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1997 website for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Blast from the Past: Schedule for the very first Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Useful if you have a time machine. A full listing of events for the 1997 Fringe Festival.

Kacy Todd and Bastion Carboni star in SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE.

Texan Death Squad Comes To Philadelphia: Bastion Carboni arrives at the Fringe with SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE

Épater la bourgeoisie! That’s what they say in Texas, and that’s the sensibility Bastion Carboni says he isn’t bringing here with his smart-mouthed Fringe show SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE.

Erik Ransom (Photo credit: David J. Martin Photography; Warholization by Deb Miller)

Erik Ransom Takes New York by Storm!

New Jersey native Erik Ransom developed a huge following in Philadelphia with his original work COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, for which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics, and also starred as glam-rock protagonist Damian Salt.

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Meanwhile . . . a noir-spoof mystery at the Ruba Ballroom

Philadelphia has quite the noir pedigree. It was home to William McGivern, author of the source material to such hard-boiled classics as Rogue Cop and The Big Heat, and David Goodis, whose Philadelphia-set novel Down There was…

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Talkin’ Irish with Madi Distefano of Brat Productions

Six theater companies came together this season to create the Philadelphia Irish Theatre Festival, which featured eight contemporary plays from the Emerald Isle. Brat Productions is joining the fray with…

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Brat Productions’ CRAIC Fringes the Irish Theatre Fest

There are some 400 million native English-language speakers in the world and about 6 million of them live on the island of Ireland, but the Emerald Isle seems to have…