• 2015 Fringe Festival
      September 3-19

      2015 FRINGE FESTIVAL
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    • The Border

      The Border
      Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway)
      Sep 9 – 12, 2015

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    • Still Standing You

      Still Standing You
      Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido | CAMPO (Belgium/Portugal)
      Sep 9 – Sep 11, 2015

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    • There

      There
      Jo Stømgren Kompani (Norway)
      Sep 9 – 12, 2015

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    • Underground Railroad Game

      Underground Railroad Game
      Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special
      Sep 2 – 12, 2015

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    • Available Light

      Available Light
      Music by John Adams
      Choreography by Lucinda Childs
      Stage Design by Frank Gehry
      Sep 10 – 12, 2015

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    • SWAMP IS ON

      SWAMP IS ON
      The Dr. Dog Pop Detachment & The Pig Iron Psychedelic Signals Auxiliary
      Sep 9 – Sep 12, 2015

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    • Suite n˚2

      Suite n˚2
      Encyclopédie de la Parole / Joris Lacoste (France)
      Sep 15 – Sep 16, 2015

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    • The Extra People

      The Extra People
      Ant Hampton (UK)
      Sep 17 – Sep 18, 2015

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    • Alias Ellis McKenzie

      ALIAS ELLIS MACKENZIE
      Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental
      Sep 11 – 19, 2015

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    • Soul Project

      Soul Project
      David Zambrano (Venezuela/Netherlands)
      Sep 18 – 19, 2015

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    • A Doll’s House

      A Doll’s House
      Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway)
      Sep 4 – 6, 2015
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    • After the Rehearsal / Persona

      After the Rehearsal / Persona
      Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Netherlands)
      Sep 3 – 5, 2015

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    404 not found

    404 not found

    Adam Rokhsar Sept 3 - 20 2015

      404 not found: an alternative 404 experience for the web. A 404 error occurs when you enter a URL that doesn’t exist. This...

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    DigitalFringe

    DigitalFringe

    Robert Silverman Sept 3 - 20 2015

      Digital Painting. pixelpaintedpeople.tumblr.com 15 minutes / Goes live Sept 3

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    Garbage Safari

    Garbage Safari

    Christine Stoddard/Quail Bell Press & Productions Sept 3 - 20 2015

    Junk transformed into a menagerie for your online viewing pleasure. Go to: worldofchristinestoddard.com/garbage-safari   “Unlike the dearly departed Cecil the Lion, my elephant will...

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    hiccups in the space-time continuum

    hiccups in the space-time continuum

    Cait Davis Sept 3 - 20 2015

    hiccups in the space-time continuum is a visual cacophony. The project consists of stop-motion animation, digital arts, colored pencil works, and video. Please enjoy...

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    This Damned Body

    This Damned Body

    [redacted] Theater Company Sept 3 - 20 2015

    This Damned Body is a two-year lived performance of Swift Shuker’s male-to-female gender transition through exhaustively archived online content: diaries, videotapes, webcam performance. An...

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    #Prettygirltips

    #Prettygirltips

    Pretty Girl Sept 3 - 20 2015

    #Prettyigirltips, #makeuptips, #daddyissues, #tequila, #newport100s, #face, #showyourrealface, #christianity, #420, #marriageequality, #transissues, #gaypride #pride, #nothingtobepridefulfor, #contour, #dragqween, #daddyissues, #insulin, #pain prettygirltips.com 20 minutes / Goes...

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    Bar-N-Tavern

    Bar-N-Tavern

    Leah Lawler & Greg Nanni Sept 3 - 20 2015

    “Bar-N-Tavern,” an original comedic web series created by Leah Lawler and co-written with Greg Nanni, follows the absurd adventures, goofs, and gags of a...

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    Liz Goldberg: DIVA Short Animated Films

    Liz Goldberg: DIVA Short Animated Films

    Liz Goldberg/Lowell Boston Sept 3 - 20 2015

    As a painter animator Liz’s work explores the reciprocating process of creating paintings that morph into animation. The dual works are reflective of each...

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    LIMBS

    LIMBS

    Emily Bucholz, Alisha Adams, Nadia Botello, and Olivia Street Verdugo Sept 3 - 20 2015

    LIMBS is a series of collaborative video vignettes inspired by selections from Alisha Adams’ “52 Love Poems.” newhive.com/limbs 20 minutes / Goes live Sept...

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    @AstroJennie

    @AstroJennie

    Martha Stuckey, Ilse Zoerb & Douglas Williams Sept 3 - 20 2015

    According to the latest Congressional budget, outer space is bullshit. NASA’s funding has been slashed yet again. Now, after spending the last five years living...

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    Once Upon a Time on the Broad Street Line

    Once Upon a Time on the Broad Street Line

    Bloom & Fly Theatre Company Sept 3 - 20 2015

      Bloom & Fly Theatre Company (creators of last year’s Fringe production Wendy & Peter) bring us a fresh take on classic fairy tales,...

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    Digitized Figures: Portlet

    Digitized Figures: Portlet

    Kathleen Kelley and Sarah Rose Nordgren Sept 3 - 20 2015

    In this animated video, the artists meld their forms of dance and poetry into a duet between the body and language. Portlet makes the...

