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Author Archive | JR Russ

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Jonah Dove’ by JR Russ

Jonah Dove is a show roughly based on the Biblical Jonah story. Written by Jason Ford, it tells the tale of a man who has run away from his family and his past. But he ends up helping his niece, trapped in the same, small town he escaped from himself. The space is a bit […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘& Afterwards’ by JR Russ

& Afterwards, a solo performance by Kevin Boggs and directed by Amy Couchoud, tells the story of a country boy who makes a new life for himself in Dupont Circle, 1993. But before I go on, a disclaimer: I sit on the board of SpeakeasyDC, of which Mr. Boggs is one of our teaching tellers. […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow’ by JR Russ

Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow, presented by Off the Quill, was a wonderful inaugural piece by the self-identified experimental theater company. The overture sets the stage of being in a circus of violence. But I would recommend taking the time to get there early and reading Patrick Mullen’s Director’s Notes, for some additional context. […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Fallbeil’ by JR Russ

Fallbeil, presented by Field Trip Theatre, is a must-see theatrical piece. Written by Liz Maestri and directed by Nick Vargas, Fallbeil is a historical fantasy centered around the friendship between the ghost of Sophie Scholl and the living Else. Both German women are affected by the major conflict and war of their times, as they struggle […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Urban Legends’ by JR Russ

Urban Legends, presented by the Beyond the Page Theatre Company of West Potomac High School, is a nice mix of original scenes and storytelling. Under the direction of Philip Lee Clark, this show kicks of with a narrator figure, almost a la Rocky Horror, asking the audience to reflect on some of the scary stories […]

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