Horrible Child

Studio Theatre
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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Do not miss this wonderful show!

I have posted the following comments with the Citypapers Fringe & Purge site: Horrible Child is an amazing piece of theatre in every possible way. I have not encountered this kind of daring play in quite a while. Kudos to the team that brought this one-of-a-kind gem to the Fringe Festival. Lawrence Krauser must be some kind of a genius. Dark, moving, affecting and absolutely hilarious. The company of 4 actors brings the script and its permutations to life with fierce determination. The director embraces a challenging style and yet the resulting presentation seems effortless. The beautiful movement seems, after a while, organic to whom these characters are. I left the theatre inspired thinking about great actors and what they are capable of doing. Daniel Eichner one of the busiest actors in town-- he was in Forums great production of Angels in America last year is the Horrible Child of the title. He and his cast mates are up to something wonderful here! This is the best Fringe show and one of the best theatre experiences of recent years. The only MUST SEE IN TOWN!

Do not miss this wonderful show!

I have posted the following comments with the Citypapers Fringe & Purge site: Horrible Child is an amazing piece of theatre in every possible way. I have not encountered this kind of daring play in quite a while. Kudos to the team that brought this one-of-a-kind gem to the Fringe Festival. Lawrence Krauser must be some kind of a genius. Dark, moving, affecting and absolutely hilarious. The company of 4 actors brings the script and its permutations to life with fierce determination. The director embraces a challenging style and yet the resulting presentation seems effortless. The beautiful movement seems, after a while, organic to whom these characters are. I left the theatre inspired thinking about great actors and what they are capable of doing. Daniel Eichner one of the busiest actors in town-- he was in Forums great production of Angels in America last year is the Horrible Child of the title. He and his cast mates are up to something wonderful here! This is the best Fringe show and one of the best theatre experiences of recent years. The only MUST SEE IN TOWN!

Spectacular show, brilliant concept, fantastic execution

Very skilled actors fired smart, clever verbal pyrotechnics from a tight script at warp speed. This delightfully dark show is more than ready for a full run in mainstream, though I would have cut the final scene, which I found gratuitous, and its absence would have provided a stronger finish. This is a very minor point in a major success.

Avant Garde, shimmy, and hop, hop

I am not sure if I understood everything about this play. In particular, I am not clear why the parents shimmed around the stage rather than walking. It was interesting how the playwright, played with language, and the way people communicate. In this respect, it reminded me of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, a play written by Edward Albee. Ultimately, it was a very enjoyable evening of theater. ~~doujouDC~~

RE:Horrible Child

Theater of the absurd with an exquisite melding of language and movement. The direction is sharp and tight, and the actors navigate beautifully through some incredibly tricky and poetic wordplay.