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Review: Source Festival 2017: ‘Perfect Arrangement’

Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne was a smash hit at Source Festival when it debuted there four years ago, and the comedy’s return to Source on the occasion of the festival’s tenth anniversary is cause for celebration. Set in 1950 during the so-called Lavender Scare—when persecution of homosexuals and other “deviants” had U.S. state sanction—Perfect […]

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‘Alfred Jarry and Ubu: An Opening Night to Remember’

“Merdre!” This elaboration on the French word “Merde!” caused a sensation in 1896, at the premiere of Ubu Roi (King Ubu) in Paris. Half the audience was revolted, half enthusiastic. Several people walked out. Insults and variants of the offending word were exchanged. Eventually, theater seats flew in the air and those in the boxes […]

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Review: ‘Fringe POP [Performance over Projection]’ at Capital Fringe-

Fringe POP [Performance over Projection] is an interesting and laudable new theatrical experiment from the Capital Fringe creative team. Fringe POP, which launched last night at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, explores ways to combine projections, theater and film onstage, offering audiences an innovative new take on theater. The series contains two separate performance tracks […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘ALICE’

Alice was colorful, in every sense of the word. And that was good. Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland, Alice, directed by Haley Murphy was an explosive version of the story we all know. Alice, a girl, falls into a hole and finds herself in Wonderland where she encounters rival queens, timid rodents, […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Body Armor’ by Tobias Franzén

Unstrung Harpist’s production of Body Armor by Evan Crump, the company’s producer, is a play born out of the writer’s need to write a play “that approached war from the average soldier’s perspective.” He wanted to show a different side to the war story genre, one that doesn’t just depict heroism or despotism, but one […]

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