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Three Media pieces on the CapFringe06 shows are currently posted here; more to come! (4 May 2007)
*** Click this link to see and hear Andrew Baroch's 2 August 2006 Voice of America story about this show and the Capital Fringe Festival, "Theater on the Fringe Visits D.C.."
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By Rachel Beckman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 15, 2006; C05
Another Bit of History
Local actress Hilary Kacser also channels history in her new one-woman show, "In Pursuit of the English Rose." Her show is about a woman named Rose who lives in post-World War II London. She based her character on Doris Lessing's 1960 book "In Pursuit of the English," and stories she heard her mother and grandmother tell about living in postwar England.
Rose survives by keeping her wry sense of humor intact -- something Kacser said is relevant in today's political climate.
"To say, 'I wish the war was back,' there's something incongruous about that," she said. "But also a little twisted and comical."
Kacser's 20-minute show is part of the Doris Lessing Tribute, and will feature a discussion led by a member of the Doris Lessing Society, which celebrates the English writer whose work includes science fiction, memoir, novels and essays. Kacser will also perform her show as part of the Capital Fringe Festival next month.
A first-generation American, she grew up hearing her mother lament the rationing that persisted after the war. "My mother loves oranges, and for many years after the end of World War II, you were lucky if you could have one orange a year," she said. "And your orange was at the toe of your Christmas stocking."
In Pursuit of the English Rose will be performed June 26 at 6 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. 202-387-7638.
© 2006 The Washington Post Company
*** Wonderful review on DCTheatreScene.com!
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