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SANS EVERYTHING (FringeArts): Artificial Intelligence with Lightning Rod Special + Strange Attractor

Humanity creates its own godhead – AI – that longs to experience its creators through Shakespeare

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THE ENCHANTED (IRC): a great revival speaks to our times

Philly’s favorite absurdist company Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium revives Jean Giraudoux’s THE ENCHANTED.

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Intimate Associations at IMMINENCE: Hollis Heichemer’s Stratigraphy of Color at Gross McCleaf

Hollis Heichemer’s Imminence exhibition at the Gross McCleaf Gallery presents 16 works by the artist – the majority on Mylar, two on canvas.

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[book review] MAD TO LIVE: Randall Brown’s Literary machines of compression

Flash fiction has established itself as a literary genre whose popularity only grows as our attention span shrinks

Ben Grinberg (center) and EXILE 2588 collaborators (l-r Mark Wong, Nick Gillette, Ben, Lauren Johns, Nicole Burgio). Photo by Kate Raines.

EXILE 2588 (Almanac Dance Circus Theater): 2016 Fringe review 49

A place where acrobatics meets theater, the theater meets the circus, and circus meets blue grass

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THE SINCERITY PROJECT (Team Sunshine Performance Corporation): 2016 Fringe review 19.1

Uproariously funny, liberatingly bare-assed, and gut-wrenchingly real

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THE CHAIRS (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2016 Fringe review 8

IRC presents a must-see revival of Eugene Ionesco’s 1952 classic THE CHAIRS, a defining work of the theater of the absurd.

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VITA ACTIVA: THE SPIRIT OF HANNAH ARENDT (dir. Ada Ushpiz): Movie review

For many Arendt is remembered by a single phrase — “the banality of evil”, a concept she coined in her controversial book from the 1960s Eichmann in Jerusalem.

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[24.2] ENLIGHTENMENT ON E FLOOR NORTH (Strange Attractor Theatre Company): Fringe review

ENLIGHTENMENT ON E FLOOR NORTH explores the absurdities of employment in the most unlikely of places – the galleries of an art museum where four security guards toil away by mindlessly…