Fringe Festival

The 2018 Philly Fringe Festival runs September 6-23. and Phindie is the place for coverage, with previews, interviews with artists, and reviews of more Fringe theater productions than any other publication.

FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

FLY EAGLES FLY (Tribe of Fools): 2018 Fringe review

With life and football you have to push through it all to get to the joy.

IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts): 2018 Fringe review

Each viewer experiences this 360-degree show in his/her own way.

RIDICULOUS (Jennifer Blaine): 2018 Fringe review

Ridiculous, Jennifer Blaine, L’Etage, Sorry, Safety By Numbers, Dirty Joke, Vicissitudes of Travel, Kate Gibson, Karen Getz, Lily Blaine, Paprika Plains

Fringe in Sketch: NIGHTMARE FUEL (Sarah Knittel)

Chuck Schultz sketches Sarah Knittel’s Fringe show.

Fringe in Sketch: IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts)

The Sketch Book Reporter takes his notepad to Tangle Movement Arts IN THE FOREST.

WHITE FEMINIST (Lee Minora): 2018 Fringe review

A no-holds-barred look at the ways in which white feminists, with the best of intentions, don’t always walk even their own talk.

WOLFCRUSH: a queer werewolf play (On the Rocks): 2018 Fringe review

WOLFCRUSH misses the no-holds-barred humor, shock value, and pop culture-infused insight into youth culture of playwright Haygen-Brice Walker’s previous Fringe entries

ONE MAN’S TRASH: A CABARET ABOUT TREASURE (Tiny Rocks): 2018 Fringe review

The show is basically a pirate-themed excuse for these two twee indie folkies to sing their songs of love and independence.

AN UNOFFICIAL UNAUTHORIZED TOUR OF LOVE PARK (Rose Luardo/Kate Banford): 2018 Fringe review

The piece gets its appeal from the increasingly outlandish characters and an inventive absurdity that devolves into a game of fetch and walking construction barrels.

ECCENTRICITIES and random notes on Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams slept with my boyfriend’s father. I love saying that at a party.

German Cabaret in Philadelphia: Interview with Berlin’s Dieter Rita Scholl

Interview with Dieter Rita Scholl, performing in DO YOU WANT A COOKIE?

Fringe in Sketch: P PAN AND BEYOND (Kathleen Murphy)

Chuck Schultz talks to Kathleen Murphy about her Fringe show.

A VACATION (Poison Apple Initiative): 2018 Fringe review

Dante had Virgil; in the divine comedy of our times, we have a self-absorbed vlogger.

NIGHTMARE FUEL (Sarah Knittel): 2018 Fringe review

A punk-horror Fringe show which engages the audience and keeps the us engaged

SONG OF MY SELF-CARE (Jimmy Grzelak/PHIT): 2018 Fringe review

Gzelak finds the poetry and the absurd in the mundane.

Fringe in Sketch: THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis)

This solo show exercised the best part of Davis’s character acting, Chris Davis as Chris Davis. Chris Davis takes us through the process of selling artwork to a producer, working…

B. FRANKLIN: WORDS MATTER (Vagabond Productions): 2018 Fringe review

An extraordinarily splendid opportunity for an informative and fun visit with Benjamin Franklin

BEHOLD HER (Half Key Theatre Company): 2018 Fringe review

Publicity for the show focuses on the question, “What is beauty?,” but the show itself goes much deeper.