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Two of Fringeworthy’s top picks today are stinky wonders. And we realize this is tacky, but our other two picks are far more serious works. We are nothing if not egalitarian.
Shit Stories: The Best of our Worst Moments (The Pinch, 6 p.m.) — Six performers will regale you with tales of, err, dropping their kids off at the pool. Our Amanda Palleschi says this shit don’t stink: “Stories about shit happening at inopportune times and places become stories about the precarious distance between adult maturity and childishness.” That’s some deep — well, you know.
DC Trash — Recycled!! (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre, 6:05 p.m.) — Everyone’s favorite garbageman Ron Litman returns to Fringe for another round of storytelling about the junk D.C. has thrown away over the years. Our Amrita Khalid raves the show is “masterful,” and worth admission no matter how familiar you are with Litman’s earlier show.
315 (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Upstairs, 6:30 p.m.) — Catholic University musical theater students put on this documentary-style show about the 314 people who have jumped off the George Washington Bridge, and who the 315th might be. A vivid, passionate account of depression. Look for our review later today.
The Insanity of Mary Girard (Atlas Performing Arts Center: Sprenger, 10:30 p.m.) — Get ready for some messed-up psychological horror in this highly physical story of a husband who admits his wife to an insane asylum after suspecting she is being unfaithful. “The cast successfully captures the horrors of realizing one’s own descent into madness,” our own Gabi Dunkley writes.