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2017 FringeArts Festival Philadelphia

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Iphigenia at Aulis’ by the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at the USS Olympia

“What gods?” asks the devastated Clytemnestra after the sacrifice of her first-born daughter Iphigenia, in The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s Fringe adaptation of Iphigenia at Aulis. The ancient tale from the Trojan War, recounted by Euripedes circa 406 BC (and using the translation by Florence M. Stawell for the current production), raises universal, and often conflicting, […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘A Fire in Water’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Sparse but beautiful, Silver Finch Art Collective’s a fire in water is a modern opera with an ancient theme – the impact of war particularly on loved ones, lost or left behind. It’s symbiotically set against the myth of Achilles and the legendary history of Alexander the Great. Those lost […]

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Scott Parkinson in 'An Iliad.' Photo by Theodore Wolff.

‘An Iliad’ at The Studio Theatre by Mark Dewey

Bravura Performance at The Studio Theatre Early in Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad, the Minstrel/Poet says he hopes he never has to tell this story again, meaning, I suppose, he hopes audiences will finally outgrow battle lust and let him do some new material like “Song of Myself” or “Paradise Lost.” Later I think […]

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