Kristen Minsky at REGGIE'S BRODIE. Photo credit: Bill Edwards

[75] REGGIE’S BRODIE: A VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA (Cut House Productions): Fringe review

Is your only experience with burlesque the 2010 Christina Aguilera / Cher movie? Never fear: the good people of Cut House Productions are here to help, with a show so…

Roots, AKA performance Fringe review

[73] ROOTS (AKA performance): Fringe review

AKA performance is a new dance collective, formed by young choreographers Katrina Atkin, Ann-Marie Gover, and Alessandra Delle Grotti to showcase their individual approaches to dance. Finding a good balance…

XY Scheherazade Unstuck Theater

[72] XY SCHEHERAZADE (Unstuck Theater): Fringe review

XY SCHEHERAZADE works very hard to conjure the moment when “a story that you’re telling a friend becomes, for a minute, a shared perspective.” But it deploys about every tool…

THE TALKBACK (The Berserker Residents)

[56.2] THE TALKBACK (Berserker Residents): Fringe review

You know that scene at the end of The Matrix (spoiler alert) where Neo sees the green code and jumps into Agent Smith’s belly and makes him explode, and then calls somebody…

GET REAL. COMEDY YOU CAN BELIEVE IN! (Visible Friends Network)

[62] GET REAL. COMEDY YOU CAN BELIEVE IN! (Visible Friends Network): Fringe review

Visible Friends Network was founded towards the end of 2012, around the time of the purported Mayan Apocalypse. Some people responded to the non-stop discussion of that new age nonsense…

Reasonable Doubt, Philly Improv Theater, Fringe review

[52] REASONABLE DOUBT (Philly Improv Theater): Fringe review

Philly Improv Theater has a great concept on their hands with REASONABLE DOUBT. They start off with one suggestion from the audience. From there the cast recreates an entire court…

ASYLUM (Rainy Day Players) Fringe review

[51] ASYLUM (Rainy Day Players): Fringe review

Grown-ups aren’t frightened by monsters under the bed. The real ones to worry about lay there right next to us, whispering away in the dark. If we manage to sleep,…

IF I WERE A DRAG QUEEN, I WOULD BE FAMOUS (Shannon Agnew)

[50] IF I WERE A DRAG QUEEN, I WOULD BE FAMOUS (Shannon Agnew): Fringe review

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for Shannon Agnew. Her new show, IF I WERE A DRAG QUEEN, I WOULD BE FAMOUS, is a multimedia cabaret filled to the…

FEDERAL DETENTION: THE MUSICAL (The Panic Hour)

[48] FEDERAL DETENTION: THE MUSICAL (The Panic Hour): Fringe review

When the members of the Panic Hour talk about 9/11, reptilians, and the Federal Reserve, I don’t think they’re kidding. Imagine if Ron Paul wrote a musical for Glenn Beck…

DREADFULLY WHITE (Susan Pope) Fringe review

[41] DREADFULLY WHITE (Susan Pope): Fringe review

For the first few years of the Philly Fringe, it cost like five dollars to see a show. You could take a gamble on shows that looked interesting but risky….

Six Feet (Above And) Under: A Graveyard Cabaret by REV Theatre Company

[39] SIX FEET (ABOVE AND) UNDER: A GRAVEYARD CABARET (REV Theatre Company): Fringe review

The sun has set at Laurel Hill Cemetery. A half-moon barely illuminates the gravestones, with faint shadows moving about off in the distance. There is a (very generously portioned) cocktail…

Spoon River Anthology 2013 Philly Fringe review

[23] SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY (Manayunk Roxborough Art Center): Fringe review

Almost one hundred years ago, Edgar Lee Masters began publishing poems from the point of view of the deceased residents of Spoon River, a lightly-fictionalized version of the small towns…

Gayze: A Real Life Webseries. Fringe review 2013

[22] GAYZE: A REAL LIVE WEBSERIES (MJ/JT): Fringe review

GAYZE: A REAL LIVE WEBSERIES is rough around the edges, without a doubt. The cast aims for the cartoonish a lot of the time, and the show lays on rather…

This is Not For You fringe reivew

[12] THIS IS NOT FOR YOU (elbow room performance): Fringe review

Julie Beauvais is a director of operas. She lives in the mountains of Switzerland. Her partner on THIS IS NOT FOR YOU is Jon Foley Sherman, a professor at Franklin &…

bye-bye-liver-philadelphia-drinking-play-fringe-review

[9] BYE BYE LIVER: THE PHILADELPHIA DRINKING PLAY (The Pub Theater Company 2013): Fringe review

Good drinking companions hard to come by? This September, there’re at least six of them hanging out in Fairmount. The ensemble cast of the Pub Theater Company’s sketch comedy show…

Completeness Philly Fringe review Round Table Theatre Company review

[3] COMPLETENESS (Round Table Theatre): Fringe review

“Noisy and full of crap.” That’s Molly (Clare Mahoney) describing the data one gets when trying to reduce messy living things down to mere data points. She’s a Bio grad…