The Capital Fringe Festival has announced its show extensions and awards for the 2017 Capital Fringe. The most popular shows receive extensions for the last four days of the festival. Five shows separately receive awards sponsored by Theater Mania.
The 18 shows that will receive additional performances Thursday through Sunday are:
- It’s What We Do: A Play about the Occupation, presented by Café Aziza, Inc.
- Abortion Road Trip, presented by Theatre Prometheus
- The Laramie Project, presented by The Wandering Theatre Company
- 5 Epiphanies, presented by David W. Grant
- Blue Over You Presented, presented by Blue Over You
- Clara Bow – Becoming “It”, presented by LiveArtDC
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear, presented by Barabbas Theatre
- Help Me Wanda, presented by District Misfits
- I’m Margaret Thatcher, I Is!, presented by AnyStage Theater
- J-SWIZZLE’S (and D-Man’s) EPIC AWESOME SWAGGY BROVENTURE FOR SWEET RHYMES, presented by Dodgeball Theatre
- Joe Charnitski’s Funeral, presented by Joe Charnitski
- LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts, presented by The Del Ray Players
- Numesthesia, presented by Uncle Funsy Productions
- Orson the Magnificent: The Magic of Orson Welles, presented by Lars Klores
- Paper, presented by John Feffer
- The Regulars, presented by SCT Productions
- Tiresias’ Tits, presented by Eclectic Mayhem Productions
- Wit & Wrath: The Life & Times of Dorothy Parker, presented by Claudia Baumgarten
The award-winning shows are:
- Best of Show – Fringe Audience Awards
Hexagon 2017: Let Freedom Zing!, presented by Hexagon
- Best Drama – Fringe Audience Awards
It’s What We Do: A Play about the Occupation, presented by Café Aziza, Inc.
- Best Comedy – Fringe Audience Awards
Abortion Road Trip, presented by Theatre Prometheus
- Best Physical Theatre – Fringe Audience Awards
The Laramie Project, presented by The Wandering Theatre Company
- Best Musical – Fringe Audience Awards
Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical, presented by HalfMad Theatre
Notably, It’s What We Do, Abortion Road Trip, and The Laramie Project both won awards and received extensions. The Laramie Project and Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical are both well-known, licensed shows, rather than the experimental theatre fare more common at fringe festivals.