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An Interview with Josh Hitchens and Ryan Walter: Going Dark in the New Jersey Fringe with ‘The Confession of Jeffrey Dahmer’

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer committed the shocking murders of seventeen men, involving necrophilia, dismemberment, cannibalism, and the preservation of the victims’ body parts. After years of law enforcement and the public ignoring the many signs that could have led to his earlier capture, he was ultimately found “guilty but sane” in 1992, and […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #29: ‘Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?’

“Hungry like a Woolf”: Europe’s Angry Avante-Garde Comes to Capital Fringe Atonin Artaud, founder of the “Theatre of Cruelty” and godfather of many of the more disturbing theatrical experiments of the past half-century, once wrote: “The race of prophets is extinct.” Perhaps if he had stuck around long enough to meet Eddie and Cass – […]

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‘Marat/Sade’ at American University by Alexa Marie Kelly

If you are an American University student and wander into Katzen Arts Center this weekend, you may hear wails of agony. Do not be alarmed. The Department of Performing Arts presents The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de […]

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