Reviews

Ms. PURPLE (dir. Justin Chon): Film review

Dan Scully reviews the new movie by Justin Chon

RED LODGE, MONTANA (The Antidote): 2019 Fringe review

A bizarro fusion of indolence, violence, nudity, sex, and dance

THE ROSE GARDEN (Emily Betts & Monti Cerabino): 2019 Fringe review

The Monti Cerabino and Emily Betts produce a damn clever piece of theater

LATE NIGHT SNACKS: Stephanie Blythe (Bearded Ladies): 2019 Fringe review

Stephanie Blythe as Blythely Oratonio performing at LATE NIGHT SNACKS

IS THIS A ROOM (Tina Satter/Half Straddle): 2019 Fringe review

A brilliant production by Half Straddle based on an FBI transcription

A MANAYUNK MYSTERY TOUR (Manayunk Theatre Company): 2019 Fringe review

Shadowy figures lurk on the dark towpath under the Green Lane Bridge. That would be us.

THERE (Wilma): 2019 Fringe review

Visually arresting and aurally haunting, THERE makes rarefied language solid and visceral

ATRYTONE/FIXED (Wings of Paper): 2019 Fringe review

Two worthwhile new works of exploration by Alice Hakvaag and Michael Stahler.

Tweet Reviews from the First Week of Fringe

The B-Side, bilialien, Brown-Eyed Rapunzel, Autopia, Uumbal, The Sea Voyage, Red Lodge, In Pasta, Churn, Little Sheba, Skein of Heart, and Late Night Snacks.

FEAR ITSELF (Hum’n’Bards): Fringe review 2019

A ghost tour through a cemetery with vignettes of ghosts’ backstories

WEAR AND TEAR (The Back Pack): 2019 Fringe review

Sketch and review by Chuck Schultz.

OPERATION: WAWA ROAD TRIP (Tribe of Fools) 2019 Fringe review

Operation: Wawa Road Trip combines physical theater with theater magic to create a hilarious journey for hoagies.

THE SEA VOYAGE (PAC): 2019 Fringe review

PAC makes waves with a solid classic comedy with simplistic use of physicality and inventive fight choreography.

YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE (Jeffrey Sweet): 2019 Fringe review

Jeffrey Sweet literally wrote the book on Chicago’s hugely influential Second City comedy troupe

THE B-SIDE (The Wooster Group): 2019 Fringe review

Toby Zinman reviews THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” A Record Album Interpretation from The Wooster Group

GAY MIS (Eric Jaffe): 2019 Fringe review

Drag queens, musical parodies, and fart jokes—a parody of Les Mis.

SNEAKERS (Nichole Canuso Dance): 2019 Fringe review

Nichole Canuso imparts a different way of looking at loss, living, and love.