SmokeyScout Productions’ Nice and Fresh series features new works of theater, dance, and circus arts at venues in Northwest Philadelphia. Each month four artists/companies perform new and original 10- to 15-minute works in a variety of styles and disciplines. All for the price of a sandwich.
This month features circus heroes Almanac, Philadanco alum Lauren Putty White, a short by SmokeyScout artistic director Josh McIlvain, and the return of prodigal playwright John Rosenberg. [Moving Arts of Mount Airy, 6819 Greene Street (at Carpenter Lane), Mount Airy] December 5-6, 2014; smokeyscout.com.
A Hip and A Swing + Emoticon (dance)
Ex-Philadanco member Lauren Putty White performs alongside trombonist Brent White.
Get Up (dance circus theater)
Nick Gillette and Lauren Harries of Almanac showcase the circus theater dance troupe’s blend of physicality, humor, and theatricality.
Joni and the Doorman (theater)
In Josh McIlvain play a young, wealthy, and recently divorced woman (Sarah Knittel) with a love of the inappropriate moves back home and befriends her mother’s doorman (Ethan Lipkin).
Aaliyah (rock the boat) (theater)
A couple of tourists (Anna Flynn-Meketon and John Rosenberg) at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem have a falling out over conformity and the hypocrisy of religious orthodoxy in this short by John Rosenberg.