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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dining review: BLT Prime by David Burke by Julian Oquendo

This is the first in a new series of spotlights on restaurants offering special dining for theatre lovers.  Earlier this summer, BLT Prime by David Burke launched a three-course prix-fixe P…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:06PM
Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: The War Boys, a hard look at vigilantes at the border by Julian Oquendo

Ally Theatre’s production of The War Boys, performing at Joe’s Movement Emporium, tells a story that was written for another time but is very much being lived now as we face a crisis at …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:12PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The toughest skills these BMX competition riders learned for Cirque du Soleil’s Volta by Julian Oquendo

The top of the Cirque du Soleil tent, stretching across one of the parking lots next to the Tyson’s II mall, peaks over the collection of roadways as I drive into the neighborhood. The ten…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 04:42PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Julianne Brienza on Capital Fringe 2019: how did they handle the heatwave, and where to next year? by Julian Oquendo

Today, the Capital Fringe Festival 2019 starts its final week. While audiences are picking out the shows to catch, Julianne Brienza, (CEO and Capitol Fringe Festival Founder) and CF staff ar…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:32PM
Monday, July 22, 2019

How LadyM, begun as a look at Macbeth’s witches, became a menstruation comedy by Julian Oquendo

Rachel Hynes is excited. She is a few hours away from the Friday night performance of LadyM, a devised production based on interviews with D.C. women on their experiences with menstruation. …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:42PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Capital Fringe review: Air Mail/Par Avion by Julian Oquendo

As the doors to the theatre open, five jazz musicians play to the crowd, setting a comfortable flow to the dance of finding our seats. These are talented performers, and much of the joy from…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:36AM

Capital Fringe review: Dreamer/Seeker by Julian Oquendo

An actor, Nick (Matt Calvert) goes into rehearsal for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to reprise his role as Bottom. Bottom is the (both literally and figuratively) donk…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:36AM
Monday, July 8, 2019

Best late night hangouts on DC’s SW Wharf by Julian Oquendo

Looking for a place to gather with your fellow Fringe-goers after an evening show? Want somewhere where the “last call” arrives just a little bit later? Looking to spend less than a smal…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:06PM
Friday, July 5, 2019

Fringe button deals: best places to grab a quick snack or dine on DC’s wharf SW by Julian Oquendo

Now that you have your shows lined up for the Capital Fringe Festival, the question is: where are you eating and drinking between shows? This year, Capital Fringe has made purchasing their F…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:03AM

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