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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 for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.


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