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WetLand

WetLand

Mary Mattingly Aug 15 - Sep 21 2014

A wet look at Philly’s future. Imagine a near future when rivers and oceans begin to rise, when urbanites must embrace water as part...

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FREE Film Screening & Lecture about Italy's most radical theater director, Romeo Castellucci

FREE Film Screening & Lecture about Italy’s most radical theater director, Romeo Castellucci

Aug 19 2014

Yale professor Tom Sellar will lecture with filmed excerpts of works by renowned Italian theater director Romeo Castellucci, in advance of live performances of...

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Scratch Night: Neighborhood Fringe Spotlight Series

Scratch Night: Neighborhood Fringe Spotlight Series

Aug 18 - 25 2014

Sample the 2014 Fringe Festival every Monday night in August! Select Neighborhood artists will perform excerpts from their 2014 shows. FREE + free beer!

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Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Sep 5 2014

Balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret hosted by “The Drag Queen King.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) FREE / FringeArts Stage View all Late Night events at FringeArts

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Chalk Board Artists

Chalk Board Artists

Chris Richards Sep 6 2014

Chalk Board Artists is a 21st Century opera, in English, and it is set to a score of modern music ranging from hip-hop, rock,...

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BalletX at The Porch

BalletX at The Porch

BalletX Sep 6 2014

BalletX performs beside 30th Street Station against the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline. Presented by University City District as part of its innovative cultural...

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Graveyard Voices

Graveyard Voices

34th Street Poets Sep 6 2014

Explore the big questions of life, death, and beyond through words of immortal bards and award-winning (and still-living) poets. Amidst the haunting surroundings of...

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Concert 2014

Concert 2014

Dancefusion & 360° Dance Company Sep 5 - 6 2014

Dancefusion, a Philadelphia based modern dance company will present a joint concert with 360° Dance Company from New York City. The program will present...

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No Place Like

No Place Like

Kaleid Theater Sep 5 - 6 2014

As they come of age, a group of young women look forward and backward to contemplate their place in the world. Memory, family, place,...

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The Story of You

The Story of You

Brian Kelly Sep 6 2014

Stories from offshore, on deck, across the table, at a dam with no water behind the bar, from the side of the road, under...

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Capture

Capture

PhysiKal Bodies Sep 5 - 6 2014

Capture is the result of a series of investigations into the individual’s progression through life. How does our past influence our present? What occurs when...

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Dennis Diamond and Daryl Hannah (Elephant Room)

Dennis Diamond and Daryl Hannah (Elephant Room)

Sep 6 2014

Magic by idiots. FREE / La Peg Stage View all Late Night events by FringeArts

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CHRISTEENE: The Christeene Machine

CHRISTEENE: The Christeene Machine

Sep 6 2014

FREE / FringeArts Stage “Like some manic combination of Alice Cooper and Hedwig (of the Angry Inch).” Spin Magazine Enter THE CHRISTEENE MACHINE: A gender-blending booty-pounding perversion of...

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Experiment #39 (OLD CITY)

Experiment #39 (OLD CITY)

The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure Sep 6 - 7 2014

“The IPA may be on to something: Do what you like and like what you do.” —David Finkle, Huffington Post A most unusual walking tour.Wander...

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BREATH

BREATH

MM2 Modern Dance Company Sep 7 2014

After a successful tour in Toronto, MM2 brings BREATH to FringeArts. BREATH is a collection of seven pieces which focus on how our breath...

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What I Learned About Outer Space

What I Learned About Outer Space

A co-creation of Pennsylvania Ballet, Curtis Institute of Music and FringeArts Sep 6 - 7 2014

Experiments on the frontier of dance. In this unprecedented collaboration, three superbly adventurous choreographers from around the world will create new cutting-edge, experimental works...

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Paper Phoenix

Paper Phoenix

Lori Reed Sep 5 - 7 2014

Paper Phoenix is a musical modern-day fairy tale about a group of adolescents growing up in suburbia that discover a magic tree in the...

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(some) LOVE AND (some) INFORMATION

(some) LOVE AND (some) INFORMATION

Headlong Dance Theatre and The University of the Arts Sep 4 - 7 2014

Brind School UArts + Headlong Dance Theater = (some) LOVE AND (some) INFORMATION. Caryl Churchill’s Love And Information will be used as text for the collaboration with...

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V

V

Butter & Serve Sep 5 - 7 2014

In this explosively physical, devised dark comedy, Butter & Serve explores tropes about the role of women within society. These fierce ladies from the...

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Maya Beiser: Uncovered

Maya Beiser: Uncovered

Sep 7 2014

Maya Beiser: Uncovered is a collection of startling classic rock tunes, re-imagined and re- contextualized, in stunning performances by Maya Beiser. Her concert at...

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Closure

Closure

Aleksandra Berczynski & MB Grupa Realizacji Sep 4 - 10 2014

Closure is Aleksandra Berczynski’s latest mono-drama based upon the modern day conflicts found in her reality. Life is no longer a dream, nor a vicious...

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Philly Song Shuffle

Philly Song Shuffle

The Xtreme Folk Scene Sep 10 2014

200-plus minutes of fast, dirty fun involving 4 minute sets, 4 second set changes, 55 artists on one stage, and a Philly-sized dose of...

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Would I Lie to You?

Would I Lie to You?

RealLivePeople Sep 5 - 10 2014

You’re a liar. So are we. Would I Lie To You? explores the lies we tell and the naked truths they conceal, from the casual to...

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Sephro: Earth's Revenge

Sephro: Earth’s Revenge

Fantasy Weavers Sep 6 - 10 2014

Planet Sephro faces it’s most threatening challenge yet—chemical warfare. The Sephron’s food sustenance, Torli, is tainted to create sickness and death. Come witness, in...

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The Sunset Club

The Sunset Club

Sep 10 2014

From Matthew Neenan’s Sunset, o639 Hours presented by BalletX. Cross the Pacific in a musical airship captained by award-winning composer Rosie Langabeer. FREE /...

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Pig Iron Night of Cabaret

Pig Iron Night of Cabaret

Sep 11 2014

An evening of cabaret with the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training featuring insanely funny bits from the city’s next wave of theatrical...

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The Only Band in Illyria

The Only Band in Illyria

Sep 11 2014

(from Pig Iron’s Twelfth Night) Gypsy music from the heart of Pig Iron Theatre Company. The Only Band In Illyria is your one-stop-shop for...

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Speed Dating TONIGHT!

Speed Dating TONIGHT!

Poor Richard's Opera Sep 6 - 12 2014

After critically acclaimed premieres across the country, Michael Ching’s Speed Dating TONIGHT! is coming to Philadelphia! This 90-minute show brings 25 characters together, 3 minutes at...

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aqua.thermal vs. The Selfie

aqua.thermal vs. The Selfie

Katrina Atkin Sep 11 - 12 2014

Set in a world not unlike our own, aqua.thermal vs. The Selfie tells the tale of a post-apocalyptica that inspires its inhabitants to create new, compassionate...

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2 For 1: Elementals in Motion & More Nothing More

2 For 1: Elementals in Motion & More Nothing More

Amancay Candal Tribe, Hilary Pierce, Claire Pitts Sep 11 - 12 2014

Two shows in one setting! Both works are originally inspired by Butoh, a Japanese dance form, but they also include elements of dance and...

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#(hashtag)

#(hashtag)

ETC Theater Sep 5 - 12 2014

#hashtag #etctheater #comedy #phillyfringe #writtenbytoddcardin #directedbyemilycardin

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Champagne Jerry

Champagne Jerry

Sep 12 2014

By far the greatest rapper in the world, he likes snacks, books, sexual intercourse, and rhyming. FREE / La Peg Stage View all Late...

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Underground Episodes

Underground Episodes

Run Boy Run Productions Sep 12 - 13 2014

The hustle and bustle of everyday life in Philadelphia is a story within itself. Join us as we venture into the minds and tales...

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Borneo odyssey

Borneo odyssey

Skowmon Hastanan Sep 13 2014

Borneo Odyssey, an experimental performance with audience interactions, based on the 1896–1898 Penn Museum expeditions to northern Borneo made by Furness, Harrison, and Hiller....

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Mirroring Sky - A Soundscape

Mirroring Sky – A Soundscape

InVersion Theatre Sep 7 - 13 2014

Take an enhanced walk through town with InVersion Theatre. Mirroring Sky, a self-guided soundscape, leads you to new discoveries across Philadelphia.  Inspired by the poetry...

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Project Reclamation

Project Reclamation

Spiral Nexus Sep 13 2014

Project Reclamation is an interactive and visual art show aimed at “finding beauty in lost spaces.” Artists Abner Diaz and Dan Stoeckel will examine subjects...

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Alternative Theatre Festival

Alternative Theatre Festival

iNtuitons Experimental Theatre Sep 13 2014

Join us for our annual Alternative Theater Festival, UPenn’s exclusive showcase of student-written experimental theater. Organized by iNtuitons, Penn’s only experimental theater troupe, the Alternative Theater...

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Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (L)

Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (L)

Trajal Harrell Sep 12 - 13 2014

“Yes, here is the Judson Church legacy, and the Harlem ball legacy. But this, finally, is the House of Harrell.” Claudia La Rocco, The...

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Another Word For Missing

Another Word For Missing

New Street Dance Group Sep 13 2014

Endangered runaways, the Bermuda Triangle, long lost love letters, dark matter, and more make up New Street Dance Group’s Another Word for Missing, an...

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We Are Proud to Present

We Are Proud to Present

The University of the Arts Sep 5 - 13 2014

Six time Barrymore Award nominee and F. Otto Haas Award recipient Matt Pfeiffer returns to the Brind School to direct We Are Proud to...

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Two Street - A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers

Two Street – A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers

Tribe of Fools Sep 4 - 13 2014

Two Mummers brigades, both alike in dignity. Ronnie and Jules are perfect together, except that they belong to rival Mummer’s brigades. From the same...

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Morir Sonyando

Morir Sonyando

Power Street Theatre Sep 5 - 13 2014

Genesis, an academic working her way through an Ivy League education, is proud of the fact that she’s survived her family’s dysfunction, if only...

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The Four Seasons Restaurant

The Four Seasons Restaurant

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio Sep 11 - 13 2014

“[Castellucci’s] pieces are ruthless and demand that you approach them in a state of wonder. You get out in direct proportion to what you...

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Stand Back I'm Gonna Uke: An Evening of Old-Timey Music

Stand Back I’m Gonna Uke: An Evening of Old-Timey Music

Seth Reichgott Sep 5 - 13 2014

Love. Longing. Ukulele. Join Slim Bob Slim on a heartfelt and hilarious journey through the great old-timey music you know and love. It’s a...

