Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival

3 weeks. 1000+ performances. A city alive with contemporary art.

September 5–22, 2019

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is a 3-week long, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts. The party continues late night, every night, with music, food and drink at the FringeArts center on the Delaware River waterfront. This vast assemblage of curated and self-produced innovators offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a cross section of the world’s greatest experimenters at one time, in one city.

Our 2019 Curated Fringe Festival lineup is now on sale. The full lineup of Independently Produced Fringe Festival shows and additional Festival events will be announced later this summer.

Check out our podcast, Happy Hour on the Fringe, with Artistic Producers Zach Blackwood and Katy Dammers to learn more about the themes of the 2019 Fringe Festival, some of the exciting events happening, and the return of the Fringe Festival Bookstore!

The Fringe Festival is sponsored by:

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Composition in Concert

Composition in Concert

Da Vinci Art Alliance Ongoing, opens July 9, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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2019 Festival Preview Night #2

2019 Festival Preview Night #2

2019 Fringe Festival Artists August 19, 2019

Similar to Scratch Night, but all works showcased each night will be a part of the 2019 Fringe Festival! Here is your chance to...

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2019 Festival Preview Night #3

2019 Festival Preview Night #3

2019 Fringe Festival Artists August 26, 2019

Similar to Scratch Night, but all works showcased each night will be a part of the 2019 Fringe Festival! Here is your chance to...

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The Edge

The Edge

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre September 1, 3–6 + 9–12, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival 

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Come Back Little Sheba

Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium September 3–8, 10–15 + 17–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Destiny is a Careless Waiter

Destiny is a Careless Waiter

Juniper Productions September 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Sea Voyage

The Sea Voyage

The Philadelphia Artists' Collective September 4, 5, 7, 8, 11–16 + 18–20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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In Transit

In Transit

Tangle Movement Arts September 4–7, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cum: The Life Story of a Thieving, Whoring Saint

If You Can’t Make ’em Laugh, Make ’em Cum: The Life Story of a Thieving, Whoring Saint

James Bradford Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Ancestral Movements

Ancestral Movements

Breanna Moore Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Upstage

The Upstage

Ann Marley Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Voicemail Poems

Voicemail Poems

VOICEMAIL POEMS Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Island

The Island

Shawn Pierre Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Rescue your friends from the peril they encountered on their vacation.

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Dear Friend Society

Dear Friend Society

Loretta Gary / Radical Hearts Print Lab Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Grasslands With Out Time

Grasslands With Out Time

Katelyn Madara Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Pseudoverse

Pseudoverse

pseudonym productions Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Kingdom of Oz: An Immersive Audio Experience

Kingdom of Oz: An Immersive Audio Experience

REAL Immersive Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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ArtDates

ArtDates

Miryam Coppersmith Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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memerememberme

memerememberme

williamCromar Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Mad Deep Dish

Mad Deep Dish

Die-Cast Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Menu now available online.

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Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas

Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas

Puentes de Salud September 5–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Thimble: Staged

Thimble: Staged

Thimble Literary Magazine Ongoing, live September 5, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Section, Void

Section, Void

Pig Iron Theatre Company / Mimi Lien September 5–22, 2019

September 5–22, 2019 A public artwork and installation that serves as a companion work of visual art to Superterranean, Section, Void creates a primal...

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Visionary Fringe

Visionary Fringe

Philadelphia Visionary Arts Gallery September 5–8, 11–15, 18–21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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This Art Moves

This Art Moves

DynamicDisplays / Projector Guy September 5–29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Fringe Festival Bookstore

Fringe Festival Bookstore

In Partnership with Head House Books Sept 5–22, 2019

Intimate conversations and contextual publications available at Cherry Street Pier

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Siren Songs

Siren Songs

Amanda Shaffern / Theater Oblivion September 5–8, 10, 12, 13 + 15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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A Literal Doll House

A Literal Doll House

MACHO GOAT September 5–8, 12–15 + 19–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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H5¹, a one man adaptation of Shakespeare's HENRY V

H5¹, a one man adaptation of Shakespeare’s HENRY V

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Richard III

Richard III

Hestia Theatre Company September 5–9 + 11–15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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HABIT@

