Audiences attending “Caribbean Command” at the Capital Fringe Festival will be presented with a stilted, repetitive debate between four members of the service over which one of them should take an undesirable stint in Iraq.
After about an hour of this, the audience is then told that the military is intentionally poisoning troops with tainted anthrax vaccines, that at least one of the buildings that fell in New York on 9/11 was brought down by the U.S. government, that no plane hit the Pentagon that day and that the bombing there was an inside job, that “Flight 77” had numerological significance linked to the dimensions of the Pentagon building, that the face of the Devil was seen over Manhattan on the night of the attack, and that the children’s book that President George W. Bush was reading to students moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center — “My Pet Goat” — invoked the goat-headed demon Baphomet to begin that day’s Satanic carnage. Characters refer to all of this as “fact” and “information.”
If this appeals to you, you are welcome to it. As for me, I choose to give it no more of my time, other than to say that the First Amendment is a wonderful and powerful thing.
Running Time: 75 minutes.
Advisory: Recommended for ages 13 and up.
“Caribbean Command” at Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church Dove, 555 Water Street SW in Washington, will run through July 27. For tickets and more information, click here.