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    Compass

    Compass

    Belinda Haikes Sept 3 - 20 2015

        Compass is a site engaged digital work that uses QR codes to activate cell phone animations. The four animations in the suite...

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    The Empty Air and Animina

    The Empty Air and Animina

    The Mural and The Mint Sept 3 - 20 2015

    The Empty Air and Animina are two location sensitive compositions: download the apps to your iPhone and take your headphones to the location for...

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    aqueousness

    aqueousness

    Anna Kroll Sept 3 - 20 2015

        A digital mosaic of the waters around me. View on the web for the entire collection and follow on Instagram for a...

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    RedAct

    RedAct

    TangenT Art Collaborative: Gabrielle Russomagno, Yvonne Love, William Cromar, Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner Sept 3 - 20 2015

    RedAct is a multifaceted art event incorporating elements of performance, video, installation, and digital art throughout multiple locations in space, including cyberspace. Going live Sept...

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    Rude Beach

    Rude Beach

    Shannon + Katrina Sept 3 - 4 2015

    Equal parts adventure and love song, Rude Beach is a tall glass of your parents green shag carpet. Shannon + Katrina equals two fun...

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    it's not me it's you

    it’s not me it’s you

    real.live.people.durham Sep 3 - 4 2015

    In the quirky and theatrical dance work it’s not me it’s you, this duet explores how expectations in relationships, often precipitated by misunderstandings and...

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    Bright Invention in The Art Series

    Bright Invention in The Art Series

    White Pines Productions Sept 3 - 5 2015

    The three forms comprising The Art Series use your pieces of art to inspire our scenes, monologues, dances and delights. “Click” uses your photographs,...

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    Under Her Skin

    Under Her Skin

    Jeanine McCain Sept 4 - 5 2015

    Finding fragments in a box of family secrets. Uncovering intimacy in unexpected similarity. With choreography by Jeanine McCain, this multi-media dance-theatre piece explores a...

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    Slaughter/ette

    Slaughter/ette

    Butter & Serve Theatre Company Sep 3 - 5 2015

    What do wine, sequins, mascara, and blood amount to? Slaughter/ette. Butter & Serve returns to the Fringe Festival with a raucous dark comedy. By...

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    After the Rehearsal / Persona

    After the Rehearsal / Persona

    Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Netherlands) Sep 3 – 5, 2015

    170 min. “The rehearsals were very intense and very emotional because it was about our own life in the theater and all the joy, tensions,...

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    Fifty Days at Iliam

    Fifty Days at Iliam

    Hannah Van Sciver Sept 3 - 5 2015

    Fifty Days at Iliam is a bold new piece exploring the Trojan War as told through the paintings of Cy Twombly. Featuring a dynamic...

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    Till Birnam Wood . . .

    Till Birnam Wood . . .

    John Schultz Sept 2 - 5 2015

      Back for one weekend only! Encounter the witches, put on your blindfold, and fall into the darkness of Scotland under the murderous rule...

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    A Doll’s House

    A Doll’s House

    Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway) Sep 4 – 6, 2015

    “When domestic disagreements arise any house feels too small.” Jo Strømgren, director “Physical theater at its very best: daring, dark, unpredictable and charged with...

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    Remnants

    Remnants

    PhysiKal Bodies Sep 3 - 6 2015

      PhysiKal Bodies presents “Remnants,” a dance performance exploring the relationship between thought, choice and emotion. Despite change, which pieces of us remain intact,...

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    Reimagine Your Reality; Comedy Hypnosis Show

    Reimagine Your Reality; Comedy Hypnosis Show

    Frank Perri Sep 3 - 6 2015

    A profoundly hilarious comedy hypnosis show by local hypnotist Frank Perri. Explore the depths of your imagination. An unforgettable exhibition of the mind that...

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    The Lid

    The Lid

    Pat Finnerty/BRAT Productions Sep 4 - 6 2015

    Don’t you wanna know about the lid? What was underneath the lid? I don’t know. I can’t tell you. But I can tell you...

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    Suphala & Laraaji

    Suphala & Laraaji

    Suphala & Laraaji Sep 6, 2015

      Suphala Suphala is one of the most versatile young tabla artists making music today. Raised in the U.S. by Indian parents, Suphala began...

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    glass movement

    glass movement

    Glass Routes Sep 3 - 7 2015

    Epic blown glass art performances on the streets of Philly, with a live music accompaniment. Toying with the idea of creation and destruction, breaking...

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    Cuzzo

    Cuzzo

    Aleksandra Berczynski, Roza Money and MB Sept 9 - 13 2015

    Enter the world of two fierce and flippant cousins, Aleksandra Berczynski and Roza Money, ready to take on the night no matter how long...

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    Of Our Remnants

    Of Our Remnants

    Olive Prince Dance Sept 9 - 12 2015

    The stage is set with a collection of chairs, empty frames, and abandoned objects for a dance of expressive physicality to emerge. Of Our...

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    Fish & Beauregard

    Fish & Beauregard

    Viscosity Theatre Sept 5 - 9 2015

      Beauregard is on a mission to release Jamie, his goldfish, into the wild. Jamie is too big for his tank, which develops a...

