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Name: Brett Abelman
Hometown: Born and raised in the D.C. area (Gaithersburg to be specific)
Years in D.C.: All 25 so far
First CapFringe? No, this is my third attending, and my second reviewing.
Shows I’m Seeing: Ha! I Fringe like crazy. This weekend, I am scheduled to attend: Thursday – Cover Me in Humanness, 4.48 Psychosis; Friday – The Escapades of Farty Johnson, Annabel Lee, Leave a Tone After the Message!!!; Saturday – Fictitious the Musical, Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s The Saints, Soup!, Freakshow, A Tactile Dinner; Sunday – Slow News Day, Titus X, Please Listen A Musical Chaos, Elephant Man the Musical, Closet Land. And I’ve got plans with friends Friday and Saturday nights. Sleep? What’s sleep?
Random Thing You Might Find Revealing About My Sensibilities: As a fiction writer/playwright on my own, I count among my influences Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Our Town, Tom Stoppard, David Lynch, Blade Runner, Watchmen (the graphic novel) and the Final Fantasy series of video games. Also Ibsen, Flannery O’Connor, Kafka, and Lord of the Flies.
Shameless Plug: DC Fringe Guide, my opinionated and comprehensive guide to picking and choosing your Fringe tickets.