Tickets cost $15 for each show, and
can be purchased here

Sample Questions

1 Who is credited for writing the epic poem the Iliad?
 a) Aeschylus
 b) Euripides
 c) Homer
 d) Sophocles

2 Which of these female comic strip cartoonists created Little Lulu?
 a) Marjorie "Marge"      Buell
 b) Cathy Guisewite
 c) Lynn Johnston
 d) Nina Paley

3 Which rapid transit subway system can be found in San Francisco, California?
 a) BART
 c) MBTA

4 What was the most popular name given to baby girls in the United States during the 60's?
 a) Jennifer
 b) Jessica
 c) Lisa
 d) Mary

5 Stephen Crane is most well known for his Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage. Not so well-known was the first novel he published in 1893. What was the name of that novel?
 a) Active Service
 b) The Black Riders
 c) Maggie: A Girl of the      Streets
 d) War is Kind

Bonus What do the correct answers from all five questions have in common?


Bargain Basement Game Show returns to the Capital Fringe Festival for its second season of game show zaniness.  It is the only theatrical game show that combines high-brow trivia with low-brow humor.  Everyone in the audience plays as a contestant and has the chance to win fabulous (if inexpensive) prizes.  Each episode is different and built around a unique theme, such as presidential elections, the 1980's, or computer games.


Join host Rob Perkins, hostesses Ty Hallmark, Maureen Shanahan, Charlene V. Smith, and Katie Wanschura, game show tech extraordinaire Nathen Wurzel, and rookie game show host Roddy Rasti in this tongue-in-cheek look at the world of game shows!



Episode 2.1 "Eighties"  Friday, July 10th, 2009, 9:15 PM  -More Info

Episode 2.2 "Mail"  Sunday, July 12th, 2009, 4:30 PM  -More Info

Episode 2.3 "Portal"  Thursday, July 16th, 2009, 10:00 PM  -More Info

Episode 2.4 "NO!"  Saturday, July 18th, 2009, 1:00 PM  -More Info

Episode 2.5 "Election"  Friday, July 24th, 2009, 6:00 PM  -More Info



Warehouse - Next Door, 1021 7th Street, NW (between New York Avenue and L Street), Washington, D.C. 20001.

One block south from the Mount Vernon Square Metro station, and four blocks north of the Gallery Place Metro station. It is part of Warehouse Arts. Check out their web site at


This production presented as a part of the
2009 Capital Fringe Festival.
Capital Fringe Festival & the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
607 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

BBGS © 2009 Treyhawk Productions - Website by Cavegirl Productions
Photos by Roy Cox Photography - BBGS Logo by Sean C. Jackson
Contact: Rob Perkins -