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“Musicians of Silence”: MUMMENSCHANZ returns to the Annenberg

MUMMENSCHANZ transform the ordinary into extraordinary using everyday objects and silent storytelling.

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Theater, dance, and circus for the price of a sandwich: NICE AND FRESH December

This month features circus heroes Almanac, Philadanco alum Lauren Putty White, a short by SmokeyScout artistic director Josh McIlvain, and the return of prodigal playwright John Rosenberg.

1. Brian Sanders JUNK Holiday Revue Special

Scratch Night provides a preview of a family-friendly holiday special from Brian Sanders’ JUNK

FringeArts’ December Scratch Night included a sneak peek of the 1.1 HOLIDAY REVUE SPECIAL, this year’s all-ages seasonal offering by Brian Sanders’ JUNK.

Gigi Naglak, Bryan S Clark (as Horny Rudolph), and Gwen Rooker in a previous installment of Tribe of Fools’ annual holiday burlesque (Photo credit: Plate 3 Photography)

Tribe of Fools Gets Naughty with THE REVENGE OF HORNY RUDOLPH: A Holiday Burlesque Preview with Terry Brennan

Tribe of Fools’ popular holiday burlesque is back this year for one night only with its fifth ensemble-devised installment, THE REVENGE OF HORNY RUDOLPH.

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Opens this week, runs through 2028: THE SINCERITY PROJECT (Team Sunshine), a 24-year experiment

Can theater be sincere? What does it mean to reveal personal secrets onstage? Is truth a form of performance? Find out.

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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.

4. Isabella Rosselline, GREEN PORNO, BEE

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.

House concert with Christine Havrilla and Gretchen Schultz (Photo credit: Debra Miller)

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!