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2024 CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Perfect Immigrant’ by Sam Yakura (5...

BEST OF FRINGE A blend of spoken prose, comedic moments, and soul-baring from a deeply likable and captivating solo performer. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘My Cat Named Lucy’ by Peyton Smetana...

A solo drama about how hard it is to continue to live when there is so little in the world that affirms you. By GREGORY FORD

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ (3 ½ stars)

H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror short story adapted for the stage is wonderfully dark but not an engaging multi-dimensional show. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Seven Wonders’ by Ryan Phillips (5 stars)

BEST OF FRINGE A blend of tricks, theatrics, story, and joy that's more than a magic show. By CAROLINE BOCK

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Haber Conundrum’ by David Kaye (3...

A solid performance of a touching and cautionary biographical story. By GREGORY FORD

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Chameleon Chronicles’ by Lea Adams (3 stars)

An entertaining jaunt down memory lane with 'an Old School diva' trying to live life with gusto no matter what. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Re: Writing’ by Caitlin Frazier (3 ½ stars)

A brainy play that illuminates the complexities of writing. By AILEEN JOHNSON

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Flamencodanza’ (3 ½ stars)

The most captivating moments occur when Raúl Mannola's guitar transitions into fast and precise strumming, matching the sound of Aylin Bayaz's dancing. By TENIOLA AYOOLA

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Crooner and the Conjuror’ (4 stars)

BEST OF FRINGE A lovely magic show interspersed with impressive and often hilarious musical bits. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Partings: Dances of Letting Go’ (4 stars)

BEST OF FRINGE A shared program of new and recent works by Human Landscape Dance, Claytor Company, Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre, and Giselle Ruzany. By LISA TRAIGER

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Badar Tareen Presents: Why Are You Brown?’...

BEST OF FRINGE A civil rights attorney and comedian hosts a stand-up showcase for comics of color interrogating race and identity. By NATHAN PUGH

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Who Did It? An Improvised Murder Mystery’...

An improv show led by an acclaimed Peruvian comedian returns with new murder scenarios and new jokes. By NATHAN PUGH

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Black Smoke Showing: Stories of African American...

BEST OF FRINGE An engaging mix of comedy, candid commentary, and charisma. By AILEEN JOHNSON

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘A Good Woman’ by Nerissa Tunnessen and...

BEST OF FRINGE A dancer/choreographer and a violinist/writer craft an intimate portrait of Penelope through monologues, poetry, music, and movement. By LISA TRAIGER

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Next Level’ by Elizabeth Cutler (3 ½...

Two single millennials trapped in an elevator get to know each other — and their dating troubles. By JAKOB CANSLER

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Over Her Dead Body: Revival’ by Pinky...

BEST OF FRINGE A bluegrass dive into murder ballads — a Capital Fringe hit in 2016. By CAROLYN BOCK

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘MEDEA’ by Songs of the Goat (4...

BEST OF FRINGE A creatively mesmerizing staging of the Greek tragedy in an abridged adaptation. By EM SKOW

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Masala’ by Arzoo Malhotra (5 stars)

BEST OF FRINGE A one-woman comedy hour that uses spices and spicy knowledge to map the highs and lows of being a human. By EM SKOW

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Body Show’ by Mikala Jamison (4...

BEST OF FRINGE An exploration of how we feel about and manage life in bodies that don’t always look, feel, or act as expected. By LISA TRAIGER

2024 Capital Fringe Review: ‘How to Reinvent Yourself in 5 (not-so)...

A personal story of self-discovery and transformation, with the help of a slideshow and a little karaoke. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI