As a child of the sixties who used to go to “happenings” (our version of Fringe) and a devotee of several self-help modalities, I knew I had to go to EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN, .View More EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN (Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble/FringeArts): Letting go of expectations and having fun
Now in its 22nd year, this theatrical production ranks among the top haunted-house attractions in the US.View More TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS (Eastern State Penitentiary): Philadelphia’s top halloween attraction
Aaron Cromie’s good-natured portrayal reflects the real Lautrec, who retained his artist’s eye and famed geniality even as he joined his friends in their sad retreat into alcoholism and the dementia of syphilis.View More THE BODY LAUTREC (Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen): Fringe Review 53.2
This entry in the Visual Art category is an art exhibit based on the association between the person looking at the art and the meaning ascribed to the art itself. The artist, Krie Alden, who spoke to me at the event, is excited to be a part of FringeArts, and she loves the idea of “the Fringe being on the fringe, where they support the unexpected.”View More UNTITLED: WHAT YOU SEE OR WHAT DO YOU SEE (KrieArt): 2014 Fringe Review 19
A post-modern fusion of Pop art with opera, ANDY: A POPERA, a work-in-progress by the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, explores the enormous fame and legacy of Andy Warhol, with elements of both tragic opera and opera buffa. The synthesis reflects in part the ambiance of Warhol’s Factory in the Sixties.View More ANDY: A POPERA (The Bearded Ladies Cabaret): The Enigma of Warhol
In SoLow, you redact the boring stuff—these tickets and grants and five-year-plans and most importantly the stages and lobbies and flashy pricey venues—which are meant to indicate to the audience member, yes, see this show and not those.
Let’s imagine that when SoLow redacts these walls, what results, remarkably, is not dust and rock and paper shreds, but sand.
A big pile of sand.
SoLow is like a sandbox.
To give you a clearer picture of what’s being built in the sandbox, freelance writer/performer Julius Ferraro conducts a series of flash interviews of our artists.View More SOLOW FLASH INTERVIEWS 2014, EPISODE EIGHT: DUO OF GROSSNESS, TRIO OF MADNESS
Navin Rawanchaikul has created an epic portrait of the history of Philly’s historic Plays and Players Theater. Hundreds of faces have been painted with photographic…View More [28.1] THIS IS NOT A THEATER (Navin Rawanchaikul, Navin Production): Fringe review
I went to the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent last week on a tipoff from Mary Syndor. “The Played in Philadelphia gallery,” claims their website,…View More Played in Philadelphia (PHM): The insanity of Phillies fans
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has used Philadelphia and its environs as the setting for all of his critically acclaimed films, most famously his 1999 breakthrough…View More “I see dead artists”: Haley Joel Osment returns to Philly in PTC’s RED
Paris’s reputation as a a city of architectural beauty is long-held and its emblematic structures have influenced generations of Philadelphia architects and designers. This cultural…View More Bastille to Broad Street: The French influence on Philadelphia architecture
IS it just a little strange that in a festival with a theme of Paris 1910–20, few of the shows and none of the literature seem to mention that there was a little war going onView More World War What? Did PIFA forget a little something in its celebration of Paris 1910-20?