Virginia Woolf's sweeping novel, 'Orlando,' has been referred to as the longest love letter in history. It's also the inspiration behind Jan Street Dance Theatre's 'Bibliography of Love,' a multi-faceted exploration of gender transformations of the past and present — of the Bloomsbury Group and of the quintet of performers.
Kurosawa's classic film 'Seven Samurai' is three hours of banditry, heroics and slaughter. David Gaines, who clowns with Big Apple Circus, gets the tale told and the slaughtering done in an hour — using two masks and one costume while playing 40-plus samurai, peasants and bandits and infusing generous amounts of Merrie Melodies comedy.
This narrative, autobiographical theater piece takes an original slant on the issues concerning gay life because the two male characters are 20 years apart and their sensibilities are often stretched by this generation gap.
This pseudo-seminar with faux business guru Denny Martin takes the principles of success to new depths as PowerPoint presentations prove pointless and powerless, group exercises go wrong and all the things you learned in kindergarten still can't get you through the first grade.
It wouldn't be a Fringe without some improv, arguably the fringiest of all theatrical endeavors. Performers put themselves out there, and producer Dave Powell is quick to point out that they can and do occasionally fail. Don't believe it? Don't be so incredulous, he says.
World traveler and Minneapolis writer Katherine Glover compiles her multicultural life experiences into this one-woman piece, saying it's only after stumbling into any number of awkward moments out in the world that one can appreciate a nice slice of humble pie.
This production from Fringe fave True Body Project features actors and nonactors and gives the participants and those of us attending plenty to remember about body-consciousness in the gym class landscape. We've all been there.
Playwright Sarah Underwood has worked with the five women in ETC's intern company and intern/director Liz Maxwell on this series of scenes and monologues about those who have left this world and listen in on the remarks of those who remain.