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YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE (Jeffrey Sweet): 2019 Fringe review

Jeffrey Sweet literally wrote the book on Chicago’s hugely influential Second City comedy troupe

THE B-SIDE (The Wooster Group): 2019 Fringe review

Toby Zinman reviews THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” A Record Album Interpretation from The Wooster Group

Fringe in Sketch: THE SEA VOYAGE (PAC)

Aaron Krolikowski returns with his signature blue Fringe sketches

GAY MIS (Eric Jaffe): 2019 Fringe review

Drag queens, musical parodies, and fart jokes—a parody of Les Mis.

THE SEA VOYAGE (PAC): 2019 Fringe review

Adventure, reunion, and love intertwine to create a scrappy maritime tale of marauding and romance.

Resurrecting a Mel Brooks’ Favorite: Mary Martello talks YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Martello is scaring up some fun-and foals in Walnut Street Theatre’s Young Frankenstein.

LAVENDER LIFE (Ultra V Theatre Company): 2019 Fringe review

Lisa Panzer kicks off Phindie’s review coverage of the 2019 Fringe Festival

20 Picks for the 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Hey, what shows should I see this Fringe?

Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004

Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.

Fringe preview: A run to Wawa

Fringe favorites Tribe of Fools look at the unlikely places people consider home

Fringe preview: Sail away with the PAC

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective hits the water with another Fringe gem.

Fringe preview: Darkness on the edge of acrobatics

Almanac returns to the Fringe Festival with a consideration of illness and trauma

Philadelphia theater calendar

Philadelphia Theater Calendar September 2019

Over 125 theater shows in Philadelphia this month. A (perhaps) complete list to everything onstage in September.

Fringe preview: Going with the flow

Audiences will gush about this Fringe show taking a light-hearted look at menstruation

Fringe preview: An unapologetic love letter to David Lynch

Red Lodge, Montana is The Antidote’s Fringe love letter to Lynch

Philadelphia Theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 1: 2002–2003

Remembering Philadelphia theater history through the eyes of a venerable theater reviewer.