Listen up. Hate to tell you this, but you’re too complacent in your Fringe selections. Do you really need to go to that fifth fairy-tale update?
Now is the time to be bold, to expand your horizons, to waltz into a show that you’re totally unprepared for. See a striptease. Talk about race with strangers. Watch total amateurs sing about vegetables. We promise you’ll survive the experience, and afterwards you’ll get to tell the world how enlightened you’ve become.
Barenaked Comedy (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre, 6 p.m.) — The other contender in our burlesque throwdown from earlier this week, Barenaked Comedy combines actual (read: non-corny) stand-up performers with burlesque acts. If you haven’t yet had the chance to catch these performers during their monthly sold-out shows at The Pinch, this would be an excellent time to do so.
Here/Hear (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre, 8 p.m.) — A warning for those who brave this open forum: You will be expected to talk. A lot. About race. Come if you’ve been seeking that elusive “conversation on race” everyone’s always saying we need to have. “We all left feeling a little closer to each other, whether we liked it or not,” our reviewer Gabi Dunkley noted.
Tomato Beard (Atlas Performing Arts Center: Sprenger, 8:15 p.m.) — This off-kilter musical about a farmer who finds ripe juicy crops coming out of his facial hair is having its final performance tonight. It’s a 100-percent amateur production, so be prepared for what you’re getting yourself into.
To Err is Falstaff!! (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Upstairs, 8:30 p.m.) — Easing back into more familiar territory here, and what’s more familiar to D.C.’s theater crowd than a Shakespearean-references-packed political satire? “It made me laugh, it made me wince, and I do love racking up English Lit trivia points, even if only in my own head,” said our reviewer Camila Domonoske.
Handout photo courtesy of Mimi Mimosa and David Coulter