Last Call for Fringe
With only a few days left in the Fringe Festival, there are still plenty of opportunities to catch a show or two. Most of my must-see picks have already run their course, so here are some promising shows from the remaining lot.
The buzz surrounding "Children of Medea" has been positive. This story of two Korean-American sisters abandoned by their mother evokes both "Alice in Wonderland" and the mythological character Medea, whose husband leaves her, turning her into a homicidally jealous mess. One of our office buddies has also seen it and highly recommended it.
Woolly Mammoth has extended the run of "If You See Something Say Something" through July 26, which is a good enough reason for me to see it tonight. In this comic one-man show, Mike Daisey weaves the history of the Department of Homeland Security with personal anecdotes, including the story of his visit to Los Alamos.
"Diamond Dead" sounds a little like "Spinal Tap" meets "Night of the Living Dead"-- the members of a band die in a subwoofer accident and return to earth as some seriously rocking zombies with a craving for human flesh. Whether that sounds like an intriguing plot or not, word on the street is that it's a fun way to spend an evening.
Despite the fact I can never remember the full name, "Revenge of the Cat-Headed Baby and Other True Tales about Life and Death" is quickly creeping to the top of my must-see list. Much like "Chocolate Jesus," SpeakeasyDC's other Fringe offering, the show consists of occasionally comical first-person tales exploring human existence.
"Bargain Basement Game Show" turns audience members into contestants and has one more "episode" this Saturday. From what I hear, there's a lot of fun to be had vying for cheap prizes, but brush up on your Jeopardy skills if you really want to win something.
Any other recommendations? Let us know in the comments.
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