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Fringe in Sketch: PERICLES (Die Cast)

PERICLES presented by Die Cast at the Rotunda makes me look at a pew in a whole other light.

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TILDA SWINTON ADOPT ME PLEASE (The Greenfield Collective): 2017 Fringe review

A mythical world of secret rituals: special handshakes, dream sharing, playacting the stories of their ancient namesakes

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PERICLES (Die Cast): 2017 Fringe review

Jacobean literature and Shakespearean drama are at their best when they’re steeped in the depraved, vengeful affairs of nobility, and rooted in mythos. The complex, meandering tale of PERICLES depicts…

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CORIOLANUS (Lantern): Succeeding with a Shakespeare many companies wouldn’t attempt

With a strong cast and design wizards the Lantern has made CORIOLANUS a visceral, lively and thought-provoking experience

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KING JOHN (Revolution Shakespeare): 2016 Fringe review 88

You won’t get many opportunities to see KING JOHN; you’re unlikely to see one as well-rendered as Revolution Shakespeare’s.

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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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LA RONDE (Brenna Geffers): Moving around and switching around Schnitzler

A new site-specific re-envisioning of Schnitzler’s 19th-century play brings post-modern import to his now-historic examination of socio-sexual mores.

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FIFTY DAYS AT ILIAM (Hannah Van Sciver): 2015 Fringe review 4

This original ensemble-devised piece explores the inspiration and moods of expressionist painter Cy Twombly’s series of canvases on the theme of the Trojan War.

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Scratching The Surface: Scratch Night previews the 2015 Fringe Festival

Leading up to the Fringe a series of Scratch Night performances showed excerpts of self-produced work that will be presented at the festival.

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Art, History, Love: Hannah Van Sciver and FIFTY DAYS AT ILIAM

With last year’s Fringe hit Marbles and her recent SoLow show Bicycle Face, Hannah Van Sciver has been building a reputation as a “smart, funny, and provocative” local playwright. This…

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Deb Miller’s 15 Top Picks for the 2015 Fringe Festival

Top Philly theater writer Deb Miller previews the best of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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BICYCLE FACE (Hannah Van Sciver): SoLow review

Hannah Van Scriver’s SoLow show looks at the changing face of feminism across the centuries

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CORIOLANUS (SHAKESPEARE ROULETTE) (Reject): Not your average tragedy

This chaotic opus reaches Monty Python levels of absurdity one would never associate with Shakespeare’s own overlooked tragedy reject.

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Reject Shakespeare: New theater company presents an impromptu CORIOLANUS with a drinking game

Reject Theatre Project launches this week with an inventive take on Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS courtesy of Lesley Berkowitz.

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SAFE SPACE (Apocalypse Club): Fringe Review 39

A collaboration between three inventive local playwrights, SAFE SPACE provides its audience a Fringe adventure: a choose your own adventure.

Sam Sherburne and Hannah Van Sciver in MARBLES (Photo credit: JJ Tiziou)

MARBLES (Hannah Van Sciver): Fringe Review 37

Hannah Van Sciver examines the difficult connection and disconnect between two Millennials in her original work MARBLES.

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Deb Miller’s 15 Top Picks for the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Phindie will provide more Philly Fringe Festival coverage than any publication in the world! Coverage begins with 15 picks from star Phindie writer Deb Miller.

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MISSED CONNECTIONS & OTHER CURIOSITIES (Simpatico): A Craigslist cabaret

There’s a wonderful movement these days in the Philadelphia theater world to give voice to our younger generation. Dwindling arts funding, as well as the Fringe’s ineffectiveness as a vehicle…

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Beautiful woman in row g [29] (Philadelphia): Simpatico presents craigslist themed MISSED CONNECTIONS AND OTHER CURIOSITIES

You can tell a lot about a city by looking through its craigslist pages. Jobs, apartments, M4W, rants: it’s all there. An exploration of wants and needs, longing and loneliness,…