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.

Neal Zoren’s Shows to See in Philadelphia This November

Rundown of Philadelphia theater shows onstage this November

AUTOPIA (Hella Fresh): 2019 Fringe review

I’m reminded to look around and appreciate the magic of the theater.

LET ME DIE (Joseph Keckler): 2019 Fringe review

Spoilers puts it mildly: She dies. He dies. They die.

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A LITERAL DOLL HOUSE (Macho Goat): 2019 Fringe review

Is she playing with dolls or is she controlling her own narrative?

Gina Leigh was the MC and Aaron Lathrop played a professor in the 2019 edition of PUPPET-DELPHIA FRINGE SLAM

THERE (Wilma): 2019 Fringe review

THERE is not a place on Earth’s map. It is not a poem recital, nor is it a play.

ANOTHER AGATHA (Migration Theory): 2019 Fringe review

An enjoyably immersive experience unlike any other

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (IRC): 2019 Fringe review

IRC widens the scope of what absurdism means in our absurd world

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