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Rehearsals for Le Grand Continental Ansan, South Korea, 2015, © Ansan Street Arts Festival.

You can be Le Super Grand

Anyone can be a part of the 2018 Fringe Festival’s largest show

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Theater in Sketch: M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran (Alliance Française): )

Playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt adapted his novella, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, into a theatrical performance

The members of Orbiter 3: Emily Acker, L M Feldman, Sam Henderson, James Ijames, and Mary Tuomanen

All Things Must Pass: Orbiter 3 members consider their finale

In the end, the plays you produce are greater than the plays you don’t

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Abracadabra: Jonathan Weir appears in ALADDIN

Jonathan Weir is set to return to Philadelphia as the villainous Jafar in Disney’s ALADDIN.

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Performance in Sketch: SÉANCERS (Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / FringeArts)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko makes us feel comfortable before getting all Prince Purple Rain on us. It’s great.

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Dance in Sketch: INNER SUN (Koresh Dance)

Koresh Dance presented INNER SUN at the Suzanne Roberts Theater April 26.

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Dance in Sketch: Nia-Ni Chen Dance Company and the Ahn Trio (Next Move Dance)

Next Move Dance presented Nia-Ni Chen company with the Ahn Trio

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Theater in Sketch: PASSAGE (Wilma Theater)

PASSAGE reminds sketch artist Chuck Schultz of a painting at the Philadelphia Museum by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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Art in Sketch: ARTSI at the Sculpture Courtyard

Artsi event on First Friday this April was a chance for audiences to see artists through a different lens.

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Theater in Sketch: LYDIE BREEZE Part 3: MADAKET ROAD (EgoPo)

The EgoPo Classical Theater’s production of John Guare’s Lydie Breeze part III was asking the fundamental question, “what is ‘it’.”

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Poetry and Film: Alexandra Naughton combines literary and cinematic talents at a film premiere

Author and actor Alexandra Naughton combines her two loves April 29 with a party for the premier of a new movie, CTRL ALT DEL.

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Theater in Sketch: THE RAPE OF LUCRECE (PAC at the Rosenbach)

It was interesting to compare last week’s reading of Shakespeare’s THE RAPE OF LUCRECE at the Rosenbach to the original presentation at the Broad Street Ministry in 2016.

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Talkback in Sketch: HUMAN RITES (InterAct)

A recent performance of HUMAN RITES, a world premiere production by InterAct Theatre, featured a talk with cultural psychologist Richard Shweder, whose work inspired playwright Seth Rozin.

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Four Theatermakers (Re)Focus on Diversity

The second (re)Focus Fest brings together four companies using performance to spark discussion about narrative, perspective, and history.

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Dance in Sketch: FAITH PROJECT THE DOOR (Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers)

Artist Chuck Schultz visits the Prince Theater for the latest show from KYL/D.

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We Come to Rock: Local SCHOOL OF ROCK star talks about the touring production

Doylestown native and Penn State grad Liam Fennecken is ready to rock and roll in the high octane musical SCHOOL OF ROCK.

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Dance in sketch: COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ (NextMove Dance)

Seeing the bodies and minds of Honji Wang and Sebastien Ramirez meld together during the performance proved visually moving for me.

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Back to Prison: Playwright Kash Goins on his reprised play V to X at Arden Theatre

Kash Goins talks to Phindie about the new production of his acclaimed prison drama and the Arden’s coming season.