A Preview of the 2012 Capital Fringe FestivalBy Rodrigo Pool • Jul 9th, 2012 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
Performance July 12-29
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Reviewed July 6th, 2012
At The Capital Fringe Festival Preview/Kickoff Event which was held Friday evening at 607 New York Ave NW Washington, something odd happened to the world of DC, something odd and wonderful. Almost like the overwhelming heat wave we are currently experiencing, it will slap you in the face. I’m not saying that the preview event I saw was in no way a reflection of what I’m expecting from the festival, but it did indeed raise some very important points.
It is art; loud, brilliant, and obscure. DC was really hot and humid but by sunset the room temperature felt tolerable. It was also pretty loud after the show started, so the background noise muffled some of the scenes. As I go through my notes and place myself into that alluding tarp filled with the nicest group of people I had the pleasure to come around, I realize the show’s audiences vary in a wide range of opinions. But everyone there seemed genuinely interested in being there, because the things that I’ve seen are eccentrically difficult to describe so I made a list. There’s: indie music, puppets, slap comedy, political humor, satire, dark humor, interpretive dance, no clue, stand-up, drama, foreign-stuff, musical, poetry, magic, epicenes, it’s there, and it’s happening.
Check out all 150 shows being featured July 12-29. GO, SEE “it,” IT IS HAPPENING. Be one of those people that will say “yeah, it happened, and I was there.”
Photos provided by Rodrigo Pool
Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided two complimentary media tickets to ShowBizRadio for this review.
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Rodrigo Pool is a Graphic Artist during the day and Jedi Master all the time. He also fights deadites FOR FUN. Don't ask. His previous works include; Harmony in Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got The Will?, Chief Bromdem in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons featuring Tom Hanks, Il commendatore in Proffesional Curtesy, Reynaldo in No Match, Mysterious Man in a Suit (Captain Jack Sparrow, Joker, Bob Dylan) in Jack vs. Jill, Christian in The Other Room, Jack in The Plan (indie film 2011), Dr. Adventure Time in Adventure Time Redux (The Jupiter Jetson Project), Solid Snake in Closing Time (Radio-Play).