Reviews

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AIRSWIMMING (Half Key Theater Company): 2017 Fringe review

Shuchman and Johnson take us through the trenches of psychological warfare with unforgettable performances

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UBU FAUST (Broderick Jones with Leila and Pantea Productions): 2017 Fringe review

Alfred Jarry, Doctor Faustus, and Punch & Judy combine in hilarious puppetry.

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BIND (Corinna Burns): 2017 Fringe review

An ambitious, unfinished work by one of Philadelphia’s best.

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CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES (Michael Kiley): 2017 Fringe review

Anyone who has sung around a campfire can attest to the power of music to elicit feelings of closeness

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LABOR OF LOVE (The Waitstaff): 2017 Fringe review

Sketch comedy group The Waitstaff is the longest continuously producing company in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. They must be doing something right.

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#COCKTAILPLAYS (Juniper Productions): 2017 Fringe review

The best bartenders remember you by the names of the cocktails you drink.

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A BILLION NIGHTS ON EARTH (Thaddeus Phillips + Steven Dufala): 2017 Fringe review

How do you capture A BILLION NIGHTS ON EARTH in a 90 minute play while appealing to an audience aged 3-99?

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WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED (Opera Philly): 2017 Fringe review

Relevant themes and ideas rarely seen on an opera stage

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THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (DBaD Productions): 2017 Fringe review

The Fringe is an excellent place for companies to mount political protest plays

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BAD ACTIVIST (Humble Mumbles): 2017 Fringe review

The story of a third-wave feminist / lefty peace activist unable to resist her essentially Orientalist fantasies

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I, PEASEBLOSSOM (Curio): 2017 Fringe review

I, PEASEBLOSSOM is a lark, even compared to its light-hearted inspiration, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut Street Theatre): 60-second review

The promise of “something for everyone” is both too little and too much.

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A BILLION NIGHTS ON EARTH (Thaddeus Phillips and Steven Dufala): 2017 Fringe review

It looks like a father’s love went into the making of this big adventure, Phillips’s warmest work yet.

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 2017 Fringe review

A beautiful spectacle, full of humor, sadness, joy and handstands

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THE PASSION OF KELLYANNE (LiveFeedNYC): 2017 Fringe review

How did Kellyanne Conway go from Hammonton, New Jersey blueberry-packing champ to the first woman to manage a successful U.S. presidential Campaign?

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TOWN (Jolie Darrow & Jack O’Keeffe/PHIT Comedy): 2017 Fringe review

TOWN feels like a writer’s first draft. Ultimately, nothing seems to be at stake.

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STORM (Asya Zlatina and Dancers): 2017 Fringe review

Asya Zlatina’s new work STORM is sophisticated and well-done.

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DEATH IS A CABARET OL’ CHUM (REV Theatre Company): 2017 Fringe review

Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live .—”Resumé” by Dorothy Parker…

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SEVENTY IV SECONDS … TO JUDGMENT (GoKash OnStage): In judgment of our wrongs

How could so many juries acquit so many killers of unarmed African Americans.