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HOW WE GOT ON (Azuka): A rapper’s delight straight outta the suburbs

Idris Goodwin’s play displays the same playful humor, poetic intelligence, and human insights as the early hip hop music it salutes.

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RIZZO (PTC): A larger-than-life life onstage

An entertaining work about a compelling character, RIZZO displays pitfalls common to biographical drama.

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KING JOHN (Revolution Shakespeare): 2016 Fringe review 88

You won’t get many opportunities to see KING JOHN; you’re unlikely to see one as well-rendered as Revolution Shakespeare’s.

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SCARLETT LETTERS (Ross & Diggs): 2016 Fringe review 81

Playwright Patrick Ross, who gives us a history of sexism, quotes and references to literature and mythology, and plenty of Hawthorne in a smartly woven one-woman show

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The Bastard of KING JOHN: Carlo Campbell on Revolution Shakespeare Fringe offering

Rev Shakes’ annual mainstage productions begin the final weekend of the Fringe and showcase a sensibility at home in the festival

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OMELETTO (Ombelico Mask Ensemble): 2016 Fringe review 77

It’s “like Hamlet”, with all the key plot points, “only scrambled” in a light-hearted Commedia dell’arte of masks, jokes, music, and puppets.

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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.

Pictured: Jessica Otterbine. Photo credit: Rebecca Cureton.

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,