This month, PAPA seeks to solidify its presence in the city with its first full production, Tiger Style! by Mike Lew.
View More Tiger Players: Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists present its first full productionWhat would happen if a bunch of early-20-something city-dwelling music-video-watching lower-middle-class variously privileged poorish Americans launched a violent revolution against the state?
View More #THEREVOLUTION (InterAct): The vapid rebellionIf you don’t think every play is about sex, you shouldn’t be making theater.
View More Is It Always About Sex? Director Kittson O’Neill on the sexual politics of THE ROVERAs part of Phindie’s coverage of the 2015 Fringe Festival, Aaron Krolikowski is attending a series of shows and sketching what he sees.
View More Fringe in Sketch 6: DAMNED DIRTY APES! (Renegade)Wear sturdy shoes for this wild mile-and-a-half theatrical expedition through FDR Park, where humans are pitted against apes and hilarity ensues!
View More DAMNED DIRTY APES! (Renegade): 2015 Fringe Review 36The scary midnight show is something of a Fringe tradition. SPOOKFISH fits the bill this year.
View More SPOOKFISH (Haygen Brice Walker and Jessica Schwartz): 2015 Fringe review 17This original ensemble-devised piece explores the inspiration and moods of expressionist painter Cy Twombly’s series of canvases on the theme of the Trojan War.
View More FIFTY DAYS AT ILIAM (Hannah Van Sciver): 2015 Fringe review 4This chaotic opus reaches Monty Python levels of absurdity one would never associate with Shakespeare’s own overlooked tragedy reject.
View More CORIOLANUS (SHAKESPEARE ROULETTE) (Reject): Not your average tragedyReject Theatre Project launches this week with an inventive take on Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS courtesy of Lesley Berkowitz.
View More Reject Shakespeare: New theater company presents an impromptu CORIOLANUS with a drinking gameLuna’s adaptation of one of the finest films ever made doesn’t dare to change enough to be much more than a translation of Kurosawa’s movie.
View More RASHOMON (Luna): Kurosawa on the stageAaron Cromie brings his inimitable brand of wit and insight to this exuberant interpretation of HENRY V.
View More HENRY V (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre): Bringing history to life and making learning funA collaboration between three inventive local playwrights, SAFE SPACE provides its audience a Fringe adventure: a choose your own adventure.
View More SAFE SPACE (Apocalypse Club): 2014 Fringe Review 39Director Manon Manavit had not heard of Heinrich von Kleist when she found a copy of his Michael Kohlhaas on a street in Montreal. It’s easy to understand why she was attracted to the text.
View More MICHAEL THE REBEL (Humble Treasure): Tearing up the German Society libraryPhindie talks to Manon Manavit, a future star of Philadelphia performing arts, before her debut show in the city. She just relocated from Montreal, where she worked with Cirque Du Soleil.
View More Manon Manavit: Taking Philadelphia by Sturm und Drang