2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE (Pig Iron): Creating an environment for thought

It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

Chris Davis with theatrical collaborator/longtime friend Mary Tuomanen, promoting ALCHEMIST, 2017.

ALCHEMIST (Chris Davis & Mary Tuomanen): 2017 Fringe review

A friend “knows who you are and forgives you for it.”

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TRIAGE (Bent Antennae): 2017 Fringe review

TRIAGE is a loosely formed conceit in which a manic-fairy-pixie host wearing a gas mask prances around, forcing the audience to watch bad improv. It’s as fun as it sounds….

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Fringe in Sketch: HOME (Geoff Sobelle)

Our personal space is our own

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LABOR OF LOVE (The Waitstaff): 2017 Fringe review

Sketch comedy group The Waitstaff is the longest continuously producing company in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. They must be doing something right.

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Fringe in Sketch: MARX IN SOHO (Iron Age)

MARX IN SOLO by Howard Zinn is directed by John Doyle for Iron Age Theatre.

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 2017 Fringe review

A beautiful spectacle, full of humor, sadness, joy and handstands

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac Dance Circus Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Four seafarers embark on a voyage of escapism and mutual self-discovery, expressed through breathtakingly impressive acrobatics

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INTERIOR (Leah Stein Dance Company): 2017 Fringe review

Every aspect, element, sound, and movement feels meaningful and intentional

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STRANGE TENANTS (Sam Tower + Ensemble): 2017 Fringe review

STRANGE TENANTS is a genre-busting production couched in a classic setting.

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FISHTOWN: A Hipster Noir (Tribe of Fools): 2017 Fringe review

This is what you’re looking for. This is Fringe. Tribe of Fools delivers the goods… again.

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HELLO BLACKOUT (New Paradise Labs): 2017 Fringe review

More engrossing, more alienating, and more disciplined than its predecessor.

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EUGÈNE IONESCO’S THE BALD SOPRANO (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2017 Fringe review

The Bald Soprano always wears her hair in the same style. And The Bald Soprano, written in 1950 by Eugene Ionesco as a “tragedy of language,” is probably the most…