Obscure Little Musical Theatre Company 7/14-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – Bedroom-60 minutes  Keith Tittermary  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
STATUS – A Social Media Experiment Kathryn Elizabeth Kelly 7/13-27 Comedy Caos on F-60 minutes Julia Exline  FOUR STARS
CANCELLED Tea In The Slammer: A True Story Geraldine Buckley 7/13-7/25 Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-75 minutes  CANCELLED
Tell-Tale Grain of Sand Theatre 7/11-27   Drama Fort Fringe Bedroom    -80 minutes Erica Laxson  
Thank You for Staring Patrice Gerideau 7/13-27   Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-75 minutes Veronique MacRae  FOUR STARS
The Actual Dance The Actual Dance LLC 7/12-27   Drama Fort Fringe – Bedroom-60 minutes Mike Spain  THREE AND A HALF STARS
The Afflicted The Wandering Theatre Company 7/16-21   Dance & Physical Theatre GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-90 minutes Andrew Baughman  THREE AND A HALF STARS
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: The Musical Junesong 7/11-28  Musical Theatre & Opera Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-90 minutes Maddie Gaw  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
The Beheading of Sister Mary Jasmine The Shadow’s Breath Theatre Company 7/13-28 Comedy The Emergence Community Arts Collective, Studio 2-30 minutes Maddie Gaw  
The Black-Jew Dialogues Mabel and Esther Productions 7/11-18 Comedy Goethe Institut – Main Stage-75 minutes Leslie Weisman  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
The Burlesque of Broadway Burlesque Classique 7/12-28 Dance & Physical Theatre Fort Fringe – Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar-70 minutes Nicole Cusick  
The Chronic Single’s Handbook Randy Ross 7/19-27 Comedy Gearbox-60 minutes Jessica Vaughan  THREE AND A HALF STARS
The Clocks Not A Robot Theatre Co 7/12-28   Drama Studio Theatre – Stage 4-70 minutes   Grace Kim    

 FOUR STARS
The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy Live Action Theatre 7/13-27 Comedy Warehouse-60 minutes Tobias Franzén  FOUR STARS
The Conversion of Thais the Whore Farmatic Productions 7/14-7/26  Drama Fort Fringe – The Shop-30 minutes Lauren Katz  THREE STARS
The Crayon King, or Learning to Share DC Character Coalition 7/12-26  Musical Theatre & Opera Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-75 minutes  JR Russ  
The D.C. State Players present Agamemnon D.C. State Players 7/12-27 Comedy GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-75 minutes Andrew Baughman
The Deadly Seven Ten14 Productions 7/14-26   Drama Warehouse-70 minutes Amanda Gunther  THREE STARS
The Elephant in My Closet David Lee Nelson 7/12-19 Comedy Caos on F-70 minutes Leslie Weisman  FOUR STARS
The Encyclopedia Show DC The Encyclopedia Show DC 7/13-27 Comedy  Warehouse-90 minutes Eric Denver FOUR AND A HALF STARS
The Goddess Diaries Befana Factory 7/14-24 Comedy Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-75 minutes Kim Moeller  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
The Human Algorithm Eating an Elephant Productions 7/12-28 Comedy Caos on F-60 minutes Erica Laxson  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
The Politician John Feffer 7/12-28   Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-120 minutes Francine Schwartz  
The Sensational Sans Sullivan Radio Hour Beat on the Bard Theatre Company 7/13-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-75 minutes Veronique MacRae  THREE AND A HALF STARS
The Shirt of Happiness InterAct Story Theatre 7/14-28   Musical Theatre & Opera Studio Theatre – Stage 4-50 minutes Leslie Weisman  
The Snuff Musical Muse Theatre Co. and Jay Lavely 7/12-28  Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – Redrum-90 minutes Maddie Gaw  
The Tragical Mirth of Marriage & Love: Short Scenes by Anton Chekov Pallas Theatre Collective 7/13-27 Comedy Fort Fringe – The Shop-75 minutes Christina Frank  FOUR STARS
CANCELLED The Yellow Boat Yellow Boat Productions 7/11-27    Dance & Physical Theatre GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square-75 minutes CANCELLED
The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Awesome Adventure Ever! Maryland Ensemble Theater 7/11-27  Musical Theatre & Opera Studio Theatre – Stage 4-65 minutes Howard Lee Levine FOUR AND A HALF STARS
The Young Wife, by Katarzyna Brochocka Unmanned Stagecraft Productions 7/14-28  Musical Theatre & Opera Fort Fringe – Redrum-75 minutes Terry Byrne  
They Call Me Q! an award-winning one woman play Qurrat Ann Kadwani 7/18-21 Comedy Gearbox-60 minutes Carolyn Kelemen  
Tickets to an Event Borealis Theatre 7/13-28 Comedy The Streets of Fringe-60 minutes Nicole Cusick  THREE AND A HALF STARS
To Know a Veil Emma Crane Jaster 7/11-14   Dance & Physical Theatre Warehouse-120 minutes Christina Frank  
Tragedy Averted Ad Hoc Players 7/14-28 Comedy Fort Fringe – The Shop-70 minutes Julia Exline  
Underneath the Lintel Patrick O’Brien 7/23-28   Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-63 minutes Max Johnson  
Urban Legends Beyond the Page Theatre Company of West Potomac High School 7/12-28   Drama Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church-60 minutes JR Russ  FIVE STARS 82x15 (1)
Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow Off the Quill 7/12-26   Dance & Physical Theatre Warehouse-75 minutes JR Russ FOUR STARS
Waiting for Orson Instinct Theatre 7/12-27   Drama Fort Fringe – The Shop-75 minutes Pat Davis  THREE AND A HALF STARS
What It’s Like? One Veterans Tale of Addiction, Survival and PTSD MIANBA Productions 7/14-27   Drama Goethe Institut – Main Stage-75 minutes Kim Moeller  THREE AND A HALF STARS
What’s in the BOX?! Burlesque & Belly Laughs 7/11-27 Comedy Source-90 minutes Nicole Cusick  
FOUR AND A HALF STARS
WIGGERLOVER [whiteboy+blackdad=greyareas] James Anthony Zoccoli 7/16-25 Comedy Gearbox-60 minutes Max Johnson  FOUR AND A HALF STARS
2013 Capital Fringe Festival Show Previews:
1814 The War of 1812 Rock Opera
43 and 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Trageies
A Killing Game
The Actual Dance
The Agony and Ecstacy of Steve Jobs: The Musical
Almost Together
Apotheosis
Apples and Oranges
Arlington National Cemetery My Forever Home
Bayou Blues
BenchMARKS
Big River (and Other Wayfaring Ballets)
The Black Jew Dialogues
Bowen McCauley Dance From the Ground Up
Body Armor
BULLY
The Burlesque of Broadway
Carry a Big Stick
Carry a Big Stick-Interview with Catherine Aselford
The Chronic Single’s Handbook
The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy
The Crayon King, Or Learning to Share
Crime Buster Blast-Off 3000
Dance of the Wasp and Spider
Dark House
The DC State Players Present Agamemnon
Dementia Melodies: It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over
Detective Pimbley and the Case of the Rich Dead Lady
Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk
Double Frequency
The Encyclopedia Show DC!
Eve’s Big Fat Family Reunion
Fallbeil
Four Women
Funny Stories 2
Godiva Dates & One Night Friends
The Goddess Diaries
H Street Housewives
Haute Mess
heady collectables
How to Have it All: The Musical
Impossible to Translate But I’ll Try – True-Life Israeli Stories
In Search of the Perfect G-String
June 28, 2013 Fringe Preview
Kids in Space
Kubrilesque
La Voce to Me
Legal Tender
Love, NY
Madam Ambassador
Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza!
McPherson Madness
Misconception: The Lost Gospell of Christmas
Mme Macbeth
Moths
Murder on the Bare Stage
Nephrectomy
OK Stupid’s Secret Math Lab
Old Time Music Hall
One Night in New York!
Our Boys
Outside the Wire
Polaroid Stories
The Politician
RECOVERY PART 1
RECOVERY PART 2
RFK
Romeo and Juliet
Rosemary with Ginger
Sanka, Ya Dead Mon
Sesquicentennial – The Civil War Remembered
Smellin’ Up the Den!
The Snuff Musical
Someone to Watch Over Me
Tell-Tale
Thank You for Staring
They Call Me Q!
Tickets to an Event
To Know a Vail
Tragedy Averted
The Tragical Mirth of Marriage & Love: Short Scenes by Anton Chekhov
Urban Legends
Waiting for Orson
What’s In the Box?
What It’s Like? One Veterans Tale of Addiction, Survival and PTSD
WIGGERLOVER
The Young Wife
The Young Olympians & the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever!
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