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Egg Tooth

Antony Bolante / TOBO Productions

September 26-October 1

2021 Fringe Festival

55 minutes

Pay What You Can

The MAAS Building StudioMap

Ideas don’t hatch. They break free. They push, struggle, and slash their way into the light of day. They use a guitar, a camera, a pen—an egg tooth. Egg Tooth is a feisty hybrid of live music, video, and theatrical storytelling. It’s a celebration of short stories—and therefore, our lives. Some are shorter than others. Egg Tooth’s premiere at the Orlando Fringe Festival earned a “Patrons’ Pick” encore performance, and The Orlando Sentinel listed Egg Tooth among the “Best of Fringe,” calling it, “A smart, funny tribute to short stories,” whose “masterful performers find laughter in deep material and then deliver a powerful jolt of emotion as well.” The 2021 Philadelphia production features a homegrown cast and live music by Philly-based musician/composer Elizabeth de Lise.


Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 – 7:30pm
Monday, Sep 27, 2021 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 – 6:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 – 6:00pm
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 – 7:30pm
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 – 6:00pm

Health and Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Cannonball Festival events. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.

Content Considerations

Appropriate for Ages 13+.

This show acknowledges the certainty of our mortality and its varied causes.

This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independent satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at


About the Artists

Antony Bolante moved from Orlando to Philly to earn an M.F.A. from the Pig Iron School for Devised Performance. Since graduating, Tony has performed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for Boise Contemporary Theater, and in the devised works Small Matters and Another Agatha for the Boise-based theater company, Migration Theory. He presented his darkly humorous cabaret piece at Pig Iron Theater Company’s annual fundraiser.

In Orlando, Tony had established a strong track record for creating original and diverse performance works, premiering original shows for five consecutive Orlando International Fringe Festivals. The Orlando Sentinel recognized Egg Tooth, Tony’s last Fringe show before moving to Philly, among the “Best of the Fringe” out of over 100 shows. Tony is excited to bring a new production of Egg Tooth to the Philly Fringe via the Cannonball Fest, especially at a time when the motif of breaking out of a shell feels so resonant.

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