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The Appointment

Lightning Rod Special

Part of High Pressure Fire Service

Venue

FringeArts
140 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
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March 20—31, 2019

the Appointment cast dressed as fetuses

Photo by Johanna Austin

World Premiere

Alice Yorke and Lightning Rod Special (Sans Everything, Underground Railroad Game) address the misogyny, hypocrisy, and absurdity surrounding the abortion debate in America in this musical satire. Following women at a clinic seeking to terminate their pregnancies, this timely new work uses a pop-musical format to ask tough, important questions about bodily autonomy, race, and who gets to have access. As hilarious as it is incisive.

Run Time: TBA

Tickets will be on sale beginning December 4th (Thursday, Nov 29 for FringeArts members).


High Pressure Fire Service

A Presentation Series for Philadelphia Artists

High Pressure Fire Service (HPFS) takes its name from FringeArts’ historic building, the first high pressure pump house in the country. Opened in 1903, the station pumped water from the Delaware River to fire hydrants across Philadelphia, connecting the city and helping it grow and thrive. This history of creativity and connectivity is at the very heart of the High Pressure Fire Service festival. Addressing issues of representation, gender, accessibility, reproductive justice, and more through devised theater, comedy, and participatory play, these productions embody the vast range and exceptional talent of Philadelphia’s rich performing arts community.

Support for High Pressure Fire Service has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation.