2017 Capital Fringe Festival Reviews and Previews


8 Bit Circus S*it
Exit Carolyn
HOWL: In the Time of Trump
I’m Margaret Thatcher, I Is!
In The Company of de Sade
It’s What We Do: A Play about the Occupation
J-Swizzle’s (and D-Man’s) Epic Awesome Swaggy Broventure for Sweet Rhymes
Last Ditch Playlist
Lancer & Lace
Mr. Taken
Ready to Serve
The Blind
The Kind of Thing That Would Happen
Tiresias’ Tits
WIT & WRATH: The Life & Times of Dorothy Parker


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Constructive FictionsA. J. CampbellDramaEastman Studio Theater – Gallaudet University7/6/2017 7:45 PM7/23/2017 1:45 PM60John StoltenbergBEST OF FRINGE
Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by DesireAda ChengDramaPursuit Wine Bar7/8/2017 9:45 PM7/20/2017 10:45 PM60Mike BevelBEST OF FRINGE
Mr. TakenAdirondack PlaysComedyMount Vernon Place United Methodist Church7/7/2017 7:30 PM7/15/2017 7:30 PM90Ashley Derr
The Kind of Thing That Would HappenAgora DanceDanceElstad Auditorium – Gallaudet University7/8/2017 7:30 PM7/21/2017 5:45 PM50Amy Couchoud
Akua Allrich - Downtown DC Live Akua AllrichMusicFranklin Square Park7/6/2017 12:00 PM120
MacBheathaAlana WiljanenDanceLang - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/7/2017 8:00 PM7/22/2017 2:45 PM60Alan Katz
Proper Care of the Peace LilyAlec SeymourComedyShopkeepers7/14/2017 9:45 PM7/19/2017 9:30 PM90Amanda Brenner
Think Before You HollaAlly Theatre CompanyDance?Joe's Movement Emporium7/15/2017 8:00 PM7/23/2017 5:00 PM60Julia Hurley
I'm Margaret Thatcher, I Is!AnyStage TheaterComedyLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/6/17 7:45 PM7/21/17 7:45 PM60Ashley Derr
Ten Principles )'( - Senior YearAWoL ProductionsDramaShopkeepers Gallery7/11/2017 9:15 PM7/19/2017 7:00 PM90Brett Steven Abelman
My Lack of a Social LifeBad Idea EntertainmentComedyLang - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/12/2017 12:45 PM7/20/2017 5:00 PM60Mike Bevel
Exit, Pursued by a BearBarabbas TheatreComedyLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/9/2017 3:45 PM7/22/2017 2:00 PM85Erin Teachman
CaveatBen LockshinComedyEastman Studio Theatre - Gallaudet University7/7/2017 8:00 PM7/22/2017 8:45 PM45Mike Bevel
Blue Over YouBest Medicine RepComedyPursuit Wine Bar7/6/17 5:30 PM7/23/17 4:00 PM90Jon Boughtin
To Be or Not To Be In Love - That Is The Question?Beverly MerellaMusical TheatreElstad Auditorium - Gallaudet University7/8/2017 5:30 PM7/23/2017 12:15 PM60Andrew Baughman
Lost TeethBlowout Theatre CompanyDramaEastman Studio Theatre - Gallaudet University7/8/2017 5:15 PM7/15/2017 7:00 PM80Steven McKnight
Last Ditch PlaylistBrad BaronDramaAtlas Lab II7/6/17 5:00 PM7/12/17 9:15 PM105Jon Bavoso
Dishwasher 2: I Pay You
Brian Feldman ProjectsComedyThe Kitchen (Brian Feldman’s Studio Apartment)2017-07-06 07:00 PM2017-07-23 02:00 PM60(not being reviewed)
"It's What We Do": A Play about the OccupationCafe Aziza, Inc.DramaLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/13/2017 5:00 PM90Kelly George
Garbage Person KaraokeCaroline BennettComedyShopkeepers Gallery7/11/2017 7:30 PM7/18/2017 7:45 PM65Mike Bevel