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The Wingmen Present: The Neighborhood

The Wingmen Present: The Neighborhood

The Wingmen Sep 11 - 13 2014

The Wingmen—a talented and hilarious group of writer-performers—are pleased to present The Neighborhood: an energetic and interactive night of improvised and sketch comedy that will...

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Nellie/Nellie

Nellie/Nellie

AntiGravity Theatre Project Sep 11 - 13 2014

Inside Broad Street Ministry’s cavernous sanctuary, Nellie/Nellie is a theatrical work with live music and delusional dance. Playing with mysterious and dynamic ways of seeing with...

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Kill Shakespeare: Live Graphic Novel

Kill Shakespeare: Live Graphic Novel

Revolution Shakespeare & Hear Again Radio Project Sep 12 - 13 2014

Kill Shakespeare is the thrilling live performance of the hit graphic novel that sends the Bard’s greatest heroes on a quest to find a reclusive...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Sep 13 2014

Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their legs. FREE / La Peg Stage View all Late...

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El Malito and the 33rd Century

El Malito and the 33rd Century

Sep 13 2014

Traveling through wormholes to bring you party music! Free / La Peg Stage View all Late Night events at FringeArts  

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The Jamboree Sunday

The Jamboree Sunday

Sept 14 2014

The Jamboree Sunday is a simple little band who like nothing more than to sit around and jam as well as watch samurai films...

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BalletX at The Bridgette Mayer Gallery

BalletX at The Bridgette Mayer Gallery

BalletX Sep 6 - 14 2014

Join BalletX in the Bridgette Mayer Gallery for an intimate dance experience. Company dancers will perform improvisational solos inspired by some of the 400...

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Marbles

Marbles

Hannh Van Sciver Sep 11 - 14 2014

Marbles is a two-person play about an unconventional romance, set against the backdrop of the Information Age. Staged with care in the basement of...

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iHamlet

iHamlet

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Sep 7 - 20 2014

An adaptation by South African playwright Robin Malan, features one actor, speaking the words of only one character, Hamlet. This is Hamlet crystallized: Hamlet...

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AE$OP

AE$OP

Drexel Players Sep 5 - 14 2014

AE$OP is an imaginative and immersive adaptation of the famed fables by Aesop. Watch as characters’ tales intertwine to venture beyond simple morals of right...

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Splatter

Splatter

Manayunk Theatre Company Sep 5 - 14 2014

A sadistic murderer appears in Eastern Europe. He has captured a girl. The terror of the scene is matched only by the horror that...

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the four seasons

the four seasons

Katie Horton and artists Sep 13 - 14 2014

Created after a rough winter, this piece takes us through the internal struggles, the emotional ups and downs, the physical changes, and the mental...

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Children's Opera Box Sep 13 - 14 2014

Two hungry children lost in the woods. A mouthwatering gingerbread house. A terrifying witch. These elements come together in an hour of beautiful music,...

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Necessary Efforts

Necessary Efforts

The Naked Stark Sep 12 - 14 2014

The Naked Stark presents a mixed bill of dances that fill the Performance Garage with bold and intimate movement. Join us for four works...

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Best Friends

Best Friends

Linda Dubin Garfield Sep 7 - 14 2014

BFFs, chums, buddies, partners, sidekicks. Whatever you call them, they are always there for you, from pinky swears to pajama parties, weddings, babies, birthdays—Best...

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The Adults

The Adults

New Paradise Laboratories Sep 3 - 14 2014

“Beautiful physical theater.” Howard Shapiro, The Philadelphia Inquirer A family vacation to hell. This is no run-of-the-mill vacation. Veteran and next-generation New Paradise Laboratories cast...

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Not Your Mother's Moth

Not Your Mother’s Moth

Megan Flynn & Teresa VanDenend Sorge Sep 13 - 14 2014

Not Your Mother’s Moth is a shared evening of dance works by Megan Flynn and Teresa VanDenend Sorge. The artists explore the impermanence of tactile...

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Snyder v. Phelps, an original musical

Snyder v. Phelps, an original musical

Underbite Theatre Company Sep 12 - 14 2014

“God hates fags!” The Westboro Baptist Church protests Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder’s funeral. A grieving father sues Fred Phelps for defiling his son’s name...

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Kabbalah: The Musical!

Kabbalah: The Musical!

Shechinah, Inc Sep 7 - 14 2014

Kabbalah: The Musical! is a multidimensional, interactive piece based on Jewish esoteric traditions, yet open to all. Kabbalah: The Musical! brings to life teachings of the origins...

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"'... the rags of time': J. Robert Oppenheimer"

“‘… the rags of time’: J. Robert Oppenheimer”

Exclamation Theater, Inc. Sep 5 - 14 2014

“’ . . .the rags of time’: J. Robert Oppenheimer” is a new play by dramatist A.S. Ruch, a 65-minute one-man show, imaginatively recounting a...

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Kim Coles: Oh, But Wait . . . There's More!

Kim Coles: Oh, But Wait . . . There’s More!

Kim Coles / Dir. Scotch Ellis Loring Sep 11 - 14 2014

The hilarious star of the hit TV sitcom Living Single presents the Philly debut of her acclaimed one-woman show chronicling the ebb and flow of her...

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Till Birnam Wood . . .

Till Birnam Wood . . .

John Schultz Sep 5 - 14 2014

Encounter the witches, put on your blindfold, and fall into the darkness of Scotland under the murderous rule of Macbeth. Till Birnam Wood ....

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THE ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, FORGET-ABOUT-IT, LAST NIGHT AT VON DAHM'S SPORTS BAR, WING HUT, AND KARAOKE PLACE

THE ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, FORGET-ABOUT-IT, LAST NIGHT AT VON DAHM’S SPORTS BAR, WING HUT, AND KARAOKE PLACE

Actors International Theatre Sep 13 - 15 2014

World premiere performance! It’s the last night before the closing of Von Dahm’s Sports Bar, Wing Hut, and Karaoke Palace. Three old acquaintances meet...

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2014 Rocky Awards

2014 Rocky Awards

Sep 15 2014

Presented by Dance/UP and FringeArts (Festival Guide readers please note that the event time has changed!) Free / 75 minutes Hosted by Annie Wilson...

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The Rape of Lucrece

The Rape of Lucrece

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Sep 5 - 15 2014

In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed—and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge adapts and performs in this one-man...

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99 BREAKUPS

99 BREAKUPS

Pig Iron Theatre Company Sep 4 - 16 2014

“One of the few groups successfully taking theater in new directions.” The New York Times It’s never ordinary. Couples break up. Bands split apart. Cells...

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The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia

The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia

Curated by flandrew fleisenberg and Loren Groenendaal Sep 17 2014

H-O-T is HOT Improv! In this monthly event, the H-O-T Series features spontaneous performance by expert and emerging dance and music improvisers, curated by dance artist Loren...

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What Narwhals Talk About When They Talk About Love

What Narwhals Talk About When They Talk About Love

Grace Mi-He Lee and Leslie Elkins Sep 10 - 17 2014

Grace Mi-He Lee and Leslie Elkins return to the Fringe with a show about narwhals pondering their mysterious nature and the elusive meaning of...

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Through the Glass Ceiling

Through the Glass Ceiling

Factory Productions featuring Ann Artist Sept 10 - 17 2014

A two-part exaggerated living spectacle exploring the limitations of gender and feminine identity. Featuring the talents of Ann Artist and friends. 90 minutes $10...

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Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It

Sep 17 2014

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! Adrienne Truscott, one-half of the infamous Wau Wau...

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The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Blue Suede Productions Sep 8 - 18 2014

An emotionally charged musical about a couple, telling her story backwards and his forwards, only to meet on their wedding day, starring Chris McCollum...

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Paradox

Paradox

Ziya Sep 18 2014

A multimedia production that incorporates music, stories, artistic demonstrations, photos, multimedia, and sensory experiences to tell the profound story of a South African family...

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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

Wild Plum Productions Sep 16 - 18 2014

The Yellow Wallpaper tells the tale of a woman who gradually becomes fascinated and then obsessed by the wallpaper (and what lies behind it)...

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Sisters of Ellery Hollow by Stephen Spotswood

Sisters of Ellery Hollow by Stephen Spotswood

RHolt Productions Sep 7 - 18 2014

Elsie and Abby lead a hard life, but survive by transforming their painful childhood into tall tales: their impossible birth, their strange caretaker, and...

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Passport

Passport

IShowNY Productions & Yajaira Paredes Sep 18 2014

This is a play about the identity lost—or stolen—of a society unable to communicate using language. Passport is about the Kafkaesque journey of a woman whose...

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DJ Jersey Dan

DJ Jersey Dan

Sep 18 2014

Spinning your favorite songs on 100% vinyl outside at the La Peg Beer Garden. Jersey Dan on SoundCloud

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In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL

In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL

Half Straddle Sep 17 - 19 2014

High school football gets genderbent by a female and transgender cast. “Launching a goal-line drive to a new feminist form.” – Helen Shaw, Time Out...

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Ben to the Future

Ben to the Future

Salamé Studios Sep 12 - 19 2014

A young Ben Franklin is jolted into modern-day Philadelphia, only finding a colonial tour guide to believe his story. At first he is shocked,...

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Safe Space

Safe Space

Apocalypse Club Sep 10 - 19 2014

Coastal cities are flooded. Philly is overrun with refugees. Disease breaks out in the camps, and the government gives the order: shelter in place....

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Desperately Seeking the Exit

Desperately Seeking the Exit

Peter Michael Marino Sep 5 - 19 2014

In 2007, American playwright Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the Madonna movie Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the music of Blondie. It...

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Mount Airy Home Companion

Mount Airy Home Companion

Saint Mad Sep 18 - 19 2014

Hello West Philly, from your brothers and sisters in Mount Airy, the hippy heartland on the edge of the beautiful Wissahickon Valley. Let’s come...

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Broken Wing

Broken Wing

Leila and Pantea Productions Sep 10 - 19 2014

In a land of sand, blood, and roses, where disasters are counted in stones, two men’s good intentions for one woman have unexpected consequences...

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Eleanor Bauer: Bauer Hour

Eleanor Bauer: Bauer Hour

Sep 19 2014

Bauer Hour is a talk show, variety show, shit show, parlor show, cabaret show. Free / FringeArts Stage View all Late Night events at...

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Doll Parts

Doll Parts

Sep 19 2014

Experience the ya’ll ya’ll with Brooklyn’s premier Dolly Parton Cover Band. Doll Parts Band Members: Julia Sirna-Fresh – Vocals, Ukulele Ricky Watts – Drums...

