Puppets and Tales of Tails
The curtains lifted on the Capital Fringe Festival last night, meaning that action-packed days of avant-garde art are underway. I plan to see more than my fair share and I will regale this blog with reviews and and perceptions, but here are a few things to check out this weekend:
One show worth nabbing before it scampers off is "Desire Caught by the Tail," a play written by Pablo Picasso that follows a group of antiwar hedonists. After watching this video, I can't help wanting to go to "Dis/Appearing" to see the man with a sailboat attached to his head walking on water. While on the subject of puppets, the one-man "Punch's Progress: A Pulcinella Story," is definitely not kid-friendly, but it sounds like it's going to be pretty funny.
"Bring Us On Home," a production by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, will be a somewhat interactive nonverbal statement on modern life and transformations. Finally, get a new perspective on the city's condo conversion in this weekend's "Luxury Lofts Coming Soon!" The show, inspired by the Chinatown transformation, will transpire above the audience. If that doesn't bring full circle this whole bubblicious housing market, then I don't know what will. If you're going to any shows, please post your thoughts. With so many shows going on, we festival fans must help each other stay on the Fringe.
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