Reviews

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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.

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SUICIDE STORIES (Elephant Room Productions): 2017 Fringe review

A surprising reminder of how good it is just to be alive.

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(MISS) JULIE (Svada Theatre Collective): 2017 Fringe review

In (MISS) JULIE, Svada Theatre Collective gives the naturalistic classic a much-needed reinterpretation.

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TILDA SWINTON ADOPT ME PLEASE (The Greenfield Collective): 2017 Fringe review

A mythical world of secret rituals: special handshakes, dream sharing, playacting the stories of their ancient namesakes

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

Four seafarers embark on a voyage of escapism and mutual self-discovery, expressed through breathtakingly impressive acrobatics

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INTERIOR (Leah Stein Dance Company): 2017 Fringe review

Every aspect, element, sound, and movement feels meaningful and intentional

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STRANGE TENANTS (Sam Tower + Ensemble): 2017 Fringe review

STRANGE TENANTS is a genre-busting production couched in a classic setting.

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IPHIGENIA AT AULIS (PAC): 2017 Fringe review

If there’s an ideal company to introduce works of classical theater, it’s the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective

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Fringe in Sketch: ROLL PLAY: An Improvised Adventure

ROLL PLAY is an improvised fantasy epic, combining the excitement of role-playing games with the spontaneity of live improv comedy.

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FISHTOWN: A Hipster Noir (Tribe of Fools): 2017 Fringe review

This is what you’re looking for. This is Fringe. Tribe of Fools delivers the goods… again.

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I HAVE THIS MANY *** (Mariana Catalina // Andy Sowers): 2017 Fringe review

A dramatization of the Freudian tripartite adapted to contemporary ideals, where a placid, self-realizing id advocates for complete acceptance of the self and indulgence in sexual urges