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Rainbowtown

Rainbowtown

Two Ducks Theatre Company Sep 6 - 20 2014

Rainbowtown is a hilarious, interactive, and touching play for kids (ages 3 to 8) and their families. It’s about emotions, colors, and a queen’s search...

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14 Sequenzas

14 Sequenzas

A Change of Harp Sep 18 - 20 2014

What if live music was displayed like visual art, allowing you to linger at pieces that spoke to you and pass by others that...

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Deep Blue Sleep

Deep Blue Sleep

Found Theater Company Sep 6 - 20 2014

Dive into a world of sailboats, sea creatures, and sirens for a flowing stream of maritime lullabies. This Fringe, the Found Theater ensemble will...

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International Dance Stars

International Dance Stars

The Rock School for Dance Education Sep 20 2014

The Rock School for Dance Education presents International Dance Stars, a compilation of vignettes performed by our talented young dancers. Here is your chance...

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It Was All Downhill After Fleetwood Mac

It Was All Downhill After Fleetwood Mac

Brian Shapiro Sep 9 - 20 2014

As Fleetwood Mac’s attorney during their rise from moderately successful rock band to biggest-selling recording artist of all time, my father was catapulted into...

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(re)visions

(re)visions

Other Case Notes Ensemble Sep 19 - 20 2014

A presentation of new and revised work. 45 minutes $12 / Members save 30%

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Broken Road

Broken Road

Joanne McBride Sep 16 - 20 2014

A story of ultimate forgiveness, Broken Road explores what it means to be a child—the pressure of loyalty and onus to love. Choreographer Joanne McBride uses...

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Tongue & Groove

Tongue & Groove

Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater Sep 12 - 20 2014

Inspired by true secrets anonymously submitted by the audience, this popular and critically acclaimed ensemble instantly creates hilarious and touching scenes and monologues, scored...

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Untitled: What You See or What Do You See

Untitled: What You See or What Do You See

Krie Alden of KrieArt Sep 6 - 20 2014

This show focuses on the relationship between the art and the viewer’s perspective—specifically hearing and seeing the viewer’s perspective and the amalgamation of that...

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Broken People

Broken People

David DelBianco Sep 12 - 20 2014

David DelBianco’s new solo show features revised material from earlier Fringe shows and adds new material to create a captivating, thematically coherent work about...

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Women Un Plugged

Women Un Plugged

Dretwin Productions Sep 5 - 20 2014

Three vignettes written by Miriam Dretler-Winneg: “The Poetry Between Two Women”, “The Beauty Closet”, and “Women and Their Doctors”. Performed on Sept 5 &...

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After the Summer Sun

After the Summer Sun

BalletFleming Sep 19 - 20 2014

Opening its 2014–2015 season, BalletFleming brings an exciting evening of contemporary ballet with new works by Christopher Fleming. 90 minutes $25 / Members save 30%

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What Good Has Come Out of Camden?

What Good Has Come Out of Camden?

Rocky Wilson Sep 20 2014

A brick through his Camden window told Rocky Wilson he wasn’t living in Haddonfield any longer. But Camden became more than bricks and broken...

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The Way Of All Flesh (Show): A Graveyard Cabaret

The Way Of All Flesh (Show): A Graveyard Cabaret

REV Theatre Company Sep 12 - 20 2014

“Pretty damn ideal . . . a total blast!” raves Philadelphia City Paper. Back (from the dead) by popular demand after two years of sold-out...

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SLIDESHOW

SLIDESHOW

SmokeyScout Productions Sep 8 - 20 2014

  From the 1960s through the 1980s, the slideshow was a staple of American life. SLIDESHOW drops audiences back in the time of Kodachrome colors, weaving...

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The WaitStaff Sh*t The Bed

The WaitStaff Sh*t The Bed

The WaitStaff Sketch Comedy Troupe Sep 5 - 20 2014

“Philly’s hottest sketch comedy troupe” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and the producers of The Real Housewives of South Philly and The Match Game return to...

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Reinventing Fania (a work in progress)

Reinventing Fania (a work in progress)

Fania Maria Tsakalakos Sep 19 - 20 2014

Fly, fistfight, frolic with Fania, who flashes life excerpts that seem like fairy tales, thrillers, cheesy or comedic movies. Life throws you curveballs, so...

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They Call Me Arethusa

They Call Me Arethusa

Colie McClellan & Mark Kennedy Sep 5 - 20 2014

How do you know if you know a woman who’s survived abuse? The answer is: you do. Arethusa guides you spoken-word-style through the stories...

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BENT

BENT

Truth Be Told Productions Sep 11 - 20 2014

This play centers around Max, a gay man living the good life in 1930s Berlin until he finds himself in Dachau. Through his relationship...

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Loop

Loop

Tangle Movement Arts Sep 18 - 20 2014

Pluck one strand of a web, and the whole net reverberates, transforming lives and reshaping connections. In this dynamic circus-theater show, Tangle’s acrobats swing,...

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Project - Through an Aperture

Project – Through an Aperture

Exosphere Sep 12 - 20 2014

Dance on film in sections, levels and layers. Special guest artist Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company. 30 minutes Free

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From Our Living Room

From Our Living Room

Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre Sep 20 2014

Fresh from last year’s sold-out run of HATCH, Birds on a Wire presents an intimate evening of new duets, all choreographed by company members....

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Yip and Al

Yip and Al

More Than a Dime Ensemble Sep 19 - 20 2014

Al, the character from the song “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” describes his hobo journey across Depression-era America through his letters to Yip...

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Suspended

Suspended

Brian Sanders' JUNK Sep 5 – 20 2014

Get set to bliss out when this festival favorite bounds through a fantastical, titillating abyss where dual states of being and consciousness cross both...

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The Back Door

The Back Door

Jasmine Zieroff Sep 5 - 20 2014

Jasmine Zieroff, co-creator of the erotic 2012 Fringe hit, RUB, deals her latest naughty-artist sensation. Enter a secret passage to bask in the glow of...

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Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket

Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket

Sep 20 2014

“Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience. An 8-piece absurdist soul outfit based in Philadelphia, it is an innovative, joyful tour-de-force that blissfully toes the...

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Margam, A Classical Splash

Margam, A Classical Splash

Naatya Seva, Academy of Indian Classical Dance Sep 6 - 21 2014

Bejeweled in the richest gems and adorned in the finest silks, from the region of South India we bring you Bharathanaatyam. This enthralling presentation...

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Intimate Exchanges

Intimate Exchanges

1812 Productions Sep 4 - 21 2014

Jennifer Childs and Tony Lawton star in Alan Ayckbourn’s sensational comedy of chance where each road taken is dictated by the audience, leading to...

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Peter Pan is Dead

Peter Pan is Dead

Brandon Monokian Sep 6 - 21 2014

Peter Pan Is Dead is a play about douchebags, revenge, and navigating the world of love in the year two thousand and something. Fairy tales,...

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Skin In The Game

Skin In The Game

Foreverlore Sep 19 - 21 2014

Skin In The Game is the story of three underprivileged high school seniors who compete for a full-ride university scholarship during an overseas event match—only...

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Wendy and Peter

Wendy and Peter

Bloom & Fly Theatre Company Sep 6 - 20 2014

A world premier sequel based on the writings and characters of J.M. Barrie, and inspired by his novel’s final chapter: “When Wendy Grew Up.”...

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By You That Made Me, Frankenstein

By You That Made Me, Frankenstein

Philadelphia Opera Collective Sep 12 - 21 2014

When young Mary Shelly ran away to the home of mad poet, Lord Byron, an infamous writers’ circle began. In the long nights of...

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Living in Exile: A retelling of the Iliad

Living in Exile: A retelling of the Iliad

Philadelphia Experimental Theatre Ensemble Sep 17 - 21 2014

Living inside our small lives, when do we see the star-studded sky? When do we experience the large, war-making rage in us all? Acknowledge...

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The Disappearing Quarterback

The Disappearing Quarterback

Plays & Players Sep 20 - 21 2014

Mike Boryla was the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1974–76. Two years later, he quit professional football and… disappeared. He returns after...

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Susan's Undoing

Susan’s Undoing

Susan Chase Sep 5 - 21 2014

Breast cancer survivor Susan Chase climbs, dangles, and literally defies gravity in a duel with her nemesis. Using wry repartee and multi-media, Susan’s skirmishes...

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100% Philadelphia

100% Philadelphia

Rimini Protokoll Sep 19 - 21 2014

“The delight of the show rests in its techniques: overhead cameras show participants forming giant pie charts, voting with torch lights in secret ballots,...

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Oedipus The Musical

Oedipus The Musical

Van.Martin Productions Sep 5 - 21 2014

Oedipus The Musical takes place in Ancient Thebes. When a herpes plague spreads through the city, King Oedipus is forced to discover the incestuous roots...

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The Ray Charles Experience – Live!

The Ray Charles Experience – Live!

Movin' Melvin Brown Sep 12 - 21 2014

Soulful journey exploring the jazz, blues, gospel music of Ray Charles and his contemporaries, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, and more! Singing,...

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Theorem

Theorem

Greg Kennedy, Innovative Juggler Sep 5 - 21 2014

After five years with Cirque du Soleil, Greg Kennedy returns with a breathtaking new show of modern manipulation. Theorem is a playful look at the process...

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Anna K

Anna K

Chris Davis Sep 12 - 21 2014

From one of the creators of last year’s Fringe hit Holly’s Dead Soldiers comes a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina. Anna K explores the...

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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Silver Stage Company Sept 19 - 21 2014

A biting satire on Hollywood, racial identity, celebrity culture, and the people who think they know actors through the movies they make. Beginning in...

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Splice

Splice

Leah Stein Dance Company Sep 18 - 21 2014

LSDC presents Splice a new site-specific performance in collaboration with Jeremy Holme’s wood sculpture installation at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery. Splice invites the audience to explore the ribbon-like installation...

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Transference

Transference

Megan Lynn/Asterial Dance and Alyson Laury Dance Company Sep 21 2014

NYC-based contemporary companies, Megan Lynn/Asterial Dance and Alyson Laury Dance, present Transference, an evening of highly athletic and fluid movement. Both companies strive to create...

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Double Batman

Double Batman

Frank Perri Sep 7 - 21 2014

As a boy, given up at birth, and growing up through the loss of his adopted parents, this one man show is a true...

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Incongruous

Incongruous

Laurencio Ruiz Sep 5 - 21 2014

Incongruous: This hilarious frenzy and explosive adult puppet show with anatomically complete—no, correct—physically disabled puppets, who literally bare all to expose everything. If you...

