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Fragments from the Maelstrom

Forgotten Lore Theatre

Friday, September 9 at 6:30pm

2022 Fringe Festival

240 min


Old City Jewish Arts Center

Wheelchair Accessible

Artist and photographer, Phineas K. Gage pulls back the thin veil of reality to peer into Forgotten Lore Theatre’s immersive world, Evermore. In his unique style, Gage’s images and abstractions give voice to a dark and inexpressible reality devised from the interwoven imaginations of some of history’s greatest literary minds.

Phineas K Gage is a photographer and artist located in the Greater Philadelphia area. As a mental health advocate who lives with bipolar disorder, Gage discovered his passion for art and photography through utilizing it as a coping mechanism and as a way to express the often chaotic and disorganized thoughts and emotions that words just can’t express. Gage’s art gravitates toward abstract painting with a focus on geometric shapes connected through negative space.

Gage has collaborated with Forgotten Lore Theatre to create images evocative of their Evermore Cycle, which has been performed in the Philly Fringe Festival since 2014. He primarily shoots in black and white to allow the viewer the freedom to interpret their own colors for each photograph. In addition to his art and photography, Gage is also a local actor and works as an educator for children with different abilities.

Appropriate for ages 13+


Health & Safety

Audience members may choose to wear masks at this event, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked.



About the Artist

Founded in 2015, Forgotten Lore Theatre is a Philadelphia-area performance company that produces devised works and original plays by area playwrights.

We believe art is created in the numinous space between artist and audience. Through innovative and experimental performances, we foster unique theatrical experiences for each audience member in an effort to keep the communal art of storytelling alive.

Previous Fringe Festival entries:
Dissever My Soul (2015)
Ashes of a Dead Philosophy (2016)
Every Day, Apocalypse! by R.A. Reutter (2017)
The Clinic by Rebecca Gomezrueda (2019)
Illimitable Dominion (2020)
Lovers and Madmen: Visions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2021)

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