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    Still Standing You

    Still Standing You

    Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido | CAMPO (Belgium/Portugal) Sep 9 – Sep 11, 2015

    45 min. “Part of what makes the piece so astonishing is its steady stream of surprises. . . . It’s intimate and lovely and...

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    Growing Into My Beard

    Growing Into My Beard

    I've Seen The Future September 3 -13, 2015

    Bay Bryan comes out. As ginger. A coming-of-age cabaret for anyone who has ever felt—even a little bit—queer at heart. A fusion of storytelling, improv,...

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    Eris Temple Offerings

    Eris Temple Offerings

    Radio Eris/A Piano & A Cocktail Murderess/Guests Sep 3 - 11 2015

    West Philadelphia’s performance venue Eris Temple Artspace celebrates its 10th year with four nights of music from the fringe of Philly. House band Radio...

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    Puppetdelphia Fringe Slam

    Puppetdelphia Fringe Slam

    Leila and Pantea Productions Sept 11, 2015

    Watch puppets and their humans get risky and frisky at this late-night variety puppet show. Presenting a wide range of short puppet acts, from...

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    Dishwasher

    Dishwasher

    Brian Feldman Projects Sept 3 - 12 2015

    Many performances available daily.  Award-winning D.C.-based conceptual artist Brian Feldman (24 Minute Embrace) will go to your home, hand wash the dirty dishes in...

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    The Dolls of New Albion

    The Dolls of New Albion

    Manayunk Theatre Company Sept 3 - 12 2015

      The Dolls of New Albion is a Steampunk opera written by Pennsylvania native Paul Shapera. Based in the utopian world of New Albion,...

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    The Border

    The Border

    Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway) Sep 9 – 12, 2015

    60 min. “The human nature is and has always been to be tempted to cross whatever borders there are.”  Jo Strømgren, director of The...

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    THEATRE

    THEATRE

    Scott Weingarten (photography), Ruthie Schanbacher (installation/wearable art), and Kristin Narcowich (dance) Sep 12 - 12 2015

    Interactive art exhibit and performance featuring Brooklyn-based photographer Scott Weingarten and fiber installation and costume by fiber artist Ruth Schanbacher. The audience becomes the...

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    THERE

    THERE

    Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway) Sep 9 – 12, 2015

    60 min. “The outsider look has always been linked to art—and who are more outsiders than dissidents?” Jo Stømgren, choreographer of There “Strømgren elevates...

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    Soprano Meets Contrabass

    Soprano Meets Contrabass

    Owlsong Productions September 12, 2015

    Ana María Ruimonte, “The Spanish Mezzo&Soprano,” joins jazz bassist Alan Lewine to present eight centuries of music in a little over one hour.  With a multinational,...

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    Underground Railroad Game

    Underground Railroad Game

    Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special Sep 2 – 12, 2015

    “Kidwell and Sheppard’s stellar performances make the crowd, or the class, laugh, cringe, and often do both at the same time.” NOLA Defender “We...

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    ZANNA DON'T a musical fairytale

    ZANNA DON’T a musical fairytale

    eXposed Theatre Co Sep 10 - 12 2015

    Set in the fairytale world of Heartsville High where everyone has two mommies or two daddies, ZANNA DON’T is a campy pop-rock musical that...

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    The Cart of Love / El Carro del Amor

    The Cart of Love / El Carro del Amor

    Ana Maria Ruimonte / Owlsong Productions Sept 12 2015

      Ana María Ruimonte, “the Spanish Mezzo&Soprano,” sings love songs from 17th century Spain with instrumental accompaniment and projected multimedia in a bilingual theatrical spectacular featuring...

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    Give Me a Hand!

    Give Me a Hand!

    Laurencio Ruiz Sept 11 - 12 2015

    Give Me a Hand! is an interactive puppet show where children and parents have the opportunity to see and practice from the other side of...

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    763 Miles

    763 Miles

    Annex Dance Company & Drye/Marinaro Dance Company Sept 12 2015

    Annex Dance Company (SC) and Drye/Marinaro Dance Company (NY) return to the Philly Fringe with 763 Miles, an evening of modern dance exploring relationships,...

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    Available Light

    Available Light

    Sep 10 – 12, 2015

    55 min. “Everything in the space is important. There’s no fixed focus. There will be some solo moments, but for me it’s about space,...

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    The Girl's Guide to Neighborly Conduct

    The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct

    Tangle Movement Arts Sept 10 - 12 2015

    Signal to turn. Lock the door. Smile. Tangle’s acrobats build homes, recreate family, and give neighborly advice in a new show merging circus arts,...

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    Alternative Theatre Festival 2015

    Alternative Theatre Festival 2015

    iNtuitons Experimental Theatre Sept 12 2015

    The Alternative Theatre Festival is an annual experimental playwrights festival put on by iNtuitons Experimental Theatre at the University of Pennsylvania. It features student...

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    Zombies . . . with Guns

    Zombies . . . with Guns

    Tribe of Fools Sept 4 - 12 2015

      A small group of humans survive the Zombie Apocalypse by the grace of God . . . and guns . . . lots...