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Flim Flam Phantom Sham

Flim Flam Phantom Sham

Ombelico Mask Ensemble Sep 12 - 21 2014

From the company that triumphed over the naked bike ride in 2011, comes the latest madcap masked adventure to have you rolling on your...

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Temple Theaters Sep 17 - 21 2014

This critically acclaimed drama is a hallucinatory exploration of the power and perils of human nature. It follows the lives of two American Marines...

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The Orgasm Chronicles

The Orgasm Chronicles

OneTaste Philly Sep 7 - 21 2014

OneTaste Philly illuminates a life saturated in orgasm: to be available, connectable, usable. Sharing their personal stories in prose and poetry, OneTaste Philly leads...

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Human Fruit Bowl

Human Fruit Bowl

Andrea Kuchlewska & Harmony Stempel Sep 7 - 21 2014

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a live nude model while she poses? Human Fruit Bowl attempts to answer that question while it delves...

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The Body Lautrec

The Body Lautrec

Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen Sep 12 - 21 2014

Art and medicine collide in this physical theater exploration of painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec: outsider, exhibitionist, clown, medical object, and self-appointed archivist of the Paris...

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#shamanicinterfaces

#shamanicinterfaces

Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater Sep 20 - 21 2014

#shamanicinterfaces is an interactive performance featuring dance, music, video, spoken word, and the internet. Directed by Manfred Fischbeck. Live music by Tim Motzer. Live visuals...

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Mad Blood and Other Beauties

Mad Blood and Other Beauties

A Plague On Both Your Houses Sep 12 - 21 2014

Romeo and Juliet: a tale of tragic accidents. But how accidental was it, really? Set in a nightclub and told from the perspective of...

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Resurrection Room

Resurrection Room

Gunnar Montana Sep 12 - 21 2014

Follow a young woman as she stumbles upon a world with no rules, no life, no death. A room riddled with resurrected characters from...

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame...A Mute Play

The Hunchback of Notre Dame…A Mute Play

The Renegade Company Sep 11 - 22 2014

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Borrowing from the mise-en-scène of silent films, Renegade will transform Victor Hugo’s novel...

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Fando y Lis by Fernando Arrabal

Fando y Lis by Fernando Arrabal

A new translation by Emily Schuman Sep 20 - 22 2014

Fando carts his crippled bride Lis through a barren nowhere-land to find happiness in the city of Tar. As the absurd becomes a reality,...

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Nightmares in Neverland

Nightmares in Neverland

Bri Shaw / Brian Clores / Brey Barrett / Haygen Walker Sep 11 - 22 2014

A theatrical experience inspired by the unrealized and rarely spoken-of foreboding world of Peter Pan. With two original one-act plays, the inevitable loss of...

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Poe-a-thon

Poe-a-thon

Night Hawks Sep 21 - 22 2014

Features original short plays by three-time Arts Council recipient William Burrison and friends, experimental audio-visual interpretation of short Poe poems, with live music (piano,...

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Lovertits

Lovertits

Annie Wilson Sep 19 - 22 2014

Lovertits: a burlesque-postmodern-dance-theater-bad-improv performance. Why does the performance of sexiness look so different from the actual act of sex? Why is it so funny?...

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Sam Amidon with Bill Frisell & Shahzad Ismaily

Sam Amidon with Bill Frisell & Shahzad Ismaily

Folk Melodies Vividly Reimagined Fri, Oct 17 2014

Presented in association with Ars Nova Workshop Sam Amidon, voice, fiddle, banjo + guitarist Bill Frisell, guitar Shahzad Ismaily, bass Kenny Wollesen, drums “Hauntingly...

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Candy Volcano

Candy Volcano

Halloween Jack's Glamtasm Masquerade Fri, Oct 31 2014

Candy Volcano is a festive tribute to the music of the 1970’s glam rock era, brought to you by an extensive cast of colorful...

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Scratch Night: November

Scratch Night: November

Mon, Nov 3 2014

A smorgasboard of what’s new and what’s next on the Philadelphia arts scene. A sampling of promising works-in-progress by local artists. Your insider look...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

First Friday First Friday Nov 7

Hawaiian Punch has got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their legs. Red 40 & The Last Groovement is a...

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Arty & the Hot Katz

Arty & the Hot Katz

Nov 14

Electric violinist Arty Artymiw and his merry band of Hot Katz bring their unique instrumentation to classic rock faves from the ‘60s, ‘70s &...

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TJ Kong Presents An Evening With Tom Waits

TJ Kong Presents An Evening With Tom Waits

Nov 21

Take the Downtown Train to Istanbul. Philadelphia’s own TJ Kong will perform an entire evening of Tom Waits songs with a full band of...

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Scratch Night: December

Scratch Night: December

Mon, Dec 1 2014

A smorgasboard of what’s new and what’s next on the Philadelphia arts scene. A sampling of promising works-in-progress by local artists. Your insider look...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

First Friday First Friday Dec 5

Hawaiian Punch has got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their legs. Red 40 & The Last Groovement is a...

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The Jamboree Sunday

The Jamboree Sunday

Late Night at FringeArts Fri, Dec 12

The Jamboree Sunday is a simple little band who like nothing more than to sit around and jam as well as watch samurai films...

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Scratch Night: January

Scratch Night: January

Mon, Jan 5

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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ICP Orchestra + Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo

ICP Orchestra + Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo

Two groups of great experimenters Sun, Jan 11

A co-presentation with Ars Nova Workshop. Explore fantastic new sounds and far-out sonic spaces with two groups of great experimenters. ICP Orchestra Ragtime to swing,...

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Fest

Fest

Ivo Dimchev (Bulgaria) Tue, Jan 13–Wed, Jan 14

A fantasy about sex and power. At the headquarters of an imaginary festival in Copenhagen, the performance artist Ivo Dimchev discusses with a curator...

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Arty & the Hot Katz

Arty & the Hot Katz

FringeArts Late Night Fri, Jan 23

Electric violinist Arty Artymiw and his merry band bring their unique instrumentation to classic rock faves from the ‘60s, ‘70s & ‘80s. A string...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Fri, Jan 30

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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Everything One in the Disc of the Sun

Everything One in the Disc of the Sun

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble Fri, Jan 30–Sat, Jan 31

Part of the Studio Series: works made for intimate spaces. At the end of time, three Osirian priests gather at a pseudo-Egyptian karaoke bar...

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Scratch Night: February

Scratch Night: February

Mon, Feb 2

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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The Divine Feminine

The Divine Feminine

anonymous bodies, curated by King Britt and Kate Watson-Wallace Fri, Feb 6

First Friday Music: concerts on the fringe.     Celebrating the stature and wisdom of the Divine Feminine across cultures. A live collaboration of...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Feb 6, 2015

Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy outfit’s got dripping down their legs. A little naughty, a little trashy, and a lot...

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Synthesis Latin Band

Synthesis Latin Band

Feb 13, 2015

A mix of familiar tunes and new songs  – all with a Latin twist. Formed in Mexico by the talented singer, guitarist, composer and arranger Lazaro...

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Square Peg Round Hole

Square Peg Round Hole

Fri, Feb 20

Square Peg Round Hole is a band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comprised of percussionists Evan Chapman, Sean Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez. The group...

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The Vulgar Early Works

The Vulgar Early Works

Chelsea & Magda Thu, Feb 19–Sat, Feb 21

Studio Series: works made for intimate spaces. They’re not waiting thirty years to unearth their early works. They decided to do so now. It is...

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TJ Kong Presents An Evening With Tom Waits

TJ Kong Presents An Evening With Tom Waits

Fri, Feb 27

Take the Downtown Train to Istanbul. Philadelphia’s own TJ Kong will perform an entire evening of Tom Waits songs with a full band of...

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Rocco

Rocco

Emio Greco P.C. | ICKamsterdam Fri, Feb 27–Sat, Feb 28

A boxing match becomes a dance, a dance becomes a boxing match. Brothers are locked in an eternal bout of love and brutality and...

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Scratch Night: March

Scratch Night: March

Mon, Mar 2

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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still life with music

still life with music

Ensemble39 Fri, Mar 6

First Friday Music: concerts on the fringe An ensemble of young classical musicians and Curtis Institute graduates, who embrace a wide spectrum of new...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 & the Last Groovement Fri, Mar 6

Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their legs. $5 Suggested Donation / La Peg Stage View...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Fri, March 13

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10 by Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10 by Claude Debussy

Quartet du Jour of the Philadelphia Orchestra Sat, Mar 14

Taste the flavors of Debussy’s String Quartet for Saturday brunch. Enjoy a special noontime performance of Claude Debussy’s pivotal String Quartet by four members of the...

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Abbot Adam: Evensong

Abbot Adam: Evensong

No Face Performance Group Wed, Mar 18

Studio Series: works made for intimate spaces. “We’re really excited by this combination of purity, devotion, ecstasy, sex, desire, violence, horror and melodrama found in...

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CityWide Specials

CityWide Specials

FringeArts Late Night Fri, March 20

Performing everywhere from a pirate ship to opening for Jimmy Buffett at The Tweeter Center, The CityWide Specials cultivate a sound that will never...

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Corps Exquis: Daniel Wohl featuring Transit

Corps Exquis: Daniel Wohl featuring Transit

Daniel Wohl featuring Transit Fri, Mar 27

Experience this large-scale multimedia performance at the intersection of video installation, rock concert, avant-garde cinema, and experimental classical and electronic music. Corp Exquis was...

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Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

FringeArts Late Night Fri, March 27

With combined total of over a century of musical experience Rolling Stones tribute band Brown Sugar has proven to be an absolute crowd pleaser....

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THE WORLD IS A SCREEN

THE WORLD IS A SCREEN

anonymous bodies, curated by Kate Watson-Wallace & King Britt Fri, Apr 3

First Friday Music: concerts on the fringe Watch with your ears. Five experimental artists who approach their art cinematically and who have never before shared a...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 & the Last Groovement Fri, Apr 3

Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their legs. $5 Suggested Donation / La Peg Stage View...

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Scratch Night: April

Scratch Night: April

Mon, Apr 6

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Alexa Barchini

Alexa Barchini

FringeArts Late Night Fri, April 10

Alexa Barchini is a jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist based in the Philadelphia area. Raised in a culturally diverse family with a mother that...

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BeginAgain

BeginAgain

zoe I juniper Thurs, Apr 9–Sat, Apr 11

  “This work is a blending of movement, staging, set, light, video, and sound. It is as if you entered a memory and you...

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MONKO ft. Candy Volcano

MONKO ft. Candy Volcano

FringeArts Late Night Fri, April 17

KEVIN MONKO writes the quirky songs and offers vocal stylings and ham-handed guitar. The unpredictable raging sensualist BILL FERGUSSON keeps it lively, playing mandolin,...

