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Tonight: Neighborhood Fringe Scratch Night Spotlight, Vol. 3

Posted August 18th, 2014

Every Monday night in August, we’re offering free previews of the 2014 Fringe Festival–Neighborhood Fringe artists are serving up short excerpts of their work, and we’re serving up free beer. Tonight, Volume 3:

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Truth Be Told Productions offers a taste of Martin Sherman’s play Bent, about one gay man’s life in Germany, from the 1930s through World War II. The play had a major role in widening consciousness about the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, starting with its first production in London’s West End in 1979, starring Ian McKellen.

FleetwoodMacBrian Shapiro shares tales from the 1970s, as his family’s fortunes swelled and ebbed along with the band Fleetwood Mac–Brian’s father was their attorney through their rise to global fame. He’s offered the suggestive title: It Was All Downhill After Fleetwood Mac.

Oedipus The Musical will give you a taste of what to expect in their show. I’m not even going to try to top Van.Martin Productions’s own show description: “Oedipus The Musical takes place in Ancient Thebes. When a herpes plague spreads through the city, King Oedipus is forced to discover the incestuous roots of his dysfunctional family tree. Sophocles’s tragedy is retold in comedy through songs like ‘YOLO Apollo,’ ‘Hashtag Plague,’ and ‘Ballad of a Cougar.’

Tweaking a classic title, playwright Brandon Monokian serves up a “play about douchebags” called Peter Pan Is Dead. Preview below:

The-Disappearing-Quarterback_Plays-Players-copy-200x300And after a successful run at Plays & Players in January, former Eagles quarterback Mike Boryla (turned lawyer, turned investor, turned actor/writer) returns with his one-man-show, The Disappearing Quarterback.

Free! RSVP here.
FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
August 18 at 7 pm

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Cecily and Gwendolyn

Posted September 11th, 2012

Hey ladies, why don’t we snuggle up in your horse-drawn buggy…

Meet Kelly Jennings and Karen Getz, veteran funny women and members of ComedySportz Philadelphia. For this year’s Fringe the two are dropping their pants (More nudity, score!) and hiking up their Victorian petticoats (Oh wait, no.) as Cecily and Gwendolyn, British women from the time of chamber pots and pots of tea, and they’re here to gather research about…our kind (cheesesteak lickin’, keyboard snoozin’, 21st-century Phillians). You can read up on Cecily and Gwendolyn in the Washington Post review of their appearance at last year’s Capital Fringe, and then browse their Vitals after the jump.

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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Berger

Posted August 16th, 2012

No one’s quite as dedicated to their roles as the artists of eXposed Theatre Company’s 2012 Philly Fringe version of HAIR: The American Tribal Rock-Love Musical; they submitted their Vital Stats in-character, proving that life is a performance and you don’t ever leave the stage. Check out the group’s Facebook page, and then go to their show in September.

After the jump: Berger goes all free love on us.

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