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I saw nine shows during the Capital Fringe Festival, and Edible Rex was by far my favorite. Writer/peformer John Feffer is reviving his one-man show, in which he plays three different roles—himself; his father, Melvin Feffer; and the 19th century French chef and father of the cookbook, Alexis Soyer—on their respective quests for the perfect meal. Feffer’s facility as a performer and his inhabitance of his characters is truly impressive, especially considering that he’s not a professional actor but a director at the Institute for Policy Studies. And for foodies, his search for restaurant authenticity will ring hilariously true: “I don’t want a map, I don’t want the concierge pushing me toward his favorite restaurant. Read the freakin’ reviews? No, that would be cheating.” In my review of Edible Rex during Fringe, I suggested to Feffer that he quit his day job and take his show on the road. To my knowledge, he’s still working at the think tank. But at least he’s offering a second serving of his show.
FEFFER PERFORMS EDIBLE REX AT 8 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS TO OCT. 2 AND AT 3 P.M. SUNDAY OCT. 3 AT THE WAREHOUSE, 1021 7TH ST. NW. $15. (202) 213-2474.