Sweat Philadelphia theater review

SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?

Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?

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Mule for Hire: John Rosenberg returns to Philly with some hella fresh theater

Our favorite DIY theatermaker returns to Philadelphia with a new play that probably won’t suck

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PAPRIKA PLAINS (Natalie Fletcher / Jessica Noel): 2018 Fringe review

Like a Joni Mitchell song, PAPRIKA PLAINS is intimate, artful, and affecting.

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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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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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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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KILL MOVE PARADISE (Wilma Theater): 2018 Fringe review

There’s no fourth wall here: the audience is complicit in the consideration of POC men who lost their lives to judicial murder

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A VACATION (Poison Apple Initiative): 2018 Fringe review

Dante had Virgil; in the divine comedy of our times, we have a self-absorbed vlogger.

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NIGHTMARE FUEL (Sarah Knittel): 2018 Fringe review

A punk-horror Fringe show which engages the audience and keeps the us engaged

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Nick and Ben’s New Circus Jawn

Almanac cofounders spoke to Phindie about the Fringe Festival production and the state of contemporary circus in Philadelphia.

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The Fringe is Beginning: On your phone

“Thus with a kiss I die.” But will you? The 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival kicks off for real tomorrow (some performances have already begun), but the fun has already started…

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Taking A Vacation with Bastion Carboni

Bastion Carboni has quickly established his Poison Apple Initiative as a Fringe Festival instution

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Solo Dance for People Who Don’t Like Solo Dance: Metal & Kind’s Indestructible Flowers

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog This Fringe, two instructors at Philly’s dance studio Urban Movement Arts (UMA) combine their talents in a collage of new solo work…

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Meg and Dana Are Troilus and Cressida in RevShakes Non-traditional Fringe Casting

. For their fifth Festival production, the company continues its tradition of producing fiercely modern takes on lesser-known Shakespeare works with Troilus and Cressida.

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E-A-G-L-E-S: Tribe of Fools Offers a Philly Special This Fringe

Philadelphia theater company Tribe of Fools is also putting on the pads and dusting off their playbook preparing for their 2018 Fringe Festival offering

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Hip-hop in Dance and Photography: Raphael Xavier exhibits visual art at Dupree Gallery

Out of Time will showcase Xavier’s photography and paintings from the last 20 years. T

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Does It All Add Up? Trey Lyford takes account of his upcoming Fringe show

The Accountant fuses physical theater, humor, and illusion to create a “dreamscape of memory and loss.”

Rehearsals for Le Grand Continental Ansan, South Korea, 2015, © Ansan Street Arts Festival.

You can be Le Super Grand

Anyone can be a part of the 2018 Fringe Festival’s largest show