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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.

Letter from Edinburgh: A dilettante at large reviews

Toby Zinman reviews shows from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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,…

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.

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.

HOPE STREET (Christine Rich): 2017 Fringe Review

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

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

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

Fringe in Sketch: FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT

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

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

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

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

An ancient story with artful clowning and spacy synth score.

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

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

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.

Late Night at the Fringe

After the party it’s the after party. All Festival long, things go late into the night at La Peg, the festival bar along Delaware Avenue.