2017 Festival Spotlight: Family Friendly Fare, Part 1
Just because it’s at the Fringe doesn’t mean you have to leave the kids at home. Check out some of the Festival’s productions appropriate for all ages. Bring the whole family! Check out Part 2 here.
A Billion Nights on Earth @ FringeArts
Thaddeus Phillips + Steven Dufala
A journey into an alternative universe for audiences of all ages. A treasured stuffed whale goes missing and a portal to another dimension though the kitchen fridge sets a father and son off on a spectacular quest through space and time. Objects on stage appear to come alive and the father and son must rely on their creativity, and each other, to survive wild landscapes that open like giant pop up books. Taking from classic children’s books, kabuki stagecraft, and spellbinding theatrics, A Billion Nights on Earth is an imaginative dive into the realms of parent–child relationships, exploring their varying perspectives on reality. More info and tickets here.
Edge of the Rock @ The Rock School for Dance Education
The Rock School for Dance Education
Exciting, energetic young talent from around the world perform classical and contemporary vignettes that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Alumni from The Rock School go on to join the most prestigious dance companies worldwide. See the dance stars of tomorrow, today! More info and tickets here.
Aunty Ben @ William Way LGBT Community Center
ReNew Theatre Company
Aunty Ben is a play for children 8+ (& Adults). The story revolves around 9 y/o Tracy and her relationship with her favorite Uncle Ben, who happens to be a drag queen. Aunty Ben is a playful exploration of gender issues, acceptance, and is a celebration of diversity, dignity, and marching to the beat of your own drum. More info and tickets here.
PRIDE PARADE! @ Rittenhouse Square
PRIDE PARADE! is an interactive walking tour featuring historic hot spots in Center City Philadelphia. During this immersive storytelling adventure, we’ll dance, sing, and chant as we honor and celebrate out & proud ancestors who marched before our time. Join the movement — Remembering is resistance! More info and tickets here.
Follow Me Through the Gates @ Independence Library
Dragon’s Eye Theatre
The company that made plays at Smith Playhouse brings you a new imaginative, interactive adventure, this time through Independence Library. Help Grandfather, Ty, Azsori, and their favorite librarian on a quest to remain true to your roots and true to your friends. For kids ages 5 to 10 and their adults. More info and tickets here.
#DogsOfFringeArts @ FringeArts
Now’s your chance to meet the #DogsOfFringeArts in living color! With so much to see this festival, managing your time can be RUFF, but canine interaction lowers blood pressure and extends overall longevity. Pay what you dare to donate, and enjoy Yappy Hour drink specials with the cutest pups around! More info here.
A Case for Magic @ The Rotunda
Robert Malissa Master Magician
Award-winning magician, Robert Malissa, puts the art of the trick on trial. He will lie, cheat, and smile as he presents sleight of hand, mentalism, and deceptive swindles, while making a case for the craft of deception. A fair and balanced examination of the art, for lovers of magic and their ambivalent friends. More info and tickets here.