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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Murder on the Bare Stage’ by Veronique MacRae

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Dark. Powerful. Mysterious. Magnetic. Suspenseful. Stephen Mead presents a truly breath-taking and captivating performance in Murder on the Bare Stage. With the combination of classic masterpieces by greats such as Edgar Allan Poe, W.S. Gilbert, and William Shakespeare and the avant garde masterpieces in the making by poet Magus Magnus, Mead delivers a solo performance that thrusts the audience into a world of imagination and creativity that allows one to return the very heart and essence of theatre.

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Without spectacle or set, Mead turns the bare stage into the various settings that allow the mind to submit itself to the world of the works delivered in pieces such as Magnus’ A Bandit Plots a Murder by the Road and Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Through a marriage of what Magnus and Meade refer to as the Idyll form and Dramatic Recitation, an evening of live theatre is created that reminds the viewer that in a world focused on large screens and special effects, that the essence of live theatre requires only the authenticity of the performer and the openness of imagination.

Murder on the Bare Stage is truly a ‘Must-See’ for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

Murder on Bare Stage plays through July 27, 2013 at Caos on F – 923 F Street NW in Washington, DC. For performance times and to purchase tickets, visit the show’s Capital Fringe Page.


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3 Responses to Capital Fringe Review: ‘Murder on the Bare Stage’ by Veronique MacRae

  1. Linda Miller July 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    This is an awesome review. Wish I could be there!

    • Veronique MacRae July 16, 2013 at 8:20 am #

      Thank you so much! The performance was phenomenal and I believe it will have many opportunities after the Fringe Festival.

  2. Jim Hesse July 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    So proud of our former Honolulu Star! Many a time and oft would we be in awe of the Shakespeare drama he gave us…