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.

I <3 ADRIAEN (Gerhardus): 2018 Fringe review

An artful blend of theater and history thrives among the tombstones at Old Swedes Church

DAY OF ABSENCE (Flying Quilt/Iron Age): 2018 Fringe review

It’s haunting how relevant—and funny—this somewhat dated piece remains

COCKTAIL PLAYS (Juniper Productions): 2018 Fringe review

Slightly buzzed from our gin-and-honey bees knees, we find the site-specific plays by a diverse group of local playwrights make for welcoming, accessible, easy-to-enjoy theater.

(KENSINGTON) STREETPLAY (Renegade): 2018 Fringe review

I wish Renegade could conduct these walking performances all year round

MOONWRITERS: Local Women Writers (Rhythm & Bones Literary Magazine): 2018 Fringe review

Several local women writers perform their work in an illuminating, engagingly entertaining literary slam-dunk of an event

THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis): 2018 Fringe review

Chris Davis has come into his own as an exuberant and irresistible Rumpelstiltskin who spins his own life’s straw into gold.

VILLAIN (Jon & Marissa Edelman/PHIT): 2018 Fringe review

A telling tale of what it means to be an immigrant in the U.S. today

FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

FLY EAGLES FLY (Tribe of Fools): 2018 Fringe review

With life and football you have to push through it all to get to the joy.

IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts): 2018 Fringe review

Each viewer experiences this 360-degree show in his/her own way.

RIDICULOUS (Jennifer Blaine): 2018 Fringe review

Ridiculous, Jennifer Blaine, L’Etage, Sorry, Safety By Numbers, Dirty Joke, Vicissitudes of Travel, Kate Gibson, Karen Getz, Lily Blaine, Paprika Plains

WHITE FEMINIST (Lee Minora): 2018 Fringe review

A no-holds-barred look at the ways in which white feminists, with the best of intentions, don’t always walk even their own talk.

WOLFCRUSH: a queer werewolf play (On the Rocks): 2018 Fringe review

WOLFCRUSH misses the no-holds-barred humor, shock value, and pop culture-infused insight into youth culture of playwright Haygen-Brice Walker’s previous Fringe entries

ONE MAN’S TRASH: A CABARET ABOUT TREASURE (Tiny Rocks): 2018 Fringe review

The show is basically a pirate-themed excuse for these two twee indie folkies to sing their songs of love and independence.

AN UNOFFICIAL UNAUTHORIZED TOUR OF LOVE PARK (Rose Luardo/Kate Banford): 2018 Fringe review

The piece gets its appeal from the increasingly outlandish characters and an inventive absurdity that devolves into a game of fetch and walking construction barrels.

A VACATION (Poison Apple Initiative): 2018 Fringe review

Dante had Virgil; in the divine comedy of our times, we have a self-absorbed vlogger.

NIGHTMARE FUEL (Sarah Knittel): 2018 Fringe review

A punk-horror Fringe show which engages the audience and keeps the us engaged

SONG OF MY SELF-CARE (Jimmy Grzelak/PHIT): 2018 Fringe review

Gzelak finds the poetry and the absurd in the mundane.

B. FRANKLIN: WORDS MATTER (Vagabond Productions): 2018 Fringe review

An extraordinarily splendid opportunity for an informative and fun visit with Benjamin Franklin