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2018 Festival Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Shows

Posted August 31st, 2018

Fringe is here! Fringe is queer!

Don’t miss this shows touch upon the issues and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community  

David’s Friend
Nora Burns
“A feisty and funny one-woman show” (New York Times), David’s Friend is the story of a crazy friendship in 1980s New York City. It’s a comic odyssey about cruising, disco, drag queens, strippers, sex, love, loss, and AIDS, told with videos, costumes, characters, and music that moves your feet to a disco beat.
More info and tickets here

Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow
Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow
A demonic clown host! Omnisexual burlesque! Heavy metal standup! Extreme acts of Sadomasochism! An authentic Arabian dance! Some Rock & Roll! 
Avant-garde performance ensemble Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow presents a veritable filth olympics. Mind and gender-bending spectacle, entertainment guaranteed.
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want a cookieDo You Want A Cookie?
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret has some treats for you. Do You Want A Cookie? transforms an old factory to concoct the perfect cabaret confections to satisfy your cravings. Part Great Cabaret Bake-Off, part irreverent romp through cabaret history, the show is at once subversive, joyous, provocative, and communal.
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P Pan and Beyondland
Kathleen Murphey
P Pan and Beyondland is a world-premiere retelling of the Peter Pan story where Krystal, Kyle, and Jamie realize that their society won’t allow them to express the gender identities that seem truest to their core selves. P Pan offers them sanctuary in Beyondland, and they go to find new lives of acceptance and support.
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Starting Over
Kayleigh Taylor
Kay is a survivor of depression, addiction, and setbacks. Using words and song she’ll take you on a roller-coaster ride of horrific to wonderful experiences. Kay learned to accept herself, to love others, and that what matters most happens within us, not to us. Be inspired to see this in yourself too. Ticket cost includes dinner.
More info and tickets here

WOLFCRUSH (a queer werewolf play)
ON THE ROCKS Elaina DiMonaco & Haygen-Brice Walker
Sex. Tenderness. Humor. Danger. Secrets. Youth. Myth. Blood. More sex. Werewolves. WOLFCRUSH is a late-night, BYOB, shit-show of comedic/poignant theater by one of the city’s hottest young playwrights.
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Photo by Ian Douglas.

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd
Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez
Until his death from AIDS in 1988, multidisciplinary choreographer John Bernd stood at the forefront of New York’s experimental dance scene. Houston-Jones and collaborator Miguel Gutierrez reconfigure excerpts from the last seven pieces that Bernd made to create a new vision of his work that captures the vitality of his vision, demonstrates how his influence lives in modern-day dance, and serves as a blueprint for what his work might have become.
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There are many colors in Fringe’s rainbow!

 

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