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THE CRAFTSMAN (Lantern): Crafting a good story

Now in its world premiere from Lantern Theater, the latest play by Philly’s favorite playwright Bruce Graham is based on a true story. It’s a great story.

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THE GAP (Azuka): Self-discovery onstage

By revealing the plot through meta layers, Goidel reinforces the idea that we’re watching self-discovery through art.

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BLOOD WEDDING (Wilma): Movement in the veins

Lorca’s BLOOD WEDDING makes a fitting vehicle for the Wilma Theater in-house troupe.

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Phindie will be Live Tweeting the 2017 Barrymore Awards

Tonight is the ceremony for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater, and Phindie will be there, holding a cell phone and live tweeting about the gathering and the winners….

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Devil May Care: Acrobatic comedian Nick Gillette gives demon summoning a go

Storyteller and acrobat Nick Gillette is best known for his work with Almanac Dance Circus Theater, which he cofounded in 2013. But he also dabbles in comedy and demon summoning….

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IDEATION (Theatre Exile): How to succeed in business

The sterile corporate-speak of modern business pervades Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic contemporary play

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The 26th Philadelphia Film Festival skates off with Tonya Harding and closes with Martin McDonagh

From October 19 to 29, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the 26th annual Philadelphia Film Festival.

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DEAR DIARY LOL (AntiGravity Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Who would want to read their middle school diaries? The members of AntiGravity Theatre Project, that’s who.

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THESE TERRIBLE THINGS (Berserker Residents): 2017 Fringe review

The Berserker Residents may parody the conventions of theater, but they clearly believe in its power

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UBU FAUST (Broderick Jones with Leila and Pantea Productions): 2017 Fringe review

Alfred Jarry, Doctor Faustus, and Punch & Judy combine in hilarious puppetry.

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LABOR OF LOVE (The Waitstaff): 2017 Fringe review

Sketch comedy group The Waitstaff is the longest continuously producing company in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. They must be doing something right.

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Fringe in Sketch: I, PEASEBLOSSUM (Curio Theatre)

I, PEASEBLOSSOM was a great character study for me. I wanted to keep capturing the many sides of Brian McCann.

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WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED (Opera Philly): 2017 Fringe review

Relevant themes and ideas rarely seen on an opera stage

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SEVENTY IV SECONDS … TO JUDGMENT (GoKash OnStage): In judgment of our wrongs

How could so many juries acquit so many killers of unarmed African Americans.

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(MISS) JULIE (Svada Theatre Collective): 2017 Fringe review

In (MISS) JULIE, Svada Theatre Collective gives the naturalistic classic a much-needed reinterpretation.

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac Dance Circus Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Four seafarers embark on a voyage of escapism and mutual self-discovery, expressed through breathtakingly impressive acrobatics

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IPHIGENIA AT AULIS (PAC): 2017 Fringe review

If there’s an ideal company to introduce works of classical theater, it’s the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective

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What Is Hardcore Fringer Brett Mapp Seeing This Year

Brett Mapp is seeing 35 Fringe shows in 20 days. His itinerary makes a good starting point for considering your own schedule.

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In Judgment of Wrongs: A biting premiere on American injustice launches Kash Goins’s residency at the Arden

In 2016, Philly playwright Kash Goins took a look at the human costs of mass incarceration in his nuanced, intimate original drama V to X (five to ten). For ten…