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2017 Festival Spotlight: FringeArts ~After Dark~

Posted September 7th, 2017

This ain’t your grandma’s Fringe. Join us for some of the raunchiest, rowdiest, wildest shows at this year’s Fringe Festival. Hire a babysitter and leave your kids at home because these shows are decidedly NOT family friendly. Viewer discretion advised. 

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret @ FringeArts
Martha Graham Cracker

The hairy-chested, fake eyelash-laden alter-ego of thespian Dito Van Reigersberg performs a balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret. Backed by her stellar band and with her killer voice, Martha Graham Cracker takes you on a raucous, joyous, uninhibited ride around her world.
“The Drag Queen King of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
More info and tickets here.



Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play @ Evil Genius Beer Company
Happy Hour Live, LLC

Two parts sketch comedy, One part drinking games: Mixed and served! Come party with us for a night you might remember with interactive drinking games between comedic romps about the drinking experience. Ticket includes your first beer from Evil Genius! More info and tickets here.


The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s a Cunt; The Best Man’s a Whore; and the Maiden of Honor (Just) Hung Herself in the Closet @ The Beard Cave at St. Mary’s Church
On The Rocks

Daniel is pretty gay, but he’s marrying Nora. Nora is a virgin that wants her wedding night to be a sexual awakening. Shit gets fucked up. A song, a dance, an image, a poem all wrapped in a sloppy burrito of a play about glamping, hookers, the Easter Bunny, cocaine, Emma Stone, hauntings, and the horrors of commitment. More info and tickets here.


KINK HAÜS @ The Latvian Society
Gunnar Montana

Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time to a brutal underground nightclub where no fucks are given, and fierceness is always welcome. Fantasy, fetish, and carnal desire are all in fashion so leave your inhibitions at home because inside KINK HAÜS, anything goes. That is, if you can get past the doorman. More info and tickets here.



#Cocktail Plays @ Philadelphia Distilling
Juniper Productions

Take three actors, the dramatic space at the Philadelphia Distilling company…and write a play! Four Philadelphia playwrights mix it up to create freshly infused work. Join us up to an hour before the show to enjoy a cocktail crafted for the show by Distillery mixologists. More info and tickets here.


DJ LaRue @ FringeArts
DJ LaRue

It’s the 21st Festival and we’re finally old enough to drink! Join us for the second weekend of the Festival as we party with DJ LaRue (AKA DJ Tanner) at La Peg!

DJ Tanner is a Philadelphia native who has the heart and soul of old-school and vinyl DJ and the creativity of a modern-day controllerist. Now DJing for 8 years, Tanner has been able to embrace the wave of the technology that is changing the industry and simultaneously learned how to DJ using real vinyl records the way art form of DJing was originally founded. More info and tickets here.


Death Is A Cabaret Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret @
Laurel Hill Cemetery
REV Theatre Company

⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ “BEST OF 2016 PHILLY FRINGE!” Metro Arts
“Fantastic performances with killer pipes… spine tingling… dead-on sexy.” Phindie
“A consistent favorite and top ticket seller, REV rises for another year of graveyard frivolity. Head to the cemetery for free cocktails and cabaret that spooks and stirs the soul.” Philly Voice
Join us Sept. 13th-16th for a cabaret experience like no other. More info and tickets here.


AmeROCKin Justice @ Franky Bradley’s
Franky’s First Ladies

A patriotic production embracing the freedom to express life through dance and music in this great country. The First Ladies bring you an All AmeROCKin experience to bring back the true meaning of being an American girl (or boy, or woman or man). Indulge in a sensual dance show with pride, liberty, and justice for all! More info and tickets here.



Bind @ The Drake – Proscenium Theater
Corinna Burns

1993, Corinna Burns dropped out of college and moved into the city of Philadelphia. Then she went a little wild and took an unusual job. Bind is the story of that time. This show contains explicit material. More info and tickets here.