City Paper is not for tourists
One thing about that National Museum of the American Indian: The air conditioning works just fine. Capital Fringe Festival patrons have come to welcome sweating through their clothes as part of the visceral experience of high-risk performance art in Our Nation’s Capital each July. But, at the Fringe-branded mini-festival “Wattage: Illuminating Tradition and Survival,” a series of four shows produced with the museum and running through May 8, they can step out in comfort. The festival’s sole world-premiere entry is Run Through the Unquiet Mind, an original play devised by D.C. theater artists—Christopher Gallu, Scot McKenzie, Dylan Myers, Scott Burgess, and Dan Istrate—wherein two brothers find themselves trapped in an alien wilderness where chaos reigns. (No, it isn’t the P Street Whole Foods on a Sunday afternoon.)
Wattage’s performance runs through May 8 at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmusen Theater, Independence and Maryland avenues SW. $20-$25.