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    SWAMP IS ON

    SWAMP IS ON

    The Dr. Dog Pop Detachment & The Pig Iron Psychedelic Signals Auxiliary

    Years of underground sonic experiments on a cassette tape of unknown origins culminate in this extraordinary staging of encoded pop music and live video...

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    Careful Injuries

    Careful Injuries

    Other Case Notes Ensemble Sept 11 - 12 2015

    Careful Injuries is an evening length new movement exploration conceived and constructed by Other Case Notes Ensemble that began as an examination of physical states and expressions of comfort,...

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    Teething Emotionalities: WOOF

    Teething Emotionalities: WOOF

    Tabitha Vidaurri & Alyson Goodman Sep 11 - 12 2015

    In this series of comedic monologues, Tabitha and Alyson chronicle life lessons they absorbed during awkward stages in their lives. They will answer questions...

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    Body of Water

    Body of Water

    Antonia & Artists Sep 5 - 12 2015

    Our bodies are 75% water. What would happen if we moved like the liquid we are? Antonia & Artists is a modern dance company...

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    Spank Rock & McRad

    Spank Rock & McRad

    Spank Rock & McRad Sept 12 2015

    Spank Rock Spank Rock’s newest release, the six-track EP ‘The Upside,’ is an intense dose of club-ready rap, featuring production by New Orleans trap...

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    FAMILY: Portraits and Stories

    FAMILY: Portraits and Stories

    Linda Dubin Garfield Sept 6 - 13 2015

    Get in touch with your inner artist! You’ll remember the art you enjoyed and you forgot you can do! Create an image; tell your...

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    You Can't Put Me In A Box

    You Can’t Put Me In A Box

    UArts, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Sept 10 - 13 2015

      You Can’t Put Me In A Box follows the journey of a girl named Magic, who flees her homeland to escape the wrath...

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    ENDOME

    ENDOME

    Holly Bittner Sept 11 - 13 2015

      This multimedia memoir dramatizes a woman’s experience living with the disease endometriosis, infusing medical records and surgery reports with memories, songs, and dreams....

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    THE POP MUSICAL DIARY OF A GAY MAN

    THE POP MUSICAL DIARY OF A GAY MAN

    Chris McGinnis Sep 9 - 13 2015

    In this jukebox-style pop opera, we meet Adam, a young man who is dealing with his sexuality, and join him on his journey of...

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    Innovative Juggler

    Innovative Juggler

    Greg Kennedy Innovative Juggler Sep 4 - 13 2015

      Originally trained as an engineer, Greg uses the principles of geometry and physics to create groundbreaking work with original apparatus. While mastering traditional...

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    name it after Me.

    name it after Me.

    Katie Ann Haldeman Sept 13 2015

    Through dance, movement, music, and visual art, name it after Me. examines what it means to define [something]. Does this new definition change its...

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    "A Man Ain't Suppose To Cry"

    “A Man Ain’t Suppose To Cry”

    The Garden Of Eden Productions Sept 11 - 13 2015

    “A Man Ain’t Suppose to Cry” a Garden Of Eden Productions (GOEP) original stage play about a man, the woman he loves, and a...

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    A Spirit On Parole ~ An Evening with Lenny Bruce

    A Spirit On Parole ~ An Evening with Lenny Bruce

    Bruce Productions Sept 11 - 13 2015

      The late Lenny Bruce is permitted to return in spirit to the stage one last time on a “sweet little deal he pickle-slipped...

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    The Colored Girls Museum

    The Colored Girls Museum

    Vashti DuBois FortMom Productions Sept 11 - 13 2015

    The Colored Girls Museum A “Colored” Girls Collective” converts a home into an interactive museum which masquerades as an AirBNB. This salon-style multidisciplinary performance...

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    "Bon Appétit!" by Julia Child and Lee Hoiby

    “Bon Appétit!” by Julia Child and Lee Hoiby

    Aurora Classical Sept 13 2015

      “Bon Appétit!” is a comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities! Written by Lee...

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    Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet?

    Kate Mellina Sep 8 - 13 2015

      Houses built from bottles. Room-sized loaves of bread. A redwood tree restroom. America had it all during the ’50s and ’60s, along with...

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    Pretty Tall for a Hobbit

    Pretty Tall for a Hobbit

    Ananke Creative Sep 3 - 13 2015

    If you have a fear of commitment and a sense of adventure, join the club! Come see this comedy set to the Lord of...

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    LIKE A BAT OUT OF HADES

    LIKE A BAT OUT OF HADES

    Ombelico Mask Ensemble Sep 3 - 13 2015

    Will Hercules defeat Death and bring Alcestis back from the underworld? Why sacrifice your wife so you can live longer? Why not? Come see...

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    Dances with Socks

    Dances with Socks

    Megan Flynn Dance Company Sept 12 - 13 2015

    An evening of new solos, duets and small ensemble works that explore authenticity and vulnerability. Socked, slippered, or barefooted, Megan Flynn’s fully embodied, physically...

