Disheartening political news is pumped out of the nation’s capital daily, so it’s refreshing, then, to see a D.C. cultural event that espouses uncensored creativity and expression share the limelight with White House chaos. Capital Fringe, taking place through July 30, is a celebration of indie theatre, music, art, and dance. Offbeat venues including the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library, and Fringe Arts Bar are playing host to out-there performances like South Park co-creator Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical with puppets, a raunchy, dialed up As You Like It called Arden Now, and a peek into the life of Hollywood’s original starlet in Clara Bow: Becoming ‘It.’ A Free Fringe DJ Series—look for Mistress Mambo—also promises energizing dance parties. The line-up might be diverse, but what unites them all is that they probe the depths of human nature, examining a fitting theme of social justice.
Photos Courtesy of Capital Fringe website