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Friday, July 20, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Coronado’ by Guest Author

By Caroline Bock What’s worse than murder? What would God say? All the characters are “peddled out,” i.e. in dead-end jobs, down-on-their-luck, or near that, drinking Buds and doing sh…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Through the Wall’ by Guest Author

By Garinè Isassi Through the Wall is a dance story that sprang from an art experiment put together by Source Festival called the Artistic Blind Date Program. Artists from different discipli…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: “50 Ways…” by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza A woman (IO Browne) climbs out of bed, her lover still fast asleep, unmoved. She lays out on the floor, limber and sensual as she dances like a flower budding through a cr…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya?’ by Guest Author

By Ellie Milewski Four intelligent and gifted female playwrights/directors, three bold female actors and their marvelous male partner in crime, and a wonderful crew, walk into Arena Stage to…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ’14’ by Guest Author

By Ellie Milewski Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Parkland. These are only a few names from a list of mass shooting in the United States. A list that is painfully and heartbreakingly l…

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DC Playwright Patrick Flynn Finalist in Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival by Guest Author

The Ferberizing of Coral by Patrick Flynn which debuted at the DC Source Festival in 2016 has been selected from 850 submissions to be a finalist in the Samuel French 43rd Annual Off Off Bro…

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Washington Improv Theater Presents ‘Summer Escape’ (preview) by Guest Author

“Quick! We need a word. Any word,” says Travis Charles Ploeger, director and accompanist for iMusical, an improv ensemble out of Washington Improv Theater. He’s standing in a black box…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review: ‘The Mikado’ by Young Victorian Theatre Company by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger Full disclosure: I love The Mikado. I sang in the chorus of the Young Victorian Theatre Company’s 1979 production, a publicity photo from which is being used to advertise…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Festival: Black Confederates by Guest Author

by Isabel Echavarria Black Confederates by James F. Bruns and directed by David Allen Schmidt depicts a conversation between Jefferson Davis, played by Larry Levinson, and his wife Varina Da…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Horse People’ by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza Watching Lindsey Griffith’s one-woman performance Horse People, I can’t help but feel as if I’ve stumbled into a dream. Papier-mâché horse heads, large overhead pr…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Hawaii Nei’ by Guest Author

By Becca Kurtz The pair of plays that make up Paul Handy’s “Hawaii Nei” fit together nicely in a 90-minute, fact-packed commentary on the state – both past and present – of…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘This Historic Night’ by Guest Author

By Christina Kovac On the simple and appropriately bleak set, Seed Productions presents its premiere of This Historic Night, five short plays wound into one terrific show, written by local D…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Vengeance in My Heart’ by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza Titus Andronicus is the little-known Shakespeare tragedy most reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film. Bloody murder, sex, and violence galore, Andronicus is historically …

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Review: ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ at Silver Spring Stage by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza First staged in 1971, The House of Blue Leaves is a descendant of the kitchen sink dramas and average joe tragedies that marked the American and British theater scenes in …

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Gilded’ by Guest Author

By Bill Kamberger Conceived and choreographed by Kristen Brooks Sandler for Harlot Productions, Gilded depicts “a steampunk monarchy in decline,” including two illicit love affai…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Musical Therapy’ by Guest Author

By Garine Isassi Musical Therapy is a musical comedy for adults by two talents out of Chicago: Joey Katsiroubas (music and lyrics) and Dan Hass (book). The basic storyline of this romantic f…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘On the Eve’ by Guest Author

By Isabel Echavarria Dive into the world of legendary characters of fairy tales, literature, and history at On the Eve by Amy Frey. This show explores the confusion and desperation that icon…

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Holon!’ by Guest Author

by Isabel Echavarria Holon!, created and performed by Claire Alrich, Sarah Greenbaum, Sadie Laigh, and Meg Lowey, engages the audience in a dance and music-based performance. Rather than con…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘F*ck Tinder: A Love Story’ by Guest Author

By Ellie Milewski What takes more courage than getting up on a stage by yourself and doing a one-man show? How about getting up on stage and doing an unscripted one-man show about the detail…

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Interview: Playwright Bekah Brunstetter on ‘The Cake’ at Contemporary American Theater Festival by Guest Author

Researched, interviewed, and edited by Sharon J. Anderson, CATF Trustee CATF: Why can’t you have your cake and eat it, too? Bekah Brunstetter: In terms of the play, does that phrase mean t…

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Interview: Playwright Angelica Chéri on ‘Berta, Berta’ at Contemporary American Theater Festival by Guest Author

Researched, interviewed, and edited by Sharon J. Anderson, CATF Trustee CATF: You first heard the song, Berta, Berta, while watching a production of August Wilson’s, The Piano Lesson. You …

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Riverside Center Welcomes One Singular Sensation with ‘A Chorus Line’ by Guest Author

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing the best of Broadway in Virginia with the legendary and iconic Broadway…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: ‘Damned If You Do’ by Upright Citizens Brigade at Woolly Mammoth by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza “So, what are we seeing again?” my friend asks me at dinner prior to the show. Pause.  I scrape the corners of my mind for a suitable answer, but the reality is–…

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The Ultimate Guide to Shepherdstown for the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Guest Author

by Allison Considine Ready for your next summer adventure or weekend getaway? Each July, the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, presents new plays in the…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How I Became A Jewish Mother of Fascism (Show Preview) by Guest Author

by Emily Canavan Opinion Since the 2016 election, I am sure you have noticed the term Fascist is being dusted off and nervously applied to our current president. I have banged my head agains…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The City Of…’ by Guest Author

By Beatrice Loayza Directed by Patrick Pearson and written by Matthew Capodicasa, The City Of . . . is an ambitious work self-described as inspired by the metaphysical wrestlings of Jorge Lu…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Attention Local Theater Companies: The Theatre Consortium is Currently Accepting Applications for Membership by Guest Author

by Doug Krentzlin The Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring recently announced on their website that they are currently accepting membership applications. The consortium consists of companies …

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Preview: ’50 Ways…,’ a New Play Inspired by Paul Simon’s #1 Hit by Guest Author

50 break-ups. 14 playwrights. 6 actors. 1 common theme. Directors Samir Bitar and Yana Landowne, longtime collaborators, engaged 14 playwrights to submit stories around a common theme: leavi…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Prepare for the Unexpected: An Interview with Christopher Bell, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Washington Chorus by Guest Author

Even in Washington, DC, a town unofficially known as the choral capital of the United States, Christopher Bell stands out as a milestone hire for The Washington Chorus (TWC). Bell, who just …

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Preview: ‘Painted Ladies: Bosses of the Wild West’ at Capital Fringe by Guest Author

by Dara Gold Indulge in the vices of the Wild West and find out that these painted ladies are far more than meet the eye! Welcome to the tale of the unsung and unexpected lives of the women …

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Review: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by the Heritage Players by Guest Author

By Kylie Miller The Heritage Players began their run of James and the Giant Peach this weekend. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl, with lyrics and music by Justin Paul and script by Ti…

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