HABIT@

Matter Movement Group September 5–7, 10–16 + 18–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Since They Left: A Pied Piper Musical

Since They Left: A Pied Piper Musical

Sarah Hough, Nick Hatcher September 5–8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Whine & Waffles

Whine & Waffles

Messy Confidence Productions September 5, 12, 13 + 19, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Two Bedroom, One Bath

Two Bedroom, One Bath

Olivia Kram/Philly Improv Theater September 5–7, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Actually by Anna Ziegler

Actually by Anna Ziegler

Half Key Theatre Company September 5–8, 12–15 + 19–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens

And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens

EgoPo Classic Theater September 5–8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Superterranean, Pig Iron Theatre, Mimi Lien

Superterranean

Pig Iron Theatre Company / Mimi Lien September 5–15, 2019

Our structures are big. We’re small.

World Premiere!

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. 

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In America, That is to Say No Where

In America, That is to Say No Where

Rowan Theatre September 5 + 6, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Know Thyself

Know Thyself

IKantKoan September 5–7, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 + 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

Marissa Kennedy September 5, 7 + 12–14, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Beards: A New Musical

Beards: A New Musical

Elana Mirella Mariani and Liberty Laferriere September 5–9, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Significant Other

Significant Other

Mauckingbird Theatre Company September 5–8 + 11–15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Much to Do, Much to Fix

Much to Do, Much to Fix

Wings of Paper Theater Company September 5–7, 12, 13, 15, 16 + 19–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

Jeffrey Sweet

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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B-side, Wooster Group, Eric Berryman

The B-Side: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons”
A Record Album Interpretation

The Wooster Group September 5–8, 2019

“Nothing short of transcendent.” The New York Times

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Empanada Loca

Empanada Loca

Recondite Tourist Activities September 5–7, 10–12 + 17–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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BASEMENT

BASEMENT

Gunnar Montana September 5–8, 10–15 + 17–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Immigrant Concierge Services

Immigrant Concierge Services

Brian Shapiro Presents September 5, 11 + 15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Lavender Life

Lavender Life

Ultra V Theatre Co. September 5, 6 + 18–20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Operation: Wawa Road Trip

Operation: Wawa Road Trip

Tribe of Fools September 5–9, 12–16, 19–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Skein of Heart

Skein of Heart

JUNK September 5–8, 12–15 + 19–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Myths & Monsters

Myths & Monsters

Nick Gillette / Philly Improv Theater September 5–7, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

The Back Pack September 5, 6, 7 + 8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Let Me Die: Artist Talk

Let Me Die: Artist Talk

Joseph Keckler Sept 6, 2019

September 6 at 4pm   Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier where Fringe Festival performer Joseph Keckler and Opera...

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Sneakers

Sneakers

Nichole Canuso Dance September 6–10, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Brown-eyed Rapunzel

Brown-eyed Rapunzel

Philly PACK September 6 + 7, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Dull Space and Dance

Dull Space and Dance

The Rock School presents a Light Street Pictures Production September 6, 7 + 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Miseducation of Generation Never

The Miseducation of Generation Never

Yes! And...Collaborative Arts September 6, 7, 13 + 14, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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States of Matter

States of Matter

Blythe E. Smith, Laura Katz Rizzo & Bryan Koulman September 5 + 6, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Howie Hypnotize

Howie Hypnotize

Howie Jones September 6 + 7, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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re. TRANSVERBERATION

re. TRANSVERBERATION

Sasha Wolfe and Ellen Zahniser September 6–8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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INK

INK

Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater September 6, 13, 18, 20 + 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Operatic Addictions

Operatic Addictions

Alter Ego Chamber Opera September 6 + 7, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Rat Ruse

Rat Ruse

Without a Cue Productions September 6, 13 + 20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Murder & Booze Cabaret

The Murder & Booze Cabaret

Love Drunk Life September 6–8 + 19–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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bilialien

bilialien

Annie Wilson September 6–10, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Noir AF: An Improvised Film Noir

Noir AF: An Improvised Film Noir

N Crowd September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 + 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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SplitScreen

SplitScreen

Tree.Lock//Productions September 6–8 + 13–15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Fringe Festival Kickoff Party 2019 featuring The Illustrious Blacks

Fringe Festival Kickoff Party 2019 featuring The Illustrious Blacks

The Illustrious Blacks September 6, 2019

Let’s get this Fringe started.

