D.C.'s ode to off-kilter theater, the Capital Fringe Festival starts its 18 day run tonight. While there's always an abundance of puppetry, improv, burlesque and camp up for grabs at every Fringe Festival, there's also at least a few shows where the city of Washington features prominently as the setting, or something of a co-star. We've gone through the list of shows to find out if your neighborhood will be getting the Fringe treatment...and when. Check out our list after the jump.
Dupont Circle: & Afterwards. This one-man comedy tells the story of a country boy who moved to Dupont Circle in the early 1990s and grew into his neighborhood while working at Kramerbooks (whose logo shows up in the show's poster.) The first showing is on Saturday at the Warehouse at 11:45 p.m.
Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home. This personal tale takes a dramatic look storyteller Ellouise Schoettler's relationship with the cemetery where she will eventually be laid to rest. The first showing is today at the Goethe Institut at 6:15 p.m.
Logan Circle: Dark House. William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! is reimagined in the Washington D.C. of the 1960s and Colonel Sutpen becomes a local land developer. The first showing is tomorrow at Fort Fringe's Redrum at 7:15 p.m.
Atlas District: H Street Housewives. This humorous show not only parodies the wild drama of the Real Housewives series on Bravo but takes a tongue-in-cheek jab at the idiosyncrasies of the changing neighborhood. The first showing is on Sunday at Fort Fringe's Redrum at 5:15 p.m.
McPherson Square: McPherson Madness. This is the dramatic tale of a mom living in the eventually doomed Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square. The first showing is on Saturday at Studio Theater Stage 4 at 4:30 p.m.