Author Archive | Chris Griffin

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Review: ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic is one of the very few theatre companies that pull off “cinematic” well. Without sacrificing the intimacies and excitement of live theatre you often feel like you’re watching an epic movie at one of their shows. Who better then, to do an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Man in the Iron Mask, the sequel […]

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‘The Glass House, A Sideshow, Variety, and Burlesque Tribute to Geek Love’ August 9th at The Bier Baron

Katherine Dunn’s novel, Geek Love, has awakened and inspired many a carny-hearted performer since it was first published in 1989. Come, enter a world of fire-eaters and human pincushions, lizard girls, and carny dancers, two-headed babies and a variation on a classic geek act as some of the area’s finest sideshow, variety and burlesque performers […]

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‘BROTASSIUM’: A Nutritious Evening of Boylesque This Sunday, July 26th at 7:30 PM at The Bier Baron

For those who partake of burlesque in the DMV area it’s a pretty steady diet of melons and tomatoes (and certainly there’s nothing wrong with that) but occasionally one needs some brotassium in their diet.  Luckily the Round World is here to sate those appetites with BROTASSIUM, a Nutritious Evening of Boylesque at the Bier Baron this Sunday, […]

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‘Hope Operas’ Week One at the Comedy Spot

Back in the ‘30s they called ‘em Cliffhangers. They were weekly serials that played before a main feature at the movies. They turned into serials, first on the radio and then on television evolving into the prime time episodic programs and daytime soap operas we watch now. This month you can see them live onstage […]

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An Interview with Film Director Eduardo Sanchez and Screenwriter Jamie Nash on ‘EXISTS’ at the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at AFI

I got a chance recently to chat with Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez and screenwriter Jamie Nash about their new found footage horror movie EXISTS which screens Friday, October 10, 2014 as part of the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at the AFI. Chris: How’s it going? Excited for Spooky Movie Film Fest? […]

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‘The Tiny House Plays’ at Pinky Swear Productions

TINY HOUSE, HUGE HEART Down a dark alley where cats dodge cars and across from the Glenwood Cemetery is Boneyard Studios, DC’s tiny house community. It feels almost otherworldly or enchanted, stepping through the gate onto a path lit by white and red Christmas lights that weaves among a lush community garden, three tiny houses […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Martin, Love, Sex & Rhythm’

(Best of the Capital Fringe for the riveting and steamy dancing and for an important message) Martin, Love, Sex & Rhythm puts the positive in HIV-positive! It takes a look at love and sex between men now, in this the golden age of Grindr and addresses issues of open relationships, mixed sero-status couples, HIV shaming and […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 ‘Saving Private Poo’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) “As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh. A mashup of Saving Private Ryan and Winnie the Pooh may not seem like the obvious choice but in 1UP Theatre’s production, Saving Private Poo, it works surprisingly well, by […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Girl in Space’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Status Report:  Not a Robot Theatre Company’s Girl in Space is not your typical “boy meets girl, girl meets asteroid, girl loses asteroid, boy loses girl” story although it is pretty much the perfect Fringe show.  It’s like an indie, hipster sci-fi flick come to life onstage – like if […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘A Fire in Water’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Sparse but beautiful, Silver Finch Art Collective’s a fire in water is a modern opera with an ancient theme – the impact of war particularly on loved ones, lost or left behind. It’s symbiotically set against the myth of Achilles and the legendary history of Alexander the Great. Those lost […]

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