For the 2020 15th Anniversary Captial Fringe Festival, the RFP Process for the Curated Series will open in October 2019 - January 2020.
Capital Fringe will be presenting Shakespeare’s Worst. This bold comedy is written by Mike Reiss (a four-time Emmy-winning original writer for The Simpsons) and Nick Newlin (a local actor and former Fringe Festival participant). Mike will also be presenting a talkback/book signing for his book, Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons in partnership with Politics and Prose.
Shakespeare’s Worst is a condensed version of Two Gentlemen of Verona, with one character serving as the narrator, providing pointed commentary on the absurdity of the plot and characters. Our production will be the first fully staged production in the US (it premiered in Bristol, UK in 2016 and had a staged reading at Utah Shakespeare last August). Puppets, physical humor, and puns abound in this fast-paced comedy that will appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Great for the whole family.
The Curated Series RFP was open from October 19’ - January 19’ For the 2019 Fringe Festival, we expanded the creative prompt to examine on what is today’s common understanding of forgiveness, trust, and how time can either unearth or leave covered progress.
In broadening the prompt, we expanded the scope of performance styles possible. The scripts and choreography chosen will be workshopped and developed over the Spring of 2019 will be announced in early March, before going into rehearsals in May/June and performed in the Cradle at Arena Stage.