2018 Festival Preview Night #3
Monday, August 27
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.
BASIC WITCHES – Robi Hager & John Treacy Egan
Four famous witches compete to be crowned Supreme Witch of Halloween Hills, but a new form of witch threatens traditions and jeopardizes the competition. Played by drag queens and queer artists, BASIC WITCHES is a musical for anyone who feels a little basic and a little witchy. More about this developmental workshop at basicwitchesmusical.com
Behold Her – Half Key Theater
What is a “Jewish beauty”? Is it a specific form or feature? Or something else? A performance with live music reflects on conflicting images and changing expectations about Jewish women and beauty that started with Eve and persist today.
Darlings: Kill Us Please – Good Good Comedy Theater
Darlings: Kill Us Please is the debut Fringe show from Darlings, a collective of Philadelphia’s most celebrated comedic heartthrobs. We’ve gutted the innards of a full year’s worth of shows at Good Good Comedy Theatre and only left in the juiciest bits and chunks.
Mother/Daughter – Earlie Bird Productions
I am my mother’s daughter. Am I? Steeped in history and mystery, Mother/Daughter is an exploration of the dynamic relationships between mothers and daughters as told by mothers and daughters.
The Magic of Storytelling with Tchin – We Are the Seeds / Tailinh Agoyo
Tchin is a nationally known artist and educator of Indigenous arts and culture. Tchin brings ancestral stories alive with Native American music and colorful magic. In his energizing presentation, Tchin addresses important topics including cultural diversity, music appreciation, and environmental stewardship.
Troilus and Cressida – Revolution Shakespeare
For its fifth anniversary, Revolution Shakespeare presents Troilus and Cressida free to the public in Hawthorne Park. T&C explores Shakespeare’s lesser-known star-crossed lovers during the Trojan War. Acclaimed director Brenna Geffers brings her trademark style to a production with live music, food, and much more.
Real America – American Express Comedy
American Express Comedy (AmEx) explores the bizarre nature of the nation’s current state through a collection of absurd comedy sketches and “real” issues. Take a glimpse at some social and historical themes of our great nation through a colored lens as this show redefines what it means to be a “Real American.”
Passport – La Fábrica
Lost in a foreign country, Eugenia is detained and thrown into a vicious maelstrom of miscommunication. This Kafkaesque thriller delves into the question of immigration, exposing the mechanics of language and power. Poetic and immersive, Passport is performed in Spanish or English; for some performances a coin toss decides the language.
Shelter – Drip Symphony
Five artists take shelter in an abandoned theater. Bound by cutthroat artistic integrity, their dreams and delusions flourish. But there are cracks in the foundation and blood on the canvas—the outside world is seeping in. Drip Symphony and Plays & Players present an original play, Shelter.
Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow – Liz Zimmerman
Avant-garde performance ensemble Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow presents a veritable filth olympics. Mind and gender-bending spectacle, entertainment guaranteed.