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JUNK

  Set forth with this FringeArts favorite on a journey unto the … strand…, the troupe’s latest immersive site-specific production. Don your headsets and...

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*The FREN BANKLIN Experience!*

*The FREN BANKLIN Experience!*

Fren Banklin

Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin, to visit...

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a disruption

a disruption

John Patrick Stewart

a disruption is a 50-minute musical performance of swirling, sputtering percussive dissonance. It is the latest composition by John Patrick Stewart and written for 3...

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A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme

Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas Sept 22–24

Four dancers surrender themselves to John Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love, his 1965 jazz masterpiece A Love Supreme.

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A Period of Animate Existence

A Period of Animate Existence

Pig Iron Theatre Company Sept 22-24

World Premiere!
Children, elders, and machines contemplate the future in a time of dire predictions.

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A1

A1

Mira Treatman

Experience: A dance on a 30 foot drywall structure. Attempted human flight. Casually walking up a wall. Radically formal, free range reverence for the...

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Airswimming

Airswimming

Half Key Theatre Company

Set in 1920s Ireland, Airswimming is based on the true story of two women imprisoned in a mental hospital for daring to challenge society’s...

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Alchemist

Alchemist

Chris Davis & Mary Tuomanen

Veteran Fringe artists Mary Tuomanen (Peaceable Kingdom, The Body Lautrec, Hello! Sadness!, Marcus/Emma) and Chris Davis (Drunk Lion, Violence of the Lambs, Bortle 8,...

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AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE

AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE

Alexandra Tatarsky

A delirious anti-narrative of American emptiness, violence, and nonsense—part exorcism and part enema! With styrofoam wings, Xmas lights, and ketchup. “Phyllis Diller meets Artaud!”...

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Art of the Heel

Art of the Heel

Cookie Diorio

Call it cabaret for a cause or philanthropic frivolity! Drag songstress Cookie Diorio uses her 6.5 inch platforms to promote social justice by hosting a...

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Artist Talks: Salva Sanchis, interviewed by John Szwed

Artist Talks: Salva Sanchis, interviewed by John Szwed

Co-presented by Ars Nova Workshop

John Coltrane scholar John Szwed talks with Salva Sanchis, co-choreographer of A Love Supreme, about Coltrane’s legacy and influence in jazz and other art forms....

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Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and YOU

Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and YOU

Humble Mumbles

Two Jewish American activists. One sordid Jewish–Palestinian romance. One oppressive state! What will the heroines learn about Zionism, mismatched queer desires, cycles of abuse,...

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Bind

Bind

Corinna Burns

1993, Corinna Burns dropped out of college and moved into the city of Philadelphia. Then she went a little wild and took an unusual...

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Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play

Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play

Happy Hour Live, LLC

Two parts sketch comedy, One part drinking games: Mixed and served! Come party with us for a night you might remember with interactive drinking games...

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Camper Fringe's This Info Will Change Your Life: Palm Reading Surprise

Camper Fringe’s This Info Will Change Your Life: Palm Reading Surprise

Performed by Mary McCool

So many questions. Some say the answers might be in the palm of your hand. It’ll take us about five minutes to find out....

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Close Music For Bodies

Close Music For Bodies

Michael Kiley Sept 20–24

World Premiere!
Intimate, unfiltered voices become one.

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Containertopia

Containertopia

Casual FreyDay

An Experimental Vaudeville in Tiny Living. With synthesizer-heavy Weimar cabaret tunes, original music, and projection-based set design, our multimedia cabaret explores and exposes the...

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Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Revolution Shakespeare

Join RevShakes for its 4th annual FREE Fall Shakespeare in Hawthorne Park! Enjoy the cast of seven diverse performers as they tackle conflicting ways of life,...

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Dear Diary LOL

Dear Diary LOL

AntiGravity Theatre Project

This devising ensemble presents a theatrical excavation of their middle school diaries by staging the unaltered words found inside. We invite you to cringe/laugh/cry...

