Contemplate D.C.'s most eclectic plays
The freewheeling Capital Fringe Festival is a great equalizer: Shakespeare might share the stage with drag queens, and the dramatic monologues of one show might be followed by puppets and cabaret in the next hour. With more than 135 groups performing at venues across the city July 11-28, it can be overwhelming. But whether you go for the burlesque rendering of Stanley Kubrick films, the War of 1812 rock opera or the heartfelt one-man show about returning from war with PTSD, make sure to schedule some time to hang out at the festival's Gypsy Tent Bar, drink prosecco and talk theater with some of D.C.'s most die-hard fans. $5-$7 for a Fringe admission button, then $17 a show.
THE WASHINGTON POST