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Capitol Hill TheaterFest shows both Capital Fringe plays! Sept 7 & 9; Sept 28

From: Hilary
Sent on: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:06 PM
[Apologies if you are receiving this email in duplicate.]


September Capitol Hill Theater Fest reprises Capital Fringe Festival's 2006 
hit 'IN PURSUIT OF THE ENGLISH: ROSE' following European Premiere and 'LOVE 
& WAR: the Bard's Women'

Dear Friends:

Here are two announcements about upcoming performances of mine.
Many thanks indeed to all of you who came to these shows at the Capital 
Fringe Festival!

Hope you are all well,

Capitol Hill's The Corner Store reprises the
Sold Out Capital Fringe Festival play,
Fresh from its European Premiere,
"IN PURSUIT OF THE ENGLISH:  ROSE," September 7 & 9 at
"Theater Fest" near Eastern Market.

After selling out at the 2006 Capital Fringe Festival and last month 
delighting England's International Doris Lessing Conference, " In Pursuit of 
the English: Rose" plays The Corner Store's Capitol Hill Theater Fest 
Friday, 7 September, and Sunday, 9 September, as part of the Eastern Market 
neighborhood's September "Theater Fest."   Laugh, cry, and fall in love with 
a cockney woman as Washington actress Hilary Kacser recreates Post-World War 
II London in her live solo dramatization, "In Pursuit of the English:  
Rose."   In this original one-woman adaptation of the memoir by acclaimed 
writer Doris Lessing, Kacser portrays "Rose," a survivor of the London Blitz 
who recounts her experiences with wit and pathos.  Sponsored by the DC 
Commission on the Arts and Humanities, "In Pursuit of the English:  Rose" is 
based on Lessing's memoir, originally titled "In Pursuit of the English," 
now a one-woman play, using humor and love of humanity to explore themes of 
survival in the face of disaster that are relevant today.  "Lessing imbued 
Rose with real and sympathetic characteristics, and Kacser captures every 
one of them.  Kacser's extraordinarily detailed characterization��is­ minutely 
observed and displayed to us with exquisite specificity.  Indeed, Kacser 
achieves the apex of the actor's art:  she disappears into her character.  
For sixty minutes a moment in an ordinary life sixty years ago is made as 
clear to us as the outline of our own hands." ( --DC Theatre Scene)
The Corner Store, 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE.  Tickets are $25.  
September 7 and 9, 2007.  Friday 8 PM and Sunday 2 PM.  Details can be found 
at­, or call[masked]-5919.


One block from Capitol Hill's Eastern Market, the charming and innovative 
Corner Store Gallery and Art Studio is branching out into theatrical 
production all September long.  Sculptor Kris Swanson presents a number of 
winning plays from DC's Capital Fringe Festival, with "Plays and Players," 
an accompanying Visual Art Show in her gallery featuring ten local artists, 
culminating in two solo performances by DC favorite and national star Robert 


Capitol Hill's The Corner Store reprises 2007 Capital Fringe Festival's
"LOVE & WAR:  the Bard's Women," at September's
"Theater Fest" in the Eastern Market neighborhood

Fresh from its 2007 Capital Fringe Festival triumph, "LOVE & WAR:  the 
Bard's Women" (formerly titled "LOVE & WAR:  with the Bard's Broads & 
Dames"), celebrates Shakespeare's women for one performance only at The 
Corner Store's Capitol Hill Theater Fest Friday, September 28, part of the 
Eastern Market neighborhood's September "Theater Fest."   This two-part 
celebration of Shakespeare's women synergizes a unified play like two 
symphonic movements embracing in a kiss.  Exploring war as a variety of 
heroines, from Hecate and the three witches to Katherina in "The Taming of 
the Shrew," Actor-Manager Hilary Kacser, "portrays these ladies with 
stirring word and deft dance, echoed and complemented by Jordan Boughrum, 
Jennifer Crooks [also the Creator-Director] and Liesyl Franz," says Bob 
Morrison ( --CapFringe PhotoBlog).  Jason B. McIntosh and Mike Wong round 
out the ensemble as love prevails and Juliet answers letters with comic and 
touching effect.
Friday, September 28, 2007, at 8 PM. $25. The Corner Store, 900 South 
Carolina Avenue, SE. Details can be found at http://groups.msn...­, 
or call[masked]-5919.

Attached please find press releases further detailing the plays and 
September's "Theater Fest" at the Corner Store, 900 South Carolina Avenue, 
SE, Washington, DC, 20003.
Also attached are photos of "In Pursuit of the English: Rose" and "LOVE & 
WAR" by Tom Kochel (and one early one of a red "In Pursuit of the English: 
Rose" by John Aaron).

Best wishes,
Hilary Kacser
In Pursuit of the English:  Rose­
Love & War:  with the Bard's Broads & Dames

Now you can see trouble��before he arrives 

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