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Capital Fringe: Break a leg on Friday the 13th

Today, especially, would NOT be a good day to tell a Fringe performer “Good luck.” Adhere to the age-old theater superstition of ”Break a leg” on a day that is especially superstitious: Friday the 13th.

Our Fringe crew has a few reviews coming up today: “The Circle,” ”BFF,” “A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup,” and “Colony.” But before we get to those, here are a few tweeted #fringereviews that we liked:

View Photo Gallery: This year’s festival offers another grab bag of DIY theater — from clowns to cabarets to steampunk ballets.

Colony at @CapitalFringe is experimental & other-worldly. Loved it. Loved people’s awkward reactions even more. #capfringe12

— Joanna Castle Miller (@jocastlemiller) July 12, 2012

Trash homelessness religion race gentrification & 60 yrs of DC history from a nice Jewish boy native. Don’t miss DC Trash. #fringereviews

— Elizabeth Engel (@ewengel) July 13, 2012

@eyesterical #fringereviews aptly named, heartfelt, funny but not trivializing, Justin Purvis’ vision transcends his eyesight.You’ll see.

— 4&9 Productions, LLC (@4and9) July 13, 2012

And to respond to a tweeted question:

You’re encouraging tweeting AFTER the show, right...please? MT @postlocal Going to a @CapitalFringe show? Tweet reviews using #fringereviews

— theaterquette (@theaterquette) July 12, 2012

NO, we do not want you to tweet during the show. If you want proof, check out our Fringe team’s previous writings on the subject: “Tweet seats,” a rant, and a Twitter theater controversy. Be a good audience!

Lastly, get an early peek at an upcoming story about a couple who will get married at this year’s Fringe Festival, in a performance of Faction of Fools’ “Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella” next week. Thad Brown and Carrie Suggs met at Gallaudet University in theater class, so a Fringe wedding is just their style. You’ll love them because:

• They have matching septum piercings.

• Suggs decorates Brown with toys while he is sleeping, takes photos of him, and posts them to her blog.

• They were cast in a production of “Charlotte’s Web” shortly after they started dating. Imagine Farmer Zuckerman flirting backstage with Charlotte — those were their roles.

Read the story — and then go see a Fringe show about love this weekend. You can find one in our full listings on the Going Out Guide.

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts.

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