Capital Fringe Festival 2011

Capital Fringe Festival  – theatre to get close to

July 7 – 24, 2011

WASHINGTON—This year’s spectacular lineup for 2011 Capital Fringe Festival has over 100 shows at 19 venues with approximately 2,000 participating performing artists. The area’s largest performing arts festival takes place Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 24, 2011 and will feature a variety of shows ranging from comedy to dance, from musical theatre to experimental performance art. Fringe staff expects to issue more than 30,000 tickets to the 18-day festival.

The festival’s beer tent, The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar is already open and patrons have already been enjoying a series of pre-festival events. The Tent will be open throughout the Festival and after seeing a show, patrons are encouraged to visit and share their experiences and hear about other shows.  This is a great opportunity to build bridges between communities and also between the artists and patrons.

FRINGE PRESS ESSENTIALS

ONLINE AT CAPITALFRINGE.ORG

This year you will have access to each productions press release and press image on their individual show page. Also, we will post all Capital Fringe Media Alerts on capitalfringe.org. The 2011 Fringe Festival Press page will be live June 20, 2011.

PRESS PASSES
In order to obtain tickets for Fringe performances to review, please contact Laura Gross laura@capitalfringe.org.

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS
In an effort to make our voice as loud as possible we are instituting official hash tags for the Fringe Festival. Please use the following hashtags when you tweet about the festival:

#SoldOutCapFringe (Stay updated on what shows have sold out!)
#CapFringe2011
#BGTB – (Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar)

FRINGE 2011 BASICS

DATES: Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 24, 2011

PLACE: 19 stages in Washington, DC

SHOWS: Over 100 different productions, over 700 performances

TICKETS: Individual adult tickets are $17 plus a required one-time purchase of a festival admission button ($7). Discounts and multiple-show passes are also for sale. Tickets on sale June 20 at (866) 811-4111 or at capitalfringe.org and at the box office 60 minutes before each performance.

NO LATE SEATING: All seats are general admission. There is no late seating at Fringe because it’s too disruptive for the audience and difficult for our all-volunteer box officers to manage. With only 30 minutes between performances, we have to keep things running on time.

WEBSITE: capitalfringe.org

ABOUT US: Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, D.C. region through our annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Our mission is to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by obtaining and creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary expression in the District. Capital Fringe encourages artists to express and develop their talents and artistic visions without barriers. Capital Fringe is supported by: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Weissburg Foundation, Corina Higginson Trust, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, MARPAT Foundation, PNC Bank, Pepco Energy, Douglas Development, TheaterMania, Washington City Paper, WAMU, The Washington Post Company and the Fringe Family of Donors.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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