Thursday, July 19, 2007

What is Hecuba to Me? Who is Hecuba?

Fringe Day! Everywhere in the City hundreds of performers are reving their engines and producers are beating their chests. All in preparation for a the folks who will (God willing) be knocking down their doors in the very near soon-ness of now.
This is a business of expectation. And we all have expectations out the wazoo the next two weekends.
My expectation is that you will birds at Rorschach and then maybe pay a visit to a couple of my friends and their projects around the Fringe.
Show time at Casa is at 8pm tonight, but I am told we are almost sold out. You still have a shot this weekend with shows at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 3pm on Saturday as well. Remember the show is only 90 minutes long and you can squeeze it with what I am sure will be a very busy week of theater.
What else do we have for you today? How about a musical and a Greek Tragedy?
Cesar and Shirley fresh off the wonderfullness of Rorschach's References to Salvador Dali . . . take a stab at the mad genius that is Mr. Shawn Northrip in Cautionary Tales for Adults and the Many Adventures of Trixie Tickles.
Two mini-musicals with songs ranging from smoky cabaret to frothy pop. First, an unhinged librarian teaches several unsuspecting adults about the injustices of life. Next, a high-strung children's TV star learns valuable lessons of her own like, "being pretty is all that matters". Deliciously inappropriate and filled with guilty pleasures.
Contains Profanity
World Premiere
Performance Schedule:
Friday, July 20 @ 10:00pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 4:30pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 9:30pm
Monday, July 23 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, July 28 @ midnight
1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tickets: 866-811-4111

And Rough Magic vets Gwen and Rachel are going to be some of The Trojan Women in a new adaptation by
Ellen McLaughlin
Leaning toward the political in this year’s Capital Fringe Festival is Referendum: Political Arts Collective production of The Trojan Women by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Rachel Grossman. Through a deliberate integration of realism and movement-theatre based expressionism, Referendum’s Trojan Women captures the surreal, dream-like sensation experienced by victims in the aftermath of overwhelming tragedy. The Trojan Women includes frequent collaborators with Rorschach Theatre Gwen Grastorf and Rachel Miller. The cast features Wyckham Avery, Danielle A. Drakes, Tina Reney Fulp, Elizabeth Johnson, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandel, Wendy Nogales, Elaine Yuko Qualter, and Christian Sullivan.
Performance Schedule:
July 26 @ 7pm
July 27 @ 4:30pm
July 28 @ 5pm
Source Theatre
1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tickets: 866-811-4111
for tickets:
The Trojan Women runs 55 minutes with no intermission.

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