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

Gzelak finds the poetry and the absurd in the mundane.

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Fringe in Sketch: THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis)

This solo show exercised the best part of Davis’s character acting, Chris Davis as Chris Davis. Chris Davis takes us through the process of selling artwork to a producer, working…

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

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

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BEHOLD HER (Half Key Theatre Company): 2018 Fringe review

Publicity for the show focuses on the question, “What is beauty?,” but the show itself goes much deeper.

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THE ACCOUNTANT (Trey Lyford): 2018 Fringe review

Do the math. That’s what accountants do, right? The show is 75 minutes long. I looked at my watch about ten times, from which we can deduce by simple arithmetic…

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CHAOS THEORY (Jessica Creane): 2018 Fringe review

The reliance on audience volunteers yields some interesting moments, framed in a series of games, but too often Creane pushes moments past humor.

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CLOSE YOUR LEGS, HONEY — A NEW MUSICAL (PHIT/Hannah Parke & Shamus Hunter McCarty): 2018 Fringe review

CLOSE YOUR LEGS, HONEY is a cheery musical tackling the difficult subject of societal expectations for women and the shit women have to put up with.

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AIRPORT OPENED (Brian Shapiro): 2018 Fringe review

AIRPORT OPENED takes you on an enjoyably elucidating human journey well worth experiencing!

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ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2018 Fringe review

ECCENTRICITIES is lush, loquacious and very typical Tennessee Williams: lonely, sex-starved women, men struggling against overbearing mothers, desperation everywhere.

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FIGMAGO (Meg Sagilman Studio): 2018 Fringe review

  FIGMAGO is an escape off of the beaten path, an imaginative walking tour that begins to reveal unknown peculiarities about six muses that inspire muralist Meg Sagilman. Each room correlates with…

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E-A-G-L-E-S: Tribe of Fools Offers a Philly Special This Fringe

Philadelphia theater company Tribe of Fools is also putting on the pads and dusting off their playbook preparing for their 2018 Fringe Festival offering

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Phindie’s Picks for the 2018 Fringe Festival in Philadelphia

Over 25 suggestions for 2018 Philly Fringe shows to help you plan your Festival experience.

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Theater in Sketch: TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare in Clark Park)

Chuck Shultz sketches the al fresco production of TWELFTH NIGHT.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar August 2018

What’s onstage in August 2018

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Mechanical Theater): Spiriting Shakespeare at Laurel Hill

Double dealing, doubling of characters, double entendre and double dating, of a sort, are doubly fun to watch.

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Does It All Add Up? Trey Lyford takes account of his upcoming Fringe show

The Accountant fuses physical theater, humor, and illusion to create a “dreamscape of memory and loss.”

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar July 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia this July?