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Friday, July 21, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Portraits of GRRRLs by Guest Author

The production of Portraits of Grrrls felt like I walked into a high school guidance counselor’s activity. This should not diminish the discussions, content, importance, and impact this …

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical’ by Guest Author

A man wanders onstage, a mad look above his riotous beard.  Another man comes on, petrified with fear, not seeing the disturbing maniac. With lightning speed, the bearded man pounces and te…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lakeboat’ by Guest Author

Lakeboat was thought controversial when it debuted 40 years ago, but now it seems almost quaint, verging on classy. The very first script by David Mamet, it features many of the hallmarks o…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘P.I.C. : The Prison Industrial Complex’ by Guest Author

With P.I.C. : The Prison Industrial Complex, the Conciliation Project hits the cruelty of the American criminal justice system hard with just about everything they can throw at it: Scores o…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lancer & Lace’ by Guest Author

What would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination had failed – but the danger wasn’t over? Lancer and Lace pulls on this historical thread and weaves an interesting yet …

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Numesthesia’ by Guest Author

“Torture numbers,” author Gregg Easterbrook once wrote, “and they’ll confess to anything.” David S. Kessler, a masterful storyteller aided by onstage musicians and projections in h…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Changeling Child’ by Guest Author

A marketing company might have taken The Coil Project’s The Changeling Child and instead titled it A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Next Generation.  That title better conveys the s…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Proper Care of the Peace Lily’ by Guest Author

By Amanda Brenner There are no absolutes in Proper Care of the Peace Lily. In this 100 minute performance, everything exists in relation: analogies, power differentials, and those actual fam…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of Orson Welles’ by Guest Author

You probably know Orson Welles for Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds, but did you know he was also an accomplished magician? In Orson the Magnificent, consummate showman Lars Klores t…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Roseburg’ by Guest Author

A play about gun control, mental health, Robert Kennedy, and the Umpqua Community College shooting that forms a cohesive message without hitting the audience over the head with an anvil? I…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘5 Epiphanies’ by Guest Author

Like storytime for adults, David W. Grant sits in a modern version of a wingback chair in the small space at the Pursuit Wine Bar, sipping a Negroni while regaling us with true tales from hi…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: “It’s What We Do”: A Play about the Occupation by Guest Author

Nazi Germany, South African apartheid, any city USA circa Black Lives Matter, pre-civil rights era America, Batista regime in Cuba, Cochabamba in Bolivia, Syrian uprising, 1984, even Jews in…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Daggers MacKenzie’ by Guest Author

There are surprisingly few one-actor musicals. Even rarer: solo musicals where the protagonist juggles razor-sharp daggers. Make your one-actor, dagger-juggling musical about a lesbian circu…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ten Principles )'( – Senior Year’ by Guest Author

A choose-your-own-adventure review – pick one of the following: a) I have little or no idea what the Burning Man festival is; b) I know about Burning Man, but have never been; c) I am a Bu…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Echoes’ by Guest Author

Mia Amado, producer and director of Echoes, brings this piece about love and mental illness to the Eastman Theatre at Gallaudet. Echoes is by no means an easy play, in terms of execution…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Nasty Women of the Ecstatic Rainbow Mystical Retreat’ by Guest Author

This show is a comedy inspired by a tragedy, Greek playwright Euripides’ The Bacchae. In case it has been a while since you last refreshed your memory on the theatrical offerings of Greec…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘In the Company of de Sade’ by Guest Author

Satire is a noble pursuit, but it can also be used as an excuse. Regardless of what a would-be satirist puts onstage, if you dislike it, he can say that your negative reaction is the point. …

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘One In Four’ by Guest Author

If you’ve ever picked up a roommate from an online ad, you know that living with strangers can be, well, strange. In a world premiere from outer space-oriented Nu Puppis collective, that s…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Clara Bow: Becoming “It”‘ by Guest Author

Though her name is no longer on the lips of an adoring public, during the height of silent film and then early talkies, Clara Bow was The It Girl, the very personification of the carefree fl…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Joe Charnitski’s Funeral’ by Guest Author

Not the first, not the second, but the third Joe Charnitski is here from New York to share his story of three lives, two eulogies, and getting out of a small town. Witty, humble, and invitin…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Spy in the House of Men’ by Guest Author

Penny Sterling has seen a lot of hardship: abuse, addiction, assault, and fifty years spent trying to live as a man. Her perspective as a trans woman, a mother, and an alcoholic all build in…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Love and Other Lures’ by Guest Author

An hour of music—wonderfully moody ballads, bluesy numbers, and almost twangy folk songs—is always an hour well spent. Even if that music largely focuses on supernatural themes. Monsters…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Contractions’ by Guest Author

At this point, there’s an entire genre of books, TV shows, and films about bad bosses and the bizarre vagaries of corporate workplaces. One of the perhaps lesser-known but extremely effect…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Passing – A Stage Play’ by Guest Author

Kukui Kikuyu Productions’ Passing – A Stage Play is a fascinating psychological character study in which secrets revealed inevitably lead to a shockingly tragic end which deserves a lo…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Kind of Thing That Would Happen’ by Guest Author

What is truth? It’s a big question to explore in 50 minutes, but Agora Dance’s The Kind of Thing That Would Happen attempts to do exactly that. The result is a beautifully executed, i…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey’ by Guest Author

Ask yourself: how much do you need to know about the inner workings of local government in Flemington, New Jersey? If the answer is “I’d rather know about Flemington, NJ than what’s go…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lost Teeth’ by Guest Author

How far are we willing to go to seek happiness?  That’s the intriguing premise of Jona Tarlin’s Lost Teeth, a world premiere production from New York City’s Blowout Theatre Company w…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Review: ‘A Little Princess’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Guest Author

By Debra Cope The timeless story of kind and courageous young heroine Sara Crewe comes to life on an Alexandria stage in A Little Princess, a new adaptation of the classic Frances Hodgson Bu…

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Review: ‘Dial ‘M’ for Murder’ at Sandy Spring Theatre Group by Guest Author

By Guest Author Robin Lynch Now playing at the Kentland’s Arts Barn, Dial ‘M’ For Murder by the Sandy Spring Theatre Group has a lot to offer those who enjoy a mystery-thriller. First …

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Just Like a Woman’ by Guest Author

The tagline for Larry E. Blossom’s latest Capital Fringe offering, Just Like A Woman, is “Will Trans Trump Fear in These Troubled Times?” Unfortunately, neither the issues of transpho…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mr. Taken’ by Guest Author

Watching a great sex comedy provides some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Watching a bad sex comedy is painfully awkward and embarrassing. The creative team behind Mr. Ta…

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