Author Archive | Erica Laxson


2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Wedding Party’

When you hear the phrase “Wedding Party” you tend to think of the stereotypical carbon copy of pretty girls in bright dresses and guys complaining about wearing monkey suits. The Wedding Party at Fringe is a whole different animal! Playwrights Megan Dominy and Mimsi Janis, who also star in the delightful comedic romp, managed to […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Interviews With…’

imagine peering into the minds of each person you pass by with as much ease as changing the channel. Interviews With wraps the thoughts and opinions of classic characters and comical stereotypes, some vindictively specific to DC residents, into this hilarious 45 minute long comedy show. Playwrights Emily Cohen and Daniel Gutstein have captured the […]

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Ke$ha at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

There’s more than one way to put on an incredible show, and I think Ke$ha had a hard time choosing just one because last night’s energized concert was full of surprises! The wildly popular rock and pop diva threw quite a party for her devoted glitter and neon paint-covered fans. From grinding sparks and fabulous […]

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‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II’ at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

The child in all of us and actual children were delighted by Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at Wolf Trap last night. The unique evening of classic cartoons and classical music was created and conducted by George Daugherty and performed by DC’s own National Symphony Orchestra. The evening of non-stop laughter was entertaining to both […]

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Ian Anderson. Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap.

Ian Anderson at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

Wolf Trap is known for hosting some of the best musicians of all time and last night was no exception. Professional wizard of the flute, Ian Anderson, graced the stage with all the trappings of a Jethro Tull show to play the complete “Thick As A Brick 1 & 2.” For long time fans of their […]

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Capital Fringe Review ‘The Human Algorithm’ by Erica Laxson

The Human Algorithm presented by Eating an Elephant Productions is a truly unique one woman show starring Cigdem Oktem that will forever change your view of people and set your sides splitting from laughter. Both an anecdotal comedian and an observational philosopher, Oktem delves into what makes man tick and what ticks her the fuck […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Tell-Tale’ by Erica Laxson

Playwright Hunter Styles has created something truly special with Tell-Tale, a modern twist on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story. Directed by Carl Brandt Long and produced by Grains of Sand Theatre, this spooky modern play is a ‘must- see’ at Capital Fringe. It’s a fabulous fractured story that invites you to lose yourself in […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Carry a Big Stick’ by Erica Laxson

Carry a Big Stick produced by Bull Moose Theatre and written by playwright Paul Handy is a true political storytelling adventure. Delving into the politics of creating the Panama Canal, Director Catherine Aselford has crafted Handy’s script into a living history lesson. Though the subject matter is from over 100 years ago, you can’t help […]

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‘Frozen Planet In Concert’ at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

Frozen Planet in Concert is a High Definition Arctic adventure brought to new life with live orchestration performed by Washington’s own talented NSO. Explore a vivid and unbelievably close up look at some of nature’s most unique moments selected by Producer, Composer, and Conductor George Fenton. His emotional score highlights each mesmerizing clip from the […]

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‘Celtic Woman’ at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

Celtic Woman performed a dazzling sold out show at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts last night and have just two shows left in their North American tour. The musically talented quartet of women and incredibly accomplished Music Director, David Downes, have created a musical spectacular all ages can enjoy. An absolutely thrilling […]

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‘DC Shorts Laughs’ by Erica Laxson

Last night and for just two more shows tonight, the hilarious DC Shorts Laughs is being held in the stunning US Navy Memorial Heritage Center. This short film comedy extravaganza features a side splitting collection of the funniest DC Shorts submissions from around the world and throughout the last few years. Cleverly added to the […]

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Daniel Flint. Photo by Phil Burnett.

‘The Golem’ at Taffety Punk Theatre Company by Erica Laxson

The Golem is a Taffety Punk exclusive that shouldn’t be missed. This electronically charged, theatrical adventure portrayed by one man (Daniel Flint) and DJed by DC’s own local musical mastermind, Jupiter Rex is an engaging mental exploration of the darkest corners of a man’s mind. Directed by Joel David Santner, this edgy play based on […]

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Film Review: ‘No Place on Earth’ by Erica Laxson

Cave explorer Chris Nicola traveled to some of the worlds longest caves in a search for his heritage, but instead unraveled the harrowing true story about a group of Jewish WWII survivors. No Place on Earth, directed by Janet Tobias, is a tremendously successful storytelling and reenactment of history’s longest unbroken inhabitation of a cave. The […]

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Mark Krawczyk and Esther Williamson. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

‘Oxygen’ at Taffety Punk Theatre Company by Erica Laxson

Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s Oxygen, written by Ivan Vyrpaev, is a self- proclaimed post apocalyptic mix tape but it’s so much more. Directors Lise Bruneau and Chris Curtis tackled the challenge of creating ten completely unique, but wondrously intertwined chapters of stories that could have been our own, yet seem so far from reality. Set […]

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