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DRACULA: A GOTHIC MYSTERY (Mechanical Theater): Magnificently mesmerizing at Laurel Hill Cemetery

The Mechanical Theater has succeeded in reviving Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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DEATH IS A CABARET OL’ CHUM (REV Theatre Company): 2017 Fringe review

Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live .—”Resumé” by Dorothy Parker…

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MONARCH (Christine Doidge): 2017 Fringe review

This Fringe bestows upon its subjects a thoroughly enjoyable hour becoming acquainted with Her Royal Majesty, regnant Queen Elizabeth I of England, and her cousin and rival for the throne,…

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KINK HAÜS (Gunnar Montana): 2017 Fringe review

Willkommen to Gunnar Montana’s fabulous nightclub show!

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DON’T BE CRUEL TO YOUR PUPPY…LEMME GIVE YOU A TWISTED TALE (Clayton Storyteller): 2017 Fringe Review

Listening to solo performer Clayton Storyteller spin cleverly wrought yarns in his vivid verse is an engaging treat.

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THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, PART 2 (Hedgerow): Infinite fun!

Familiarity with the pan-galactic Hitchhikers Guide isn’t necessary to appreciate this cosmic comedy, just a general suspension of time, disbelief and willingness to have infinite fun.

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MARISOL (Villanova): Wake up call by golf club

José Rivera’s fantastically powerful portent of a world is fabulously riveting as directed by James Ijames at Villanova Theatre.

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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Quintessence): Epic theater!

Quintessence Theatre brings to life a beautifully staged, truly epic production of Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, as brilliantly directed by Alexander Burns.

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HABITUS (Ann Hamilton): 2016 Fringe review 78

Colossal curtains beautifully billowing with the breeze, are hanging around, literally, throughout the vast Municipal Pier 9 facility

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A RUNAWAY, A SOLDIER AND A SNOWBALL FIGHT (Iron Age Theatre): 2016 Fringe review 71

This fabulous Fringe piece plunges the audience into the dramatic action of the American Revolution.

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THEY’LL BE CALLIN’ US WITCHES (Queen Mab’s Men): 2016 Fringe review 25

Five wicked young women flavor this theatrical piece like a craft brew.

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Deep Blue Theatre Collective): 2016 Fringe review 20.2

Upon entering the MAAS Space, with it’s exposed beams and brick walls, and wooden floors, the very sensation of being engulfed in 1940s New Orleans in summer ensues. An ensemble…

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CAT-A-STROPHE (Fail Better): 2016 Fringe review 1

Fallacies and facts concerning male-female relations are explored within a farcical framework.

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LUCID STORY (Gavin Whitt): SoLow review

A provocative premise makes for one Hell of fascinating tale.

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MAGDALENE (Rachel Gluck): SoLow review

Madwoman or mystic? See for yourself…

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DREAM SEQUENCE (Noah Levine): SoLow review

I will NOT get distracted by anything­­ — not any of my hobbies, or my sleep deprivation, or this tasty looking banana. What is this banana doing here anyway?

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STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (InterAct): Rattling cages…

Young Jean Lee’s brave societal exploration brings out the issues of privilege among, you guessed it—straight white men.

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217 BOXES OF DR. HENRY ANONYMOUS (HSP/PUPCos/Painted Bride): Archival gold

An extraordinary story of conviction and courage among a cleverly conceived catacumbal graduation of gray archival boxes.

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MACHINAL (EgoPo): Welcome to the machine

A dank, metallic, appropriately oppressive feel imbues this production of Sophie Treadwell’s 90-year-old play.