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David Ingram, James Ijames, and Charlotte Northeast in THE BROWNINGS. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

THE BROWNINGS (Orbiter 3): Let me count the f%&*ing ways

In a heartfelt moment, Elizabeth Barrett Browning tells her poet-husband, “I’m going to dip your cock in laudanum and fuck you til i’m high”

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THE JAWS PROJECT (Robert Daponte, Mary Tuomaney, Sam Henderson): SoLow review

The ensemble’s naturalistic performances and fast-paced dialogue create a very funny play, and the extremely minimal production elements and do-it-yourself approach to theater makes the audience an intrinsic part of the show.

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100 (Sam Henderson): 2015 Fringe review 63

100 is more than an elegantly written play told in random pieces—it’s an intense experience if you are open to it.

Ranger Betty (Lizzie Spellman) leads us into an opening where in the distance an astronaut (Steven Wright) pleads for information

Fringe in Sketch 6: DAMNED DIRTY APES! (Renegade)

As part of Phindie’s coverage of the 2015 Fringe Festival, Aaron Krolikowski is attending a series of shows and sketching what he sees.

1. Renegade, DAMNED DIRTY APES! ensemble

DAMNED DIRTY APES! (Renegade): 2015 Fringe Review 36

Wear sturdy shoes for this wild mile-and-a-half theatrical expedition through FDR Park, where humans are pitted against apes and hilarity ensues!

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Mike Durkin’s 10 Fringetastic Fringe Picks!

With his Fringe pedigree, Mike Durkin is the ideal guy to ask for some Fringe recommendations. Here are his Top Ten Fringetastic picks.

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1 Actor, 1 Audience Member, 64 Shows, 10 Billion Possibilities: Sam Henderson’s 100 takes over the Fringe Festival

Sam Henderson is keeping the location and the subject of his Fringe show secret. In this interview, Phindie tries to squeeze out a little more information.

Promotional image for Sam Tower + Ensemble’s 901 NOWHERE STREET, with Emilie Krause (Photo credit: Lauren Tuvell)

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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CLOSER (Luna): The sex is neither sensual nor dirty, it’s tactical

Campbell’s production allows us to see the raw humanity in these people—or, in many cases, the lack thereof.

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A Day to Play: P&P’s 24-Hour Play Festival

The festival features plays created from scratch in just one day. It won’t be polished, but it should be fun.

Chris Davis plays Vronsky in ANNA K (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artist)

Anna K (Chris Davis): Fringe Review 40.2

It would be fun to call ANNA K an irreverent romp through Tolstoy’s 1870s novel, Anna Karenina, but in fact playwright Chris Davis reverences the material in his own way. For all its comedy, and there’s plenty in his South Philly-style version, the play scans the storyline and retains underlying issues.

Chris Davis plays Vronsky in ANNA K (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artist)

ANNA K (Chris Davis): Fringe Review 40

Can you imagine 19th-century Moscow transported to contemporary Philadelphia, and Leo Tolstoy’s Russian angst-laden tragedy Anna Karenina transformed into a wacky local comedy? Luckily for Fringe audiences actor/playwright Chris Davis could.

Ama Bollinger stars in Chris Davis’s ANNA K (Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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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SOLOW FLASH INTERVIEWS 2014, EPISODE FIVE: Meredith Sonnen, Sam Henderson and Asaki Kuruma

SoLow Fest 2014 sweeps the city this June. Floods of performances. Floods of performers. Get swept up!

To give you a clearer picture of what’s in store, freelance writer/performer Julius Ferraro conducts a series of flash interviews of our artists.

This episode we have Ingrid Bergman in South Philly, theatrical memoir on Vine, and porn at Quig’s.

From left:  Mary Tuomanen (as Irina) Sarah Sanford (as Olga),and Katharine Powell (as Masha) as the ‘Three Sisters’ in the Arden Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov’s play. (Photo courtesy of Mark Garvin)

Conversations on Chekhov: What gimmicks? The Arden’s THREE SISTERS has a lasting effect

In September of 1900 Anton Chekhov confessed in a letter to his actress-wife Olga Knipper: “I find it very difficult to write THREE SISTERS, much more difficult than any other of my…

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WHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM (New City): Side-Splitting Satire on a Timely Topic

Written by Durang (a Bucks County native) in 2009, in the aftermath of Abu Ghraib and in the midst of America’s unending involvement in the Middle East, WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM will have you howling, as well as questioning the sanity of our elected officials, national security advisers, and the growing reactionary fringe of our voting populace (if you don’t already).