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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: Fringe After Dark

Posted August 29th, 2019

The Fringe Festival doesn’t stop when the sun sets! The following shows offer performances starting at 10pm or later. Leave the kids at home and Fringe the night away with these after-dark performances.

A Manayunk Mystery Tour
Manayunk Theatre Company
It was a dark and stormy night when a young woman from Manayunk mysteriously went missing … and was murdered!!! Follow Manayunk’s finest private investigator, a child genius turned conspiracy enthusiast, and a very serious podcast reporter as they try to solve the Murder of Manayunk’s Missing Millennial.
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Gunnar Montana
Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time downward into the dark depths of terror. Follow one man’s frightening descent into deranged madness and witness his unrelenting, visceral nightmare unfold.
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Empanada Loca
Recondite Tourist Activities
Deep underground, underneath the subways, Dolores is waiting to tell her story. A story of gentrification, survival, and murder inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Empanada Loca is a solo Grand Guignol of one woman’s fight to survive in a bloody-minded world of reckless consumerism.
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Gay Mis
Eric Jaffe
If you like Les Miserables, you’ll love Gay Mis! Join us for a queer, drag queen–infused parody of everyone’s favorite musical! Join Parmesan, Jabear, Fontina, Epanini and the whole gang as they go on a journey through time, space, and cheese. Visit theericjaffe.com for more information.
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Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater
T&G’s improvised show is inspired by stories and pics of your tattoos—and other personal symbols. Whether you have a tattoo, want one, or would never get one, tell us the things that are so important they’re forever etched in your heart—or skin.
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Knock ’Em Dead
Raw Street Productions
An incompetent ventriloquist, a foul-mouthed comedian, a baton-twirling babe, a lip-synching poodle, an out-of-touch chanteuse, and an overbearing hypnotist all compete at Vinnie’s Club—till Vinnie is found dead. All hell breaks loose and laughs fly as YOU must find the culprit in this interactive murder mystery.
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Late Night Snacks
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
Delectable bites of cabaret return for another year of after-hours entertainment. Running throughout the Fringe Festival in a refitted East Passyunk industrial space, these performances feature different artists every night—from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between.
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Manifest Destiny
Jesus G
A theatrical presentation of alternative-rock songs written by singer-songwriter Jesus G. Inspired by the juxtaposition of his Catholic upbringing, Native-American ancestry, and sexuality, this work seeks to challenge the abuse of power and honor the soul’s journey, from its trials to its triumphs.
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The Murder & Booze Cabaret
Love Drunk Life
Florence and Texas have three things in common: liquor, death, and music. Real and real-crazy drunken tales of fame and violence from the 1920s fuse with jazzy riffs on modern pop songs for a night of high notes, low blows, and bespoke cocktails.
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NecroPhillyAhhh: A FUNeral Cabaret
REV Theatre Company
Tap your toes and drink yourself to “death” as you imbibe with the embalmed! “Cocktails and cabaret that spook and stir the soul” (Philly Voice). “Performers with killer pipes—spine-tingling, dead-on sexy” (Phindie) “A show filled with nothing but highlights. GO!” (DC Metro Theatre Arts). Suggested attire: dress dead or undead!
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our ouija board, the games we played, the shit we conjured, & the dead dude we hate-fucked
ON THE ROCKS: Elaina Di Monaco & Haygen-Brice Walker
Stars of after-hours Fringe return with another BYOB show, featuring necrophilia, Kelly Rowland, YA fiction,  sexual perversions, lesbians, crocodile teeth, road head, celebrity ghost hunters, and more. You gotta sign a waiver.
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Prestige Drama
Good Good Comedy Theatre
One man is pushed to the edge in a story of betrayal, sex, drugs, murder, hot dogs, karaoke, and muscle milk. You know, just like on those basic cable dramas like Breaking Bad, True Detective, or Mad Men. From the visionary minds of Michael S. Watkins and Joe Bell (hosts of Comedian Psychoanalysis).
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Queer Bait: Sterile
Good Good Comedy Theatre
Queer Bait (Rose Luardo and Shannon Fahey) sensitively stroke your Elsa and Anna as they freeze and squeeze the daylights out of your fun factory. Two parts performance art, one part comedy, one part clown, three parts dance, five parts friendship, two parts dress-up, one part queer, zero parts bait, maybe another part queer but unsure.
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Red Lodge, Montana
The Antidote
A mysterious death. An enigmatic detective. And some damn fine huckleberry pie. Inspired by the work of filmmaker David Lynch, Red Lodge, Montana will immerse you in a nightmare world of danger, desire, and doppelgängers. (Pie not included.)
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See Amid The Winter Snow
ByPeterFenton.com
It’s Christmastime in September! Join our lovable snowman for a drink as he narrates the Yuletide pandemonium that is the tale of Mitchell Claus and Daisy Scarlett. Their love story is threatened when a blackmail scandal emerges in Santa’s workshop amid Mrs. Claus’s critical re-election bid for mayor of the North Pole.
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SplitScreen
Tree.Lock//Productions
Separated by time and space, Meg and Sterling have to find their way back to the center of the Wild Wild Web. Through dance, theater, and video, SplitScreen helps us rediscover who we are in this new digital landscape.
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Skein of Heart
JUNK
Enter/Exit the broken way. Always right? The metal is transparent and the softness of heart urges you forward. Find your way through a labyrinth of ugly human/beautiful monster. Part maze, part performance, part musical homage—a cryptic love. Those who enter the Skein of Heart do not leave as they came.
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