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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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Fringe in Sketch: KCBC x KCBC II

A contemporary ballet commenting on society’s perception and expectations of women.

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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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SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN (Heiner Goebbels): 2018 Fringe review

An imaginatively textured musical performance in which music, sounds, and speaking are of a piece

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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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Fringe in Sketch: SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN (Heiner Goebbels)

A bittersweet lament on war’s insidious effects

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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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Nick and Ben’s New Circus Jawn

Almanac cofounders spoke to Phindie about the Fringe Festival production and the state of contemporary circus in Philadelphia.

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MARY ROSE (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective): 2018 Fringe review

However crammed your Fringe calendar may be, don’t miss this one.

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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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UNHINGED (Matter Movement Group): 2018 Fringe review

Gather yourself for an illuminating walk along a dim, roughly hewn path into untamed territory where sounds and other sensory elements gather in corners to conspire. Your brutally handsome, knowledgeable…

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LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY (Irish Heritage Theatre): 2018 Fringe review

A version of this review was also published on Foley Got Comped. Irish Heritage Theatre is purely a labor of love. All of the company members have day-jobs, rehearse 25…

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Shamus’s Picks for the 2018 Fringe Festival

Are you staring at your September schedule completely overwhelmed? Have no fear! I have scoured the Fringe App so you don’t have to. But since I’ve saved you this step…