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The Clinic

Posted September 8th, 2019

September 8, 2019

Two strangers arrive at a local clinic for their appointments. Neither are there voluntarily. As the waiting room becomes more nightmarish and the clinic’s employees more twisted, the two find themselves at the mercy of a powerful system that considers it a civic duty to relinquish bodily autonomy when called upon.

Free / 45 minutes


The Clinic is a Lone Brick Theatre premier by aspiring playwright Rebecca Gomezrueda, who developed the work in collaboration with the company.

The Clinic marks Lone Brick’s fourth production in the Fringe Festival. Previous entries include the Edgar Allan Poe–themed immersive experiences, Dissever My Soul (2015) and Ashes of a Dead Philosophy (2016) as well as the comic armageddon, Every Day, Apocalypse! (2017).

Lone Brick Theatre is Widener University’s resident theater company dedicated to producing non-traditional theater through innovative scripts, staging, directing, and performance. Drawing from the talent and ingenuity of Widener’s students, faculty, and staff alike, the company also seeks to give a creative voice to the rich diversity of the campus community.

Past productions on our home turf include:

– Lisa Loomer’s Distracted
– Gina Gionfriddo’s U.S. Drag
– Aristophanes’ Lysistrata: A Burlesque Cabaret
– Steve Yockey’s very still and hard to see
– Marsha Norman’s Getting Out
– Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros: A Meditation on Gender Politics
Pulp-Free Fiction: a parody
– Johnna Adams’s Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens
– Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman
– Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party
– Tracy Letts’s Bug: A Play

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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: FREE Fringe

Posted August 22nd, 2019

FringeArts is committed to making contemporary art available to all. In addition to our Digital Fringe offerings, this year’s Fringe Festival features over a dozen free shows from a variety of disciplines. Enjoy theater, visual art, dance, and more without spending a dime!

A Manayunk Mystery Tour
Manayunk Theatre Company
It was a dark and stormy night when a young woman from Manayunk mysteriously went missing … AND WAS MURDERED!!! Follow Manayunk’s finest private investigator, a child genius turned conspiracy enthusiast, and a VERY serious podcast reporter as they try to solve the MURDER of Manayunk’s Missing Millennial.
More info and tickets here

BalletX Pop-Up
BalletX
This series of free performances by Philly’s premier contemporary ballet company comes to FringeArts for a one-off al fresco presentation. With over seventy world premieres to date, you don’t want to miss this exhibition of the company’s signature repertory.
More info and tickets here

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2017 Festival Spotlight: Apocalyptic Visions

Posted September 2nd, 2017

In these turbulent times, artists in the Fringe Festival are using their mediums to present worst case scenarios for our unpredictable future. Check out the horrifying projections of reality coming to our city at this year’s Fringe!

 

AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE @ Berks Warehouse
Alexandra Tatarsky

A delirious anti-narrative of American emptiness, violence, and nonsense—part exorcism and part enema! With styrofoam wings, Xmas lights, and ketchup. “Phyllis Diller meets Artaud!” “Like Kellyanne Conway woke up from a coma after overdosing on sleeping pills and reading too much Gertrude Stein.” AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE exists somewhere between irrational healing ceremony, sad clown song, dance in the abyss, and desperate diatribe to take back ecstatic nonsense as an act of resistance. More info and tickets here.

 

Every Day APOCALYPSE! @ The Collective
Lone Brick Theatre Company

The death rays and nukes of outrageous fortune are aimed squarely at a struggling theater group when an irate son of God condemns the company to face a new apocalyptic scenario every day, for eternity. Can they learn to get along in order to save the world, not to mention the world’s worst production of Hamlet? More info and tickets here.

 

GATZ @ Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
Harrison Stengle

Philadelphia, year 2025, the tempo of the city had changed sharply. The buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the kush was cheaper, the restlessness approached hysteria. From the makers of the off-off Broadway show Sword of the Unicorn comes GATZ a Great Gatsby modernist parody. More info and tickets here.

 

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