Fallbeil is an impressive, accomplished production that must be seen to be believed. You don’t want to miss this one.”

DC Theatre Scene gives Fallbeil five stars! Read the review on DC Theatre Scene and don’t forget to get your tickets on the Capital Fringe website. Only three more chances to see it!


Have you heard? DC Metro Theatre Arts gave Fallbeil five stars, saying the play is a “must-see theatrical event.” Read the whole review on DCMTA’s website. And don’t forget to buy your tickets on the Capital Fringe website. There are still three more chances to catch this play.

Playwrights Evan Crump, Liz Maestri, and Alexandra Petri discuss their plays in the eighth Capital Finge Festival, Body Armor, Tragedy Averted, and Fallbeil, respectively.

With Fallbeil, Liz Maestri Seeks Communion With a Long-Dead Prisoner of Conscience

What better way to celebrate opening night than with a feature on the Washington City Paper’s Fringe & Purge blog? Read the full article on City Paper’s website. Opening night is tonight at 10PM and runs through July 27th. Buy your tickets on capitalfringe.org.

Check out these promotional photos from our shoot today, taken by Field Trip Theatre’s artistic director Danielle Mohlman. Tickets to Fallbeil are available on the Capital Fringe website

A Biased Guide to Capital Fringe 2013

Have you seen Brett Abelman’s “Biased Guide to Capital Fringe” yet? It looks like he’s a fan of Fallbeil. Read the full post on his website. And don’t forget to pick up your tickets to Fallbeil on the Capital Fringe website.Performances start this Friday. 

A Costume Designer’s Perspective

by Jennifer Salter


When I first read Fallbeil, I immediately connected with the character of Else as I too had experienced the loss of a loved one in my early twenties. That loss made me feel as if the color had drained from my world. My experience felt so similar to what it seemed Else was going through. That feeling inspired the color palate of my costumes, and became my primary inspiration. 

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Jewish Themes at Fringe Festival

From the emerging theater company Field Trip Theatre comes playwright Liz Maestri’s Fallbeil, a drama that spans a half a century and tells the story of two young women faced with mortality — one confronting Nazi Germany, the other faced with the ongoing Middle East conflict,” says arts editor Lisa Traiger.

Fallbeil has been featured in this week’s Washington Jewish Week. Check out the full article on their website

2013 Capital Fringe Preview: Interview with “Fallbeil” Playwright Liz Maestri

Our awesome playwright Liz Maestri was featured in DC Metro Theatre Arts today. Check out the interview on dcmetrotheatrearts.com and then head over to the Capital Fringe website to get your tickets. 

Meet the Cast of Fallbeil by Liz Maestri

imageChelsey Christensen (Sophie Scholl) was last seen in the Field Trip’s staged reading of Fallbeil. She has performed locally with The Studio Theatre, Forum Theatre, The Inkwell, The Hegira, and Active Cultures and has also been featured in local films and commercials. Chelsey is currently the Development Manager for Individual Giving at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens College & has continued her training at The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

imageAngie Tennant (Else) is thrilled to be making her DC debut with this talented cast and crew. Originally from New Orleans, she holds a BFA in Theatre from Pacific Lutheran University, and is now pursuing her MFA in Acting at The New School for Drama in NY. Past credits: Brooklyn Grief Happy Hour, Scarecrow, Holiness (NSD)

Josh Adams (Karl) last worked with Field Trip Theatre on the staged reading of Fallbeil. 
East Coast credits include: The Tempest (We Happy Few), The Big Meal (Studio Theatre), Milestones(CAST), Balm in Gilead (Balm in Gilead, Brooklyn). West Coast credits include: The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Ion Theatre), True West (Lotus Theatre), Pagan Play (Moving Parts), The Tutor (Vox Nova).  Josh received a BA in Theatre and a minor in Political Science from University of California: San Diego.  Some UCSD credits include: Woyzeck, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Waiting for Lefty, The Distance from HereFilm Credits Include: Alone in Numbers, Mr. Sunshine, For Rent,  I Dreamt Bliss.

Kevin Collins (Hans) is very excited to be working on his first Fringe show with Fallbeil after being part of the staged reading with Field Trip. Acting credits include Fredrick/Adam/Touchstone  in As You Like It (Lean and Hungry Theatre), Banquo in Macbeth, Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drunk Tank Productions, Dublin), Dr. Gibbs in Our Town, Ensemble in Twelfth Night, and Sgt. Match in What the Butler Saw (James Madison University). Kevin is an actor and educator in the DC area. He holds a B.A. in Theatre & Dance from James Madison University and a Post-graduate Diploma in Theatre & Performance from Trinity College Dublin.

imageMatthew Hirsh (Fritz/Interrogator)is from Hanover, PA and is a Musical Theatre graduate of The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. His most recent role was Aldolpho in CUA’s The Drowsy Chaperone, as well as Woody Mahoney from Finian’s Rainbow in the spring. His other recent performances include three composer revues at the Kennedy Center and Ozzie in CUA’s On the Town. Matthew is very excited to be working with the Fallbeil team in the DC Fringe Festival, and is thankful for the opportunity ahead!

Find out more about the team here. Tickets on sale soon!