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LONG TROUBLE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

There’s a lovely simplicity in Elise D’Avella’s staging of the tragic story.

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Fringe in Sketch: POWERPOINTS FOR MY FRIENDS (Megan Chialastri / PHIT)

Philly Improv Theater presents powerpoints for my friends at the Adrienne.

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PHAEDRA’S LOVE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

Two decades after her suicide, Kane remains one of the most truthful voices in theater. Svaha’s production captures her brilliance.

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Fringe in Sketch: PLUNGE (Brian Sanders’ JUNK)

Brian Sander’s JUNK presents PLUNGE in The Patio at 10th and Hamilton.

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TRUE WEST (Subscension): 2018 Fringe review

This little company has heft and promise. The Fringe has given them the opportunity to launch and they’ve certainly taken advantage of it.

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BON IVER FIGHTS A BEAR (mauraampersanddoug): 2018 Fringe review

Justin is a heartbroken young musician who escapes to his father’s cabin in the middle of nowhere

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I <3 ADRIAEN (Gerhardus): 2018 Fringe review

An artful blend of theater and history thrives among the tombstones at Old Swedes Church

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Fringe in Sketch: CHICHI CHIP: an ode to the Gnarly (Philly Kerplop)

Philly Kerplop presents CHICHI CHIP (an ode to the Gnarly) in LOVE Park. An interactive performance featuring hip-hop dance and a live band.

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DAY OF ABSENCE (Flying Quilt/Iron Age): 2018 Fringe review

It’s haunting how relevant—and funny—this somewhat dated piece remains

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COCKTAIL PLAYS (Juniper Productions): 2018 Fringe review

Slightly buzzed from our gin-and-honey bees knees, we find the site-specific plays by a diverse group of local playwrights make for welcoming, accessible, easy-to-enjoy theater.

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(KENSINGTON) STREETPLAY (Renegade): 2018 Fringe review

I wish Renegade could conduct these walking performances all year round

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MOONWRITERS: Local Women Writers (Rhythm & Bones Literary Magazine): 2018 Fringe review

Several local women writers perform their work in an illuminating, engagingly entertaining literary slam-dunk of an event

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THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis): 2018 Fringe review

Chris Davis has come into his own as an exuberant and irresistible Rumpelstiltskin who spins his own life’s straw into gold.

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Recipes for a Great Night of Theater

One morning, a few weeks ago, Sonya Aronowitz sat at a bar in Fishtown, double-fisting cocktails.

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Fringe in Sketch: SALAMANDER (Elephant Room Productions)

Sketches of SALAMANDER by Chuck Schultz.

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VILLAIN (Jon & Marissa Edelman/PHIT): 2018 Fringe review

A telling tale of what it means to be an immigrant in the U.S. today

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Fringe in Sketch: DO YOU SEE WHAT I HEAR? (Strange Fangs Song Factory)

A dramatic conversation between music and spoken word

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FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

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FLY EAGLES FLY (Tribe of Fools): 2018 Fringe review

With life and football you have to push through it all to get to the joy.

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IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts): 2018 Fringe review

Each viewer experiences this 360-degree show in his/her own way.