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    Three Sisters and a Wolf

    Three Sisters and a Wolf

    Wee Keep Company Sep 5 - 13 2015

      “No one wants to love the ordinary people in us.”—Anton Chekhov. Sisters, dancers, singers, clingers, sexpots, introverts, dreamers, binge eaters. Our performance is...

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    UNARMED

    UNARMED

    Arielle Pina Sept 11 - 13 2015

      Our American flesh is bound with historical stains. Five bodies create a mirror and reflect America’s failure to confront racism and the irreversible...

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    The Light Princess

    The Light Princess

    Tony Lawton with Ugly Stepsister Sep 11 - 13 2015

      Another twisted fairy tale from The Foocy team. Adapted from George MacDonald’s beloved work, this is the story of a princess cursed with...

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    THE POP MUSICAL DIARY OF A GAY MAN

    THE POP MUSICAL DIARY OF A GAY MAN

    Chris McGinnis Sep 9 - 13 2015

      In this jukebox-style pop opera, we meet Adam, a young man who is dealing with his sexuality, and join him on his journey...

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    Born Fat

    Born Fat

    Fat Kid Productions Sep 11 - 13 2015

    “Elizabeth Anne, you were born fat!” These words, uttered by her mother, followed Elizabeth her whole life. Based on a true story, our heroine...

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    Sometimes Callie and Jonas Die

    Sometimes Callie and Jonas Die

    Poison Apple Initiative Sept 8 - 13 2015

      Callie and Jonas can die for short periods of time. They’re on a road trip playing a game in which they score points...

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    Marissa Perel & Chris Forsyth

    Marissa Perel & Chris Forsyth

    Marissa Perel & Chris Forsyth Sept 13 2015

    Chris Forsyth  Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles,...

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    Spookfish

    Spookfish

    Haygen Brice Walker and Jessica Schwartz Sep 4 - 13 2015

      A haunted house that’s not a haunted house . . . until it is. A play about slasher flicks, the horrors of high...

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    Tale of the Phantom Ship

    Tale of the Phantom Ship

    Temple Theater's Sidestage Season Sep 10 - 14 2015

    This musical takes place in 1812 in Charlottetown, present-day PEI, Canada, and is a story-within-a-story where tavern-folk retell the tale behind the legendary Ghost...

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    Capacity for Veracity

    Capacity for Veracity

    Jessica Creane, Paloma Irizarry, Mal Cherifi Sept 4 - 14 2015

    Zip your lips, loosen your tongue, and unsettle in for an honest evening of brutal lies, frank back door encounters, clear ambiguity, civilized viciousness,...

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    Jaamil Kosoko presents BLACK MALE REVISITED: Songs for the Dark Divine

    Jaamil Kosoko presents BLACK MALE REVISITED: Songs for the Dark Divine

    Sep 14 2015

    Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, co-director of anonymous bodies, examines his Nigerian American masculinity through a series of first person narratives, poems, and original songs.  BLACK...

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    She Is A Problem

    She Is A Problem

    She Is A Problem Sept 9 - 14 2015

    Why is the death of a female artist romantic? Why is the concept of the dead woman seductive? She Is a Problem is an...

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    Sherry Truck

    Sherry Truck

    Ann Liv Young Sept 14 2015

    “It is not hard to find a therapist in the city, but it is hard to find a good match–someone to help you drop...

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    Cut on the Bias

    Cut on the Bias

    Katie Horton and Artists Sept 14 - 15 2015

    A compilation of short works by various up-and-comers exploring the margins, outskirts, fringe, periphery, and how we understand and react to it. $12 /...

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    Saul Williams & Nyugen Smith

    Saul Williams & Nyugen Smith

    Sep 15 2015

    Saul Williams Saul Williams is an acclaimed poet, musician, and actor. The film Slam, which he co-wrote and starred in, won the Grand Jury...

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    City of Woes

    City of Woes

    Found Theater Company Sep 9 - 17 2015

    Greetings from Hell! Navigate the dark, decadent, and sinful as Found Theater descends into an underworld inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.” Influenced by crime fiction...

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    Love's Labour's Lost

    Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Revolution Shakespeare Sept 16 - 20 2015

    “To fast, to study, and to see no woman,” (IV, iii) agree the gentlemen of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of love, clowns, and wit. RevShakes’...

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    Outside Sound Concert and Art Gallery

    Outside Sound Concert and Art Gallery

    Outside Sound Sep 16 - 16 2015

    Outside Sound, along with Center for Creative Works and SpArc Philadelphia, is putting on a live music and art event at the Free Library...

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    The TV Show!

    The TV Show!

    The Shaky Shaky Players of SpArc Services' Cultural Arts Center Sept 16 2015

    The Shaky Shaky Players’ newest production depicts a nice, normal night at home watching TV. We’ll flip through the channels to view all your...

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    Suite n˚2

    Suite n˚2

    Encyclopédie de la Parole / Joris Lacoste (France) Sep 15 – 16, 2015

    90 min. The wealth and strangeness of the most ordinary forms of speech come alive. Words are born, live, and die in Suite n˚2,...

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    City of Woes

    City of Woes

    Found Theater Company Sep 9 - 17 2015

    Greetings from Hell! Navigate the dark, decadent, and sinful as Found Theater descends into an underworld inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.” Influenced by crime fiction...

