Fringe reviews

Reviews of theater and performing arts events in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Phindie is providing more critical coverage of the festival than any other publication in Philadelphia.

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

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

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

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

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

Stephanie Blythe as Blythely Oratonio performing at LATE NIGHT SNACKS

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

A brilliant production by Half Straddle based on an FBI transcription

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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.

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THERE (Wilma): 2019 Fringe review

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Jeffrey Sweet in his one-man show, YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE. Photo by Dixie Sheridan.

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

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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

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GAY MIS (Eric Jaffe): 2019 Fringe review

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

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SNEAKERS (Nichole Canuso Dance): 2019 Fringe review

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

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THE SEA VOYAGE (PAC): 2019 Fringe review

Adventure, reunion, and love intertwine to create a scrappy maritime tale of marauding and romance.

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LAVENDER LIFE (Ultra V Theatre Company): 2019 Fringe review

Lisa Panzer kicks off Phindie’s review coverage of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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PLUNGE (Brian Sanders JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

PLUNGE is yet another fruit of Brian Sanders’ creative genius