2018 Festival Preview Night #2
Monday, August 20
Similar to Scratch Night but with the Fringe Festival just around the corner! Here is your chance to preview works taking place in the 2018 Fringe Festival in 5 minute sections. Unsure of what to see during the Festival? Want to try before you buy? Then join us for a free Festival Preview Night, taking place Mondays, Aug 13-27th at 7pm. Monday, August 13th’s Preview Night will take place at The Rotunda, and Aug 20th and 27th will take place at FringeArts.
Animation Nation – Suzi Nash
The Women’s Film Festival presents an amazing collection of animated films by, for, or about women. Come get a taste of award-winning short films from local and international artists along with a preview of our nine-day festival in March! Bring an open mind with a dusting of imagination!
The Buried Life – Randi Alexis Hickey
a cabaret//a gathering//a soiree. Arrangements by Damien Figueras; text and stories by Matthew Arnold and the Ensemble; direction by Randi Alexis Hickey. “But often, in the world’s most crowded streets, / But often, in the din of strife, / There rises an unspeakable desire / After the knowledge of our buried life.”
Peg! – Kylie Westerbeck
Meet Peg… the ultimate lover of glitter, dogs, Costco, and 80s dance music. Join her in fulfilling her lifelong dream of creating her self-titled talk show, Peg! In this improvisational structured show, we talk about life through the lens of a midwestern gal who’s “having the time of her life.”
Chaos Theory – Jessica Creane
What exactly is chaos and why do we fear it? 666 days after the 2016 election, it’s about time to find out. Through game-theater, clown, and immersive arts, Chaos Theory is the amoral, self-serving, NSFW pandemonium your inner chaos agent has been lying in wait for all these bleak and batsh*t crazy months.
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a Musical Voyage – Liz Staruch
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a Musical Voyage explores the musical catalog of the Tony Award-winning composer. Weill’s German work challenged government corruption and corporate greed while his American work addressed issues of racism and warfare. Presented by West Chester University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
The Graveyard Slot – Kyle Driggs
The Graveyard Slot concentrates on a couple’s journey over the late night hours through a series of magical vignettes. In the company’s Philadelphia premiere, internationally acclaimed artists Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo create a visually powerful evening with a unique fusion of circus, dance, and theater.
The William Penn Story – Brotherly Love Theatre Company
Join us for an intimate musical experience as we explore the life and legacy of the Founding Fathers’ founding father, William Penn. Hip-hop meets alt-rock meets jazz-funk meets 18th-century Quaker ideology.
Proceed With Caution – Darcy Lyons
Proceed with Caution grapples with personal, social, and global security and trust in the present day. Five performers explore their relationships to themselves and to the world in a time of global violence, the Trump presidency, police brutality, the rise of mass shootings, and the #MeToo movement.
Close Your Legs, Honey-A New Musical – Shamus McCarty
She’s plucked, sucked, and tucked—beauty has met its match! Join Honey and her foul-mouthed mama on a darkly comedic, high-glitz musical misadventure taking on an army of pint-sized glamazons for Grand Supreme glory! Will she win? Mama say a prayer! An ugly story in a beautiful world. About kids, for adults.