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    Musician, Model & Medical Experiment

    Musician, Model & Medical Experiment

    Anomie Fatale Sept 6 - 16 2015

      Anomie was born at age twenty on an operating table. Surgical experiments saved her life but left her disabled like a titanium lollipop....

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    Helado Negro & Xenia Rubinos

    Helado Negro & Xenia Rubinos

    Sep 16 2015

    Helado Negro Since its dawn, Helado Negro has achieved a successful organic growth. The inclusiveness of myriad forms of meticulous music craftsmanship has kept...

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    100

    100

    Sam Henderson Sept 8 - 17 2015

    Many performances available daily.  100 is a procedurally-generated solo show for an audience of one by Sam Henderson (Chris Davis’s Anna K, Renegade Co.’s...

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    2,000 Movements

    2,000 Movements

    Gregory Holt Sept 16 - 17 2015

    This is a solo of 2,000 unrepeated, layered movements. The process I’ve used doesn’t attempt to systematize or mechanize movement production, but rather relies...

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    We All Need Some Help

    We All Need Some Help

    Macah Coates Sep 6 - 17 2015

      We All Need Some Help is a nine-character comedy. They are all criminals in a group therapy session. Each one knows they don’t...

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    On Having Become Obsolete

    On Having Become Obsolete

    Sabzabi Sept 10 - 17 2015

    Sabzabi uses percussive technique to obscure our sense of rhythm.  Expanding and contracting of time is used as an auditory method to convey the...

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    City of Woes

    City of Woes

    Found Theater Company Sep 9 - 17 2015

    Greetings from Hell! Navigate the dark, decadent, and sinful as Found Theater descends into an underworld inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.” Influenced by crime fiction...

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    Dangerous Fools & Nardo

    Dangerous Fools & Nardo

    Dangerous Fools Sep 8 - 17 2015

    From the absurd to the ridiculous this is improv at it’s most hilarious. Fringe favorites Dangerous Fools—Tom Fowler and Mary Carpenter—team up with Philly...

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    901 Nowhere Street

    901 Nowhere Street

    Sam Tower + Ensemble Sep 8 - 17 2015

    One reckless evening draws an aspiring novelist into an intoxicating world where a cynical private eye and a mysterious publisher fight to erase their...

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    901 Nowhere Street

    901 Nowhere Street

    Sam Tower + Ensemble Sep 8 - 17 2015

    One reckless evening draws an aspiring novelist into an intoxicating world where a cynical private eye and a mysterious publisher fight to erase their...

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    The Extra People

    The Extra People

    Ant Hampton (UK) Sep 17 – 18, 2015

    80 min. “I think of theaters as very transparently psychological spaces – buildings which spring into existence as a direct result of how our...

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    A Few Thousand Upgrades Later

    A Few Thousand Upgrades Later

    Brian Shapiro Sept 3 - 18 2015

    In 1995, nobody downloaded, payphones existed, and performer Brian Shapiro created a show on how people predicted computers would impact human interaction. Twenty years...

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    Growing Into My Beard

    Growing Into My Beard

    I've Seen The Future September 3 -13, 2015

    Bay Bryan comes out. As ginger. A coming-of-age cabaret for anyone who has ever felt—even a little bit—queer at heart. A fusion of storytelling, improv,...

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    Tendai Maraire's Chimurenga Renaissance

    Tendai Maraire’s Chimurenga Renaissance

    Sep 18 2015

    It was inevitable that Tendai “Baba” Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, otherwise known as Chimurenga Renaissance, would eventually start playing music together. After seeing each other...

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    Night Trolley

    Night Trolley

    Alejandro Morales Sept 18 2015

          Doors are opening. Welcome to Night Trolley. This is a local comedy acid test with transfer available to a higher, deeper...

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    Pope Up

    Pope Up

    Philadelphia Sculptors Sept 5 - 19 2015

    In honor of the Pope’s upcoming visit, artists offer offbeat, humorous and maybe even sacrilegious interpretations of all things “Popish.“ Handling religion isn’t for...

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    The Most Awkward Love Life of Peabody Magoo

    The Most Awkward Love Life of Peabody Magoo

    Love Drunk Life Sept 4 - 19 2015

    His name is Peabody Magoo. Yes, that’s two cartoon character names in one. First name: a cartoon dog. Last name: an old man whose...

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    Red Tutu

    Red Tutu

    The Rock School For Dance Education Sep 19 - 19 2015

    Our dancers aspire to greatness. Some star in hit TV shows, some get feature-length Hollywood films made about them, and others star on Broadway....

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    Me First: An Autobiographical Comedy About Dying

    Me First: An Autobiographical Comedy About Dying

    Cursed Church Artist Collective Sept 10 - 19 2015

    Join Philadelphia playwright Jason Rosenberg as he grapples with the absurdity of autoimmune disease. A solo, autobiographical comedy about how hard it is to...

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    Bellows Falls

    Bellows Falls

    Leah Stein Dance Company Sep 16 - 19 2015

    A site-specific performance at The Iron Factory integrating light, sound, and place, its history and resonance in a personal performance by the company’s artistic...

