September 5–9, 12–16, 19–21, 2019
After their father’s death, Lee and Joey road-trip from Dayton to Philadelphia to scatter his ashes in a meaningful place: the Wawa parking lot. Features Dungeons & Dragons, sibling rivalry, rest stops, tunnel wizards, soda cave wisdom, and a disgusting hoagie legacy that must be upheld.
Read more about the show and Tribe of Fools’ work on the FringeArts Blog, Operation: Wawa Road Trip: An Interview with Terry Brennan.
$15–$25 / 85 minutes
Tribe of Fools is dedicated to creating new plays that blur the lines between theater, dance, acrobatics and other highly visual and kinetic storytelling techniques. Each year we present a new show that is as physically daring as it is poignantly relevant. Our ensemble push themselves to their physical limits while creating dynamic characters that make you laugh until they make you cry.
Tribe of Fools has tackled issues like gender roles, toxic masculinity, violence, sexual identity, learning disabilities, family, power dynamics and even time travel. With our “signature sweet bad-ass approach to theater” we bring a sense of levity and fun to our productions in order to make complicated and difficult themes accessible and identifiable to the audience. Tribe of Fools has been nominated for 10 Barrymore Awards, were the 2018 recipients of the June and Steve Wolfson Barrymore Award for Evolving Theatre Company and they were finalists on TruTv’s Fake Off and have toured up and down the east coast. They’ve created twelve full-length shows including Fringe hits such as Fishtown, Fly Eagles Fly, Zombies with Guns and Two Street as well as multiple holiday burlesques.
Happy Hour on the Fringe
In this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, April Rose, FringeArts’ Fringe Festival Coordinator, talks to Tara Lake, Terry Brennan, Jarrod Markman, and Joseph Ahmed about their independent show offerings for this year’s Fringe Festival and their experiences as newbies and seasoned veterans of Fringe. Listen below or read the transcript on the FringeArts Blog.
I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman will play September 20-22 at The Whole Shebang.
Operation: Wawa Road Trip will play at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake on September 5–9, 12–16, and 19–21.
Dissonance and Generations are visual art exhibitions that will be showing at Da Vinci Art Alliance during the 2019 Fringe Festival. Free / Gallery hours: Wednesdays–Sundays, 12–5pm. DVAA is also presenting Composition in Concert, displayed at International House Philadelphia daily from 8am–10pm during the Fringe Festival.