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Declassified Memory Fragment

Declassified Memory Fragment

Baker + Tarpaga Dance Project Oct 12-14

EXTENDED FESTIVAL
The craving for power simultaneously creates and unravels friendships—and yet a brotherhood remains.

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DHRoME 1

DHRoME 1

TOLVA (Sam Congdon)

DHRoME 1 [Digital Hyper-Real Multimedia Experiment] is the first iteration of an ongoing project in multimedia experience design. DHRoME 1 is a webpage that...

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DJ Haram Presents 700 Bliss, M|GHTHAUNT, Bearcat, Marcelline

DJ Haram Presents 700 Bliss, M|GHTHAUNT, Bearcat, Marcelline

DJ Haram + 700 Bliss Sept 22

Joint creation by Philly native artists Moor Mother and DJ Haram based in memory, field sounds, and club music

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Don't Be Cruel to Your Puppy...Lemme Give YOU a Twisted Tale

Don’t Be Cruel to Your Puppy…Lemme Give YOU a Twisted Tale

Clayton Storyteller

Clayton Storyteller (Brunswick, GA) has three different programs (A, B , and C) of verse tales—ghost stories, sci-fantasy, western, period pieces, urban horror, noir, relationship...

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Doppelbanger

Doppelbanger

Nick Jonczak

Do I want to be him, or do I want to be with him? In this multimedia solo piece combining physical theater and personal...

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Elemental Forces

Elemental Forces

Dancefusion - Grounded Aerial - Jim Bunting Dance Company

Dancefusion, Philadelphia’s dynamic modern dance repertory company will present Elemental Forces, exploring the energy that brings us together, along with two guest companies Grounded...

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Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields

Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy)

Like no improv you have seen before! A new dramatic one-act play channeling the works of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams is created...

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Encore!

Encore!

Muff Johnson n Friends

Philadelphia’s First Theatre talk and call in show. Real Theatre. Real Talk. Real Fans. Goes live Sept 7 Visit: soundcloud.com/encorephillypodcast  

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Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano

Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

The collapse of reality, a tragedy of language: classic absurdism freshly conceived! Ionesco awash in a world gone awry—causality means nothing, numbers don’t add...

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Every Day APOCALYPSE!

Every Day APOCALYPSE!

Lone Brick Theatre Company

The death rays and nukes of outrageous fortune are aimed squarely at a struggling theater group when an irate son of God condemns the...

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FIESTA OWLSONG

FIESTA OWLSONG

OWLSONG PRODUCTIONS / Alan Lewine and Ana María Ruimonte

FIESTA OWLSONG featuring singer Ana María Ruimonte and jazz bassist/composer/arranger Alan Lewine and guests: Roses for Lecuona, songs of Cuba’s Ernesto Lecuona with special...

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Fishtown – A Hipster Noir

Fishtown – A Hipster Noir

Tribe of Fools

A luddite private eye stumbles onto a virtual reality conspiracy when a new app allows you to live out your wildest fantasies . . ....

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Follow Me Through The Gates

Follow Me Through The Gates

Dragon's Eye Theatre

The company that made plays at Smith Playhouse brings you a new imaginative, interactive adventure, this time through Independence Library. Help Grandfather, Ty, Azsori,...

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Funeral for Expectations

Funeral for Expectations

Julia Brandenberger

It is with deep sympathy that I inform you of the passing of Expectations, who measured success. Your presence is requested at the funeral....

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GATZ

GATZ

Harrison Stengle

Philadelphia, year 2025, the tempo of the city had changed sharply. The buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser and...

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Gli$ter

Gli$ter

The Hum'n'bards

Join The Banker and his tribe of Sad American Clowns as they weave the story of Shylock, Portia, and Bassanio, all struggling to find...

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Gorgeousity – The Army of Love and Art

Gorgeousity – The Army of Love and Art

Karen Getz and Dawn Falato

A playromp for grownups. Have a beer and a yummy snack. Draw a picture and make a new friend. Join the play: a musical...