Dancing through life...by the way © Christopher BennettComedySprenger - Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 200027/12/2017 10:00 PM7/23/2017 2:00 PM65Hilary SuttonBEST OF FRINGE
Wit & Wrath: The Life & Times of Dorothy ParkerClaudia BaumgartenComedyPursuit Wine Bar7/6/2017 9:45 PM7/12/2017 5:30 PM60Sophia Howes
Comedian Elected to Town Council in New JerseyComedyWorksComedyPursuit Wine Bar 1421 H Street NE Washington, DC 200027/8/2017 5:45 PM7/13/2017 10:30 PM75Jill Kyle-Keith
Return to the Scene of the CrimeDavid KleinbergDramaShopkeepers Gallery7/7/2017 7:45 PM7/16/2017 4:30 PM70Amy Couchoud
5 EpiphaniesDavid W GrantDramaPursuit Wine Bar7/13/2017 6:45 PM7/22/2017 8:30 PM60Amy Couchoud
Release: A Rock Opera DC DogsMusical TheatreElstad Auditorium – Gallaudet University7/8/2017 2:45 PM7/23/2017 4:30 PM90Andrew Baughman
Capital Fringe Music in LibraryDes DemonasMusicSouthwest Neighborhood Library7/23/2017 2:30 PM60Mike Bevel
Help Me, Wanda!DISTRICT MISFITSMusical TheatreSolly's U Street Tavern7/14/2017 8:00 PM7/22/2017 8:00 PM75John StoltenbergBEST OF FRINGE
J-Swizzle's (and D-Man's) Epic Awesome Swaggy Broventure for Sweet Rhymes Dodgeball TheatreComedyLab II-Atlas Performing Arts Center7/6/17 9:45 PM7/23/17 2:30 PM65Jill Kyle-Keith
Love and Other LuresDr. Dour & PeachMusical TheatreShopkeepers7/8/2017 9:30 PM7/22/2017 5:15 PM60Kelly McCorkendaleBEST OF FRINGE
Tiresias' TitsEclectic Mayhem ProductionsComedyLang - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/8/2017 9:00 PM7/22/2017 7:00 PM90Erin Teachman
Ready to Serve: Remember the NursesEllouise Schoettler, Spoken Word ArtistDramaEastman Studio Theater- Gallaudet University7/6/2017 5:30 PM7/22/2017 4:45 PM60John Stoltenberg
The Heroes' TaleGroundWorkEntertainmentDramaSprenger-Atlas Performing Arts Center7/13/2017 10:15 PM7/23/2017 3:30 PM70John StoltenbergBEST OF FRINGE
Portraits of GRRRLsGRRRLs with HEARTDramaLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/20/2017 8:00 PM7/23/2017 4:45 PM75Kelly George
Nasty Women of the Ecstatic Rainbow Mystical RetreatGuillotine TheatreComedySprenger Atlas Performing Arts Center7/11/2017 5:00 PM7/23/2017 6:00 PM75Ashley Derr
Trey Parker's Cannibal! The MusicalHalfMad TheatreMusical TheatreSprenger-Atlas Performing Arts Center7/15/2017 5:30 PM7/21/2017 5:15 PM90Alan Katz
Hexagon 2017: Let Freedom Zing! HexagonComedyLang - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/7/2017 5:45 PM7/23/2017 3:15 PM60Julia Hurley
LakeboatImperial Theatre LiveComedySprenger - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/11/2017 9:30 PM7/23/2017 11:15 PM100Brett Steven Abelman
AflightJane Franklin DanceDanceElstad Auditorium – Gallaudet University7/11/2017 5:15 PM7/20/2017 9:00 PM60Julia HurleyBEST OF FRINGE
Joe Charnitski's FuneralJoe CharnitskiComedyPursuit Wine Bar7/9/2017 6:30 PM7/22/2017 4:00 PM60Lucette MoranBEST OF FRINGE
PaperJohn FefferDramaTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/9/2017 2:00 PM7/22/2017 1:45 PM75Jane FranklinBEST OF FRINGE
The Dream DancerJohn Giffin and Jeanine ThompsonDanceElstad Auditorium - Gallaudet University7/7/2017 6:00 PM7/20/2017 7:00 PM60Lucette Moran
