Previews

Upcoming theater and arts in Philadelphia

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1.5 Million Men Missing: New play looks at “five to ten” and the devastation of the prison system

There are 1.5 million black men missing from American homes. V TO X examines who and where they are.

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Tonight! Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium kicks off the Fringe with EXIT THE KING!

Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium returns with its latest dive into the absurd—Eugene Ionescos EXIT THE KING

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Fishtown Fringe Preview #2: POPE UP

Part of a series of previews of shows in the Fishtown Fringe segment of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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Fishtown Fringe Preview #1: STRUCTURALLY SOUND (New Street Dance Group)

The first in a series of previews of shows in the Fishtown Fringe segment of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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Tongue & Groove asks “Who Are You? Who who, who who?”

This month, Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater is revisiting their popular improv show, WHO, in which the audience is asked to honestly answer the simple question “Who Are You?”

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GayFest! 2015: Preview and schedule

GayFest! shows feature gay characters, but they are no more “gay plays” than plays featuring straight characters are “straight plays”.

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Tchaikovsky’s Last Opera: Russian Opera Workshop 2015 presents IOLANTA

Now in its fifth season, Russian Opera Workshop presents FREE in-concert opera productions of seldom-produced works by leading Russian composers.

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Finding ASYLUM: New work launches at Stagecrafters

Based on the true story of a lesbian who fled Uganda to escape an honor killing by her father, ASYLUM traces a treacherous landscape where non-conformity is a matter of life and death.

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Right Now, Over Me: Koresh Dance Company’s COME TOGETHER festival

Koresh features 33 companies in this year’s festival, which provides a professional performance platform for established and emerging dance artists alike.

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Vulcan Lyric: New name, new festival

With a new name and a revived sense of purpose, Vulcan Lyric is prepared to bring new works of musical theater to Philadelphia audiences over the summer.

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Dancing through the Dark Nights of the Soul: Belle Alvarez’s FAITH SHIFT

A dark night of the soul is a term used to describe a spiritual crisis or a period of intense doubt and uncertainty.

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Sam Green’s new film-performance THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS explores the fringes of humanity

Inspired by the Guinness Book of World Records, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green embarked on THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS, an ode to the jagged edges of human experience. This…

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Kate Watson-Wallace Mashes Up Dance at FringeArts

Choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace returns to FringeArts June 4-6, 2015, with MASH UP BODY,a contemporary dance piece that examines the evolution and destruction of identity. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Watson-Wallace was a…

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Rhythm on Tap: Take It Away Dance premieres CROSS RHYTHMS

Take It Away Dance’s latest full-length project is one of a series of contemporary tap performances the group has presented since 2007

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Teaching Broadway: Drexel students produce FREE staged musical by Broadway alums

Students develop a new musical by NYC writer David Reiser inspired by his relationship with Broadway veteran Caissie Levy.

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Renegade’s STORIES AND SPIRITS settles down with a drink and a good book

Novels and cocktails are two of the best things in life. STORIES AND SPIRITS combines them in a one-off evening of drinks and performances.

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Undercover Circus in a West Philly Park: Tangle Movement Arts at Clark Park Farmers Market

The show will feature acrobats disguised as normal visitors to the popular Clark Park Farmers Market,

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There’s No Bizness like SHOWBIZ: Sebastian has a new show

Sebastian describes SHOWBIZ as “part theater, part concert special, part social commentary extravaganza.”

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Reject Shakespeare: New theater company presents an impromptu CORIOLANUS with a drinking game

Reject Theatre Project launches this week with an inventive take on Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS courtesy of Lesley Berkowitz.