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Scratch Night at The Rotunda

August 28 at 7:00pm

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The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. This month, we have three Scratch Night performances as we gear up for the 2017 Fringe Festival!

Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night features short performances by four-to-six companies/artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance.

Check back for the list of performers!

60 minutes

Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation



Becoming Vegan – Sarah Clemency/PHIT Comedy

Becoming Vegan is a musical comedy. Two women fall in love, one is vegan and one is a lying carnivore. This musical explores relationships, the little lies we tell, and hamburgers.



A Case for Magic – Robert Malissa

Jerry Seinfield has said magic is “Pick a card. 3 of Spades? You’re an idiot.” Motivated by that statement, Award winning magician Robert Malissa is putting the art of the trick on trial. He performs sleight of hand, mentalism and other tricky stuff while making his case for the craft of deception. A fair and balanced look at magic for lovers of the art and their ambivalent friends.

Mistress of the Maze – WeftWorks

Thousands of years before the Greeks wove the tale of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, Ariadne was Mistress of the Maze, a powerful Goddess worshipped by the Minoan culture of ancient Crete. Enter the Labyrinth and meet the many aspects of the Goddess, and the strange half-human and animal hybrid creatures from Minoan frescos and seals. Dancers in masks and costumes breathe new life into this ancient story.

Reality in Retrograde – Ellen Skilton

A recovering good girl explores the ways that everything flip-flops when you change the lens. Suddenly, amnesia clears, power dynamics become visible, and our shared, flawed, sacred humanity comes into focus. A one-woman show that culminates in an audience experience. Playful, poignant and powerful from start to finish.


Scattershot – Bastion Carboni

As violence rages outside in the streets, four women sit in a waiting room preparing for a very particular test. A dark comedy about hierarchy, inevitability, and animal instinct.



Pericles – Die-Cast

Pericles is a man who cannot find safe harbor from the storms of fate. Original music and movement help create a dark world of assassins, brothels and shipwrecks for audiences to explore. This rarely produced Shakespearean epic marks the premiere of Die-Cast, founded by designer Thom Weaver and director Brenna Geffers. See the opening sequence of Shakespeare’s work reimagined!


Onion Dances – Talia Mason

Imagine walking through your grandparents’ home, each room filled with vivid memories–your great-grandmother writing a novel, your grandmother riding a motorcycle, your mother believing she lived and died in the Holocaust. Shifting between memory and reality, these musings are gauzy, crisp, Jewish, blurry and honest.


Every Day, APOCALYPSE! – Lone Brick Theatre Company

Meet the members of the floundering Angry Goose Theatre Company whose rehearsal is interrupted when Jesus stops by. Perturbed by their lukewarm reception, the irate son of God condemns the members of the company to experience a new apocalyptic scenario every day, for eternity. Can the members of the company learn enough about themselves, each other, and Armageddon to save the world, not to mention the world’s worst production of Hamlet? Positing the end of the world in its many incarnations as metaphor for the ever mounting challenges to artistic expression in the twenty first century, the show explores the impulse to create and where the responsibility of the artist lies.

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