Mixed BlessingsJoshua BuursmaDramaShopkeepers7/6/17 9:15 PM7/22/17 11:00 AM90Alan Katz
Four Broke Guys: LIVE!JSD, InkComedyShopkeepers7/7/2017 5:30 PM7/23/2017 11:30 AM80Elizabeth Ballou
ContractionsJulia M. HurleyDramaTrinidad Theatre - Logan Fringe Arts Space7/8/2017 8:15 PM7/23/2017 1:15 PM50John Bavoso
In the Company of de SadeKing's PlayersComedyTrinidad Theatre – Logan Arts Space7/11/2017 7:15 PM7/23/2017 11:00 AM90Brett Steven Abelman
Passing - A Stage PlayKukui Kikuyu ProductionsDramaTrinidad Theatre - Logan Fringe Arts Space7/8/2017 1:15 PM7/19/2017 5:00 PM75Steven McKnightBEST OF FRINGE
Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of Orson WellesLars KloresDramaTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/13/2017 8:00 PM7/19/2017 9:15 PM75Ben DemersBEST OF FRINGE
Lancer & LaceLights, Theatre, Action!DramaPursuit Wine Bar7/16/2017 5:45 PM7/22/2017 7:45 PM60Ben Demers
Clara Bow: Becoming 'It'LiveArtDCDramaTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/8/2017 10:00 PM7/22/2017 3:45 PM90Jill Kyle-Keith
Daggers MacKenzieMelissa KaplanMusical TheatreAtlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Threatre7/12/2017 5:30 PM7/22/2017 10:30 PM60Tim Treanor
EchoesMia AmadoDramaEastman Studio Theatre - Gallaudet University7/11/2017 5:30 PM7/22/2017 7:00 PM90Jon Jon Johnson
RepentanceMichael E. HammondDramaShop Keepers7/13/2017 7:30 PM7/21/2017 9:30 PM90Nicole Hertvik
ClickB@itNaked Theatre CompanyComedySprenger - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/11/2017 7:00 PM7/22/2017 6:15 PM80Ravelle Brickman
RoseburgNew City Stage CompanyDramaSprenger - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/13/2017 5:30 PM7/22/2017 3:45 PM105Lucette MoranBEST OF FRINGE
Kara SevdaNow What TheatreDramaShopkeepers7/12/2017 7:30 PM7/22/2017 8:45 PM50Mike BevelBEST OF FRINGE
One In FourNu PuppisComedyShopkeepers7/9/2017 3:15 PM7/23/2017 6:00 PM60Alan KatzBEST OF FRINGE
Exit CarolynNu Sass ProductionsDramaCAOS on F7/7/2017 7:00 PM7/21/2017 7:00 PM100Ravelle BrickmanBEST OF FRINGE
Just Like a WomanOut-Side the Box TheatreDramaElstad Auditorium – Gallaudet University7/6/17 6:00 PM7/22/17 12:45 PM90John Bavoso
8 Bit Circus S*itPeculiarity ProductionsDanceOld City Farm and Guild7/7/2017 8:30 PM7/22/2017 8:30 PM75Marshall Bradshaw
Spy in the House of MenPenny: For Your ThoughtsDramaShopkeepers7/8/2017 1:30 PM7/21/2017 6:45 PM60Marshall Bradshaw
Poetry CabaretPoetry Cabaret CollectiveMusical TheatreTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/6/2017 6:00 PM7/12/2017 9:45 PM90E.A. Aymar
Life, Death, & Everything In-BetweenPortsmouth Theater LabDanceElstad Auditorium – Gallaudet University7/7/2017 8:15 PM7/22/2017 7:30 PM70Jane Franklin
Quantum Suicide: A Talk by Professor Sophie MillerReliant Theatre in association with Nu Sass ProductionsDramaCaos on F7/6/2017 7:00 PM7/20/2017 7:00 PM60Ravelle Brickman
ShinkaRenGyoSohDanceElstad Auditorium - Gallaudet University7/13/2017 5:15 PM7/16/2017 7:15 PM60Jane Franklin
Thomas Jefferson Hoochie-Coochie ManRide with ClydeDramaPursuit Wine Bar7/6/2017 7:45 PM7/22/2017 5:45 PM70Sophia Howes