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I Will Cut You

I Will Cut You

Cara Mafuta Raboteau

Artist/acupuncturist, Cara Mafuta Raboteau, weaves fibers, objects, and sound together in an installation. Experience some of the fine lines that exist between comfort and...

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Interfaith Voices

Interfaith Voices

Interfaith Voices Staff

Interfaith Voices is an independent public radio show and podcast based in Washington, D.C. “The Soundscapes of Faith” is our award-winning celebration of sacred...

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Interior

Interior

Leah Stein Dance Company

Dance/choreographer Leah Stein and violinist/composer Diane Monroe invite audiences to join them in an intimate, nuanced, and surprising duet. How does the body, these...

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Iphigenia At Aulis

Iphigenia At Aulis

The Philadelphia Artists' Collective

A nation on the brink of war. A family on the edge of collapse. An army poised to strike, but unable to sail –...

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Joan Crawford in Her Own Words

Joan Crawford in Her Own Words

JCProductions

An intimate evening with the ultimate movie star, as she has a cocktail (or ten) and dishes Hollywood, motherhood, and famous feuds in a...

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KINK HAÜS

KINK HAÜS

Gunnar Montana

Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time to a brutal underground nightclub where no fucks are given, and fierceness is always welcome. Fantasy,...

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Kongputational Doodles

Kongputational Doodles

Sally Kong

Daily Computational Doodles: Playing with the algorithmic unpredictability to code doodles with unique personalities Goes live Sept 7 Visit: www.kongputational-doodles.world

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KTG Talks

KTG Talks

Chris O'Rourke

KTG Talks is a podcast about the arts and the individuals who help to make art happen. Goes live Sept 7 Visit: kitchentablegallery.com      ...

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Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Waitstaff Sketch Comedy

What the world needs now is laughter sweet laughter. And liquor. Uproarious comedy lovingly written and performed by “Philly’s hottest sketch troupe” (Philadelphia Inquirer) in the city’s...

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Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes

Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

From the company behind Exile 2588 comes a re-envisioning of Almanac’s acclaimed tale of sublime human idiocy, isolationist seafarer cults, & the absurdity of...

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LEFT BEHIND

LEFT BEHIND

Carol Wisker

The 3rd Street Gallery is proud to present a multifaceted program that includes a month long sculptural installation in the Annex Gallery and an...

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Leo P. Hylan III - Multimedia Artist

Leo P. Hylan III – Multimedia Artist

Leo P. Hylan III

Leo Hylan is a multimedia artist working in a plethora of media including programming, photography, filmmaking, video art (installation and VJ), and electronic music...

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Lesbian Wedding Band

Lesbian Wedding Band

Emily Bate Sept 23

Band led by Emily Bate, Philadelphia-based singer, composer, and performer.

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Liberty City Radio Theatre

Liberty City Radio Theatre

Liberty City Radio Theatre

Liberty City Radio Theatre is a live “new-style old time” radio show, with actors on stage taking on multiple roles recreating the golden era...

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Links in the Landscape

Links in the Landscape

Ellen Chenoweth

This homage to Philadelphia performing arts history expands to 5 new sites for the 2017 Digital Fringe Festival. Goes live Sept 7 Visit: linksinthelandscape.wordpress.com    ...

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Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn

Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn

Iron Age Theatre/Radical Acts

Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho is back! On the eve of Marx’s 200th birthday, with Das Kapital turning 150, Bob Weick returns to the...

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Mirrors

Mirrors

Alessandra Mullin featuring Clete Shields

Witness contemporary ballet and motionless beauty captured by an enclosing sculpture garden. This collaborative performance and exhibition, with dancer/choreographer Alessandra Mullin and sculptor Clete...

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Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream

Ego Actus

A woman looks back on how rock god David Bowie was her imaginary spiritual guide, helping her make it through the 1980s to become...

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Movemakers Philly presents i.d.

Movemakers Philly presents i.d.

Movemakers Philly

“i.d.” is an uplifting journey through sound and movement that celebrates the complexity of race, culture and gender diversity. Cuban jazz musician Francois Zayas...

