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4&9 Advance Sheet: Foo Fah Previews Friday @ Capital Fringe
In a land overgrown that was known to be shown by its own magic tone of Foo Fah... Storyteller Marc Speigel presents some of the sights and sounds of his upcoming show at Captial Fringe Preview Night, Friday July 1
Audience participation is nothing new. All audiences participate. The performer performs and the audience applauds or maybe they throw tomatoes. Sometimes it’s said that the audience is half the show. But in the imaginary land of Foo Fah the audience is much more. Storyteller Spiegel assigns parts to sections of the crowd and then like the conductor of a preposterous symphony directs them in the telling of his ridiculous and sublime stories.
Who is Marc Spiegel
Marc began performing while a graduate student in government at Harvard to stop himself from going into politics. Nonetheless, true to his democratic beliefs he became a storyteller when that’s what people started telling him he was. The stories he told were original and based in reality—his reality, filled with Snorfledrogs, Woreboresnorts, tree stumps seeking enlightenment, young maids in battle and quantum physics among other things.
After a while he transferred from Harvard to the university of street performing in San Francisco. Unfortunately, unlike his former school, this new institution did not award any fellowships so with a healthy dose of poetic justice, similar to a politician, he was forced to solicit funding from his audiences.
Marc had no public relations organization to help him, but being always a fair-minded fellow, he decided to make the audience part of the show. Why should he have all the fun when with a little moral support and some gentle direction, the audience could join
in the performance.
About the Foo Fah Show
Foo Fah is for “kids” of all ages, with a special “Grown Up” Show on Wednesday July 13th (bring your wildest friends) and a Family Show onSaturday July 9th (bring your cowbells and kazoos).
Universalist National Memorial Church
1810 16th Street NW Washington DC20009
Saturday July 9 @ Noon (kids show)
Wednesday July 13 @ 10pm (as adult as we want it to be show)
Saturday July 16 @ 9pm
Wednesday July 20 @ 5:45
Saturday July 23 @ 8:15pm
4&9’s Press Contact:
Pamela Nash, 202.294.8586
Fringe Festival Press Contacts:
Laura Gross, 202-265-5383, c: 202-255-2054, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ebony Dumas, 202-737-7230, communications@
4&9 Productions is a Washington DC-area production company formed in May 2008 as a place where all forms of improvisation -- comedy, drama, music, film -- could combine talents and create exciting collaborative improvised theater. Drawing inspiration from improv performance techniques and classic drama structures (go, Aristotle!), 4&9 is an ongoing artistic experiment.
About Capital Fringe
Capital Fringe is a nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC region through our yearly Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Our mission is to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the District. Capital Fringe’s vital programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.
Capital Fringe is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Corina Higginson Trust, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Weissburg Foundation, Dreyfus Foundation, PEPCO Holdings, MARPAT, Washington Post Company, PNC Bank, WAMU as well as invaluable support from our Fringe Family of Donors.
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