The Capital Fringe Festival starts on Thursday and will continue through July 28. The festival features live performances and shows by local actors whose work is promoted by Capital Fringe, a local performing arts non-profit organization.
Thursday’s opening shows include “Kubrilesque,” directed by Crystal Swarovski, at the Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square (3333 14th St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. The show parodies different Stanley Kubrick films in a variety of burlesque pieces.
The Capital Fringe Festival will have other shows that feature LGBT themes including “Haute Mess,” directed by Ian Allen and starring punk drag queen, Lucrezia Blozia. It premieres at 11:30 p.m. on July 14 at Fort Fringe (612 L St., N.W.), and is a humorous critique of the fashion industry. “La Voce to Me” and “One Night in New York!” are a couple of the festival’s other shows that examine the LGBT experience.
For more information on Capital Fringe Festival events and to purchase tickets and passes, visit capitalfringe.org.