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Mujeres

Mujeres

Gavino + Carbonell

Mujeres is a compilation of dance works by female choreographers, Gavino and Carbonell. Gavino’s HERstory explores pre-colonial matrilineal bloodlines from the perspective of an indigenous Filipina....

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Onion Dances

Onion Dances

Talia Mason

Imagine walking through your grandparents’ home, each room filled with vivid memories—your great-grandmother writing a novel, your grandmother riding a motorcycle, your mother believing...

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Perspectives

Perspectives

AIM Academy Drama

“You look at me. What do you see? You don’t know who I am.”  Young writers share their perspectives on body shaming, gender identity,...

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Plight Release and the Diasporic Body

Plight Release and the Diasporic Body

Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround - Temple University Reflection/Response 2017

Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround will premiere Everyday Saturday and also feature Jesus & Egun, proclaimed by Eva Yaa Asantawaa as a choreographic world...

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Pond

Pond

Ellen Duong

An immersive aquatic environment that is created with procedural modeling, texturing, and animation techniques. Goes live Sept 7 Experience: Pond            ...

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Psychotic Broadway

Psychotic Broadway

Midge Mattel

Welcome to Midge’s world of distorted reality and Broadway songs! It’s Midge’s day off from work. Pajamas are the dress code. Show tunes are the...

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Puppet-delphia Fringe Slam

Puppet-delphia Fringe Slam

Leila and Pantea Productions

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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Queers of the Western Zombie Apocalypse

Queers of the Western Zombie Apocalypse

James Bradford

What happens when the world ends and a ragtag group of LGBTQIA Survivors band together to fight off zombies and bigots? Join them as...

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Reality in Retrograde

Reality in Retrograde

Ellen Skilton

A recovering good girl explores the ways that everything flip-flops when you change the lens. Suddenly, amnesia clears, power dynamics become visible, and our...

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Rising Above the Beauty of Life

Rising Above the Beauty of Life

Dolores Miller

Video poems and essays for hope, healing and overcoming obstacles. Beautiful Warrior, Dolores M. Miller shares “Sweet Children of War”, “I Left that Shore”,...

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SHOW ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SEE

SHOW ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SEE

Aubrie Costello + Co.

The venue for this production is different than what is listed in the printed guide. The correct venue is 233 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA...

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Socially Conscious Friends

Socially Conscious Friends

Irina Varina

In the past couple of years I’ve become increasingly aware of unfair things happening in the world (lucky me). I’ve also binge-watched “Friends” (a...

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SOMETHING BLUE

SOMETHING BLUE

Paige L. Morris

A solo exhibition by Paige Lizbeth Morris, inspired by gender specific stereotypes in present day monogamous relationships. The work challenges society’s perception of women...

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Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act

Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act

Blue Mercury Theatre

Athol Fugard’s provocative play depicts the love affair between a black man and a white woman in apartheid South Africa. They share their deepest...

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

Rachael Basescu, Erin Brittain, Grant Mech, and Akiko Hosaki

Songs by composers and poets whose careers took them away from their homeland. The program will include selected songs by Chopin sung in Polish,...

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Survived By

Survived By

Anna Kroll

We are survived by the words by and about us. We live and die and then there is the story of our life and...

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The Edge of the Rock

The Edge of the Rock

The Rock School for Dance Education

Exciting, energetic young talent from around the world perform classical and contemporary vignettes that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Alumni...

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The Flat Earth

The Flat Earth

The Flat Earth/Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy)

Favorites of comedy festival audiences across North America (multiple Best & Producer Picks), The Flat Earth return to where it all began—the Philly Fringe—and...

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The Groom's a Fag; The Bride's a Cunt; The Best Man's a Whore; and the Maiden of Honor (Just) Hung Herself in the Closet

The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s a Cunt; The Best Man’s a Whore; and the Maiden of Honor (Just) Hung Herself in the Closet

On the Rocks

Daniel is pretty gay, but he’s marrying Nora. Nora is a virgin that wants her wedding night to be a sexual awakening. Shit gets...

