Posts Tagged ‘Sep 5’

Eurydice by Radio Eris

Posted September 13th, 2019

September 13 + 19, 2019

Discordian rock band Radio Eris tells the lost tale of Eurydice in this psychedelic rock opera, a mythological journey through the underworld and dimensions beyond time with the goddess Eris as a guide.

“Daring players … making gorgeously melodic rock with irresistibly odd storylines … [an] always epic song-story” (A.D. Amorosi, City Paper).

$8 / 110 minutes

Wear and Tear

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 2019

A movement-based comedy extravaganza creatively combining nonverbal performance with music, dance, and media. The Back Pack’s imaginative style has been described as a live-action cartoon, unmatched in its cleverness, and pure entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart.

$15 / 60 minutes

The Back Pack is a physical comedy troupe that has been creating whimsical non-spoken sketch comedy since 2008. All of the work is original; created and performed entirely by the group. They have been awarded two B. Iden Payne awards from the B. Iden Payne council, and Critics Table award for Best Movement, and four Best of Fest accolades from Frontera Fest. This production, Wear and Tear, uses The Back Pack’s unique brand of storytelling featuring line drawings on large pads of paper strapped to the performers. This is coupled with movement and dance, and often also incorporates clowning, puppetry, shadows, animation, foley, and whatever else their hearts desire.

The Back Pack currently creates and performs in The Back Pack Co-Lab in East Austin, Texas.

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Empanada Loca

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–7, 10–12 + 17–21, 2019

Deep underground, underneath the subways, Dolores is waiting to tell her story. A story of gentrification, survival, and murder inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Empanada Loca is a solo Grand Guignol of one woman’s fight to survive in a bloody-minded world of reckless consumerism.

$20 / 90 minutes

Empanada Loca marks the inaugural production of Recondite Tourist Activities. We hope to produce visceral, dynamic, and character-driven narrative plays both written and devised that explore the fringes of life with empathy and craft. We live as a company somewhere between a B-movie and a broken heart.

Warning: Contains graphic depictions of sex, violence, and brief usage of racial/sexual identity slurs

Lavender Life

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5, 6 + 18–20, 2019

Slip into the Lavender Lounge, a 1930s speakeasy where the underground LGBTQ+ community comes together in search of strength amid the rise of fascism. Come as you are and BYOB as the music of the era tells the story of a community whose spirits cannot be broken, where everyone can be themselves for a little while.

$10 / 45 minutes

Directed by Molly Jo Music Direction by Kylie Westerbeck Executive Produced by CGO Productions

This event is BYOB.

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Operation: Wawa Road Trip

Posted September 5th, 2019

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.

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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.


Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 10–15 + 17–22, 2019

Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time downward into the dark depths of terror. Follow one man’s frightening descent into deranged madness and witness his unrelenting, visceral nightmare unfold. Graphic content. Runs through September 28; visit GunnarMontana.com for more dates.

$35 – 40* / 60 minutes

There will be a VIP Experience on Saturday, September 21st at 10pm, and tickets will be $100 for this performance only, including a reception and free swag.

Gunnar Montana Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings cutting edge, avant-garde performing and visual arts to communities across the region.

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Skein of Heart

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 12–15 + 19–21, 2019

Venture through this multi-sensory, diabolical indoor maze designed for the 70s rocker-at-heart. Part maze, part performance, part musical homage; in this polarizing world where right is wrong and good is bad, enter the labyrinth to discover the beautiful monster that lies within. Created from decaying hearts and the unsolvable mystery of love, be warned, those who venture through the maze inevitably leave a piece of their heart within its metal walls, twisting and turning and pulsating to the beat of a cryptic hard-rock love ballad.

$30–$35 / 45 minutes

Please note, this is a physical adventure and guests must be able to walk about the space and climb stairs. Unfortunately, our venue is not wheelchair accessible. This experience includes heavy use of music, strobe lighting, fog, and may not be suitable for all visitors.

 Post Labyrinth:

Skein of Heart marks the 20th anniversary of JUNK’s first Fringe performance. Following the maze guests are invited to “Fringe: 20 Years Later” a talkback with artist Brian Sanders, during which we will announce some exciting new projects at JUNK! Additionally, some guests may choose to take part in beta-testing for an Escape Room (50 mins) or a VR Experience (10-15 mins).

Skein of Heart runs approximately 35 minutes with an additional (and optional) post show adventure ranging from 15 – 50 minutes.


