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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Squares’

Dog and Pony DC’s Squares, developed and scripted by Shannon Davies Marcus, Rachel Grossman, Danielle Mohlman, and Aaron Mosby, with Tyrone Giordano, is completely interactive theatre at its finest. It requires that you examine your own identity, your privilege, and your place in “the system” that we all live and take part in, all behind […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘IMPROV WARS’

IMPROV WARS is exactly what it sounds like. Ok – maybe it’s not exactly what it sounds like. No one is improvising a war onstage. Nor are any improvisers actually fighting to the death. However, Laugh index theatre brings two different troupes to the stage each performance during this Capital Fringe who will duke-it-out in […]

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‘The Winter’s Tale’ at HalfMad Theatre

Just a couple of blocks north of the now bustling H-Steet corridor in Northeast Washington, tucked away on Florida Avenue, you’ll find one of Capital Fringe’s newest venues: The Trinidad Theatre. If you can locate the sign that says “bar open” (the only marking), you make a left turn, and discover a surprisingly hip hangout […]

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The Flying Muskrats Announce Their 2015 Season

2015 is a season of exploration for the Flying Muskrat Theatre Company. After soaring to new heights in 2014 with the original collaboration She Speaks, and the acclaimed Gruesome Playground Injuries, we think this season has the potential to be better than ever. This season, The Muskrats head back to Mason District Park and put their […]

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‘The 39 Steps’ at Prince William Little Theatre

Love, laughs, and suspense: you’ll get the full package at Prince William Little Theatre’s production of The 39 Steps. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the early Alfred Hitchcock film, and directed by PWLT veteran Don Petersen, The 39 Steps farcically follows Richard Hannay as he is wrongfully accused of murder and tries to clear his […]

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‘All in the Timing’ at The Heritage Players

David Ives’ All in the Timing, a collection of six one act plays first performed in 1993, focuses on human love, life, and death (and even manages to dive in to a primate’s view of the world) all whilst being a side-splitting intelligent comedy. The Catonsville based Heritage Players chose six different directors, one for […]

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Meet The Cast of ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ at The Flying Muskrats: Meet Caity Brown

In Part 2 of interviews with the cast of The Flying Muskrat’s Gruesome Playground Injuries, meet Caity Brown. Joel: Where might DC theatre-goers have seen you before? Caity: Most recently, I was in Perfect Wedding with the McLean Community Players. Prior to that, I played Ruth in Blithe Spirit with Prince William Little Theatre and young, pregnant protagonist in the […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Cabaret XXX: Everybody F*cking Dies’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Lets start off with a little history: Pinky Swear productions has had one of the best productions at the Fringe three years running, with their Cabaret XXX series.  Their first endeavor, Cabaret XXX: Les Femmes Fatales, was even named 2011’s “Best Musical” at Fringe. Each Cabaret has certain commonalities: “The exes,” who provide excellent live music, […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Luv, American Style’

Are there any fans of the sitcom Love, American Style out there? If you count yourself as one, then you should certainly see Infinite Jest’s Luv, American Style, which is essentially a modernized and staged tribute to the ‘70’s TV show. The performance even opens and closes with projected credits to the cast and crew, and features a cover […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Waiting for Armageddon’

In DC Trash’s Waiting for Armageddon, Ron Litman and Composer Tom Pile string together a series of songs and stand-up comedy, all producing the same message: The end of days is upon us. The question that Litman poses throughout the show, however, is exactly how the end of days will come. Will it be an asteroid? A pandemic? A […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Monster Songs’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Dr. Dour and Peach present a delightfully quirky and surprisingly physical performance in The Monster Songs, playing in the Gearbox on 7th St NW during this year’s Capital Fringe. Monster Songs is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of songs about monsters; one is about zombies who just want to get a good deal […]

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‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ Opens July 10th at The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh. Otherwise, they’ll kill you”- Oscar Wilde. These words could not be personified more fully than in Rajiv Joseph’s contemporary classic, Gruesome Playground Injuries, being performed by The Flying Muskrats this July 10-19th at 8 pm at The James Lee Community Center Theatre. At heart, Gruesome is […]

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’84, Charing Cross Road’ at Off the Quill

In James Roose-Evan’s stage adaptation of Helene Hanff’s classic memoir, 84, Charing Cross Road, Off The Quill tackles something quite different from their usual M.O. A self-labeled “collaborative” and “experimental” troupe, OTQ was introduced last year at Capital Fringe with Violent Delights, “A Shakespearian brawl-esque sideshow.” Violent Delights, described by DCMTA’s J.R. Russ as an, “experimental… […]

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‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre’s Youth Theater and Homeschool Theatre Troupe

In an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, Castaways Repertory Theatre and Homeschool Theatre Troupe provide an evening of laughs coupled with a heartwarming love-story. The 31 actors, ranging from ages 11-18,  provide charming, dry, and often very real characters. Set in Harforshire, England, in 1811, Most of the play centers around Elizabeth […]

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‘Bastianello & Lucrezia’ at Urban Arias

Beautifully sung, hilariously acted, perfectly directed, brilliantly composed (John Musto for Bastianello and William Bolcom for Lucrezio), cleverly written (both by Mark Campbell)- these are just some of the ways to describe Urban Arias’ production of Bastianello & Lucrezia. Stage Directed by Alan Paul (This year’s Helen Hayes Award winner for directing Shakespeare Theatre Company’s A Funny Thing Happened […]

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