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Upcoming theater and arts in Philadelphia

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ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION Returns (no, we don’t mean the Trump campaign)

As the electoral dysfunction of the 2016 presidential campaign nears to a much longed-for close, New York comedy show ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION returns to Philadelphia for one night only, October 22, 2016, at 9pm.

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Dinner Theater, Recooked

Irreverent local performers present two strange and sumptuous evenings of independent theater and comedy alongside food and cocktails

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Rita Mahtoubian is not a Terrorist, and other film school shorts

The fourth season of Film School Shorts features Rita Mahtoubian is not a Terrorist, co-produced by Philly-raised director Julia Lerman.

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I’M ENOUGH. Music to the show

I’M ENOUGH, a one night only flash performance by Sebastian Cummings, hits the stage of PhilaMOCA tonight.

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Foreign Affair: Annielille Gavino-Kollman talks diversity and dance ahead of Fringe show FORE-IGN FORE-OUT

Annielille Gavino-Kollman’s piece focuses on the immigrant experience and includes a cast drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, all of which influence the music and movement of the work.

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The Lonely Heart of Darkness: Chris Davis on his ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW

Chris compares the Edinburgh and Philly Fringe festivals and shares his thoughts on waking up to the scent of Napalm.

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Sex Public and Private: Artist lovers bring STORY OF MY EYE to the Fringe

This 60-minute spectacle of trangressive theater sounds like a seriously good Fringe time. Zach Trebino and Jenni Messner tell more.

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Ionesco Anticipation: IRC’s Tina Brock on another buzz-worthy Fringe show, and her favorite chair

Tina Brock talks about Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s Fringe show Eugene Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS.

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Building Bridges with Love and Theater: Sarah Gafgen organizes a concert for victims of violence

Philadelphian actor, singer, and director produces a charity concert in support of three organizations that work diligently on overcoming violence.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

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NICE WORK on a Summer Stage

The Upper Darby Summer Stage just opened its 2016 season with an entertaining Gershwin farce.

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Know KING JOHN: Helen Mirren and other stars promote Philly production of little-known Shakespeare play

Revolution Shakespeare has put together a truly all-star line-up for its promotional video for KING JOHN, this year’s fall Shakespeare production in Hawthorne Park.

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Summer Club: Swinging on the Shore

This weekend, while the cheese-steak crowd is piling into Wildwood, sophisticated Philadelphians go on their annual pilgrimage to Cape May to experience the latest program of The Summer Club.

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Un-Conventional Theater: Performances around the Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016, with all its trappings of political theater: Hillary inspiring the masses (?), Bernie joining her in a heart-warming display of…

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The Mechanical Theater Brings RICHARD III to Laurel Hill Cemetery

A dark and emotional 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s bloody history of war, murder, and blind ambition is performed outdoors by a cast of six on the grounds of a 19th-century cemetery.

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Deb Miller’s Top Picks for the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Can’t decide what to see in the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival? Check out Deb Miller’s recommendations in her annual top picks preview.

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This Number is in Service: Mike Durkin gives us the SoLow down on FOR A GOOD TIME CALL

Mike gave Phindie the SoLow down (and the number) for this brilliantly conceived new work.

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In Conversation: Lantern’s panel discussion explores the themes of 36 VIEWS

A panel discussion on “Art-World Movers and Shakers” explores the art-related themes of the Lantern’s production of 36 VIEWS.