DC: Fringe: Revenge of the Cat-Headed Baby

Revenge of the Cat-Headed Baby and Other True Tales about Life and Death
produced by SpeakeasyDC
Cole Studio
1714 15th Street NW
Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 16th, 5:30pm
Saturday, July 19th, 9:00pm
Saturday, July 26th, 5:00pm
Sunday, July 27th, 4:00pm

Description: “Revenge…” uses conversationally storytelling as a vehicle for exploring 5 unique viewpoints on life and death. Ride along as we regale you with tales of war, procreation, chainsaws, telenovelas, and of course – The Cat-Headed Baby.

The location is simple, the premise is simple, the effect, anything but. The five artists (Vijai Nathan, Twain Dooley, Tabbie Mann, Darrel Perry and Edwin Jubal) stand in front of a black curtain, before a row of chairs and benches and they tell us a story. Some of them are more seasoned performers, more comfortable with the audience, but none of them fail to connect. One of the most profound lessons I have learned from being an actor is that everyone has a story. The co-worker you can’t stand, the person you held the door open for this morning, the waitress at your favorite restaurant, all of them have something interesting they could tell you. “Revenge” is very much in this line of thought, which is why I found it so touching. These five seemingly ordinary people come forward and give us a piece of their history. Pieces that make you laugh and cry. Pieces that are firmly rooted in the speaker’s culture, and yet remarkably so universal. And isn’t that what theatre is truly about?

4 stars


SpeakeasyDC said…
Thanks so much for the beautiful perspective on the show. If you enjoyed that, you must come to our regular open mic (2nd Tuesdays at Station 9 on U st.) I'm the director of the show, and of Speakeasydc.org, so appreciate your thoughts greatly.

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