Tribe of Fools
Sept 9—23 2016
$15 – $25
Painted Bride Art CenterMap
Comic book nerds turn vigilante against the Philadelphia Parking Authority. “Top-notch, beautifully stylized fight dancing” and a “feminist critique of comic book culture” tell the hilarious story of one man’s ridiculous obsession with Batman, Justice and heroes who do the wrong things for the right reasons.
$15-25 / 80 minutes
See two shows for the price of one! Use code: ExileHero to see both Almanac’s Exile 2588 and Tribe of Fools’ Antihero for $30 on the same night, in the same building!
Tribe of Fools is dedicated to creating new plays that blur the lines between theater, dance, acrobatics and other physical story-telling disciplines in order to affect the audience in the most visceral way possible. While blurring the lines of genre, Tribe also keeps their stories accessible to a contemporary audience and affordable for most Philadelphians. The creation process is a collaboration of multi-disciplinary artists including actors, writers, dancers, acrobats and directors in a workshop atmosphere that lasts between 6 and 12 months. The company specializes in creating works that are fun, challenging, unique, and highly physically stylized. Their signature physical style has garnered them both audience and critical acclaim as well as pushed them to the finals on TruTV’s hit show Fake Off.
Tribe of Fools’ Fringe credits are: Echo (2004 and 2007) Armageddon at the Mushroom Village, Dracula, Heavy Metal Dance Fag, Antihero (2013) Two Street, and Zombies… with Guns.
Over the years Tribe of Fools has collaborated other artists and organizations such as Swim Pony’s Adrienne Mackey, The Annenberg Center, and The Kimmel Center.
Tribe of Fools has been hailed as “A fascinating young physical theatre company with a bright future” by Philadelphia Weekly, “The best surprise of 2007″ by Philadelphia Metro and “the dark horse hit” of the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe Festival by The Philadelphia Inquirer.