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Fringe in Sketch: RUNNING NUMBERS (Theatre in the X)

Theater in the X presents a drama about an inner-city high school senior whose dreams and desperation of going to college and overcoming his environment, lead him to fast cash…

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Fringe in Sketch: PERICLES (Die Cast)

PERICLES presented by Die Cast at the Rotunda makes me look at a pew in a whole other light.

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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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Fringe in Sketch: (MISS) JULIE (Svaha Theatre Collective)

Rich people need it. Poor people have it. If you eat it then you die.

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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 (Svaha 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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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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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.