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Shakespeare Fringe Roundup: Misadventures among the classics

Toby Zinman gives bullet reviews of nine Shakespeare-ish shows in this year’s Fringe.

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Bedlam Shakespeare-in-Rehab-Acrtress-Elise D'Avella. Photo by Rachel OHanlon Rodrigeuz

BEDLAM: SHAKESPEARE IN REHAB (Manayunk Theatre Company): 2016 Fringe review 16

Welcome to the Asylum! In Shakespeare’s day, thrill seekers had a choice between catching a show at the Globe and viewing the lunatics in Bedlam, the setting for more than…

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Bard in BEDLAM: Manayunk Theatre Company gets crazy with Shakespeare

Is Lady Macbeth mad? Who has people figured out: Shakespeare or Freud? Answers from the folk behind BEDLAM: SHAKESPEARE IN REHAB

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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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THE DOLLS OF NEW ALBION: A STEAMPUNK OPERA (Manayunk Theatre Company): 2015 Fringe review 14

Steampunk opera THE DOLLS OF NEW ALBION follows four generations of a family afflicted by an anti-necrotic deed.

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Come One Come All: Gathering of Northwest Philadelphia performing arts companies and artists on April 20

With Chestnut Hill’s Stagecrafters Theater, East Falls’ Old Academy Players, and Mount Airy’s Allens Lane Theater, there’s a surprising number of theaters in Northwest Philadelphia. Two of the newest companies,…

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SPLATTER (Manayunk Theatre Company): Fringe Review 24

This Neighborhood Fringe show, directed by Sean Connolly, transpires in the murky basement of an old church in Manayunk. The space lends an ideal sinister atmosphere to a play which, like many psychological thrillers, is more intimation and suspense than action.