On the fringe of Fringe

Tomorrow’s the kickoff for the 2nd annual Capital Fringe Festival, a collection of performances that run the gamut from puppets to monologues to cabaret acts. You can browse the selection over here but I found it a lot easier to print out the PDF guide and circle my must-see events and put tic marks next to the ones I need to find more about. Convenience factor aside, you pretty much need the full program’s more detailed descriptions to make up your mind. Which of these two descriptions gives you a better idea of whether you’d like to see it?

Collaterally Damaged :A play about art, sex and genocide.


Collaterally Damaged: Collaterally Damaged is an almost autobiographical one-person play in which the author journeys to Eastern Europe, seeking an end to all war and even random acts of rudeness. On her travels, she encounters the sad and ridiculous things done by people who’ve been abused. It’s a comedy. Sort of.

The brouhaha starts tomorrow and along with opening-day performances is the opening night party at Avenue Night Club from 9pm till they throw you out. Festival performers and other local artists “will turn this three story club into a cabaret and make it a happening.” No, I have no idea what that means. However we caught a few of last year’s cabaret acts and they were a lot of fun so I expect some good talent at this event.

The opening night party is at
Avenue Night Club
649 New York Ave, NW

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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