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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Cabaret XXX: Everybody F*cking Dies’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Lets start off with a little history: Pinky Swear productions has had one of the best productions at the Fringe three years running, with their Cabaret XXX series.  Their first endeavor, Cabaret XXX: Les Femmes Fatales, was even named 2011’s “Best Musical” at Fringe. Each Cabaret has certain commonalities: “The exes,” who provide excellent live music, […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘La Llorona’

La Llorona is a Hispanic folktale about a woman who is spurned by her lover and goes on to murder her children. She then wanders the land as a ghost called the wailing woman and hearing her cries means she is coming for you. Pretty standard fare for a ghost story. And this show is […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Mutualistic Melody’

In a show who’s concept is so interesting I was surprised to find so many flaws in both script and execution.The script was unwieldy and suffered from many freshman mistakes. For instance, the three characters all seemed to speak with the same voice, though they valiantly fought against that fact. And the author seemed to […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Other Day’

About an hour into The Other Day as performed at The Shop, a Dutch airport clerk named Steven (played by a very dashing Dash King), shows a young American named Mark (a puppy-dog-sweet Matthew Williamson) around Amsterdam until Mark’s lost suitcase can be found. The luggage contains the ashes of Mark’s dead lover, Santo. Steven takes Mark […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Tango, Cabaret, Love!’

Tango, Cabaret, Love! is not for the faint of heart nor lack of appetite. Conceived, directed by and starring Cecilia De Feo, Laura Quiroga and Lorena Sabogal, the show is a bilingual escapade mixing classic Latin buffoonery and absurdist slam poetry. Bonus: These aim-to-please showgirls are serving triangular, angel-white, crust-free SANDWICHES 10 minutes in. If […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘SELF’

There are countless plays (and movies, songs, paintings, stories….) about people falling in love with other people. But what about loving yourself? If you can’t love yourself, are you even capable of loving someone else? And just how can we defeat that awful critical voice that tells us we’re worthless, ugly and alone? These are […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Call Steve Guttenberg’

If you are familiar with H.P. Lovecraft’s early writing about the fictional deity called Cthulhu, this play is hilarious. If you are not familiar with Lovecraft’s writing, take just a moment to look him up and you will be equally prepared. Lovecraft’s stories were often written in journal form. The entries included references to the […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Marriage, Lizards and Love’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) The Capital Fringe festival is a remarkable venue where artists can show off and experiment with new work, playwright Jean P. Bordewhich brings Marriage, Lizards and Love to the 9th annual fringe festival. Bordewhich’s piece transports us on a journey with a young married couple who are struggling between moving past […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review ‘What Would Tina and Amy Do?’

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all have some stellar, successful person be our own personal mentor? That’s what Annie (Catie Carlton) and Tinley (Larissa Kruesi, also one of the two playwrights) find in comics Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Annie and Tinley are two young, stuck-in-a-rut twenty somethings trying to find love and […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Persephone’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Usually when someone tells you a Fringe show is different every night, it means “improv showcase” or “audience participation.” Sometimes it means “we didn’t really rehearse.” Not so here. Persephone, the brainchild of Eames Armstrong (director of Aether Art Projects), is literally a different performance each night. And if the […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: “C-“

(Best of the Fringe!) C-, a SPNP Tech production is a one-man play featuring writer and director Eric Jaffe. The performance, based on Jaffe’s interviews of his former hard-partying fraternity brothers, takes a real and broad comic look into life 20 years after college. Jaffe’s main purpose is to ask them one BIG question, “What […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Waiting for Orson’ by Pat Davis

Waiting for Orson is an engaging and well-acted meditation on mysticism, madness, and the confusion between the two. Camped out in Penn Station, Tristan (played by Christopher Scott Leith) is awaiting the appearance of Orson, an extraterrestrial who has promised to take on the body of a tall, thin man, talk about hotdogs (that’s how […]

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