7 Unsolved Sketches
September 10-October 4
Pass the Hat
Sketch comedy on the theme of mystery and the unknown. Sketches include a character entering a surreal world at the art museum, a magician being controlled by his magic, a flapper from the 1920’s flirting with the Grim Reaper, ballet from the future with androids, and an actor portraying a sleuth having to solve a real-life murder in the theater.
The XY Players are actors and creators based in the Washington, D.C. area. They have performed original sketch comedy for many years including at the Capital Fringe Festival and the Arena Stage. The XY Players have received many awards. Or things that can be mistaken for awards. Their dream is to see Paris before they die but are willing to settle for Philadelphia.
About the Artists
It is summer of Covid-19 and Geoffrey Brand is just happy to do any acting anywhere but is especially honored to be part of a Fringe Festival. Geoffrey has done the Washington, D.C. Fringe four enjoyable times. Previous Fringe productions include 33 1/3 Chorus Girls, Show Business 101, its sequel Show Biz 201, and the historical drama American Lit. Other acting credits include playing a boxing manager in Heaven Can Wait and a “gentleman companion” in Nude with Violin – both at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. Geoffrey also dabbles in film, mostly of the small local or student variety. In his spare time, he mainly enjoys life as much as possible with his intelligent, successful, and beautiful wife Halleh.
Michael Schwartz is very excited to do his second Fringe show. Having to play five roles was a very challenging and rewarding experience. He would like to thank his friends and family for all their support. Enjoy the show!
Victoria Sova is excited to be acting in a fringe festival for a third year. She recently graduated from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts where she has played Tiresias in Oedipus Rex, The Vagrant and Female Cricket in The World We Live In and Brighella in Arlecchino And the Cup of Love. Outside of school some of her previous roles include Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (Run Rabbit Run Theatre), Kate Keller in All My Sons (Highwood Theatre), Emily in Sacrifice (Little Theatre of Alexandria), and Candy Starr in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Sterling Playmakers).
Dena Transeau has previously performed twice with the XY Players in the Washington, D.C. Capital Fringe Festival. Other notable performances include Radium Girls and Twelfth Night at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Dena is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.
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