Family Bonding, Quantum Physics and More: DCist

This is the last full week of Capital Fringe Festival before the late-July extension. (Time flies!) Here’s how we recommend you spend it.


(Photo by Yannick Godts)

OUR PICK: It’s all right there in the title: Abortion Road Trip is poignant, funny and topical. It’s everything a Fringe show should be. I loved it, and you will too. (5 p.m.; Logan Fringe Arts Space, Trindad Theater)

ALSO PLAYING: “Weird science” comes to life in the surprisingly powerful one-woman show Quantum Suicide: A Talk by Professor Sophie Miller, which is much more than an academic lecture. It’s an examination of deeply ingrained human emotions that pulls no punches. (7 p.m.; Caos on F)


Go inside the Israel-Palestine conflict with “It’s What We Do.”. (Photo courtesy of Capital Fringe)

OUR PICK: Few subjects are more politically and emotionally charged than the Israel-Palestine conflict. That’s why “It’s What We Do”: A Play About the Occupation” is so moving; its characters’ experiences are drawn from real life, and they help uncover a human element that’s often missing from those discussions. Our critic Seth Rose says the show is “worth seeing based on the script alone.” (9:45 p.m.; Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lab II)

ALSO PLAYING: Here’s a fascinating thought experiment: What if John F. Kennedy wasn’t assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963? What if he simply reached his destination after an uneventful motorcade? Lancer and Lace plunges viewers into an intriguing alternate reality. (5:15 p.m.; Pursuit Wine Bar)


Cannibal! The Musical boasts more than 40 handmade puppets. (Photo courtesy of HalfMad Theatre)

OUR PICK: Before South Park, before The Book of Mormon, there was Cannibal! The Musical. HalfMad Theater’s production is notable not only for reviving an early work from two influential pop culture figures, but for incorporating a new element not in the original script: lots and lots of puppets. (7:30 p.m.;…

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