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Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004

Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar September 2019

Over 125 theater shows in Philadelphia this month. A (perhaps) complete list to everything onstage in September.

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Letter from Edinburgh: A dilettante at large reviews

Toby Zinman reviews shows from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe

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TIAN WEN: Heavenly Questions for Modern Times (Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions): 2018 Fringe review

Am I dreaming of being a butterfly or is the butterfly dreaming of being me?

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A Three-Man Show About Two One-Man Shows: CSz Philadelphia’s TWO-MAN ONE-MAN

TWO-MAN, ONE-MAN is a three-man show—about two one-man shows—being performed as a two-man show.

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Right Hand Woman: An interview with Emily Zeck, PTC’s managing director

Emily Zeck brings a wealth of experience to her new role as Philadelphia Theatre Company’s managing director.

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Fringe in Sketch: THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Leila and Pantea Productions)

Leila and Pantea Productions creates art that engages audiences in new ways.

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BIND (Corinna Burns): 2017 Fringe review

An ambitious, unfinished work by one of Philadelphia’s best.

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WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED (Opera Philly): 2017 Fringe review

Relevant themes and ideas rarely seen on an opera stage

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MONARCH (Christine Doidge): 2017 Fringe review

This Fringe bestows upon its subjects a thoroughly enjoyable hour becoming acquainted with Her Royal Majesty, regnant Queen Elizabeth I of England, and her cousin and rival for the throne,…

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MARX IN SOHO (Iron Age Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Marx has returned from heaven to explain his now distorted ideas and ideals to a modern audience.

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LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts): 2017 Fringe review

LIFE LINES reveals another color of Tangle Movement Arts: the darker and melancholy side of human-beings.

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HOPE STREET (Christine Rich): 2017 Fringe Review

Bravo, Christine Rich, your grandfather Jimmy’s Irish eyes surely are smiling down on you.

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I’M OK, ARE YOU OK? (PHIT Comedy): 2017 Fringe review

For Molly Scullion, the only way out is through comedy.

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Fringe in Sketch: FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT

The movement was very inspiring, and the diversity of the show was all encompassing.

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CITIZEN (Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group): 2016 Fringe review 30

Wilson and his dancers beautifully articulate humankind’s desire to belong.

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WHO WOULD BE KING (Liars and Believers): 2016 Fringe review 15

An ancient story with artful clowning and spacy synth score.

Boris Charmatz: Dancing Dialogues – a residency of performances, lectures and workshops plus the acclaimed Levée des conflits for 24 dancers co-presented by Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and FringeArts.

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LEVÉE DES CONFLITS (Boris Charmatz): 2016 Fringe review 7

Between chaos and synchronicity, individualism and collectiveness, exists the human search for life without conflict.

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ALICE (Aleksandra Berczynski & MBgruparealizacji): 2016 Fringe review 4

Like sad lyrics to a happy beat. this 20-minute one-woman show takes an idiosyncratically personal look at human sadness in its many guises.