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EXPLICIT FEMALE (Here[begin] Dance): 2016 Fringe review 73

Zornitsa Stoyanova asks us to consider the female body as embodiment of generations of ancestral procreation, a host for the alien parasites of new generations, and—through a glass, darkly—as a sexual object.

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DOUBT, A PARABLE (Way Off Broad St. Theater Company): 2016 Fringe review 64

Way Off Broad St. Theater Company justify the festival inclusion of this modern classic with a site-specific setting in a chapel of the Arch Street United Methodist Church and a solid take on an excellent play.

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DUTCH MASTERS (AMH Productions): 2016 Fringe review 60

AMH Productions finds the humor and poignancy in Keller’s quietly affecting consideration of race, class, and human connection

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WROUGHTLAND (Gunnar Montana): 2016 Fringe review 55

Gunar Montana’s choreography is seriously energetic, more downright sexual than subtly sensual.

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BIRDIE’S PIT STOP (On the Rocks): 2016 Fringe review 53

Haygen Brice Walker doesn’t aim for subtlety in the roasting humor of both Millennial political correctness and stereotypical southern backwardness, but he finds rich veins of comedy in his broad mine

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ARTSHIP OLYMPIA (Philadelphia Sculptors): 2016 Fringe review 39

Museums are always looking for ideas to bring new visitors to aging attractions, and in ARTSHIP OLYMPIA Independence Seaport Museum has found a charming, fringey way.

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MAKING THE FRINGE GREAT AGAIN (The Waitstaff): 2016 Fringe review 33

Fringe is like Christmas without all the bullshit and not just because of all the hanging balls you see.

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CRAVE (Svaha Theatre): 2016 Fringe review 28

Depression and mental collapse run through Sarah Kane’s CRAVE, an indictment and exploration of love presented in a series of late-night showings.

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I’M ENOUGH. Music to the show

I’M ENOUGH, a one night only flash performance by Sebastian Cummings, hits the stage of PhilaMOCA tonight.

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ALICE (Aleksandra Berczynski & MBgruparealizacji): 2016 Fringe review 4

Like sad lyrics to a happy beat. this 20-minute one-woman show takes an idiosyncratically personal look at human sadness in its many guises.

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Life on Mars? Dani Solomon gets interplanetary in ONE WAY RED

Our nearest neighbor, the red planet has a strong gravitational hold over us earthlings. Dani Solomon tells us about her trip there this Fringe.

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Late Night at the Fringe

After the party it’s the after party. All Festival long, things go late into the night at La Peg, the festival bar along Delaware Avenue.

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This Info Will Fucking Dare You: Mary McCool, Brad Wrenn, and Lee Minora bouffon it up at Plays & Players this Fringe

If you dig imaginative and funny collaborative solo shows, Plays & Players theater is the place to go this Fringe Festival.

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Dance and the Internment Camp: Brendan Tetsuo on the long WALK TO TOPAZ this Fringe

During WWII Brendan Tetsuo’s grandparents were interned in a camp in Topaz, Utah, a family legacy which led him to create his Fringe show WALK TO TOPAZ,

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Bard in BEDLAM: Manayunk Theatre Company gets crazy with Shakespeare

Is Lady Macbeth mad? Who has people figured out: Shakespeare or Freud? Answers from the folk behind BEDLAM: SHAKESPEARE IN REHAB

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The Long Tides of Time: Nicole Quenelle on her 2016 Fringe show

THE LONG TIDES weaves clown, movement, audience participation and narrative in a poignant audit of how we spend our minutes.

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How to Win at Fringe: Seeing 35 shows with Brett Mapp

Brett Mapp knows his Fringe. His itinerary would be a good starting point for anyone considering what to see.

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A Fringe Staple Gets Personal: Talking JUNK with Brian Sanders

Some companies and performers are such staples of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival that it’s hard to imagine a fest without them. That’s surely the case with Brian Sanders’ JUNK

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Folk Artists in Space: Almanac’s Ben Grinberg on EXILE 2588

Hhere at Phindie, we’ve been long-time fans of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Philadelphia’s trailblazing contemporary acrobatics company, and their work seems to keep getting bigger and better. This Fringe brings , the…