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Dust: Dance with infrared sensors

Dust: Dance with infrared sensors

Sat, Apr 18

Dust <fidget> An opera by Robert Ashley choreographer by Megan Bridge Peter Price’s video design for Dust uses infrared sensors to “see” the dancers as...

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UArts at FringeArts

UArts at FringeArts

UArts students with No Face Performance Group, Jillian Peña, and Chelsea & Magda Sun, May 3

For the past semester students from the University of the Arts School of Dance have been working with No Face Performance Group, Jillian Peña...

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Scratch Night: May

Scratch Night: May

Mon, May 4

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Pig Iron School APT presents an evening of Cabaret

Pig Iron School APT presents an evening of Cabaret

Second Years of Pig Iron Theatre Company Mon, May 4

The Pig Iron School Second Years present an evening of cabaret, guided by Dito van Reigersberg (aka Martha Graham Cracker).  Let these unique voices...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement Fri, May 8

FIRST FRIDAY IS SECOND FRIDAY IN MAY Celebrating the nineties: a decade of Monica Lewinsky, overalls, and some of the best damn grooves ever!...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement Fri, May 8

FIRST FRIDAY IS SECOND FRIDAY IN MAY Celebrating the nineties: a decade of Monica Lewinsky, overalls, and some of the best damn grooves ever!...

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Puppet Night

Puppet Night

FringeArts Late Night Fri, May 15

An eclectic crew of puppeteers come together for an evening of live and filmed puppetry. Curated by Aaron Cromie. Featuring work by: Kennedy Candra...

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The Incredibly Dangerous Astonishing Lucrative and Potentially Completely TRUE Adventures of Barry Seal

The Incredibly Dangerous Astonishing Lucrative and Potentially Completely TRUE Adventures of Barry Seal

Thaddeus Phillips + DJ Mario Cotto Thu, May 14–Sat, May 16

World Premiere A cinematic hybrid play/concert/installation performance featuring remixed hit music from the 1980s, absurd phone conversations, and an almost-full-size Caddy. In 2013 theater artist...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Fri, June 19

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Fri, May 22

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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90 Minutes with Diana Oh: We Friends!

90 Minutes with Diana Oh: We Friends!

FringeArts Late Night Fri, May 29

“We gonna hang out. We gonna laugh. I’m gonna share my shit. You can share too! I’m gonna sing my songs. You can sing...

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I Promised Myself to Live Faster

I Promised Myself to Live Faster

Pig Iron Theatre Company Fri, May 22–Sun, May 31

“We have been experimenting, with our master costume designer Machine Dazzle, about how to make alien bodies, how to portray entire planets as characters,...

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Scratch Night: June

Scratch Night: June

Mon, Jun 1

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Red 40 and the Last Groovement

Red 40 and the Last Groovement

June 5 2015

Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their legs. $5 Suggested donation / La Peg Stage View all...

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Mash Up Body

Mash Up Body

anonymous bodies / Kate Watson-Wallace Thu, Jun 4–Sat, Jun 6

Do a dance. Tear it down. Remix. Runway, stage show, club party, this is an experiment in becoming fierce, fragile, and unadorned. The work...

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Outdoor Movie Series: Big Night

Outdoor Movie Series: Big Night

Stanley Tucci

In this witty drama, a pair of brothers debate integrity versus compromise as they try to succeed in the restaurant business. Primo (Tony Shalhoub)...

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Outdoor Movie Series: Do The Right Thing

Outdoor Movie Series: Do The Right Thing

Spike Lee Wed, June 17

Producer/writer/director/star Spike Lee combines humor, drama and music in a technique used in his previous films to again expose the absurdity of racism. DO...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Jun 19 2015

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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Outdoor Movie Series: I Am Love

Outdoor Movie Series: I Am Love

Luca Guadagnino Wed, June 24

This film tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr., the family patriarch, has decided to...

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The Measure of All Things

The Measure of All Things

Sam Green and yMusic Fri, Jun 26

*Please note that the date for this show has been changed to Friday, June 26.* A meditation on fate, time, and the outer contours...

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Square Peg Round Hole

Square Peg Round Hole

Fri, June 26

Square Peg Round Hole is a band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comprised of percussionists Evan Chapman, Sean Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez. The group...

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Colleen

Colleen

with opener King Britt Sat, June 27

“The effects pedals, dub influences, and baroque instrumentation all slip into place, like pieces of broken plates glued together into a landscape mosaic, with...

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LIVE REMIX: Stage Adaptations in the New Media Age

LIVE REMIX: Stage Adaptations in the New Media Age

Ivo van Hove (Netherlands) Sunday, Jun 28

Join us for an inside look at the proliferation of live performances devised from film and digital media. FREE EVENT in three parts, guest curated...

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Outdoor Movie Series: True Stories

Outdoor Movie Series: True Stories

David Byrne Wed, July 1

Director David Byrne (of Talking Heads) takes an outside-looking-in glance at Texas and Texans in True Stories. Casting himself as the protagonist/narrator, Byrne adopts...

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Outdoor Movie Series: The Party (1968)

Outdoor Movie Series: The Party (1968)

Blake Edwards Wed, July 8

Peter Sellers plays a bumbling foreigner once again (but this time he’s not from France) in this cult-favorite comedy. Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers)...

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Agent Moosehead

Agent Moosehead

FringeArts Late Night Fri July, 10

Philadelphia’s dank, hairy, oily jazz underbelly yields many unknown innovative groups performing works of groundbreaking sonic expression. all too often these groups go unnoticed...

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Outdoor Movie Series: La Cage aux Folles

Outdoor Movie Series: La Cage aux Folles

Édouard Molinaro Rescheduled to Thurs, July 16

An international comedy sensation based on a successful French stage play, La Cage aux Folles depicts the farcical chaos that results when a gay man...

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West Philadelphia Orchestra

West Philadelphia Orchestra

FringeArts Late Night July 17 2015

With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique...

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Outdoor Movie Series: Pulp Fiction

Outdoor Movie Series: Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino Wed, July 22

  This violent, bloody, and morbidly funny black comedy isn’t for the easily offended! Quentin Tarantino intertwines stories of mob murderers, drug addicts, career...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Jul 24 2015

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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Outdoor Movie Series: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Outdoor Movie Series: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Jim Jarmusch Wed, July 29

A surreal crime drama told as only Jim Jarmusch could, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai stars Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog, a...

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Snakebelly Historical Society Presents Sweet Heart City

Snakebelly Historical Society Presents Sweet Heart City

FringeArts Late Night Fri, July 31

Snakebelly Historical Society is a small collective of artists creating experimental storytelling performances about the ever developing fictional town of Sweet Heart City. Based...

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Outdoor Movie Series: The Big Lebowski

Outdoor Movie Series: The Big Lebowski

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Aug 5 2015

When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he...

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In Transit: Dance|Music|Theater

In Transit: Dance|Music|Theater

September 16th 2015

Ballet X, A Change of Harp, and thespians Michaela Moore and Sara Vanasse take you on a performative journey where the American Art galleries take center...

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Guide Launch Party w/DJ Jersey Dan + Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Guide Launch Party w/DJ Jersey Dan + Red 40 & The Last Groovement

FringeArts Late Night Aug 7 2015

Get your 2015 Fringe Festival Guide at August First Friday! Festival Guides are hot off the presses. Come and get ’em! DJ Jersey Dan...

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Outdoor Movie Series: Jaws

Outdoor Movie Series: Jaws

Richard Dreyfuss Aug 12 2015

It’s a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains...

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Not Blood Paint

Not Blood Paint

FringeArts Late Night Aug 14 2015

Not Blood Paint’s shows have gained a reputation for being unpredictable, disorienting experiences. They employ costumes, set pieces, audience, plants, and theatrics to create...

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Scratch Night: August 17

Scratch Night: August 17

Aug 17 2015

The popular, long running works-in-progress series. This month, see a preview of 2015 Fringe Festival artists. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented...

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Outdoor Movie Series: The Birds

Outdoor Movie Series: The Birds

Tippi Hedren Aug 19 2015

Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in...

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Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

FringeArts Late Night Fri, August 21

Go back to the time of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and the rest of the Jazz Age greats! Drew Nugent &...

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Scratch Night: August 24

Scratch Night: August 24

Aug 24 2015

The popular, long running works-in-progress series. This month, see a preview of 2015 Fringe Festival artists. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented...

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Outdoor Movie Series: Dirty Dancing

Outdoor Movie Series: Dirty Dancing

Patrick Swayze Aug 26 2015

A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. In 1963, “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer...

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S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D.

S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D.

FringeArts Late Night Aug 28 2015

S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D: Sociopathic Time Altering Robot Warrior Of Organic Design Sent back in time from Planet Vitrus moments before the planet’s destruction in the year...

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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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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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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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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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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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#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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@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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

XPN Welcomes 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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

XPN Welcomes 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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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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"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 based...

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Marissa Perel & Chris Forsyth

Marissa Perel & Chris Forsyth

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

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

XPN Welcomes Jaamil Kosoko 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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Sherry Truck

Sherry Truck

XPN Welcomes 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

XPN Welcomes 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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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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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

XPN Welcomes 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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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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Tendai Maraire's Chimurenga Renaissance & Unidos da Filadelfia

Tendai Maraire’s Chimurenga Renaissance & Unidos da Filadelfia

XPN Welcomes Tendai Maraire's Chimurenga Renaissance Sep 18 2015

Unidos da Filadelfia 8:00pm Unidos da Filadelphia (Philadelphia United) is a community-based samba school modeled after the Carnaval parade organizations of Rio de Janeiro...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

There’s a lot going on at Prophet Theater Company! Artistic Director Hattie O’Malley’s gearing up for a production of The Tempest ON AN ACTUAL...

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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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The Colored Girls Museum

The Colored Girls Museum

Vashti DuBois FortMom Productions Sept 11 - 18 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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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

XPN Welcomes Martha Graham Cracker 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Thing

The Thing

Ars Nova Workshop Sept 28 2015

“The sheer power they generate from wood, metal, breath and muscle is stunning”  – BBC Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the long-overdue return of...

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Fall Outdoor Movie Series

Fall Outdoor Movie Series

Sep 30 - Oct 22 2015

Join us at the La Peg Beer Garden on Wednesday nights for FREE movie showings!  Amelie September 30, 8:3opm “Amélie” is a fanciful comedy...