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    GROOVE

    GROOVE

    Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater Sep 10 - 19 2015

    Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater presents GROOVE with live music and Special Guests Philly’s Best Blues Dancers “When do you feel in the groove?” Inspired by your anonymous...

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    A Cocoon of Your Own Making

    A Cocoon of Your Own Making

    Julia Taus Sept 13 - 19 2015

     A Cocoon of Your Own Making is a Julia Taus debut solo performance about a woman’s pursuit of a monogamous relationship through the unearthing...

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    Into the Lights

    Into the Lights

    Dancefusion & Ballet Fleming Sept 18 - 19 2015

    Contemporary ballet meets modern dance in a wonderful new production Into the Lights. Dancefusion and Ballet Fleming collaborate on a program that will include:...

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    Damned Dirty Apes!

    Damned Dirty Apes!

    The Renegade Company Sep 9 - 19 2015

    Renegade, with Chris Davis and Sam Henderson, will mash-up the classic films Planet of the Apes, Tarzan the Ape Man, and King Kong into...

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    Structurally Sound

    Structurally Sound

    New Street Dance Group + The Radical Sound Sep 19 2015

    NSDG and new music ensemble The Radical Sound bring you a performance experience that begs the question, “Just what are we made of -and...

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    Kill Will

    Kill Will

    The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Sept 15 - 19 2015

       Kill Will features a collection of killer fight scenes from over a dozen of your favorite Shakespeare plays. A sublime combination of poetic...

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    Soldier Bear

    Soldier Bear

    Leila and Pantea Productions Sep 9 - 19 2015

      Two orphans, both soldiers, one a bear. A true story from World War II, spanning five countries and two species, showing what makes...

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    The Fall

    The Fall

    Shadow Company of Yes! And... Collaborative Arts Sep 11 - 19 2015

    This original take on Pandora’s Box and the Fall of Man smashes myths, music and masks from around the globe to tell a very...

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    Estranged Seekers

    Estranged Seekers

    Nighthawks Sept 17 - 19 2015

    Dramatic and musical interpretation of material by Buchner (Lenz) and Kafka (by three time Arts Council recipient William Burrison, and composer Ross Lipton), Rumi...

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    Dolly for Sue-Project Revival

    Dolly for Sue-Project Revival

    Lucky Nickel Theatre Co. Sep 17 - 19 2015

      A rock musical. A story about the true-to-life experience for kids in today’s foster care system. This story follows a teenage girl who...

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    Traces of She

    Traces of She

    Evalina Carbonell, Meredith Stapleton, Kat J. Sullivan Sept 18 - 19 2015

    Traces of She is a mosaic of the ways femininity sits in our bones, the inherited postures we carry or leave behind, and the...

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    They Only Come Out At Night: A Graveyard Cabaret

    They Only Come Out At Night: A Graveyard Cabaret

    REV Theatre Company Sep 11 - 19 2015

    “Pretty damn ideal . . . a total blast!” Citypaper. “Fantastic, the performers have killer pipes . . . spine-tingling, dead-on sexy.” Phindie. Back...

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    Boing!

    Boing!

    Vervet Dance Sept 18 - 19 2015

    1,000 Ping Pong Balls, 5 performers, and a few pots and pans . . . Boing! is an exploration of bouncing and swirling movement...

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    The WaitStaff's Vacation!

    The WaitStaff’s Vacation!

    The WaitStaff Sept 4 - 19 2015

    From the company that brought you The Real Housewives of South Philly and who the Philadelphia Inquirer calls “Philly’s hottest sketch comedy troupe” comes...

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    Sit Down. Stand Up.

    Sit Down. Stand Up.

    Jessica Noel and Leslie Davidson of Philly PACK Sep 4 - 19 2015

      Sit Down. Stand Up. is contemporary dance piece choreographed and performed by Leslie Davidson and Jessica Noel about the constant roller coaster ride...

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    Jump The Moon

    Jump The Moon

    Philadelphia Opera Collective Sept 16 - 19 2015

    In the 1890s, a “harem” of women at Harvard  discovered and cataloged more stars than anyone  before or since. Their work serves as the...

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    Not For Profit

    Not For Profit

    Ferdinand Sep 16 - 19 2015

    The theater is dying! Only three actors can save it, by playing dozens of roles and telling all of their stories — from the...

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    Soul Project

    Soul Project

    David Zambrano (Venezuela/Netherlands) Sep 18 – 19, 2015

    “The dance is made by the dancer and myself as a director. For Soul Project I worked more as a coach until they became...

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    Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon

    ETC Theater Sep 10 - 19 2015

      JFK promised a Man on the Moon by the end of the decade. What the hell was he thinking? ETC’s 10th Fringe show...

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    Disability: A Comedy

    Disability: A Comedy

    In Cahoots Theatre Sept 11 - 19 2015

    Not your average love story. A quadriplegic puts an ad in a paper looking for love, and gets a lot more than he bargained...

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    ALIAS ELLIS MACKENZIE

    ALIAS ELLIS MACKENZIE

    Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental Sep 11 – 19, 2015

    “My personal experiences, along with those of other performers on the TV show Alias El Mexicano, are combined to create a stage work in...

