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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Pandæmonium’ at Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Early Morning Opera

A featured work in this year’s Curated Fringe, Pandæmonium, by Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Early Morning Opera, is a conceptual reflection on relationships, separation, isolation, and emptiness, expressed through movement, music, theater, and video. Taking their inspiration from the contrasting landscapes of California’s suburbs and the Mojave Desert, advances in post-modern digital technology and […]

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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 explores the events surrounding the Lincoln assassination, specifically focusing on the perspective of Mrs. Surratt, who is accused of providing a meeting place for Booth’s conspirators in her boarding home and […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Becoming’

Strength is the first word that comes to mind as the lights come up at the beginning of fusiondance’s production of BECOMING. The dancers are all women, and their strength is particularly refreshing when juxtaposed with the inherent grace of contemporary dance. BECOMING is choreographed primarily by Artistic Director Candra Preshong, with additional choreography by […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Love in Ruins’

Love in Ruins is the third Capital Fringe show written by playwright Paul Handy. Handy’s Cry for the Gods and and Carry a Big Stick appeared at the festival in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Handy would appear to specialize in historical plays, and he didn’t have to look far from home for inspiration for his […]

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Capital Fringe Preview #50: ‘H5x7’ by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Kevin O’Connell

Capital Fringe Preview: H5x7 by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Kevin O’Connell “Suppose within the girdles of these walls,” begins Shakespeare’s Henry V, “Are now confined two mighty monarchies…Think when we talk of horses, that you see them.” The self-aware Chorus, who knows that a theatrical production cannot accurately depict the events of Henry […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #49: ‘The Tragedy of Mario and Juliet’ by Wayne Nicolosi

From the Author Wayne Nicolosi: Growing up in New Jersey, every day was filled with natural, working-class comedians and poets. Whether mowing lawns, fixing cars or sitting at the bar, they told funny, unpredictable stories filled with day-to-day conflict, edgy romance, irreverent mock-epic references, and a distinctive philosophy. Sure these suburban bards went straight for […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #48: ‘Coping’ by Jacob Marx Rice

Award-winning new play examines the heartbreak and humor of death. The story of Coping began with a tragedy; a friend of Playwright Jacob Marx Rice, who had been struggling with depression for years, committed suicide. “I found out via a Facebook invite to his memorial page,” Rice explains. “I had three notifications: a couple people […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #46: ’22 Boom!’: 5 Questions with ’22 Boom!’ Playwright Miranda Rose Hall by Angela Kay Pirko and Miranda Rose Hall

5 Questions with 22 Boom! playwright Miranda Rose Hall by Angela Kay Pirko and Miranda Rose Hall Angela: What was the inspiration for 22 Boom! Miranda: It was a compilation of plays that I wrote on demand for patrons at Baltimore’s Center Stage. I was in residence there as the Hot Desk Playwright from 2013-2014, and I […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #44: ‘Romanov’ by Danny Baird

They may be dead, but the Romanov sisters aren’t letting that slow them down! They’re back and taking the world by storm with a electro-pop concert that sets the record straight on their little part in the fall of Russia’s greatest dynasty. And as a special treat, their brother, His Imperial Highness, Tsarevich Alexei is […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #39: ‘The Greatest Science Fiction Show (no one’s ever seen)’ by Pamela Leahigh

Take a trip with us through time and space! Grain of Sand Theatre, winner of the Capital Fringe Festival’s Best Drama Awards in 2011 and 2013, returns to the Capital Fringe Festival with The Greatest Science Fiction Show (no one’s ever seen), a raucous parody of syndicated science fiction classics. Julie’s hunt for a long-lost Sci-Fi show takes a surreal turn. With the […]

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