2017 Festival Spotlight: Family Friendly Fare, Part 2
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 1 here.
Children, elders, and machines contemplate the future in a time of dire predictions and rapid technological change in this work of symphonic theater. How do we contemplate the future in such a perilous time, an era called the “Sixth Extinction,” when up to 50 percent of all living species might die off? An inspired, large-scale melding of music, design, and theater, A Period of Animate Existence investigates the intense, unnamable emotions that arise in a time of extinction. More info and tickets here.
Lost in the Woods @ German Society of Pennsylvania
A Moment for Music
Lost in the Woods is the journey of two starving children who must find their way in a world that threatens to both empower and devour them. This family-friendly romp through Hansel and Gretel’s forest is a multimedia adventure featuring classical, jazz, and pop singing, lip-sync, and dance. More tickets and info here.
Life Lines @ Christ Church Neighborhood House
Tangle Movement Arts
Seven women collide and are changed forever. In this dynamic circus-theater show, strangers meet their match, empty rooms listen in, and women find their power in flight. Tangle’s acrobats climb trapezes and aerial silks as they face sudden changes, spark chain reactions, and test the hidden threads that bind us.
We provide the hammer, you do the rest. Worktable is a live installation that takes place in a series of rooms, which visitors engage with one at a time. Having signed up beforehand for a specific time slot, you enter and can stay as long as you like. Once inside there are instructions, equipment, and safety goggles so you can get to work—it’s up to you to decide how things come apart, and how they fall back together. More info and tickets here.
Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin, to visit your apartment, row house, or other domicile and regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards! More info and tickets here.
Mistress of the Maze @ CHI Movements Art Center
A thousand years before the Greeks wove the tale of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, Ariadne was Mistress of the Maze. Masks, movement, and music interpret this new/ancient story of a Minoan goddess whose dominion extended over the sacred Labyrinth and its strange half-human and animal hybrid inhabitants. More info and tickets here.
Movemakers Philly, a hip hop dance school at 21st and Chestnut streets, presents a poetic experience of sound and movement for all ages. More info and tickets here.