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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lancer & Lace’

What would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination had failed – but the danger wasn’t over? Lancer and Lace pulls on this historical thread and weaves an interesting yet uneven tale of politics, love, and conspiracy. Ben Demers full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews on DCMetroTheaterArts’ 2017 Capital Fringe Page

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Numesthesia’

“Torture numbers,” author Gregg Easterbrook once wrote, “and they’ll confess to anything.” David S. Kessler, a masterful storyteller aided by onstage musicians and projections in his new show, Numesthesia, takes a decidedly kinder approach and allows them to speak for themselves. John Bavoso full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Changeling Child’

A marketing company might have taken The Coil Project’s The Changeling Child and instead titled it A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Next Generation.  That title better conveys the substance and kitschy charm of a lesser sequel to Shakespeare’s famous comedy now entertaining Capital Fringe audiences. Steven McKnight full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of Orson Welles’

You probably know Orson Welles for Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds, but did you know he was also an accomplished magician? In Orson the Magnificent, consummate showman Lars Klores takes audiences on an utterly enjoyable ride through Welles’ lifelong love of illusions, laced with awe-inspiring tricks and a captivating history of magicians in America. Ben Demers full review on […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Roseburg’

A play about gun control, mental health, Robert Kennedy, and the Umpqua Community College shooting that forms a cohesive message without hitting the audience over the head with an anvil? It’s real, it’s bold, and it’s here in D.C. thanks to playwright-director Ginger Dayle and New City Stage Company. Lucette Moran full review on DC Theatre Scene […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘5 Epiphanies’

Like storytime for adults, David W. Grant sits in a modern version of a wingback chair in the small space at the Pursuit Wine Bar, sipping a Negroni while regaling us with true tales from his life with friendly panache. Ensconced in his plain black binder is a veritable cornucopia of GRE vocabulary words and […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Daggers MacKenzie’

There are surprisingly few one-actor musicals. Even rarer: solo musicals where the protagonist juggles razor-sharp daggers. Make your one-actor, dagger-juggling musical about a lesbian circus performer in the days of the Wild West and you have — Daggers MacKenzie. Tim Treanor full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews on DCMetroTheaterArts’ […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Echoes’

Mia Amado, producer and director of Echoes, brings this piece about love and mental illness to the Eastman Theatre at Gallaudet. Echoes is by no means an easy play, in terms of execution and in subject matter. Playwright N. Richard Nash continually brushes up against the walls between reality and illusion, and asks whether or not the emotions felt […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘One In Four’

If you’ve ever picked up a roommate from an online ad, you know that living with strangers can be, well, strange. In a world premiere from outer space-oriented Nu Puppis collective, that strangeness becomes literally alien as four extraterrestrials are inexplicably thrown together by the roommate roulette of the internet. Here’s the catch, none of […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Joe Charnitski’s Funeral’

Not the first, not the second, but the third Joe Charnitski is here from New York to share his story of three lives, two eulogies, and getting out of a small town. Witty, humble, and inviting, Joe Charnitski’s Funeral will entertain all ages. Lucette Moran full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Spy in the House of Men’

Penny Sterling has seen a lot of hardship: abuse, addiction, assault, and fifty years spent trying to live as a man. Her perspective as a trans woman, a mother, and an alcoholic all build into a rich, heart aching narrative that keeps the audience hanging on every word. Marshall Bradshaw full review on DC Theatre […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Love and Other Lures’

An hour of music—wonderfully moody ballads, bluesy numbers, and almost twangy folk songs—is always an hour well spent. Even if that music largely focuses on supernatural themes. Monsters to be exact. Which is the specialty for Dr. Dour (Toby Mulford) and his plucky cellist, Peach (Rachel Spicknall Mulford). Kelly McCorkendale full review on DC Theatre […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Contractions’

At this point, there’s an entire genre of books, TV shows, and films about bad bosses and the bizarre vagaries of corporate workplaces. One of the perhaps lesser-known but extremely effective installments in this tradition is British playwright Mike Bartlett’s Contractions, which has been given new life in a spare but precisely effective production at Capital […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Passing – A Stage Play’

Kukui Kikuyu Productions’ Passing – A Stage Play is a fascinating psychological character study in which secrets revealed inevitably lead to a shockingly tragic end which deserves a long life beyond Fringe Steven McKnight full review on DC Theatre Scene     Check other reviews and show previews on DCMetroTheaterArts’ 2017 Capital Fringe Page.

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Kind of Thing That Would Happen’

What is truth? It’s a big question to explore in 50 minutes, but Agora Dance’s The Kind of Thing That Would Happen attempts to do exactly that. The result is a beautifully executed, if overly intellectualized, piece of modern dance-theatre. Amy Couchoud full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews on DCMetroTheaterArts’ 2017 […]

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