Capital Fringe 2016 Preview #3: ‘Too Close’ by Luigi Laraia

TOO CLOSE, a play written by Luigi Laraia

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Part of the 11th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 7 – 31, 2016

 Two strangers trapped in an elevator need to rely on each other to survive.

Two strangers get into an elevator. When the elevator stops, nobody comes to their rescue. They are trapped. As hours turn to days, they realize that the only way out may be within. And so the journey begins.

Claustrophobic, gripping, relevant. Too Close uses space and perspective to confine the audience with the actors.

 This is the story of two men stuck in an elevator, cut off from all communication with the world outside. They can only speculate about what has happened. An earthquake? A catastrophic storm? As time passes they grow increasingly desperate to escape…one way or another.

Too Close is a pointed vision of our modern technology-driven life, its successes and its considerable failures. Tense, resonant, riveting, on stage or off, the play shines a light on how far we have come—and how much further we have to go. Too_Close_Poster_Sqaure

                        Directed by Pablo Andrade, written by Luigi Laraia – with Richard Tanenbaum and Daniel Owen.

                     MLK Jr. Memorial Library – 901 G Street NW Washington, DC 20004 – Metro Center Metro Station.

            July 10th, 13th, 16th, 20th, and 24th



About the Playwright

Luigi Laria.
Luigi Laraia.

A World Bank officer, Luigi has written Esma, a play on the ‘disappeared’ during the “dirty war” in Argentina; Heard, a discussion on the complex interests of development stakeholders; and Neda Wants to Die, a play on sexual violence, performed in Kenya, at the United Nations in New York, in Germany, and at the 2015 Capital Fringe festival.

fringe 2016 new logo to useCAPITAL FRINGE: As a non-profit business Capital Fringe is made possible by:Reva and David Logan Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The City Fund, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, MARPAT Foundation, DC Public Library Foundation, PNC Bank, Fringe Board of Directors and Fringe individual donors and members.


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