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PESTS opens Inis Nua’s reading series tonight

Vivienne Franzmann’s new play, PESTS, is the first offering of Inis Nua Theatre Company’s 2014/15 reading series

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Any house is a DREAM HOUSE with some imagination: Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth and Plays & Players prepare a Rainy Day Play

A product of the Philadelphia Local Artists for Youthprogram, DREAM HOUSE is is designed to unleash the creativity of audiences young and old alike.

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Isabella Rossellini Brings GREEN PORNO to World Cafe Live

Inspired by her love of animals and her concerns about unsound environmental practices, Rossellini’s well-researched work is both funny and educational.

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Tenth Annual Philadelphia Improv Festival

  Apparently, November is Comedy Month in Philadelphia. That’s funny! Kicking off the festivities is the tenth annual Philadelphia Improv Festival (PHIF) November 4-8, 2014, at Figment Theater in Chinatown….

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Scratch Night returns to FringeArts

FringeArts’ monthly Scratch Night is a great place to see inventive performance art in an embryonic form.

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IRC’s presents some Durang classics

Featuring spoofs of American theater luminaries, IRC’s 2008 hit A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG returns this month for a brief seven-show run.

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PHINDIE BIKE TOUR 2.0: Kensington Arts

On November 8, 2014, join Phindie for Bike Tour 2.0, which will take viewers to experience the Near Northeast’s idiosyncratic, cutting-edge arts!

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[video] Previewing THE SYRINGA TREE at Theatre Horizon: Coming of age in apartheid

THE SYRINGA TREE, Pamela Glen’s intimate story of the love between two families—one white, one black—in apartheid-era South Africa is usually presented as a one-woman show. Spanning four generations, the story is…

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Asian American Theater Conference and Festival in Philadelphia

Asian Arts Initiative will present Chang(e) by Soomi Kim and Tree City Legends by Dennis Kim as part of the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival.

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A Day to Play: P&P’s 24-Hour Play Festival

The festival features plays created from scratch in just one day. It won’t be polished, but it should be fun.

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Another round of A PLAY, A PIE, AND A PINT

It’s a great idea, imported from Britain: a happy-hour-long play, served with a slice of pizza and a beer.

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Connecting with musicians Christine Havrilla and Gretchen Schultz

Singers/songwriters/musicians Christine Havrilla and Gretchen Schultz are busier than ever this week with an upcoming show at the Tin Angel.

NYC comedy troupe Awful DJ come to Northwest Philadelphia as part of SmokeyScout's NICE AND FRESH series.

New season of NICE AND FRESH brings dance, theater, and NYC comedy

SmokeyScout Productions’ Nice and Fresh performing arts series is like a mini Fringe Festival each month

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The firstlings of their heart: MACBETH marks Revolution Shakespeare’s first full production

This fall sees Revolution Shakespeare’s first full production: a New Orleans-inspired MACBETH, from October 1-12.

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Enter the Fringe: the MOST and BEST coverage of the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival + some picks

Phindie is providing more Festival coverage than any other publication, and BETTER!

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Fringe preview: Actor schedule for WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT includes David Morse

Part of an ongoing international tour, FringeArts’ 13-performance engagement of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit follows the playwright’s rules: A script waits in a sealed envelope. ach night, a different actor steps on stage and opens the envelope, reading the script aloud for the first—and last—time.

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Mauckingbird Presents Staged Readings of Two Gay Milestones

Two groundbreaking plays in the history of queer theater–Lillian Hellman’s THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and Mart Crowley’s THE BOYS IN THE BAND—will be presented in the format of staged readings over the next two weekends by Mauckingbird Theatre Company.

Happier times: some guy (Andrew Carroll), Chris Davis, and Doug Williams at the opening of IRC's Ondine.

Playwright to playwright: Chris Davis (Anna K) interviewed by Douglas Williams (Safe Space)

In this special Phindie feature, Holly’s Dead Soldiers alums Douglas Williams and Chris Davis talk about Chris’s new work and his recent trip to Scotland for the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe.

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Fringe preview: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Mute Play: Trailer

The Renegade Company presents a new work, The Hunchback of Notre Dame…A Mute Play, as its offering for the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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2013/14 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater

For the second year, Phindie asked local theater writers to vote on the best theatrical work produced in or near the city in the 2013/14 theater season.