Painted Bride Art Center

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 2017 Fringe review

A beautiful spectacle, full of humor, sadness, joy and handstands

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac Dance Circus Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Four seafarers embark on a voyage of escapism and mutual self-discovery, expressed through breathtakingly impressive acrobatics

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BREATHE SMOKE (Orbiter 3): These are times of change

Williams avoids the metatheatrics associated with plays about performance for an inquiry into painful transitions we all must undergo.

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Fringe in Sketch: ANTIHERO

Comic book nerds turn vigilante against the Philadelphia Parking Authority in Tribe of Fools’ ANTIHERO.

(l-r) Colleen Hughes, Kyle Yackoski, and Leah Holleran. Photo by Lewis Harder.

ANTIHERO (Tribe of Fools): 2016 Fringe review 32.2

Soaring out of the gates with effortless acrobatics, Tribe of Fools’ robust remount of ANTIHERO is a true theatrical powerhouse

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ANTIHERO (Tribe of Fools): 2016 Fringe review 32.1

Tribe of Fools returns to Fringe with a satirical look at the culture of comic book heroes.

Phoebe Schaub (Photo credit: Tommy Butler)

I Know Something I Can’t Tell: Phoebe Schaub Has a SECRET SHOW at the Painted Bride

The final installment of the SECRET SHOW SERIES at the Painted Bride is curated by Phoebe Schaub in collaboration with Joe Wozniak, but the audience won’t know what it is till they’re there—and I’m not telling!

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Shhhh: Secret Show at the Painted Bride.

There’s not much I can tell you about the one-night performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on February 9, 2016. The content, performers, and format are a secret to the audience until the performance begins.

OUT OF TIME (Colin Dunne) Fringe review Philadelphia

[58] OUT OF TIME (Colin Dunne): Fringe review

Dim lighting, old motion clips, tap shoes, broad sounds, and internationally acclaimed Colin Dunne in the flesh, calling Irish dance “exhibitionistic”: these elements and more make up OUT OF TIME….

Where (we) Live by Sō Percussion

[34] WHERE (WE) LIVE (So Percussion): Fringe review

Like vague early childhood memories of “home”, the eight players of WHERE (WE) LIVE assemble without an introduction, scattering to spaces cluttered with objects, lights, and instruments. Beer brewers begin…

The Society 2013 Philadelphia Fringe review

[7.2] THE SOCIETY (Jo Strømgren Kompani): Fringe review

Let’s be real: Most theater we see these days is at least a little bit pretentious. The very nature of theater is based in pretense. We are asked to believe…

The Society Jo Stromgren Kompani, Philly Fringe review

[7.1] THE SOCIETY (Jo Strømgren Kompani): Fringe review

This outrageous frolic with a ridiculous premise begins in the meeting room of a quiet, conservative French coffee society. Everything is ordered and in its place. But when—horrors!—a used tea bag…

This is the Twilight Kingdom Found Theatre Company Fringe review

[5.1] THIS IS THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM (Found Theater Company): Fringe review

“You can see–but you cannot change–the choices you have made.” That’s one character’s assessment of the afterworld in Found Theater Company’s THIS IS THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM, a devised piece directed…