The Latest in Fringe2015

  • Fringe Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost

    SHOW: Love’s Labour’s Lost  GENRE: Theater GROUP: Revolution Shakespeare ATTENDED: Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets CLOSES: Sept. 27 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of love, clowns, and wit, it’s RevShakes’ second free fall outdoor production. WE THINK: One of several plays extending beyond the Fringe’s closing date (“A...

    • Sep 25, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Jump the Moon

    SHOW: Jump the Moon  GENRE: Theater GROUP: Philadelphia Opera Collective ATTENDED: Sept. 17, 8:00 p.m., Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. CLOSES: Sept. 19 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: A kaleidoscopic waltz between calculations and reams, between life and the stars above. WE THINK: Josh Hartman and Brenna Geffers’ experimental opera finds inspiration in fascinating...

    • Sep 18, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Soldier Bear

    SHOW: Soldier Bear  GENRE: Theater/Puppetry GROUP: Leila and Pantea Productions ATTENDED: Sept 13, 2:00 p.m., Plays and Players CLOSES: Sept. 19 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: A true story from World War II, spanning five countries and two species, showing what makes a family has no boundaries when a Polish soldier adopts an orphaned cub irrevocably...

    • Sep 16, 2015
  • Fringe Review: You Can’t Put Me In A Box

    SHOW: You Can’t Put Me in a Box  GENRE: Theater GROUP: University of the Arts Ira Brind School of Theater Arts ATTENDED: Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., Caplan Studio Theater, 211 S. Broad St., 16th floor CLOSES: Sept. 12 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: The journey of a girl named Magic, who flees her homeland to...

    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Teething Emotionalities: WOOF

    SHOW: Teething Emotionalities: WOOF GENRE: Comedy GROUP: Tabitha Vidaurri and Alyson Goodman ATTENDED: Friday, Sept. 11, 8:00 p.m., The Rotunda CLOSES: Saturday, Sept. 12 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: In this series of comedic monologues, Tabitha and Alyson chronicle life lessons they absorbed during awkward stages in their lives. WE THINK: Alyson Goodman and Tabitha Vidaurri enter from opposite ends...

    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Fringe Review: GROOVE

    SHOW: GROOVE GENRE: Theater GROUP: Tongue & Groove ATTENDED: Sept. 12, 5:00 p.m., The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. CLOSES: Sept. 19 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Inspired by your anonymous responses, actors and dancers instantly create hilarious and heartfelt scenes and monologues, funky music, and sultry dances. WE THINK:  I have attended...

    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Fringe Review: A Spirit on Parole

    SHOW: A Spirit On Parole GENRE: Theater GROUP: Bruce Productions ATTENDED: Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. CLOSES: Sept. 13 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: The late Lenny Bruce is permitted to return in spirit to the stage one last time on a “sweet little deal he pickle-slipped to the higher ups.” The audience is treated to...

    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Fringe Review: ANDY: A Popera

    SHOW: ANDY: A Popera GENRE: Musical Theater GROUP: Opera Philadelphia and the Bearded Ladies ATTENDED: Sept. 11, 8:00 p.m., Opera in the City CLOSES: Sept. 20 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: A musical mélange inspired by the life, fame, and philosophy of Andy Warhol—ANDY: A Popera transforms an Olde Kensington warehouse into a den of...

    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Alias Ellis MacKenzie

    SHOW: Alias Ellis MacKenzie GENRE: Theater GROUP: Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental ATTENDED: Sept. 12, 2:00 p.m., Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. CLOSES: Sept. 19 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Go back to the 1980s with the infamous American drug runner Barry Seal, the Colombian drug lords, the CIA agents, and the fixers. WE THINK:  Thaddeus Phillips’...

    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Fringe Review: A Great War

    SHOW: A Great War GENRE: Theater GROUP: Iron Age Theatre Company ATTENDED: Sept. 10, 7:00 pm, The Maas Space, 1325 N. Randolph St. CLOSES: Sept. 27 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: An unbreakable soldier. An unwinnable war. On the 100th anniversary of World War One. WE THINK:  Iron Age returns from hiatus with a quintissentially...

    • Sep 11, 2015

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