This article is from 2007.
• Damascus David Greig’s play will be the toast of the Fringe. A comedy of manners set in the city of the title, the piece involves a Scot on a business visit, and the effects of his cultural assumptions on those he encounters. See review. Traverse, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5).
• Life in a Marital Institution James Braly’s splendid monologue reflects upon a 23-year marriage. A masterpiece of storytelling full of humour and pungent observation. See review. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13), 2pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11).
• England Tim Crouch’s new piece observes the contemporary world of visual arts trading with a jaundiced eye and a strong moral sense. See review. Traverse@The Fruitmarket Gallery, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5).
• La Femme Est Morte or Why I Should Not Fuck My Son The Shalimar’s updating of Phaedre, full of physical and visual spectacle, satirises the celeb–fixated contemporary world. See review. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 14), 4pm, £9–£10 (£7.50–£8.50).
• Long Time Dead Roxana Silbert’s production of Rona Munro’s new piece is a thoughtful, very witty observation of the lives of three dysfunctional mountain climbers and the folk they meet. See review. Traverse, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5).
• The Last South Rob Mullholland’s production tells the story of Scott and Admunsen’s epic race to the South Pole. See review. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 8, 15), 1.10pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).