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Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat: The Musical

Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat: The Musical

Play Nice Productions September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Autopia

Autopia

Hella Fresh Theater September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Úumbal, Mariana Arteaga

Úumbal: Nomadic Choreography for Inhabitants

Mariana Arteaga September 7, 13 + 14, 2019

Philadelphia is the choreographer. Its streets the setting. Its people the dancers.

U.S. Premiere!

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The B-Side: Live Podcast Recording

The B-Side: Live Podcast Recording

Eric Berryman and Kate Valk Sept 7, 2019

September 7 at 3pm   Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier for a live recording of the Happy Hour...

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An Iliad

An Iliad

Jason Greenfield September 7, 8, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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RE:figuring

RE:figuring

Leslie Elkins/foursomeperformance September 7 + 8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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60’s FOLK Revisited

60’s FOLK Revisited

Vagabond Productions September 7, 8, 14 + 15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Sock It To Me!

Sock It To Me!

WaitStaff Sketch Comedy September 7, 8, 11, 13–15, 18, 19 + 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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KCBC x KCBCII

KCBC x KCBCII

Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company September 7 + 8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Gay Mis

Gay Mis

Eric Jaffe September 7, 8, 14 + 15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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You Are Not a Shining Star

You Are Not a Shining Star

UMA presents: Mark "Metal" Wong and Vince Johnson September 7, 8, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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amethyst.

amethyst.

Love Drunk Life September 7 + 8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Period House

Period House

Ragtime Players September 7, 8, 14, 15, 18, 21, + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Dancing Again in Love

Dancing Again in Love

Sabriaya Shipley, Victoria Goins September 7, 8, 13–15 + 20–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Red Lodge, Montana

Red Lodge, Montana

The Antidote September 7–9, 11–13 + 15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks, Bearded Ladies, Justin Vivian Bond, Stephanie Blythe

Late Night Snacks

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret September 7–29, 2019

Heyyyyy, u up? Looking for a post-Fringe nightcap? A consensual art hookup? A sugar high to ride into the wee hours?

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Generations

Generations

Da Vinci Art Alliance September 8, 12–15, 19–22 + 26–29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Dissonance

Dissonance

Da Vinci Art Alliance September 8, 12–15, 19–22 + 26–29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Clinic

The Clinic

Lone Brick Theatre Company September 8, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

Ann Kreitman September 8–11, 15–18 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Úumbal: Community Conversation

Úumbal: Community Conversation

Mariana Arteaga Sept 8, 2019

September 8 at 4pm Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at  Cherry Street Pier where artist Mariana Arteaga and Úumbal participants will discuss...

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Male Tears: A Clown Castration

Male Tears: A Clown Castration

Nathan Alford-Tate, Travis Draper, & Rebecca Posner September 8 + 9, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Roll Play: An Improvised Adventure

Roll Play: An Improvised Adventure

Roll Play Improv September 8, 14, 15 + 20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Dear qupid

Dear qupid

Dana Suleymanova September 9, 15 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Give Your Heart

Give Your Heart

Eric Thayer September 9, 11 + 14, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Khan!!! The Musical!!!

Khan!!! The Musical!!!

Brent Black September 9, 10 + 13–15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Churn

Churn

Nick Jonczak September 10, 11, 14 + 17–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Question Reality

Question Reality

Pseudonym Productions September 10 + 12–15, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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SPIES!! Even More Spying

SPIES!! Even More Spying

The Agency Bureau LLC September 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 + 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Dumpster Dance for Garbage People

Dumpster Dance for Garbage People

Prudence Anne Amsden September 10 + 11, 2019

September 10 + 11, 2019 Dumpster Dance for Garbage People is not a solution, it’s a recognition of a process. A bizarre fever dream...

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Everything Okay in There?

Everything Okay in There?

MyVision Theater Ensemble September 11–13, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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