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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Think Before You Holla’

Ally Theatre Company’s second-ever production is radically different from the first, Miz Martha Washington, a darkly comedic historical play. Conceived and directed by Taylor...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Numesthesia’

“Torture numbers,” author Gregg Easterbrook once wrote, “and they’ll confess to anything.” David S. Kessler, a masterful storyteller aided by onstage musicians and projections...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘My Lack of a Social Life’

Douglas Stafford is a very talented juggler. If that is an interest of yours, if you like juggling, and you’ve got an hour, then...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Changeling Child’

A marketing company might have taken The Coil Project’s The Changeling Child and instead titled it A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Next Generation.  That title better...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Help Me, Wanda!’

Toni Rae Salmi is an actor seen frequently on DC stages, most recently "enjoyably grand" in Perfect Arrangement at Source Festival. In Help Me, Wanda!, she belts...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of...

You probably know Orson Welles for Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds, but did you know he was also an accomplished magician? In Orson the Magnificent, consummate showman Lars...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Roseburg’

A play about gun control, mental health, Robert Kennedy, and the Umpqua Community College shooting that forms a cohesive message without hitting the audience over the...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘5 Epiphanies’

Like storytime for adults, David W. Grant sits in a modern version of a wingback chair in the small space at the Pursuit Wine...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: “It’s What We Do”: A Play about...

Nazi Germany, South African apartheid, any city USA circa Black Lives Matter, pre-civil rights era America, Batista regime in Cuba, Cochabamba in Bolivia, Syrian...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Heroes’ Tale’

Four black men in their forties sit around a chess game in Dupont Circle park in 1980. They open the show singing barbershop-quartet style,...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Daggers MacKenzie’

There are surprisingly few one-actor musicals. Even rarer: solo musicals where the protagonist juggles razor-sharp daggers. Make your one-actor, dagger-juggling musical about a lesbian...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ten Principles )'( – Senior Year’

A choose-your-own-adventure review – pick one of the following: a) I have little or no idea what the Burning Man festival is; b) I...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Echoes’

Mia Amado, producer and director of Echoes, brings this piece about love and mental illness to the Eastman Theatre at Gallaudet. Echoes is by no means an easy...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘There Ain’t No More’

Willie Carlisle is an astonishing performer, and if I were only reviewing his performance of mountain folk music, I’d recommend this show with the...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Nasty Women of the Ecstatic Rainbow Mystical...

This show is a comedy inspired by a tragedy, Greek playwright Euripides’ The Bacchae. In case it has been a while since you last refreshed...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘In the Company of de Sade’

Satire is a noble pursuit, but it can also be used as an excuse. Regardless of what a would-be satirist puts onstage, if you...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘One In Four’

If you’ve ever picked up a roommate from an online ad, you know that living with strangers can be, well, strange. In a world...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Joe Charnitski’s Funeral’

Not the first, not the second, but the third Joe Charnitski is here from New York to share his story of three lives, two...

2017 Capitol Fringe Review: ‘Show Business 101’

Welcome to show business! And welcome to Show Business 101, the comedy revue where four talented actors burst on and off the stage offering...

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Spy in the House of Men’

Penny Sterling has seen a lot of hardship: abuse, addiction, assault, and fifty years spent trying to live as a man. Her perspective as...

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