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Gregory Isaac and Leigha Kato. Back, l to r: Lee Coropassi, Doug Hara. (Photo by Shawn May)

MY FAIR LADY (Quintessence): A splendid holiday gift

A jubilant mix of beautiful music and songs, dancing, magic, social politics… and elocution

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WILDE TALES (Quintessence): Where the WILDE things are

Oscar Wilde once wrote to a friend that his two books of fairy tales were intended “partly for children and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of…

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Fringe in Sketch: ANIMAL FARM TO TABLE

Created and directed by Mike Durkin, ANIMAL FARM TO TABLE is a community dinner theater inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm taking place in the Urban Creators Farm

It's only in the second half of ANIMAL FARM TO TABLE that the carrots really start flying. Photo by Daniel Kontz.

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Class. Money. Power: The carrots start flying at the Urban Creators farm collective.

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Taming the Brew: ShakesBEER brings the Bard to a brewery with a drinky MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

“The script is a little more silly and beer filled then Shakespeare originally wrote it,” says MTC’s artistic director Sean Connolly.

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THE SISTERHOOD (Mauckingbird): Queering Moliere

It doesn’t take a Moliere scholar to enjoy these zany characters, brilliantly brought to life by the ensemble.

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THE SISTERHOOD (MAUCKINGBIRD): A delightful hi-brow comedy skewers hi-brow pretensions

While some plays are heavy three course meals, THE SISTERHOOD is definitely dessert.

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NOT FOR PROFIT (Ferdinand): 2015 Fringe review 64

A theater company, in the midst of financial crisis, ventures into new and risky territory in its upcoming production of The Tempest.

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Take It to the Bank: Jack Tamburri on Fringe, non-profits, and theater

Ferdinand creator and producer talks about his Fringe show NOT FOR PROFIT and the art of creating art in the non-profit world.

Kyra Baker, Newton Buchanan, Andrew J. Carroll, Aetna Gallagher, and Doug Greene in NOISES OFF. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

NOISES OFF (Curio): Utter nonsense, superbly structured and out of control

Michael Frayn’s enormously popular 1980s play is a zany farce about doors and sardines, relationships, and mistakes.

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME . . . A MUTE PLAY (The Renegade Company): Fringe Review 35

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME . . . A MUTE PLAY captures the narrative, message, emotion, and beauty of its literary source without speaking a word

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Mauckingbird Presents Staged Readings of Two Gay Milestones

Two groundbreaking plays in the history of queer theater–Lillian Hellman’s THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and Mart Crowley’s THE BOYS IN THE BAND—will be presented in the format of staged readings over the next two weekends by Mauckingbird Theatre Company.

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Fringe preview: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Mute Play: Trailer

The Renegade Company presents a new work, The Hunchback of Notre Dame…A Mute Play, as its offering for the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Traveling Light by Lindsay Harris Friel Fringe review. Photo by Kyle Cassidy

[13.2] TRAVELING LIGHT (Liam’s Sofa Cushion Fortress): Fringe review

This play travels anything but light, but for aficionados—as I am—of talented and doomed Joe Orton or for those fascinated by Brian Epstein (the man who made the Beatles), the…

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[13.1] TRAVELING LIGHT (Liam’s Sofa Cushion Fortress): Fringe review

Entering the Adrienne’s Skybox into Liam’s Sofa Cushion Fortress Philadelphia premiere production of TRAVELING LIGHT, I was worried. I normally abhor plays hinged around real-life famous people, like Steve Martin’s…