FRINGING AROUND THE EDGES
Annexus Theatre Company is committed to promoting diverse and exploratory theatre. Part of this mission is Fringing Around the Edges. We've opened our website and social media portals to all Capital Fringe Festival productions as a friendly signal boost. The productions on this page are not produced by Annexus Theatre Company and we receive no compensation for them to appear on our site or platforms. This is a free service available to all Fringe artists. If you would like featured, please send copy and images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Annexus Theatre Company does not promote, approve of, or curate any content associated with the following productions. We are not responsible for anything you may see or hear. Please do not complain to us about the specific content, this is just some fringing around the edges. We DO, however, want to know if any of the productions featured promote ideals of sexism, homophobia, racism, transphobia, classism, religious discrimination, or any other tenants of the systems of oppression. We will remove any production from our pages with verified complaints.
Nick has returned to the stage after a hiatus following an accident. The memories of his past meld with his present, caught between two productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one with his true love and one after the accident.
Office of the Speaker asks "How much do your dreams cost you?" as we follow Abigail, a young, progressive teacher who wants to write and have a baby on her own. She then secretly begins working for a conservative Speaker of the House. It's timely, funny, and hard-hitting.
(K)Not part of the Capital Fringe Festival, we feature LadyM because it pits the poetic and absurdist lives of the modern, menstruating woman against the themes, characters, and language in Shakespeare’s Macbeth to explore blood, ambition, sorcery as power, and violence. And we're all about fucking with Shakespeare this summer. Featuring Company Member Francesca Chilcote and
Founding Company Member Anastasia Wilson.
This shit’s gonna end one day, so celebrate life right now. Join award-winning sex educator Twanna Hines for stories about overcoming anxiety, taking back joy, and having the best sex ever. The Washington Post calls her “cheerful, spirited, and charming.”
Follow a classical pianist’s journey to NYC as she experiences a falling piano, bad memorization, sweltering practice rooms, a condescending teacher and glorious Carnegie Hall! Live classical piano. ‘Best Festival Debut’ NYC United Solo Festival & ‘Best Solo Show’ Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.
A Short History of Unfortunate Animals, is solo dance-theater. Your Virgil-esque guide follows the Extinct, the Endangered, the Feral, and the Domestic, human and non, as they present four monstrous little dances concerning memory, loss and survival. Lorien House, creator and performer, has presented works at the Halifax Fringe Festival (“sharp, energetic and powerfully performed” – Christopher Majka, Theatrum Magazine; “mix(es) eroticism and humor with astonishing physical grace. . . a remarkable portfolio” – Stephen Cooke, The Mail Star), in the New Choreographers’ Showcase in Halifax, N.S., the fFIDA Festival in Toronto, Ontario, and in various New York City venues. Fast forward to 2019—and she’s come out of a long, dark night to dance again. Bwahahaha.
Eve and Lilith have known each other since the old neighborhood. Now the kids are grown, Adam is long gone, and they’ve re-opened the long-neglected garden to women from myth, verse, and legend with their own stories to tell.
Beyond These Walls is the story of eight lost people thrown together by the strangest of circumstances. Trapped in a space beyond time, they must endure the challenge of discordant personalities and hidden pressures. As tensions mount, they each face a choice: accept the past or accept an isolation that may be endless.
After answering ice-breaker questions, three strangers mysteriously end up on a deserted island, premised on one of the prompts. In this magical realism tale, these strangers face the consequences of their choices and learn new truths about who they are.
In the aftermath of her father’s death, a young woman revisits their past conversations to seek advice and remember his legacy. This is her true story of grief, self discovery, coming of age, and womanhood.
Intimate Dinner, written and performed by Lauren French, is a solo show about the food and beverage industry, that explores our unique and absurd experiences with food.
52 Pickup explores the coping process one undergoes after experiencing trauma. Original text, music, and choreography portray how trauma affects social interactions, the body, and brain. Funny, hopeful, and emotional, this play portrays a journey that finds beauty from pain.
Al Stone (Todd Blakesley) encounters friendly fire at a pro-wall rally in CRAPSHOOT! Or Why I Voted for Trump: a love story at Capital Fringe Festival. Opens July 9 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. And yes, the President and every member of Congress has been individually notified.
The Phenomenal Animals bring this classic tale of imminent apocalypse to life in this immersive encounter with H. P. Lovecraft’s iconic monster. The story begins with strange dreams of imminent doom, leads through the woods of Louisiana where mysterious rites invoke winged demons in the night, and ends with a fateful confrontation between Cthulhu and a ship lost at sea. Audience members join the actors’ dreams and rites without ever having to leave the comfort of their seats. .
A story of trauma inflicted on a family of four. It follows their split perspectives of life through shifting passages of time, piecing together the fragments of their broken home. Torn apart from secrets, death, and the inability to understand.