Capital Fringe Fest: Back, and Wacky

Theatrics Returns to the District in Top-Form

By Annick Banoun
|  Friday, Jul 9, 2010  |  Updated 6:15 AM EDT
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Capital Fringe Fest: Back, and Wacky

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The Capital Fringe Festival is back for another summer full of quirky and uniqie performances across 15+ venues between Penn Quarter and Mount Vernon Square. This year's acts dish up pretty much everything imaginable -- think one-act plays, spoken-word poetry, improvisation and more.

Now through July 25, delight in one-of-a-kind performances. Learn how to create a smash hit in "Assembly Required: How to Write, Produce and Stage a Musical -- The Musical," or enjoy a staged reading of classic comic books in "Superheroes Who are Super." Get your daily dose of satire with "Fresh From the Funny Farm," featuring 20 comic sketches spoofing everything from the "news media, vampire movies, religions, air-headed youngsters, feeble oldsters and 21st century life in general."

Broadway and improv fans alike will enjoy "iSchool Musical," a musical inspired by the hits "Glee" and "High School Musical," with every lyric, character and line of dialogue improvised nightly based on suggestions from the audience.

More intriguing selections include "The Horrors of Online Dating," a gory musical comedy about a killer who finds her victims through dating websites, involving puppets -- yes, puppets -- and "The Tragical History of Eleanor Blooms," which begs the question, "Do hipsters have souls?"

Interested yet? Go online to purchase your ticket to the creative madness today.

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