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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘, she took me back so tenderly’

It’s not often that you attend a funeral for someone you never knew. Yet, for some patrons, that will be their experience of ,...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Underneath the Lintel’

Pat O’Brien’s solo performance in Underneath the Lintel has been captivating US and Canadian Fringe audiences for eight years now, and it’s not hard...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Whisper Into My Good Ear’

The scene is deceptively simple. It’s winter. Two old men—one shivering in a sweater, the other swaddled in layers of coats and hats—are sitting...

Review: ‘I Am Not My Motherland’ at Orbiter 3 in Philadelphia

I Am Not My Motherland, the latest play from the Orbiter 3 playwriting collective, is about a medical operation that has complications, and about...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Romanov’

Romanov, at Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab, is a show that will pull you in different directions, musically (electro-pop opera?) and emotionally (did wrong or...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Human Algorithm’

She’s been described as a stand-up comic, a multilingual humorist, a playwright and a director. But mostly CJ, as she likes to be called, is...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Fat Kids are Harder to Kidnap’

If you’ve seen Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind—the innovative devised theater work by Chicago-based company Neo-Futurists—then in a significant way you...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Seven Windows’

In keeping with the theme of several shows in this year’s festival, Philadelphia-based SHARP Dance Company’s Seven Windows is another piece focusing on the...

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...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘SpookyMsgPlsFwd!’

If you’re looking for an adult comedy featuring a unicorn, funny dialogue and wicked costumes SpookyMsgPlsFwd! is a show for you! This fast-paced comedy imagines a...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ’22 Boom!’

Think commissioned plays are a thing of the Elizabethan past? Nu Sass Productions’ 22 Boom! is concierge theater at its nimblest. Written by Miranda Rose...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘TARGET GOLDBERG (HELP! ROGUE GOVERNMENT AGENTS ARE...

A "show" was presented by one "David J. Goldberg", purporting be a "theater piece" about a secret cabal of heartless corporations/rogue government agents/reptilized Masons...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Yes, And’

‘Yes, And’ explores the history of improv Yes, And… directed by Jeff Quintana and expertly written and acted by Playwright Zack Myers is a quirky...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Jamie and Duncan’s Glorious Suicide at the...

How do you survive the apocalypse? You don’t, obviously, but before the apocalypse can get you, you might as well go out the way...

2016 Capital Fringe ‘Elephant in the Room’

There is an ancient Indian story that tells the tale of blind men unknowingly encountering an elephant. Based on which part of the elephant...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Trial of Mrs. Surratt’

The world of 1865 Washington, DC is living and breathing in The Wandering Theatre Company’s production of The Trial of Mrs. Surratt. Lanie Robertson’s script...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘How to Give Birth to a Rabbit’

In this season of our discontent, How to Give Birth to a Rabbit reminds us that bizarre hoaxes and media frenzies are hardly 21st-century...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Timon 2016’

If Shakespeare is your bag, Timon 2016 will be just what you are looking for, but with a modern air. Directed and adapted by...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The House of Yes’

Think about your worst family Thanksgiving ever, then amp up its bizarre agonies a thousand fold. Even then, you will not come close to...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ’35mm: A Musical Exhibition’

The idea of matching music to photographs is not new, but in 35mm—now having its DC premiere at the Atlas Performing Arts Center as...

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