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Tantalizing Tastes from a Boffo Buffet: A Report on the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival Preview Night

Fifteen of the 80-plus shows in the 12th Annual Captial Fringe Festival presented five-minute teaser scenes to a packed house Thursday night at Logan Fringe Arts Space. Act after act, the house was alive with laughs, cheers, and applause. The evening left no doubt that a hot midsummer of alt-entertainment lies ahead. Interspersed throughout the […]

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DC Theatre Scene and DCMetroTheaterArts Announce Agreement to Share Review Coverage of Capital Fringe Festival 2017

The two media companies combine writing strength to review 70 openings in 6 days Washington, DC, June 9, 2017—The editors and publishers of DC’s two major theater websites—DC Theatre Scene and DCMetroTheaterArts—today announced plans to join forces to cover this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, which kicks off July 6, 2017, with 70 openings in six […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘TAME.’ Part 5: Karen Lange

In part five of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of TAME., meet Karen Lange. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Karen: Most recently, I was singing bluegrass murder ballads in Pinky Swear Productions’ Capital Fringe Festival show Over Her Dead Body: A Bluegrass Benediction. […]

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Meet the Cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s ‘A Delicate Balance’: Part 2: Louis Pangaro

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s A Delicate Balance, meet Louis Pangaro. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they have seen you perform before on local stages. Louis: I am Louis Pangaro, playing Tobias in this production of A Delicate Balance. Most recently I have […]

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Director Sun King Davis on ’43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies’ Playing 10/20-11/13 at Nu Sass Productions by Clare Shaffer

Clare Shaffer interviews Sun King Davis on Nu Sass Productions’ upcoming production of 43 1/2. Clare: What inspired you to create 43 1/2? Sun King: A lot of things went into the creation of 43 1/2. Ever since high school, I’ve had an interest in Shakespeare and classical works. It’s creation also came from a time […]

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Interviews with the Cast of McLean Community Players’ ‘Comic Potential’ Part 2: Scott Duvall

In Part 2 in a series of interviews with the cast of McLean Community Players’ Comic Potential, meet Scott Duvall. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us where our readers may have seen you perform on our local stages. Scott: My name is Scott Duvall. I’ve been in the Capital Fringe Festival the past couple of years in Girl with Two […]

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NextNOW is the Final Arts Festival of the Summer at The Clarice September 9-10

For many of us, summer means hot evenings out attending arts festivals. Music fans travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to attend big music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo. And locally, the DC area has the Capital Fringe Festival, the more traditional Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and more. As summer winds down, there’s one final festival where you can soak up both […]

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 3: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 3 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! _____ Christopher Broughton, DeMoya Watson Brown, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., V. Savoy McIlwain, Olivia Russell, Joseph Monroe Webb, and Stephen Scott Wormley: Ensemble and Dancers in Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre. The ensemble and incredible dancers rocked the house […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ain’t That Rich’

In Ain’t that Rich, California-based writer and comedian Kate Robards delivers a dazzling solo performance, one as mesmerizing and powerful as it is funny. The show is now making its debut at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library as part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival. This mostly autobiographical riff on poverty and wealth […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Petunia and Chicken’

I have never started a Fringe with such joy. The cause of that joy is kids’-show-in-disguise Petunia and Chicken, the brainchild of Animal Engine (husband and wife team Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher), a physical devised theatre ensemble based in New York City. Directed by Melinda Jean Ferraraccio, the show has been touring to what […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview # 28: ‘The Root of All Knowledge’

A Spellbinding New Play by Gabriel S. Hudson Sees Its World Premier in the Capital Fringe Festival this Summer Each year, the Capital Fringe Festival showcases innovative and avant garde artists making one-of-a-kind immersive experiences for audiences. One production this summer pushes that axiom to its limits. What happens when a Political Philosophy professor collaborates […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #25: An Interview with Chè Monique on Her Cap Fringe Show ‘Cake’ and Her Cabaret ‘Summer SOULstice’

I think everyone who’s ever popped a pastie or twirled a tassel has thought about jumping out of a cake. When one actually considers the logistics of doing that though it quickly becomes a “No, that’s okay.” Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret Founder, Chè Monique had the chesticles to not only try it but have the act […]

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