What is

beauty and the beat

“The moment is like a disaster waiting to happen”

An interaction haunts you.  Oddly, you recall the incident, a mere blip, tiny gasp.  The beauty of the moment is that it has a life of its own, like a disaster waiting to happen if a tree falls in a forest!

Physical and fun, Beauty and the Beat is about interchanges that make a lasting impression and presumptions that go way off course.  You wonder about the guy who lives next door; the one with the dying lawn and no children of his own.  Inspired by Tom Waits song "What's He Building in There," scenarios emerge of an errant neighbor whose presence is made larger than life.

For example, neighbor comes to the door, “sweaty, panting, and wearing a ribbed tank t-shirt, eating green grapes, and tells you to cut off the branches of your tree that hangs over his fence because of dropping pine needles and the disaster waiting to happen should the tree fall over!  It makes a big impression.”

This performance contains sensitive content.  We honor the beauty of the moment, dimensions of diversity and quirky interactions.  The individual intersection of these experiences must be valued and enjoyed.


Location, location

YELLOW - Blind Whino SW Arts Club
Venue Address: 700 Delaware Avenue SW, Washington DC 20024


FR 7/20 7:45 PM
SA 7/21 9:00 PM
WE 7/25 6:15 PM
TH 7/26 7:15 PM
FR 7/27 7:15 PM
SA 7/28 10:15 PM

How do I get tickets

Tickets: $17 all single tickets to Festival performances
Fringe Festival buttons are $5 June 18 - July 6, $7 July 7 - 29.

TICKETS NOW. Online tickets go off sale 2 hours prior to each curtain time.
General Fringe Festival information: https://www.capitalfringe.org/festival-13-2018
Ort Info: http://ortproductions.com/
This production is presented as a part of the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

“The moment is like a disaster waiting to happen”