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    Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play

    Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play

    Happy Hour Live Sep 3 - 19 2015

    Since your favorite part of a show is the bar during intermission, we’re bringing drinking and theater together! 2 parts sketch comedy, 1 part...

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    You Are the Hero

    You Are the Hero

    Daniel Park Sept 10 - 19 2015

    One part Legend of Zelda, one part theatre, You Are the Hero is your chance to save the world from Evil! Fresh off an international...

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    Dissever My Soul

    Dissever My Soul

    Lone Brick Theatre Company Sept 4 - 19 2015

    “The Red Death held sway over all”… even its creator. Opposed by the characters that people his work, Edgar Allan Poe unravels the mysteries...

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    Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

    Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

    Sep 19 2015

    Come close out the festival with one last hairy-chested, fake eyelash-laden bash!  This balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret will be hosted by “The Drag Queen King,” (The Philadelphia...

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    WALLS: A multimedia dance installation

    WALLS: A multimedia dance installation

    Darcy Lyons Sept 17 - 19 2015

    WALLS meshes dance, video projection, and visual art to explore how and why humans construct, strengthen, weaken, and deconstruct actual and figurative walls personally and...

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    It's So Learning

    It’s So Learning

    The Berserker Residents Sept 11 - 20 2015

    We’re taking Attendance. Join The Berserker Residents for their new dark and savage comedy that explores America’s floundering schools. Prepare for anything in this...

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    Here At Home

    Here At Home

    Soledad Ensemble Sept 7 - 19 2015

      Once upon a time there was a woman. Once upon a time there was a house. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Oh, welcome! So...

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    PURGATORY

    PURGATORY

    Gunnar Montana Sept 9 - 19 2015

    Gunnar Montana takes us to church with another wickedly beautiful production—his most mature and thought-provoking work yet. Be baptized in this raw and sometimes...

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    duende

    duende

    duende Sept 19 2015

    Founded by cellist Gabriel Cabezas, BalletX dancer Chloe Felesina, and composer Alyssa Weinberg, duende’s performances explore the intersection of music and movement, connecting audiences...

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    American Standard

    American Standard

    Brian Sanders' JUNK Sept 9 - 19 2015

      Escape the crush of urban living and be transported to a more bucolic way of life; American Standard mulls JUNK’s evocative style with...

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    Shelter-in-Place

    Shelter-in-Place

    Alisha Adams Sept 18 - 20 2015

    A North Philly survivalist meet-up group plots their escape from civilization. The immersive, site-specific performance invites audiences to question the meaning of survival, and...

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    The Shoplifters

    The Shoplifters

    1812 Productions Sept 3 - 20 2015

    Alma’s sticky fingers have finally landed her in cuffs. The key belongs to Otto, a past-his-prime security guard with too much experience and too...

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    Eugène Ionesco's Exit the King

    Eugène Ionesco’s Exit the King

    The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium Sept 1 - 20 2015

    King Berenger skips, jumps, sings, and limps from lumbago. He’s the Hugh Hefner of a crumbling kingdom, though this party’s over and the end...

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    Love's Labour's Lost

    Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Revolution Shakespeare Sept 16 - 20 2015

    “To fast, to study, and to see no woman,” (IV, iii) agree the gentlemen of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of love, clowns, and wit. RevShakes’...

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    The Illinois Five

    The Illinois Five

    Teresa Miller Sept 10 - 20 2015

      The Illinois Five is the story of five African American friends who find themselves in the middle of a race riot circa 1920....

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    Alzheimer's: The Musical

    Alzheimer’s: The Musical

    Actors International Theatre Sept 13 - 20 2015

      Broadway’s brightest star, Maurice Green, is tackling his most challenging role; Alzheimer’s. In this musical comedy, Actors International Theatre explores what happens when...

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    ANDY: A Popera

    ANDY: A Popera

    Opera Philadelphia & The Bearded Ladies Sept 10 - 20 2015

    World premiere. A musical mélange inspired by the life, fame, and philosophy of Andy Warhol—ANDY: A Popera transforms an Olde Kensington warehouse into a...

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    The Captive

    The Captive

    Philadelphia Artists' Collective Sep 1 - 20 2015

    Irene is unhappy. Her quiet devastation sparks a chain of events that will shake the foundations of her otherwise tidy world. Deeply controversial in...

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    A Great War by James J. Christy Jr

    A Great War by James J. Christy Jr

    Iron Age Theatre Sept 10 - 20 2015

    An unbreakable soldier. An unwinnable war. On the 100th anniversary of World War One, Iron Age Theatre presents the dynamic premiere of the remarkable...

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    It's So Learning

    It’s So Learning

    The Berserker Residents Sept 11 - 20 2015

    We’re taking Attendance. Join The Berserker Residents for their new dark and savage comedy that explores America’s floundering schools. Prepare for anything in this...

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    Second Skull

    Second Skull

    Sothis Sep 16 - 21 2015

    “They removed my whisper from general population to maximum security,” Herman Wallace phoned a poem to PrisonRadio.org from solitary in 2012. Our play is...

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