The Words She Gave MeS.B. Heart Music, LLCDramaLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/7/2017 5:00 PM7/22/2017 9:45 PM65Amy Kotkin
HOWL: In the Time of TrumpSanctuary Theatre's Performing Knowledge ProjectDramaShopkeepers7/6/17 7:15 PM7/23/17 2:00 PM55Dante Atkins
The RegularsSCT ProductionsComedyTrinidad Theatre - Logan Fringe Arts Space: 1358 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 200027/13/2017 5:30 PM7/21/2017 9:30 PM70Nicole HertvikBEST OF FRINGE
GhoulsSean SurlaDramaLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/8/2017 11:00 AM7/16/2017 8:00 PM60Mike Bevel
Capital Fringe | Downtown DC LiveTarus MateenMusicFranklin Square Park7/13/2017 12:00 PM120
The Changeling ChildThe Coil ProjectComedySprenger- Atlas Performing Arts Center7/14/2017 8:45 PM7/22/2017 1:45 PM75Steven McKnight
P.I.C. : The Prison Industrial ComplexThe Conciliation ProjectDramaElstad Auditorium – Gallaudet University7/12/2017 7:45 PM7/23/2017 2:00 PM90Marshall Bradshaw
LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts The Del Ray PlayersDanceEastman Studio Theatre - Gallaudet University7/9/2017 6:45 PM7/23/2017 5:45 PM65Julia Hurley
Slaughterhouse-FiveThe Hodgepodge GroupDramaTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/22/2017 12:00 PM7/23/2017 3:00 PM45Kelly George
Arden NowThe Rude MechanicalsComedyEastman Studio Theatre - Gallaudet University7/12/2017 5:30 PM7/22/2017 2:30 PM75Nicole Hertvik
Nevertheless She PersistedThe SMArtsLabDramaAtlas Lang7/6/17 7:00 PM7/22/17 5:00 PM65Ben Demers
The Theatre at AACCDramaThe Lang Theater at the Atlas Performing Arts Center7/6/2017 9:15 PM7/22/2017 12:15 PM70
The Laramie ProjectThe Wandering Theatre CompanyDanceLang - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/8/2017 1:15 PM7/21/2017 5:00 PM120Ravelle Brickman
Abortion Road TripTheatre PrometheusComedyTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/7/17 5:15 PM7/23/2017 4:30: PM90Jon Jon Johnson
Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIIITier 5 Theatre ProjectDramaEastman Studio Theatre - Gallaudet University7/7/2017 5:30 PM7/15/2017 11:00 AM70Kelly McCorkendaleBEST OF FRINGE
MorningstarTouch of Madness TheatreDramaShopkeepers7/6/2017 5:15 PM7/16/2017 11:00 AM60Erin Teachman
NumesthesiaUncle Funsy ProductionsComedyLab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center7/14/2017 5:15 PM7/22/2017 7:15 PM80John BavosoBEST OF FRINGE
This Too Comes By HardUnreal City TheatreDramaEastman Studio Theater - Gallaudet University7/8/2017 7:45 PM7/23/2017 4:00 PM65John StoltenbergBEST OF FRINGE
LazarusUnstrung Harpist ProductionsDramaTrinidad Theatre – Logan Fringe Arts Space7/7/2017 7:45 PM7/16/2017 3:00 PM90John Stoltenberg
The BlindWheel Theatre CompanyDramaEastman Studio Theater – Gallaudet University7/6/17 10:00 PM7/21/17 6:15 PM60Marshall Bradshaw
There Aint No More!Willi Carlisle ProductionsMusical TheatrePursuit Wine Bar7/11/2017 9:15 PM7/18/2017 7:45 PM60Mike Bevel
Show Business 101XY PlayersComedyAtlas Performing Arts Center : Lab II7/8/2017 6:30 PM7/16/2017 11:45 AM75Ravelle Brickman