Dark Comedy Shows At Capital Fringe Festival: 'This Is My Sister'

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Luigi Laraia's satirical comedy "This Is my sister" follows two sisters as they navigate personal and Political chaos during the 2016 election. Catch it at the 2024 Capital Fringe Festival.

In "This Is my sister," two sisters face life-changing events during the 2016 presidential election in Luigi Laraia's sharp, satirical comedy, featured at the 2024 Capital Fringe Festival.

Luigi Laraia's "This Is My Sister" explores two sisters' tumultuous journey during the 2016 election, blending sharp wit and satire at the 2024 Capital Fringe Festival.

In "This Is My Sister," two sisters reassess their lives during the 2016 election in this satirical, comedic highlight of the 2024 Capital Fringe Festival.

This dark comedy is timely and extremely relevant, and hopefully, it will provide a much-needed dose of laughter and reflection at a time of widespread disillusionment and fear in politics.” - Luigi Laraia, PlaywrightWASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 5, 2024 /EINPresswire / -- On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, two sisters are forced to reassess their lives through a series of unexpected events in Luigi Laraia's latest theatrical offering, "This Is my sister." A satirical and wacky exploration of personal and political upheaval, this brutal comedy promises to be a highlight of the 2024 Capital Fringe Festival running from July 13 to July 21, 2024.

Lisa, a stoic and reliable“soccer mom” of three active kids, and Amy, a relentlessly brilliant and highly emotional writer, navigate the chaos surrounding them with sharp wit and raw honesty. The story unfolds against the backdrop of significant events, including the tumultuous presidential election, the death of their mother who requested a“good death,” and the enticing behavior of their neighbors.

What makes "This Is my sister" extraordinary is the heated interplay between Lisa and Amy, each speaking from both emotional and rational cores of validity. The audience is continually shifted in their allegiances as each sister delivers unyielding monologues brimming with personal attacks, overt vulnerability, and deep-seated resentments.

Luigi Laraia, the show's playwright, has previous staged award-winning productions at the DC Fringe Festival – including "Too Close" (2017 'Best Drama') and "September 11, 1973: the Day Salvador Allende Died" (2022 Best Drama and 'Best of Fest).

"We have prepared a ferocious and scathing comedy set during the 2016 presidential election," says Laraia. "This dark comedy is timely and extremely relevant, and hopefully, it will provide a much-needed dose of laughter and reflection at a time of widespread disillusionment and fear in politics."

"This is my sister" features Rachel Sexton as Lisa. Sexton has performed on stage in Lake Worth and Boca Raton, Florida, and has also appeared in feature films and commercials. Alexandra Recknagel plays Amy, bringing her experience from Off-Off Broadway, regional theater, and independent film. The play is directed by Sean Gabbert, a seasoned character actor and stand-up comic who has performed at the Fringe Festival and 133rd Street Theater in New York.

About Luigi Laraia: Luigi Laraia is an acclaimed playwright and director, known for his incisive and thought-provoking works. His previous accolades at the Capital Fringe Festival underscore his ability to tackle complex themes with sensitivity and humor.

Performance Details: "This Is my sister" will be performed at the 2024 DC Fringe Festival. Tickets are available now and can be purchased through the DC Fringe Festival website. There will be a total of five performance on Saturday, July 13 at 1:45 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, July 14 at 7:50 p.m.; Saturday, July 20 at 3:35 p.m.; and Sunday, July 21 at 1:50 p.m.

Bliss Theater Space: The theater is located at 1122 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 102, Washington, DC 20036, on the first floor of a former Talbot's store that is currently vacant. The space is transformed into a performance venue with a capacity of 49 seats. This venue is handicap accessible for artists and audiences. The restrooms are not handicap accessible.

Venue Box Office: The venue box office is at 1150 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 101, Washington, DC 20036. It is about a two to five-minute walk from the venue. Patrons are required to check in at the box office before entering the venue. Patrons are admitted to the venue 15 minutes before each scheduled curtain time (house open).

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