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5. DJ Gleason as the Fool and Robert Jason Jackson as King Lear. Photo by Linda Johnson.

KING LEAR (Quintessence): England at his feet

As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.

Mattie Hawkinson (as Penthea), Josh Carpenter (as Orgilus), Gregory Isaac (as Bassanes). Photo by Shawn May.

THE BROKEN HEART (Quintessence): Dark matter

Melancholy John Ford was more ‘himself’ and less ‘Shakespearean’ than other less bold Cavalier dramatists.

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THE MANDRAKE (Quintessence): A Machiavellian sex satire

What could be so funny in a play written nearly 500 years ago? There is something for everyone to either laugh or balk at in this bawdy production of a play by Machiavelli.

2. Ballet Fleming, INTO THE LIGHTS, rehearsal, Amanda Hill and Nick Peregrino

INTO THE LIGHTS (Dancefusion & Ballet Fleming): 2015 Fringe review 59

Modern dance meets contemporary ballet in an expressive collaboration by two of Philadelphia’s top-notch companies.