July 11, 2013 | by Will Owen
LGBT out front at Fringe
Tina Nina, Fringe, Gay News, Washington Blade

Tia Nina has a Fringe show slated for Sunday. (Photo courtesy Fringe Festival)

The Capital Fringe Festival will continue this week and 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.

The festival features a number of performances that address gay themes. “La Voce to Me,” a gay recreation of “The Little Mermaid” by Jeremy Pace, will be performed on Sunday at 5:15 at the Goethe Institut (812 7th St., N.W.).

Also on Sunday is “Pitchin’ the Tent: Tia Nina Live at Baldacchino,” showcasing the gender-bending feminist rock band Tia Nina. All of the group’s songs are original, complemented with gritty dancing. The performance is at 3 p.m. at Fort Fringe (607 New York Ave., N.W.).

“Songs From an Unmade Bed” is a musical theater and opera performance directed by Josh Redford that reveals a gay man’s experiences living in New York. The show is at 2:45 p.m. at Fort Fringe on Sunday (607 New York Ave., N.W.).

“The Burlesque of Broadway,” by Lola Rose, is a burlesque show with sexy dance numbers to Broadway classics on Friday at 10 p.m. at Fort Fringe (607 New York Ave., N.W.). The show features homoerotic themes and gender-ambiguous costumes.

General admission to each performance is $17. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit capitalfringe.org.

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