Fringe Festival

The 2017 Philly Fringe Festival runs September 7-24, 2017. and Phindie is the place for coverage, with previews, interviews with artists, and reviews of more Fringe theater productions than any other publication.

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HAPPY YUMMY CHICKEN (Love Drunk Life): 2016 Fringe review 70

Sincere, amusing, and an absolute treat (and inside joke) for artmakers

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THE UNDERRATED ACT OF TALKING TO ONESELF (femme. collective): 2016 Fringe review 69

femme. collective has interwoven disparate acts to form a cohesive whole, a gorgeous string of solo, duet and group dances that tackle that, yes, underrated act of talking to oneself

Photos by Paola Nogueras.

THE ELEMENTARY SPACETIME SHOW (César Alvarez): 2016 Fringe review 68.1

César Alvarez’s unique collaboration with the University of the Arts boasts a youthful cast of energetic performers who create a probing spectacle through the guise of a vaudevillian show broaching…

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SAY NO MORE (Wild Plum Productions): 2016 Fringe review 66

Wild Plum Production’s reimagining of Strindberg’s The Stronger. Review with sketches by Chuck Schultz.

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BARRY: MAMALOSHEN IN DANCE (Asya Zlatina): 2016 Fringe review 65

Featuring young talents and Zlatina’s storytelling choreography, BARRY is a show with heart and love, quick on its feet.

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Fringe in Sketch: FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT

The movement was very inspiring, and the diversity of the show was all encompassing.

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Fringe in Sketch: ANTIHERO

Comic book nerds turn vigilante against the Philadelphia Parking Authority in Tribe of Fools’ ANTIHERO.

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DOUBT, A PARABLE (Way Off Broad St. Theater Company): 2016 Fringe review 64

Way Off Broad St. Theater Company justify the festival inclusion of this modern classic with a site-specific setting in a chapel of the Arch Street United Methodist Church and a solid take on an excellent play.

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MILLENNIA (Brad Ogden): 2016 Fringe review 63

Millennia is funny, ambitious, and a little bit confused—just like millennials.

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Fringe in Sketch: SHADOW HOUSE

SHADOW HOUSE was an impressive immersive piece

Nicole Quenelle in The Long Tides. Photo by Hannah van Sciver.

THE LONG TIDES (Nicole Quenelle): 2016 Fringe review 62

The layering of story elements, occasional improv, and comedic repetition accompanied with robust sound design breathes life into each new scene

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BODAS DE SANGRE (The Duende Cycle): 2016 Fringe review 61

Three years before his assassination during the Spanish civil war, Federico Garcia Lorca elaborated his theory of duende at the Argentinian premier of BODAS DE SANGRE (Blood Wedding). Although universal,…

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DUTCH MASTERS (AMH Productions): 2016 Fringe review 60

AMH Productions finds the humor and poignancy in Keller’s quietly affecting consideration of race, class, and human connection

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CATCH TAKES BOK (Catch and Thirdbird): 2016 Fringe review 59

Brooklyn’s CATCH is a showcase for experimental artists in all genres—The Ed Sullivan Show on acid.

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BILLOSOPHY: LIFE, CIRCUS, DEATH (Bill Forchion): 2016 Fringe review 58

A one-hour existentialist monologue filled with expressive movement, colorful costumes, funny props, apropos music, and audience participation

Pictured: Gabriel Cabezas, Chloe Felesina, Edgar Anido, Emilie-Anne Gendron    Photo Credit: Bill Hebert

WITH FLINT AND STEEL (Duende): 2016 Fringe review 57

A highly experimental, improvisational, and fascinating Fringe performance

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WHEN SOUNDS COLLIDE (Fuse Vox): 2016 Fringe review 56

Music to rock, soul, jam out, or however you feel by.

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WROUGHTLAND (Gunnar Montana): 2016 Fringe review 55

Gunar Montana’s choreography is seriously energetic, more downright sexual than subtly sensual.