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ROCKY Awards

ROCKY Awards

FringeArts Presents Oct 1 2015

Goodnight Dance/UP. Hello Dance Community. Philadelphia’s annual dance award ceremony-meets-performance-meets-party. The ROCKY Awards are a wild way to honor the tremendous artistry of Philly’s...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Red 40 & The Last Groovement

FringeArts Late Night Oct 9 2015

10:30pm and on Red 40 & The Last Groovement Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s got dripping down their...

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HOLDEN

HOLDEN

George & Co. Oct 8 - 17

“Compelling … the entire production holds you in a disturbing grip.” – The New York Times  “It’s very inspiring to me that acts of fiction...

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muraLAB Live: Open Source

muraLAB Live: Open Source

The return of our annual muraLAB Live event features an exciting evening of talks, presentations, and conversations with artists and cultural thinkers from Philly...

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Fall Outdoor Movie Series

Fall Outdoor Movie Series

Sep 30 - Oct 22 2015

Join us at the La Peg Beer Garden on Wednesday nights for FREE movie showings! *October 22’s movie is on a Thursday  Amelie September...

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Charan Po Rantan

Charan Po Rantan

Oct 30 2015

Get ready for a candy-coated cabaret with sisters Koharu (accordion) and Momo (vocals), the effervescent pop duo known for their original music that incorporate...

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Partita 2

Partita 2

Rosas Nov 1 2014

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Boris Charmatz reinvent their dance in the instant, and within the labyrinthine lines of Bach’s music played live by...

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November Scratch Night

November Scratch Night

Nov 2 2015

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Red 40 & The Last Groovement

FringeArts Late Night Nov 6 2015

First Friday at FringeArts! 10:30pm and on Red 40 & The Last Groovement Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the juice this tangy funk/R&B outfit’s...

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Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/

Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/

Miguel Gutierrez Nov 10 & 11

60 min. Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ is the first of a suite of queer pieces Gutierrez created over the...

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Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&

Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&

Miguel Gutierrez Nov 13 & 14 2015

90 min. Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@& is the second...

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Home/S. 9th Street

Home/S. 9th Street

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Nov 19 - 21 2015

“Lin’s dancers were spectacular at delivering carefully executed steps, but Home was not about dance, it was about acceptance, pride, and identity. A research project...

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Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra

Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra

Ars Nova Workshop Nov 22 2015

    A co-presentation with Ars Nova Workshop Since the 1970s, composer and master hand drummer Adam Rudolph has been pioneering new sounds in...

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December Scratch Night

December Scratch Night

Dec 7 2015

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Red 40 & The Last Groovement

FringeArts Late Night Dec 11 2015

First Friday is second Friday this month at FringeArts! 10:30pm and on Red 40 & The Last Groovement Hawaiian Punch’s got nothing on the...

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Abbot Adam: None

Abbot Adam: None

No Face Performance Group Dec 10 - 12, 2015

From No Face Performance Group, the maniacs that brought you Abbot Adam: Evensong (March 2015), comes Abbot Adam: None, the second in a series of works loosely structured after...

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Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret's Soulstice Spectacular!

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret’s Soulstice Spectacular!

Dec 21 2015

ALL AGES! The days are short and the nights are long, and that’s just the way Martha wants it. Light up your solstice with...

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New Year's Funkin' Eve featuring Red 40 & The Last Groovement

New Year’s Funkin’ Eve featuring Red 40 & The Last Groovement

DJ Swideswipe Dec 31 2015

Get funky and pop open the new year at FringeArts. Skip the velvet ropes and over-priced open bars. $29 gets you • all the...

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January Scratch Night

January Scratch Night

Jan 4 2015

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Play Reading: The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise

Play Reading: The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise

Toshiki Okada & Dan Rothenberg Jan 18 2016

Presented in conjunction with God Bless Baseball by Toshiki Okada, Jan 21–23 at FringeArts. A modern folktale set against an urban landscape about our collective longing for...

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God Bless Baseball

God Bless Baseball

Toshiki Okada Jan 21-23 2016

“The voice of Japan’s lost generation, young people who not unlike America’s Millennials came of age in a startling time of economic uncertainty.” The Oregonian...

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Escuela

Escuela

Guillermo Calderón Jan 28-30 2016

“I’m delighted by the idea of writing from history—by the idea of opening a history book and inside is a theatrical work.” Guillermo Calderón  ...

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February Scratch Night

February Scratch Night

Feb 1 2016

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly artists perform new material from...

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Holographic

Holographic

Daniel Wohl Feb 5 2016

“Shaping our contemporary music scene and defining what it means to be a composer in the 21st century.” National Public Radio “Part of his gift...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Feb 5 2016

It’s always a wild party with the get-down-with-the-get-down sounds of the elastic funktastic Red 40 & The Last Groovement – nasty, naughty, trashy, sexy....

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The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance

The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance

Raphael Xavier Feb 11-13 2016

“Each moment of my life and each moment I’ve spent dancing on many stages around the world went into creating this work.” Raphael Xavier...

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Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Feb 14 2016

“Besides having the visceral appeal of beautifully produced vocalism, the repertoire often shows antecedents in traditional hymns, folkish songs, and the Beach Boys while...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Feb 19 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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Employee of the Year

Employee of the Year

600 HIGHWAYMEN Feb 26 & 27 2016

This is me at three…this is me at seven…this is me at seventeen. The story of a life. A play performed by children for...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Fri, Mar 4 2016

It’s always a wild party with the get-down-with-the-get-down sounds of the elastic funktastic Red 40 & The Last Groovement – nasty, naughty, trashy, sexy....

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Fringe Festival Registration Launch Happy Hour

Fringe Festival Registration Launch Happy Hour

Mon, Mar 7 2016

Join FringeArts to celebrate the launch of registration for the 2016 Fringe Festival! This happy hour will be an informal gathering for potential venues,...

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Bronx Gothic

Bronx Gothic

Okwui Okpokwasili March 11 & 12 2016

“She’s wonderful, knowing and amused and charismatic . . . She moves beautifully with stunning expressiveness . . . A daunting figure—glamorous, forceful, tough....

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MANO

MANO

New Paradise Laboratories Mon, Mar 14 2016

Mano is a new theatrically-devised sport invented by New Paradise Laboratories for their show O Monsters. This is your chance to play the game....

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Fri, Mar 18 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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Master Class with Sasha Frolov

Master Class with Sasha Frolov

Presented in conjunction with Show No Show Sat, Mar 19

Class will start on the floor, sinking into our bodies. As we begin to move, expanding our kinesphere, we will generate warmth through sinuous...

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Martha Graham Cracker: Rite of Spring

Martha Graham Cracker: Rite of Spring

Fri, Apr 1 2016

“The Drag Queen King,” The Philadelphia Inquirer The hairy-chested, fake eyelash-laden alter-ego of thespian Dito Van Reigersberg performs a balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret. Backed by her...

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April Scratch Night

April Scratch Night

Mon, Apr 4 2016

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Pig Iron Cavalcade of Cabaret

Pig Iron Cavalcade of Cabaret

Come join us in the birthing suite — you can say you were present when these new cabaret characters were first hatched.  Led by...

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MANO

MANO

New Paradise Laboratories Fri, Apr 8 2016

Mano is a new theatrically-devised sport invented by New Paradise Laboratories for their show O Monsters. This is your chance to play the game....

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Society of Civil Discourse

Society of Civil Discourse

A Co-Production Between Team Sunshine Performance Corp and The Philly Pigeon/Jacob Winterstein April 9 2016

“…a rousing success… a celebration of truth-stretchers, fabricators and pseudo-intellectuals in all their misinformed glory.” – Philadelphia City Paper   Calling All: Talkers, drunk...

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Master Class with Luis Garay

Master Class with Luis Garay

April 13 2016

Luis Garay dives between philosophical questions and (absurd) pure action: exercise, sports, labour, meditation. His works are either extreme physical experiences or ambient experience...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Fri, Apr 22 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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MANO (Canceled)

MANO (Canceled)

New Paradise Laboratories Sun, Apr 24 2016

Mano is a new theatrically-devised sport invented by New Paradise Laboratories for their show O Monsters First Draft. This is your chance to play...

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Salon with Elie Ayache

Salon with Elie Ayache

April 28 2016

French-Lebanese derivatives trader and philosopher Elie Ayache, composer Bhob Rainey, and New Paradise Laboratories artistic director Whit McLaughlin lead a salon conversation on the...

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May Scratch Night

May Scratch Night

Mon, May 2 2016

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Lemonade Party with DJ Dame Luz

Lemonade Party with DJ Dame Luz

DJ Dame Luz May 7 2016

So #Lemonade happened, and all of us have been speechless ever since. We woke up to a new world. There are really no words to describe...

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Opening Night Party with ILL Doots

Opening Night Party with ILL Doots

May 12 2016

Dance it out and celebrate the opening of  Underground Railroad Game with Ill Doots. ILL DOOTS has always been known as a diverse and expansive tribe,...

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Post Show Panel Discussion Hosted by R. Eric Thomas May 13 2016

Join us after the May 13th performance of Underground Railroad Game for a post show panel hosted by R. Eric Thomas pulling in the show’s...

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All Vinyl Dance Party with DJ Jersey Dan

All Vinyl Dance Party with DJ Jersey Dan

May 14 2016

Hey all you mother funkers, did you dance your butt off at Lemonade night? Funk yeah! Or did you miss it? Well then, funk you!...

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Lie With Me hosted by Bradley Wrenn

Lie With Me hosted by Bradley Wrenn

May 16

Post show panel meets drinking game… Join us for this one night event where the performers of Underground Railroad Game, Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, joined by...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Fri, May 20 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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Coca-Cola Mink Dance Party with DJs Diamond Girl and Ben Kopp

Coca-Cola Mink Dance Party with DJs Diamond Girl and Ben Kopp

May 21 2016

HEY YAAAA!! Calling all SINGLE LADIES, SUCKER M.C.’S, MS. JACKSONS, and G-THANGS! Forget about your 99 PROBLEMS and come GET UR FREAK ON at...

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Rhys Chatham-Tim Dahl-Kevin Shea Trio

Rhys Chatham-Tim Dahl-Kevin Shea Trio

Tues, May 24 2016

“[Rhys Chatham] is one of noise rock’s founding fathers. Without him, there would be no Sonic Youth, no Jesus and Mary Chain, no My...

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Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh

Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh

A co-presentation with Ars Nova Workshop Wed, May 25 2016

“Mr. Brötzmann is famous for a hardheaded, fulminating style devoid of any trace of bathos. Trying to describe it sends you grasping for overheated...

