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The Fringe is Beginning: On your phone

“Thus with a kiss I die.” But will you? The 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival kicks off for real tomorrow (some performances have already begun), but the fun has already started…

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Taking A Vacation with Bastion Carboni

Bastion Carboni has quickly established his Poison Apple Initiative as a Fringe Festival instution

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Solo Dance for People Who Don’t Like Solo Dance: Metal & Kind’s Indestructible Flowers

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog This Fringe, two instructors at Philly’s dance studio Urban Movement Arts (UMA) combine their talents in a collage of new solo work…

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Meg and Dana Are Troilus and Cressida in RevShakes Non-traditional Fringe Casting

. For their fifth Festival production, the company continues its tradition of producing fiercely modern takes on lesser-known Shakespeare works with Troilus and Cressida.

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E-A-G-L-E-S: Tribe of Fools Offers a Philly Special This Fringe

Philadelphia theater company Tribe of Fools is also putting on the pads and dusting off their playbook preparing for their 2018 Fringe Festival offering

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Phindie’s Picks for the 2018 Fringe Festival in Philadelphia

Over 25 suggestions for 2018 Philly Fringe shows to help you plan your Festival experience.

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VOLTA (Cirque du Soleil): A review in word and images

VOLTA is a performance with both visual play and psychological depth.

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SUPPORT THE GIRLS (dir. Andrew Bujalski): Film review

A common refrain in the world of workplace woes goes like this: “People don’t quit jobs. They quit managers.” This is undoubtedly true for the handful of jobs I’ve left….

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SKATE KITCHEN (dir. Crystal Moselle): Film review

While watching Skate Kitchen, I found myself entertained, engaged, and delighted, but it wasn’t until it ended – until I realized that rolling credits meant the end of my time…

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Theater in Sketch: TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare in Clark Park)

Chuck Shultz sketches the al fresco production of TWELFTH NIGHT.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar August 2018

What’s onstage in August 2018

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Mechanical Theater): Spiriting Shakespeare at Laurel Hill

Double dealing, doubling of characters, double entendre and double dating, of a sort, are doubly fun to watch.

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Hip-hop in Dance and Photography: Raphael Xavier exhibits visual art at Dupree Gallery

Out of Time will showcase Xavier’s photography and paintings from the last 20 years. T

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Dance in Sketch: FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders JUNK)

The preview at Meg Saligman’s Studio of FIGMAGO was a different kind of escape room. FIGMAGO was an escape off of the beaten path.

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Does It All Add Up? Trey Lyford takes account of his upcoming Fringe show

The Accountant fuses physical theater, humor, and illusion to create a “dreamscape of memory and loss.”

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar July 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia this July?

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SoLow Fest in Sketch: LITTLE THINGS, FRANCESCA, DUMMY

The SoLow Fest performances of different mediums and art forms on June 23rd showed dance, theater, and comedy.

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Theater in Sketch: DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (Lantern)

Lantern Theater presented Don’t Dress For Dinner to close the 2017-18 season.

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Theater in Sketch: MARIA MARTEN, or The Murder in the Red Barn (PAC)

Maria Marten or The Murder in the Red Barn by the Philadelphia Artist Collective found the silly in the serious