Capital Fringe Festival Presents THE ROAD TO HIGH STREET, Now thru 7/19
The Capital Fringe Festival (today, July 10-27) will host Andrew Potter's nationally touring, critically acclaimed, fringe show, The Road to High Street. It's the true, tell-all tale of two unicycle-riding/fire-eating/guitar-playing/rubber chicken-juggling street performers in a one-man, musical, digital storytelling show. And, as the show's synopsis playfully declares, "It's about chasing your dreams, too".
The multi-media show is complete with live and recorded music, projected video, photos, and animation. The show stands out not only for its story, which speaks of Potter's real-life experiences as a world-traveling, busking street performer in the High Street Circus, but also for its use of digital technology. Sound systems, video projectors, screens, amps, and laptops are rare at fringe shows because of the restricted set-up and set-down times. However, with years of experience in the art of performance, Potter uses it all in his digital storytelling show, using the set-up as part of the performance. Despite his years of practice, how he "juggles" the wiring, adds to the show's suspense.
One of the show's highlights is when he describes living in a beer vat in San Francisco. The vat had no windows and his closest neighbors were punk rockers called the Vat Rats. Undoubtedly, Potter's stories are unique, but when he discusses how his lifestyle affected his relationship with his family, Broadway World LA reviewer, Ellen Dostal, writes, Andrew Potter's life "just might make you think about your own." In her review from June 2013, she goes on to say, "This was a great way to spend an hour at the Fringe; with an engaging Renaissance man, his electric guitar, and a whole lot of stories I guarantee you've never heard anywhere else."
While not performing around the country at fringe festivals, Potter works as an award-winning video producer and a touring guitarist, and is based out of Providence, Rhode Island.
The Road to High Street will be hosted at The Warehouse Theater (645 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on July 10th at 7pm, July 12th at 3:30pm, July 15th at 8pm, July 17th at 10pm, and July 19th at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.capitalfringe.org/festival-2014/shows/434-the-road-to-high-street and more information can be found at http://www.theroadtohighstreet.com/.
About Capital Fringe
Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2005 with the purpose of connecting 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.
Photo Credit: Andrew Potter