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

May 28 2016

DJ Emynd (The Bounce, and general music genius) has been dreaming up an epic night for you! “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered” is a night...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Red 40 & The Last Groovement

It’s always a wild party with the get-down-with-the-get-down sounds of the elastic funktastic Red 40 & The Last Groovement – nasty, naughty, trashy, sexy....

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June Scratch Night

June Scratch Night

Mon, June 6 2016

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Moonlighting with Martha

Moonlighting with Martha

Every other Wednesday

Red 40’s bestie Martha Stuckey graces the La Peg stage every other Wednesday, crooning sweet jazz standards throughout the dinner hour. Click here or call...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Fri, June 17 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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DJ Babtoue and DJ Jorge at La Peg

DJ Babtoue and DJ Jorge at La Peg

Emmanuelle Delpech Sat, June 18 2016

Two immigrant DJs, Emmanuelle and Jorge, claiming their roots in the funky swamps of Philly nightlife… French raw eclectics with a side of German...

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Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad

Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad

Mon, June 20 2016

“This is a devotional project, and the way in which the words transcend the boundaries between forms and traditions is important for me. But...

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It Wasn't Me

It Wasn’t Me

Wassup Gina and Yolo Ono

Join us as we reminisce of the past and deny everything she ever caught you doing. FEATURING: 00s HIPHOP/DANCE/POP SHAGGY TRL VIBES BLEACHED HAIR...

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Outdoor Movie: Labyrinth

Outdoor Movie: Labyrinth

Wed, June 22 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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Ensemble Anomaly: The music of Derek Bailey & Paul Rutherford

Ensemble Anomaly: The music of Derek Bailey & Paul Rutherford

Fri, June 24 2016

$15 general / $10.50 member (Join today!) Simon H. Fell, double bass + direction John Butcher, soprano saxophone Alex Ward, electric guitar Mark Sanders,...

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Let's talk It Out: Guest Bartender Annie Wilson

Let’s talk It Out: Guest Bartender Annie Wilson

Annie Wilson June 27 2016

  La Peg at FringeArts has invited local artists to join us in mixing up your favorite specialty cocktails for a stress-free night of...

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Outdoor Movie: Purple Rain

Outdoor Movie: Purple Rain

Wed, June 29 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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Outdoor Movie: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Outdoor Movie: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Wed, July 6 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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Colored Girls Museum Festival

Colored Girls Museum Festival

Party curated by Ian Friday July 9 2016

Colored Girls Museum Festival celebrates the diverse culture and myriad stories of the “ordinary extraordinary colored girl” through music, featured artists, vendors and a open community dance party. This pop-up Colored Girls Museum experience and celebration of black girl magic will...

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Nuevofest

Nuevofest

WXPN Latin Roots Live in partnership with AfroTaino Productions July 10, 2016

Free festival celebrating the new sounds of Latin American music! Nuevofest is part of the WXPN Latin Roots Live! concert series produced in partnership...

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Outdoor Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Outdoor Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Wed, July 13 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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Tropixxxx Beach Party

Tropixxxx Beach Party

DJ Yolo Ono July 16, 2016

Couldn’t get to the beach this weekend? Don’t worry; we’ve got you. Come hang outside in the Haas Biergarten, by the water, and listen...

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Let's Talk It Out: Guest Bartender Jess Conda

Let’s Talk It Out: Guest Bartender Jess Conda

Jess Conda July 18, 2016

La Peg at FringeArts has invited local artists to join us in mixing up your favorite specialty cocktails for a stress-free night of casual...

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Outdoor Movie: Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Outdoor Movie: Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Wed, July 20 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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Outdoor Movie: Airplane!

Outdoor Movie: Airplane!

Wed, August 3 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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Outdoor Movie: Clue

Outdoor Movie: Clue

Wed, August 10 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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August Scratch Night: 8/15

August Scratch Night: 8/15

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Outdoor Movie: ET the Extraterrestrial

Outdoor Movie: ET the Extraterrestrial

Wed, Aug 17 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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August Scratch Night: 8/22

August Scratch Night: 8/22

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Outdoor Movie: Attack the Block

Outdoor Movie: Attack the Block

Wed, Aug 26 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series. Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are...

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August Scratch Night: 8/29

August Scratch Night: 8/29

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Screening: The Sincerity Project (2014)

Screening: The Sincerity Project (2014)

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation August 29 2016

Sad you missed The Sincerity Project (2014)? Want to relive the good times? You don’t need to have seen the 2014 show to enjoy...

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Outdoor Movie: Wet Hot American Summer

Outdoor Movie: Wet Hot American Summer

co-hosted by FringeAxis and the Philadelphia Film Society Young Friends Wed, Aug 31 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series.     Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night....

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Maggy's Rooftop Aerial

Maggy’s Rooftop Aerial

September 3, 2016

Get a taste here https://www.mixcloud.com/maggysrooftopaerial/ Salsa, dancehall, r&b, tropical, beats.. it will all be represented. If all the world’s a stage, show us your...

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habitus

habitus

Ann Hamilton Sept 6 - Oct 10 2016

“Watching a raw material become a single thread, join other thread to become a warp or weft of a cloth or carpet holds for...

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Outdoor Movie: Dirty Dancing

Outdoor Movie: Dirty Dancing

Wed, Sep 7 2016

Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series.   Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings...

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Explore Levée des conflits by Boris Charmatz

Explore Levée des conflits by Boris Charmatz

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Lois Welk Presented in conjunction with the Knowing Dance More Series, The University of the Arts Choreographer Boris Charmatz...

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20th Annual Fringe Festival Opening Night

20th Annual Fringe Festival Opening Night

Citizen by Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group Sept 8 2016

  20th Annual Fringe Festival Opening Night Celebrate 20 years of defying expectation, challenging convention and inspiring new ways of thinking. Join us for...

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Humble Mumbles

Humble Mumbles

Rebecca Katherine Hirsch

Humble Mumbles is a bumptious queer ‘n feminist podcast of a social-psychological nature. Currently mumbling about Palestine, oppressor mentalities and omni-accusation. Reporting live from...

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Wicked Gay Ways

Wicked Gay Ways

David Acosta & Susan DiPronio

Wicked Gay Ways is an online arts journal seeking to create connections across the many dimensions of queer sexual desire as embodied in art and the...

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ST4RG$T3

ST4RG$T3

Tyler Kline

Cultural Capstone for speculative interdimensional transmission. http://newhive.com/tylerkline/5t4rg-t3            

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FRINGE WRAITHS

FRINGE WRAITHS

IronAgeTheatre

IronAgeTheatre is haunting the Fringe again with web-based site-specific theater. Locate red and black “Fringe Wraith” plaques at many fringe venues and use your...

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Bar-N-Tavern

Bar-N-Tavern

Leah Lawler

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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For Crying Out Loud

For Crying Out Loud

Veronica Cianfrano

For Crying Out Loud is a multimedia installation that addresses the spectacle and phenomena of public crying as it appears on YouTube video diaries....

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Links in the Landscape

Links in the Landscape

Ellen Chenoweth

Links in the Landscape uses Augmented Reality (AR) to explore a few moments, artists, and physical locations from Philadelphia’s rich cultural history. See for...

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Sonia As Ryan, Ryan As Drag

Sonia As Ryan, Ryan As Drag

Sonia Petruse & Laura Storck

Sonia Petruse presents “Sonia as Ryan, Ryan as Drag,” a characterization of the infinite parallels and polarized reflections between Sonia and singer/songwriter/cat person/pinball enthusiast...

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So Soon Forsaken: An R&J Story

So Soon Forsaken: An R&J Story

Benjamin Smallen

Shit happens. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show will no longer be performed in the 2016 Fringe Festival.          

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The Ghost Radio Arcade

The Ghost Radio Arcade

John Bezark

Shit happens. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show will no longer be performed in the 2016 Fringe Festival.    

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Art/Not Art

Art/Not Art

Alicia Crosby, Sara Vanasse, Francesca Montanile

“What is theatre? What is painting? What is yarn? What is art? What is my face? Why is my face covered in art?” Visit...

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Extension of Self: Disillusions of Happiness

Extension of Self: Disillusions of Happiness

John Tarquinio

Extension of Self: Disillusions of Happiness is an experimental, episodic short film exploring the human relation between movement and stillness, death of self being...

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Are You There Trump? It’s Me, Petrified.

Are You There Trump? It’s Me, Petrified.

Austin Stanton and Polly Edelstein

The stakes have never been higher. They are coming for us. Bill Pullman (cough) we mean Barack Obama can’t save us. Every four years...

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#AllYourMarketing

#AllYourMarketing

FringeArts Marketing Department

Look ma, we’re #famous! From Sept 9-24, the three individuals that make up the FringeArts marketing department will live-stream their image throughout each long,...

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Digital Fringe @ CRUXspace

Digital Fringe @ CRUXspace

Digital Fringe

Philly’s only all new-media art gallery hosts selections from the 2016 Digital Fringe. Gallery hours by appointment. Opening – September 9th, 5pm – 8pm....

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Balance. vb: to balance. Offset or compare the value of one thing with another

Balance. vb: to balance. Offset or compare the value of one thing with another

JheeSha Productions Sept 9 2016

Balance is a kathak dance performance and photography exhibition telling the stories of the challenges faced in today’s society and the struggle to balance...

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Room 21

Room 21

Jace Clayton Sept 9 2016

“My approach to composition is informed by my background as a DJ, and in many ways Albert Barnes himself thought like a DJ by...

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Festival Kick Off

Festival Kick Off

September 9, 2016

It’s the 20th Festival! Let’s ring it in right with our favorite sexy, sassy clown band Red 40 and The Last Groovement. The fun...

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Raphstravaganza: The Kinetic Experience

Raphstravaganza: The Kinetic Experience

RAPHAEL XAVIER Sept 12 2016

Leading hip-hop artist and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier will bring together masterful street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music for...

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An Afternoon of American Song

An Afternoon of American Song

Erin Brittain, Rachael Basescu and Grant Mech Sept 10 2016

Vocalists Erin Brittain, soprano, Rachael Basescu, mezzo-soprano, and Grant Mech, baritone, sing a variety of American art songs accompanied by Akiko Hosaki on piano....

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When Sounds Collide...

When Sounds Collide…

Fuse Vox featuring guest performance by The Arc Divers Sept 10 2016

  WHEN SOUNDS COLLIDE  – A musical experience featuring the compositions, far reaching guitar and electronics of Jeff Monjack and the soaring vocals and...

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Alternative Theatre Festival

Alternative Theatre Festival

iNtuitons Experimental Theatre Sept 10 2016

Alternative Theatre Festival (known fondly as ATF) is iNtuitons Experimental Theatre’s annual Philly Fringe Festival performance, comprised of a collection of short experimental pieces...

