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Monday, March 11, 2019

At this show, you get to eat cake. But you might feel a little guilty about it. by Maura Judkis

New York’s Third Rail Projects stages immersive production in Folger reading room.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Yes, Hellmann's has frozen over. Mayonnaise ice cream is here. by Maura Judkis

"Just because we can, doesn't mean we should."

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Cheerleading in popular culture: Almost at ‘Vic-To-Ree!’ by Maura Judkis

Pity the cheerleader. Depending on your former place in the hierarchy of high school cliques, it might not be the easiest thing to do. Even though they rule the school, cheerleaders don’t …

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Capital Fringe Festival: Reviews for ‘Stopgap,’ ‘Singlemarriedgirl,’ and more by Maura Judkis

A roundup of Fringe reviews, tweets and more. Recently reviewed: “Hamlet” : “The production’s conceit is inherently problematic: A psychotic Hamlet who is imagining a nightmaris…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fringe wedding at “Marriage and Mozzarella”: Their love was meant to brie by Maura Judkis

Their trip down the aisle was a short one — both the bride and the groom were seated only a few rows back in the Studio Theatre’s Milton Theater. But for Thad Brown, 22, and Carrie Suggs…

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Capital Fringe Festival review: Ad Interim Theatre’s ‘Aaaaaagh! Murder!’ by Maura Judkis

“Aaaaaagh! Murder!” would certainly be considered clever, if only Tom Stoppard hadn’t beaten the Ad Interim Theatre to the punch 50 years ago. The show is a parody of Agatha Christie-s…

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Capital Fringe reviews: July 20 by Maura Judkis

Your daily roundup of Fringe reviews, tweets, and news. Recently reviewed: “I <3 [Heart] Hummels” : “Like the best quirky comedies of this ilk, “I <3 Hummels” is about s…

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Capital Fringe reviews: July 19 by Maura Judkis

Your daily roundup of Fringe reviews, tweets, and news. Recently reviewed: “The Every Fringe Show You Want To See in One Fringe Show Fringe Show” : “You don’t have to be a seven…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review: ‘The Every Fringe Show’ combines the mediocrity of the rest by Maura Judkis

Watching a show that mocks every cringe-worthy Fringe Festival show cliche, it turns out, feels exactly the same as watching a cringe-worthy Fringe show: You’ll leave it with feelings of r…

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Capital Fringe reviews: July 18 by Maura Judkis

Your daily roundup of Fringe reviews, tweets, and news. Recently reviewed: “Girls Who Think They’re Hot” : “A loud, Hawaiian-shirted girl, Skrunk, comes on the scene and declare…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Capital Fringe Festival: Fringe-cabulary by Maura Judkis

With Fringe performances dark last night — the most energetic theater festival in the city needs to rest sometime — it’s time to step back and contemplate the big question: What is thi…

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Capital Fringe, July 16: #fringereviews, critic reviews, more reviews by Maura Judkis

Fringe theaters are dark today, but that means it’s a good day to catch up on reviews. Here’s what our critics saw this weekend: “Cabaret XXX: Love the One You’re With” : “Emb…

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‘Imagination Meltdown Adventure’ from Pointless Theater Company by Maura Judkis

If Millennials are said to be the Peter Pan generation, prolonging childhood as long as they can live rent-free in their parents’ house, Jack, the frustrated young man in Pointless Theater…

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Friday, July 13, 2012

For Capital Fringe Festival, Faction of Fools redefines ‘staging a wedding’ by Maura Judkis

Act One, scene one of Carrie Suggs’s and Thad Brown’s story features the most familiar of romantic comedy devices: The “meet cute.” The curtains open to the students in a fluorescent…

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Capital Fringe: Break a leg on Friday the 13th by Maura Judkis

Today, especially, would NOT be a good day to tell a Fringe performer “Good luck.” Adhere to the age-old theater superstition of ”Break a leg” on a day that is especially superstitio…

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Capital Fringe 2012: It begins by Maura Judkis

D.C.’s weirdest three weeks of theater kicks off tonight: It’s the annual return of the Capital Fringe Festival, where you’ll find horror opera and steampunk ballet, dinosaurs and pizz…

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Shakespeare Theatre Company files lawsuit against landlord by Maura Judkis

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has filed a lawsuit against its landlord, a nonprofit organization created in support of the theater, to prevent it from raising the Lansburgh Theatre’s ren…

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Small theaters’ audiences are growing, but where will they sit? by Maura Judkis

You might call Washington’s small-theater scene D.C.’s off-off-Broadway, but Julianne Brienza, executive director of the Capital Fringe Festival, hopes you won’t. “That’s so lame,…

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Actors drooling over each other’s parts by Maura Judkis

When Miriam Silverman performed in “The Liar” at Shakespeare Theatre last year, her character Lucrece faced a man who compulsively lied through his teeth. But lies weren’t the only thi…

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Broadway audiences: Smart, white, rich, female, middle-aged by Maura Judkis

Last season’s audience was 65 percent female, 83 percent caucasian, 78 percent college-educated, with an average age of 44 and an average annual household income of $244,100.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

‘Beertown’: Healthy dollops of dessert, democracy and improvisation by Maura Judkis

Good citizens of Beertown always bring dessert. And by citizens of Beertown, Dog & Pony DC means you, the ticketholders to its newest show: Each performance of “Beertown” — for whi…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Shakespeare Theatre’s littlest stars will make you squeal by Maura Judkis

Like any other stage parent, Frank Robinson Jr. arrives at the Shakespeare Theater after the curtain falls on each performance of “The Heir Apparent” to pick up his little star. Unlike a…

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