Immigrant Concierge Services

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5, 11 + 15, 2019

What happened when a conservative billionaire had a freak accident in the Mexican desert and was rescued by a group of migrants? A mutually profitable business partnership, of course! In a tale told with live music, hear how they disrupted the current immigration system to offer a novel pathway toward the American dream.

NOTE: There has been a venue change for this event. the Sept 15th show will take place at Kismet Radio, located at 448 N and 10th street. 

$12 / 55 minutes

Written and Narrated by Brian Shapiro Directed by Seth Reichgott Live Music by Brian Shapiro, Nicholas Panasevich, and Michael Brenner

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Out of the Shadows

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5, 7 + 12–14, 2019

Out of the Shadows is a solo performance that follows three generations of women confronted with the question, “Who is Dinah?” It explores the nuances of the #MeToo movement from a personal, spiritual, and historical perspective rooted in the African American experience.

$15–$20/ 50 minutes


Out of the Shadows is a recipient of the 2019 Independent Artist FestiFund

The Independent Artist FestiFund is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia




Learn more and support this fund!


Much to Do, Much to Fix

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 12, 13, 15, 16 + 19–21, 22, 2019

Written and directed by John Cambridge, Much to Do, Much to Fix explores the production of electricity, apathy, and love. Join us to experience the other side of energy in a world that spins the audience through the land of the gods and the lives of a few special humans.  Please be aware that audience members will be on a moving platform throughout the duration of the show. BYOB. Absolutely no late admission.

$15 / 75 minutes

Wings of Paper is a non-profit Northeast Philadelphia theater and community arts company that focuses on developing and supporting live performances and local artists. This mission is achieved through producing and creating plays, coordinating artist-in-residency programs, and raising awareness of the artist community in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Know Thyself

Posted September 5th, 2019

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

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

Philosophy is both familiar and mystifying. “I think therefore I am,” “Tyranny of the Majority,” “Know Thyself.” But how well do we know ourselves, and if philosophy was a game, how would we win? In this immersive, game-theater salon, the rules we live by, and our darkest impulses, are always in play.

$25 / 60 minutes

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IKantKoan is an immersive theater and game design company using play/s to explore complex systems. The company was founded by Philadelphia-based game designer and theater artist Jessica Creane, who’s work has been presented at The Franklin Institute, HERE Arts Center, Caveat Theater, FringeNYC, BostonFIG Festival, and Bandwi/d/th International. Jessica has been a resident artist at three National Parks, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Barn Arts, with an upcoming residency in the Arctic Circle. She has spoken at TEDx, game design and educational conferences, led game design and performance workshops for all ages and abilities, and teaches game design at Drexel University and UARTS. IKantKoan’s 2018 Fringe Festival show, CHAOS THEORY, is currently enjoying an extended run at Caveat Theater, NYC.

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In America, That is to Say No Where

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5 + 6, 2019

A devised movement-driven theater piece inspired by Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry, In America, That is to Say No Where takes a shocking and exaggerated look at the turmoil created by a gluttonous, childlike political figure as he comes to power and wreaks havoc.

$15 / 60 minutes

Directed by Melanie Stewart Written collaboratively with Brian Grace-Duff, Michael Buck, Liz Culver, Faith Lynn Diccion, Nick Flagg, Mike Grubb, Jessica Harzer, Caroline Herrick, Tyler Jacobs, Maggie O’Connor, Robin Purtell, Adriana Santilli, Mackenzie Trush

*This production includes graphic content, sexual situations, mature themes and language, and may not be suitable for all audiences*

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Significant Other

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8 + 11–15, 2019

The Philadelphia premiere of Significant Other by Joshua Harmon. Four college friends search for relationship and commitment. As Jordan watches his best girlfriends get engaged and married, he is faced with his own circumstance as a single gay man. Will he ever find the one to marry?

$15 – $25 / 120 minutes

Founder and Artistic Director Peter Reynolds Producing Director Brandon McShaffrey Managing Director Lindsay Mauck

Mauckingbird Theatre Company produces innovative, affordable, gay-themed theater. Past productions include critically acclaimed all-male versions of The Misanthrope and Shakespeare’s R & J ; queer adaptations of Moliere’s Tartuffe and The Sisterhood, and Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels; Caroline Kava’s lesbian adaptation of Hedda Gabler and Jane Chambers’ seminal lesbian play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove; the dark crime drama Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story; TRU and The Threshing Floor, a repertory of two one-man shows about influential gay writers Truman Capote and James Baldwin; original modern interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Pirates of Penzance; the regional premiere of Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell’s musical [title of show] and Hot ‘n’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration; the Philadelphia premiere of Jon Marans’ The Temperamentals; Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, and staged readings of Maxwell Anderson’s Bad Seed, The Children’s Hour, The Boys in the Band and The Normal Heart.

