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Magic Time!: Sweet Spot Aerial Productions’ ‘Smoky Mirrors’ at Atlas Performing Arts Center

No sooner did some aerial apparatus drop from the fly space—ropes, straps, silks, hoops, trapezes—but what some artist-athletes would take hold of it and make acts of suspended animation. These performances—as balletic as they were muscular, as subtle as stupefying, as mesmerizing as sometimes shocking—were my introduction to DC’s robust circus scene. They are folks […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Dial R for Robot’

Dial R for Robot is a mash-up of Hitchcock’s film Rope and the film Blade Runner, with some references to Hitchcock’s spy thriller Torn Curtain. The funk-rock opera is an immersive multi-media sci-fi experience. The show provides the audience intriguing food for thought by challenging our morality in context the laws of robotics and the […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #20: ‘Dial R for Robot: a Sci-Fi Hitchcock Rock Opera’ by Christian Crowley

Hitchcock’s Rope meets Blade Runner in an Interactive Rock Opera Science-lab rivalry turns deadly in the race to build the perfect robot. Hidden passions explode as artificial intelligence blurs the border between machine demolition and murder. Two cybernetics students destroy a robot built by a rival team, and host a video-game party amidst the wreckage. […]

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Ian Allen’s ‘The Klunch’ Opens its 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ This Thursday, 12/3 at DCAC

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH” A NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE OPENS ITS FIRST PRODUCTION: ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD AT DC ARTS CENTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD THROUGH DECEMBER 19TH “Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the state of mind of someone who’s become totally engrossed in something like Facebook, Netflix, […]

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Ian Allen Founds New Theater Company: ‘The Klunch’ and Announces 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ 12/3-19th

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH” A NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE FIRST PRODUCTION TO BE THE DC PREMIERE OF ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD AT DC ARTS CENTER, DEC 3-19 PRESS PERFORMANCES Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm “Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the […]

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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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‘TORCH: Songs from the Gay Life!’ at The Rainbow Theatre Project

A cascade of frothy, kitschy, verbally intricate, and highly theatrical songs pervaded the intimate atmosphere of the Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, DC as the innovative Rainbow Theatre Project presented a refreshing evening of song entitled: Torch: Songs from the Gay Life!  Based on an idea by Rainbow’s Artistic Director H. Lee Gable,– and Directed […]

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‘Hope Operas’ Begins Tomorrow Night at 8 PM at The Comedy Spot in Ballston Commons Mall by Chris Griffin

Hope Operas, DC’s only serialized theatre festival, returns TOMORROW NIGHT AT 8 PM  at The Comedy Spot in Ballston Common Mall -4238 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington, VA with five brand new shows, as we present five original plays in ten-to fifteen-minute episodes with the theme Cartoons for Adults/Drunks! Join us Monday nights in October BEGINNING TOMORROW NIGHT- October 7th and every Monday […]

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