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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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

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APPROACHING HAPPINESS (Krish Mohan): 2017 Fringe review

APPROACHING HAPPINESS WITH KRISH MOHAN is preaching to the choir

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HELLO BLACKOUT (New Paradise Labs): 2017 Fringe review

More engrossing, more alienating, and more disciplined than its predecessor.

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MONARCH (Christine Doidge): 2017 Fringe review

This Fringe bestows upon its subjects a thoroughly enjoyable hour becoming acquainted with Her Royal Majesty, regnant Queen Elizabeth I of England, and her cousin and rival for the throne,…

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URGENT CARE: A Social Care Experience (The Colored Girls Museum): 2017 Fringe Review

The unifying question for the museum: why would the “ordinary, extraordinary colored girl” care about this?

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MARX IN SOHO (Iron Age Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Marx has returned from heaven to explain his now distorted ideas and ideals to a modern audience.

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BREAKING MY ECHO (Duende): 2017 Fringe review

Duende presents a raw, intense, intellectual and intuitive dance and music performance that shakes up the senses of the viewers.

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KINK HAÜS (Gunnar Montana): 2017 Fringe review

Willkommen to Gunnar Montana’s fabulous nightclub show!

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EUGÈNE IONESCO’S THE BALD SOPRANO (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2017 Fringe review

  The Bald Soprano always wears her hair in the same style. And The Bald Soprano, written in 1950 by Eugene Ionesco as a “tragedy of language,” is probably the…

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LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts): 2017 Fringe review

LIFE LINES reveals another color of Tangle Movement Arts: the darker and melancholy side of human-beings.

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HELLO BLACKOUT! (New Paradise Laboratories): 2017 Fringe review

How can a radically plotless work communicate a complex and controversial theory?

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Fringe in Sketch: LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts)

The aerial performers in Tangle Movements Arts are moving in many different ways to push the envelope.

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PERICLES (Die Cast): 2017 Fringe review

Jacobean literature and Shakespearean drama are at their best when they’re steeped in the depraved, vengeful affairs of nobility, and rooted in mythos. The complex, meandering tale of PERICLES depicts…

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HOPE STREET (Christine Rich): 2017 Fringe Review

Bravo, Christine Rich, your grandfather Jimmy’s Irish eyes surely are smiling down on you.

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DON’T BE CRUEL TO YOUR PUPPY…LEMME GIVE YOU A TWISTED TALE (Clayton Storyteller): 2017 Fringe Review

Listening to solo performer Clayton Storyteller spin cleverly wrought yarns in his vivid verse is an engaging treat.