Capital Fringe Festival: 15 Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

D.C.'s Capital Fringe Festival is inviting you to support non-traditional, local theater July 9-26 and July 29-Aug. 2.

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D.C.'s Capital Fringe Festival is inviting you to support non-traditional, local theater July 9-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. The fest offers scores of plays and other forms of entertainment during its run, including "Brothel" by Isa Seyran. The play follows Hal, the legal brothel owner, and Sally, a tough-talking prostitute, who both fight to keep their business open.
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At urging of her friend, Connie gets hooked on Ambien and must battle with her edgy alter-ego in order to regain control of her life in the comedy "Ambien Date Night" by Jessica Erin Bylander.
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In "It's A Circus Out There," presented by Federal Theatre Project, the Bringling Brothers Circus will do anything to keep being successful, dodging a few daggers along the way.
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"Mine/Field," created by the Glade Dance Collective, explores ownership and trust in the Internet age and asks how much privacy we are willing to sacrifice.
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Farmer Tobiah hitchhikes to New York, where he meets jazz singer Scarlett and embarks on a coming-of-age journey in the musical "Dust to Dust," created by The Class Act Players Theatre Company.
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POWER! Stokley Carmichael," performed and written by Meshaun Labrone, follows the unknown protege of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last great march of the Civil Rights Movement in the summer of '66.
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PhD student Terrance Hinton presents his thesis, a parallel universe where a person's sole purpose is their career, in the audience-interactive play "When We Grow Up," presented by Critical Point Theatre.
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"The Last Burlesque," presented by Pinky Swear Productions, follows Darcy as she struggles to find what she's looking for in life, all while trying to save her family's burlesque palace from the verge of bankruptcy.
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"How to Quit Your Day Job," presented by OpenStage, is a musical inspired by Stephen Sondheim and Jay-Z that follows four artists working in D.C. and trying to move forward.
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Created and performed by David Klinger, "Dr. Freeman's Motivational Inspirational Pill of a Million Secrets" promises a magical performance about a magical pill that could change your life as you know it.
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"Never Never," presented by Barabbas Theatre and written by Alexandra Petri, draws subtle parallels to "Peter Pan" and explores the question, "Is evil really evil if it's only in your head?"
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Stephon Walker takes the audience on a breathtaking journey of the grotesque and the strange -- like when he swallowed the balloon pictured here whole! -- in the 10th anniversary of Cheeky Monkey Sideshow.
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Described to be "acting in the nude," "SONATA: The Naked Theatre Project," presented by Annexus Theatre Company, is a collection of plays that puts actors out in the open for an adventurous audience experience.
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Three brave vegetables go on a journey out of the fridge and into the evil fruit bowl -- seen here as Tomato faces off with Knife -- in the non-verbal puppet and movement piece "War and Peas," presented by Pocket Change Theatre Company.
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"Altered Archives," presented by Motion X Dance DC & Lindsay Benson Garrett, explores how memories change shape as we refine the meaning of history and change our future.
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