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The Omega Transport Video Club

The Omega Transport Video Club

The Omega Transport Video Club

The Omega Transport Video Club is a tracking adjustment for your cerebellum. Also, it is a hosted cinematic experience, highlighting the very strangest cinema...

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The Storytellers

The Storytellers

Joy Madden

Choreographer Joy Madden and a spirited company of dancers weave together dance, music, and storytelling to tell the beguiling tale of heartbreak, humor, and...

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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

Leila and Pantea Productions

A provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, The Turn of the Screw is a ghost story originally penned by Henry James in...

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The Vicissitudes of Travel

The Vicissitudes of Travel

Jennifer Blaine and Karen Getz

Desperate to hold onto the brother she loves, “Sister” charters a guided tour through his brain surgery to “capture” him before it’s too late....

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These Terrible Things

These Terrible Things

University of the Arts / The Berserker Residents

Rather than create something new, The Berserker Residents have teamed with The University of the Arts to stage an old-ass play. Come see Lord Ham...

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This Is Boring

This Is Boring

jenny&john

Being bored sucks. But why does it suck so much? And has it always sucked, or is it especially sucky now? We don’t have...

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To My Unborn Child: A Love Letter From Fred Hampton

To My Unborn Child: A Love Letter From Fred Hampton

Iron Age Theatre

Murdered by Chicago Police at 21 as he lay by his pregnant lover, visionary Black Panther Fred Hampton preached a humane, compassionate revolution against...

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Tongue & Groove

Tongue & Groove

Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater

Inspired by personal information anonymously submitted by the audience, this Fringe-favorite ensemble instantly creates a montage of hilarious and heartbreaking scenes and monologues!  For their...

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Triage

Triage

Bent Antennae Productions

Congratulations, you’ve been selected to appear in the studio audience for a brand-new reality competition: Triage! Watch our contestants Beth and Chris sing, solve,...

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Two-Man, One-Man

Two-Man, One-Man

Benjamin Behrend and Patrick Romano Sept 19-22

Two-Man, One-Man is (technically) a three-man show—about two one-man shows—being performed as a two-man show. After a venue accidentally double books their respective one-man shows,...

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Ubu Faust

Ubu Faust

Broderick Jones with Leila and Pantea Productions

Ubu assumes the role of Faust in this raucous, rapid-fire puppet comedy. Inspired by the plays of Alfred Jarry, the legends of Faust, and...

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United

United

The Revivalists

On Sept. 9, 1776, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress renamed the Colonies the United States of America. Experience the spirit that fueled a rebellion...

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Urgent Care: A Social Care Experience

Urgent Care: A Social Care Experience

The Colored Girls Museum

The Colored Girls Museum takes community matters into her own hands converting the three-story Victorian memoir museum into a Social Care Experience. Her new...

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Way of Words

Way of Words

Veronica Bowlan and Andrew Christman

Way of Words is an interactive poetry and visual art event. You are invited to write and read poetry, paint and collage—or just sit...

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We Shall Not Be Moved

We Shall Not Be Moved

Opera Philadelphia / Daniel Bernard Roumain (composer) Marc Bamuthi Joseph (libretto) Bill T. Jones (director) Sept 16-24

World Premiere!
What’s at stake here is America and its future. Who’s invited to participate?
Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia as part of the O17 festival.

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Wedgwood on the Green

Wedgwood on the Green

Drip Symphony Sept 21-23

A story in light and sound. A performance in and out of the round. Follow a young man up the fire escape, through the...

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Weight of Water

Weight of Water

TangenT Art Collaborative

A meditation on toxicity and trust inspired by groundwater contamination in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. Goes live Sept 7 Visit: weight of water site    ...

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WILD: A Clown Western

WILD: A Clown Western

Shoe Box Company

Harmonicas. Rugged individualists. Standoffs where gunfighters stare at each other for a while and then shoot. These are the staples of a classic Western....

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