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Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play

Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play

Happy Hour Live Sept 10-24 2016

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

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DJ Dame Luz

DJ Dame Luz

Sept 10, 2016

Come dance it out to an unforgettable night of DJ Dame Luz spinning to the beats of percussion group Drum Like A Lady. Dame Luz:...

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Barry: Mamaloshen in dance!

Barry: Mamaloshen in dance!

Asya Zlatina and Dancers Sept 7 – 11 2016

  Barry: Mamaloshen in dance! celebrates life, the beauty of Yiddish culture and “Mamaloshen” through the beloved music of the Barry Sisters. The soundtrack...

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Sound from the Bench: political appropriations by Ted Hearne

Sound from the Bench: political appropriations by Ted Hearne

The Crossing Sept 11 2016

“Ted is unrelenting about getting the right moments in his music.  I love that.” Donald Nally, conductor of The Crossing “Some of the most expressive...

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Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Elise Mele Sept 11 2016

I am constantly manipulated. I am torn apart until bare. I am distorted by the pollution of language. I have the ability to push...

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Lore

Lore

ROMPUS

Immerse yourself in a bubble of sound, color, light, and storytelling with the art troupe ROMPUS as they team up with local musicians to...

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Shakespeare @ the Bar: The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare @ the Bar: The Taming of the Shrew

Margo Jones Syndicate Sept 11 2016

  Great Plays. Serious Drinking. Inspiring Theater.   Fire up your Tinder profile (seriously) and get ready for Shakespeare @ the Bar, a no‐holds‐barred...

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The Chairman Dances

The Chairman Dances

Sept 11, 2016

The Chairman Dances is a bookish indie rock band from Philadelphia. Their EP, Samantha Says (Grizzly Records) was released the summer of 2015 and...

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First Person Arts StorySlam: Too Far

First Person Arts StorySlam: Too Far

First Person Arts Sept 12 2016

Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience! Audience storytellers take to the stage with real life stories on the...

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People Sing Amazing Poetry Really Loud!

People Sing Amazing Poetry Really Loud!

Artsong Repertory Theater Company

Join ARTCy as we screen our beautiful performance video of hilarious and poignant song cycles Insomnia (Tom Cipullo) and Whitman Portrait (Jeremy Gill) with...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Sept 14, 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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Take Comfort in Falling Forever

Andrew Heller Sept 15 2016

First time writer/director, Andrew Heller, presents an examination of humanity’s subjectivity to salvation in the form of one man. $10 / 90 minutes

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DJ Jersey Dan

DJ Jersey Dan

Sept 15, 2016

Get your bodies on the dance floor with DJ Jersey Dan and groove to his all vinyl tunes. What the funk are you waiting...

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Explore Macbeth by Third World Bunfight

Explore Macbeth by Third World Bunfight

Third World Bunfight’s Macbeth in the 2016 Fringe Festival is set in the Congo and stars an all-black cast. This companion series of free events, film screenings,...

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Hot Dog

Hot Dog

Sassy Sept 16 2016

A Hot Dog walks into a bar: an exploration, a celebration of sacred space and absurdity. Come one, come all and join us for...

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Once More, With Feeling

Once More, With Feeling

Adrianna Poindexter Sept 16-18 2016

Once More, With Feeling is an expressive and passionate dance suite that captures snapshots of life. Life is simultaneously beautiful and painful. Love and...

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Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Artist Warehouse/Widener University Lone Brick Theater Sept 16 - 18 2016

Shit happens. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show will no longer be performed in the 2016 Fringe Festival.      

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I Ain't Sorry - DJ Dame Luz: Queen Bey Virgo Dance Party!

I Ain’t Sorry – DJ Dame Luz: Queen Bey Virgo Dance Party!

Sept 16, 2016

Give it up for all of the Virgos in your life. It’s DJ Dame Luz’s birthday and she’s spinning the one and only Beyoncé....

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CATCH takes BOK

CATCH takes BOK

CATCH Sept 17 2016

“It’s really a party with a show in the middle of it.” CATCH “Consistently entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking and irreverent.” The New York Times CATCH is the Obie award-winning,...

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DJ E/\GLE

DJ E/\GLE

Sept 17, 2016

Philly based DJ & Producer Eagle draws all inspiration and flow from one thing. Tha Booty. Taking influence in the sounds of bmore /...

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DJ: Maggy's Rooftop Aerial

DJ: Maggy’s Rooftop Aerial

Sept 18, 2016

Get a taste here: https://www.mixcloud.com/maggysrooftopaerial/ Salsa, dancehall, r&b, tropical, beats. It will all be represented. If all the world’s a stage, show us your  routine...

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Burlesque-N-Beyond

Burlesque-N-Beyond

Late Nite Cabaret September 21, 2016

Join us for the first night of this free burlesque festival, a burlesquival, if you will. Started in 2008 as part of the Late Nite Cabaret, Burlesque-N-Beyond...

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Coffee?

Coffee?

Ella Cuda / Whitney Casal Sept 23-24 2016

A dance about sharing the intimate stories that keep friends connected, through the grimy, confusing details that no one else knows. A night equally...

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Imaginary Music

Imaginary Music

PhEAD (Philadelphia Electro-Acoustic Duet) Sept 23 2016

Imaginary Music is a concert for the eyes and ears. Mixing live-performance, imagery, and technology, Andrew Litts and Ryan Olivier (the Philadelphia Electro-Acoustic Duet,...

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The Greatest Tuba Cover Band You've Ever Seen

The Greatest Tuba Cover Band You’ve Ever Seen

Tubular Sept 23 2016

Five musicians combine forces to bring your favorite tunes to life on incredibly cumbersome instruments (specifically, euphoniums, tubas, and drums). From Daft Punk to...

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Philadanco in Concert

Philadanco in Concert

Philadanco Sept 23 2016

The virtuosic, versatile and blazingly energetic dancers of Philadanco in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s infectiously rhythmic “Hands Singing Song,” Christopher Huggin’s beloved “Enemy Behind...

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Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016

Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016

Daniel Fishkin Sept 23 2016

What is Tinnitus Music? This project explores the aesthetics of hearing damage, through the installation of and performance on a room-sized, long-string feedback instrument...

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Dance Explosion: Fringe Edition

Dance Explosion: Fringe Edition

September 23 2016

Hey, do you like to dance? FringeArts is thrilled to lend our dance floor to Rachel Camp and Emcee Elroy to continue their Dance...

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Ultraviolette

Ultraviolette

The Rock School for Dance Education Sept. 24 2016

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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Le Cargo

Le Cargo

Faustin Linyekula Sept 24 2016

Faustin Linyekula has spent over a decade telling stories of bodies marked by history and lives marked by violence. Stories of the Congo. Of...

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The Performers

The Performers

Erica Janko Sept 24 2016

First rule of performing: no one knows what’s going on, but I know what I’m supposed to do. The performance is in progress. The...

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Fire in My Bones: A Gospel Jubilee

Fire in My Bones: A Gospel Jubilee

Cookie Diorio & Jillian Zack Sept 24 2016

  Drag songstress Cookie Diorio and international pianist Jillian Zack roll out a program of soul shaking, high-heel stomping, wig whipping gospel songs. Come...

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Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

Sept 24 2016

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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Closing Night

Closing Night

Sept 24, 2016

Harness your final dregs of energy and dance them out like there’s no tomorrow to DJ Sideswipe. We did it! LISTEN

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2016 Audi FEASTIVAL

2016 Audi FEASTIVAL

Co-hosted by Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, & Audrey Claire Taichman Sept 29 2016

Audi FEASTIVAL is Philadelphia’s favorite annual fundraiser benefiting FringeArts, which brings the hottest movers and shakers in the city’s business, culinary, and arts scenes...

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A Recital for Terry Adkins

A Recital for Terry Adkins

George Lewis / Ensemble Pamplemousse Oct 12 2016

From pioneering composer and pioneering electronic musician George Lewis comes this homage to the artist, performer, and multi-instrumentalist Terry Adkins. Adkins, who passed away...

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DJ Humble

Oct 15

DJ Humble blends beautiful beats together with the goal of warming the soul and shaking your whole body. Come out for a night of...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Oct 21 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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DJ E/\GLE

DJ E/\GLE

Oct 22

Philly based DJ & Producer Baby Eagle draws all inspiration and flow from one thing. Tha Booty. Taking influence in the sounds of bmore...

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Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Not So Silent Cinema Oct 28 2016

“Is that your wife? What a lovely throat”-Count Orlok, the vampire Who could get away with such an awkward line? Only Count Orlok, the...

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Red 40 & The Last Groovement Album Release Party

Red 40 & The Last Groovement Album Release Party

Oct 29 2016

Take the band home with you. Philadelphia’s celebrated and outrageous funk/clown/disco/pop-rock supergroup, will release their much-anticipated, debut album “SHE’S KEEN TO FEED” on October...

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Maggy's Rooftop Aerial

Maggy’s Rooftop Aerial

Oct 29

Salsa, dancehall, r&b, tropical, beats. It will all be represented. Join us on the dancefloor with Maggy’s Rooftop Aerial supplying the music. Dance the...

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November Scratch Night

November Scratch Night

Nov 7 2016

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Nov 18 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema

Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema

Brent Green and Sam Green Nov 28 2016

“If Mark Twain were with us today, he would probably be engaged in endeavors comparable to [Brent] Green’s films.” Art Forum “The whole point...

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December Scratch Night

December Scratch Night

Dec 5 2016

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Babette's Feast

Babette’s Feast

Dec 13 2016

The fabled French feast from the ultimate film about food. Enjoy the film Babette’s Feast over hors d’oeuvre and drinks before digging into an exact replica....

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Get Pegged Cabaret

Get Pegged Cabaret

Co-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Dec 16 2016

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and...

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Martha Graham Cracker's Soulstice Spectacular

Martha Graham Cracker’s Soulstice Spectacular

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret Dec 19 2016

“The Drag Queen King,” The Philadelphia Inquirer Who will save your soulstice? Spend the shortest day of the year with Philadelphia’s tallest lady. Celebrate the...

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New Year's Funkin' Eve featuring Red 40 & The Last Groovement

New Year’s Funkin’ Eve featuring Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Dec 31 2016

Get funky and pop open the new year at FringeArts. Skip the velvet ropes and over-priced open bars. $49 gets you • all the...

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January Scratch Night

January Scratch Night

Jan 9 2017

The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new...

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Food/Film: Silence of the Lambs

Food/Film: Silence of the Lambs

Jan 11 2017

“It has been a good long while since I have felt the presence of Evil so manifestly demonstrated.” Roger Ebert Enjoy your favorite films...

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