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Richard III

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–9 + 11–16, 2019

Three Richards. Six women. Ninety minutes. This infamous play will be performed in one of the city’s most historic sites. Hestia Theatre Company teams up with Christ Church Burial Ground’s 300th anniversary. Whether you are new to Shakespeare or a well-seasoned lover of verse, this all-female production has something for you.

The performance on Thursday, Sept 12 was cancelled due to the rain, so there will be a rain date performance on Monday, Sept 16 at 7pm.

$25 / 90 minutes

Hestia Theatre Company is committed to showcasing marginalized voices in order to create inclusive and intimate art.



Two Bedroom, One Bath

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 4–7, 2019

Grief and trauma surface in people in different ways. Two Bedroom, One Bath is a dramedy that examines these strong emotions in a shared living space of two completely different roommates who are navigating love, life, and bad plumbing.

$15 / 90 minutes

Since its opening in 2005, Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) has been the heart of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized comedy scene. PHIT produces over one thousand performances annually, with shows on multiple stages, seven nights a week, every week of the year. Beyond Philadelphia, Philly Improv Theater’s performers tour regularly, making appearances at the most prestigious comedy venues across North America.­

Dedicated to developing talent locally, the PHIT Training Center teaches over 1,000 adults, kids and teens how to improvise, write sketch comedy, and perform stand-up each year. Alumni and performers seen on PHIT’s stages have worked on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, The Late Show, Two and Half Men, Raising Hope, Key & Peele, Kroll Show, The State, Girl Code, Guy Code, Orange is the New Black, and The Kids in the Hall.

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Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–7, 10–16 + 18–22, 2019

Urban environments attempt to bury primal urges and archetypes under concrete and asphalt lucre. Withal life finds light through fractures in terrain and suspension of urbanities. Wash away the doldrums and allow the inner fire to combust. Are you a product of your environment or is your environment a product of you?

$35 / 60 minutes

Matter Movement Group (MMG) is excited to present the world premiere of HABIT@ during the 2019 Fringe Festival. This is MMG’s 2nd participation in the festival following the smash hit UNHINGED in 2018. Come and exist amongst a set that will morph and evolve, displaying scenes from many habitats around the world. Using the elements water, wind, fire and earth MMG demonstrates the worlds most unusually profound acts of nature.

Matter Movement Group is a physical dance theater company in Philadelphia, PA promoting a distinction in the community by animating the visions of Teddy Fatscher and Frank Leone. Utilizing a collaborative approach, MMG relies heavily on the brains and bodies involved with individual projects. Among annual seasons and tours, MMG uses art and entertainment to raise awareness and funds for local non-profits and charities. MMG has aspirations to bring original works from the local Philadelphia audience to other cities and countries around the world.

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

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 2019

A bare-bones staging of Shakespeare’s Henry V in a one-man performance highlighting the necessity for authentic, compelling, and selfless leadership. Directed by Ann Ciccolella. Featuring Paul Parente.

$10 / 85 minutes

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company (CCTC), a not-for-profit theatre company, is dedicated to the principle that theater is a vital component of a civil society. It is our mission to present theatrical works from both the classic and contemporary canons that bear witness to the rich variety and commonality of human experience and which enhance our audience’s appreciation of theater as a humanizing art form.

In addition to the company’s 15th Anniversary “Free Theatre in the Parks” production of Measure for Measure this past July, CCTC is excited to be returning to the world of indoor theater with this 2019 Fringe Festival offering of H5¹, a one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s HENRY V. This condensed and concentrated treatment of the play has a lone Chorus narrating the story of Shakespeare’s great warrior king as he matures into a true leader through the crucible of war.

Ann Ciccolella (Director) – As Artistic Director of Austin Shakespeare since 2008, Ann has led the company in producing Shakespeare in the Park and indoor shows at the Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theater, where she has staged Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, a female lead as Hamlet, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, Pride and Prejudice. For the previous 8 years, she was Managing Director for Zach Theater, Austin. Ann also led the Renaissance Theater Company as Artistic Director, producing and directing Off Broadway and along the East Coast for ten years. A graduate of NYU in Dramatic Literature, History of Theater and Cinema, Ann directed and produced a new adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Anthem Off-Broadway in NYC at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2013.

