RIDICULOUS, Jennifer Blaine's 16th original solo work for the Philly Fringe, is out-of-character in that she is "playing" herself rather than other characters.

RIDICULOUS (Jennifer Blaine): 2018 Fringe review

Ridiculous, Jennifer Blaine, L’Etage, Sorry, Safety By Numbers, Dirty Joke, Vicissitudes of Travel, Kate Gibson, Karen Getz, Lily Blaine, Paprika Plains

Photo by Joanna Austin, AustinArt.org.

KILL MOVE PARADISE (Wilma Theater): 2018 Fringe review

There’s no fourth wall here: the audience is complicit in the consideration of POC men who lost their lives to judicial murder

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Fringe in Sketch: NIGHTMARE FUEL (Sarah Knittel)

Chuck Schultz sketches Sarah Knittel’s Fringe show.

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IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN (Walnut Street Theatre): Longing for a time that never was

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN takes us back to a kinder, gentler time when people could burst into song for no reason whatsoever.

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Fringe in Sketch: IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts)

The Sketch Book Reporter takes his notepad to Tangle Movement Arts IN THE FOREST.

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WHITE FEMINIST (Lee Minora): 2018 Fringe review

A no-holds-barred look at the ways in which white feminists, with the best of intentions, don’t always walk even their own talk.

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HAPGOOD (Lantern): Rising to the challenge of a gleefully complicated spy story

Hapgood is not just a spy story, it’s also a physics story

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WOLFCRUSH: a queer werewolf play (On the Rocks): 2018 Fringe review

WOLFCRUSH misses the no-holds-barred humor, shock value, and pop culture-infused insight into youth culture of playwright Haygen-Brice Walker’s previous Fringe entries

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ONE MAN’S TRASH: A CABARET ABOUT TREASURE (Tiny Rocks): 2018 Fringe review

The show is basically a pirate-themed excuse for these two twee indie folkies to sing their songs of love and independence.

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AN UNOFFICIAL UNAUTHORIZED TOUR OF LOVE PARK (Rose Luardo/Kate Banford): 2018 Fringe review

The piece gets its appeal from the increasingly outlandish characters and an inventive absurdity that devolves into a game of fetch and walking construction barrels.

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ECCENTRICITIES and random notes on Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams slept with my boyfriend’s father. I love saying that at a party.

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German Cabaret in Philadelphia: Interview with Berlin’s Dieter Rita Scholl

Interview with Dieter Rita Scholl, performing in DO YOU WANT A COOKIE?

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Jacob Tischler Stops In Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Jacob Tischler returns to Philadelphia for the song and dance extravaganza, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn.

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Fringe in Sketch: P PAN AND BEYOND (Kathleen Murphy)

Chuck Schultz talks to Kathleen Murphy about her Fringe show.

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A VACATION (Poison Apple Initiative): 2018 Fringe review

Dante had Virgil; in the divine comedy of our times, we have a self-absorbed vlogger.

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NIGHTMARE FUEL (Sarah Knittel): 2018 Fringe review

A punk-horror Fringe show which engages the audience and keeps the us engaged

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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