Paul Parente (Chorus) – As an actor, Paul has performed leading roles at the Zachary Scott Theatre, The National Shakespeare Company, Hedgerow Theatre, Classic Works Theatre, American Shakespeare Repertory, New Stagecraft Company, Renaissance Theater Company etc. With CCTC he performed Bluntschli in Arms and the Man, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clarence in Richard III, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Antonio in The Tempest, Orgon in Tartuffe, and Capulet in Romeo and Juliet.
As a playwright, his most recent work, Rage of Achilles, was produced by CCTC as part of the “Cool Classics” program in 2015 after receiving a workshop presentation at Austin Shakespeare Festival. Droit Du Seigneur was also produced by CCTC at the 2010 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and in New York City. His play, Two and Twenty, published by Samuel French and has been produced nationally and in Canada. His written work has received numerous productions and readings including those by The Acting Company, Salamander Repertory Company, Stillwater Theatre Company in New York City. Paul directed the 2014 10th Anniversary Free Theatre in the Parks production of Twelfth Night. Paul is an educator teaching High School English and is the Director of Theatre at Avon Grove Charter School in Southern Chester County.

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Since They Left: A Pied Piper Musical

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 2019

A musically diverse adaptation of the Pied Piper exploring the oppression of women, people with disabilities, freelance artists, and children by their own society, featuring a cast of women and nonbinary performers. Mystery to myth, myth to story, story to poem, and all pain fades. Childcare for parents in audience and open captioning for all performances by request, contact patronservices@FringeArts.com.

$10 / 90 minutes

Creative Team Nick Hatcher, Sarah Hough, Jem Rubin, Colin Sass, Hannah Sattazhan, Becca Thomas Cast Courtney Bird, Anna Caccavaro, Paige Galdieri, Dana Grossman, Camryn Harrigan, Hannah Hobson, Sam Kaufman, Linc Millard, Miranda Pilato, Kashmir Reed, Mae Waldron

Whine & Waffles

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5, 12, 13 + 19, 2019

Ti likes Jo, Jo likes drugs, Lionel hates work, and Janelle hates Lionel. Watch these twenty-somethings tackle clubs, drugs, and insecurities in a city where dancing strangers become fast friends. But can their wine-induced whine sessions handle the gay crushes, foul language, failures to love … and ghosts?

$15 / 100 minutes

Messy Confidence Productions is the brainchild of playwright/director Devin Randall. As a child, Devin’s first lesson on a bike was being pushed down a hill and tumbling towards a busy street. He fell, cut his knee, and never touched a bike for 10+ years. But while on a trip to Key West, and after finding his name added to a bike tour, Devin broke that streak. The following ride was chaotic, messy, and maybe a little embarrassing, but Devin made it out with a smile on his face. And now, Devin Randall is applying that Messy Confidence to his theater craft. He dares to create fun, chaotic displays of theater with confidence and bravery because he doesn’t want to spend 10+ years avoiding something so lovely. And in doing so, he hopes to present speculative fiction that smashes together the magical innocence of youth with the messy realities of adulthood to queer people of color and their diverse allies.

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And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–8, 2019

Candy Delaney is a “New Orleans queen”  approaching her dreaded 35th birthday. While Candy is looking for romance, her newest pickup is looking for his next drink. Audiences are welcomed into Candy’s apartment, champagne in hand, for this stunning portrait of unrequited love. This rarely seen Tennessee Williams chamber play is coproduced with Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.

“Among Williams’s greatest artistic gifts was his ability to awaken compassion for the misfit and the lovelorn by revealing the poetry in their souls.” The New York Times

$20 / 45 minutes

EgoPo Classic Theater revitalizes the great classics of theater and literature through adventurous and physically dynamic stagings that re-awaken the essence of the original work. EgoPo emphasizes a highly physical approach to acting and vocal performance, aiming to create visceral theater that compels the attention and imagination of the audience. Through the innovative use of space and theatrical form we create unforgettable theatrical events that envelop audiences.

Overall, we seek to make theater that is innovative, challenging, and of the highest possible quality. We seek to develop new audiences and broaden the attendance of existing ones. We seek to represent and enhance Philadelphia as a city proud of its cultural risk-taking.

Winner of 2017 Barrymore Awards for Best Evolving Theater and Best Production for Chekhov’s The Seagull, EgoPo has staged over thirty productions nationally in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, and San Francisco; internationally in Indonesia and Croatia; and on National Public Radio. And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

EgoPo Classic Theater does not offer advisories about the subject matter in our productions, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Additionally, this show includes some unconventional seating options. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog), or accessibility and seating that might have a bearing on your audience experience, please contact us at 267-273-1414

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