Philadelphia Theater News

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘#CocktailPlays’ by Juniper Productions at Philadelphia...

For its inaugural offering in the Fringe, Juniper Productions, founded earlier this year, partners with Philadelphia Distilling for a themed site-specific presentation of four...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘(insert thoughts here)’ by Bradley’s Bucks...

In a delectable mash-up of the 2017 Fringe with an extended Restaurant Week, Franky Bradley’s gives festival-goers the option of enjoying dinner while attending...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Marx in Soho’ by Iron Age...

Actor and activist Bob Weick is back in the Fringe with his signature touring show Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn, which he first...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Mistress of the Maze’ by WeftWorks...

Hypnotic, transportive, and exquisitely beautiful, Mistress of the Maze marks the unforgettable debut of WeftWorks with its stunning world-premiere performance in the 2017 Fringe....

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Death Is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum’...

As you enter through the gates and into the courtyard of historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, you are offered your choice of a complimentary cocktail...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s...

What do you get when you mix over-the-top parody with uncensored vulgarity with pure poetry? The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s a Cunt; The...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘These Terrible Things’ by the University...

It’s a zany self-referencing case of art imitating life in These Terrible Things, as the University of the Arts and The Berserker Residents team...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please’ by...

Both laugh-out-loud funny and intensely affecting, The Greenfield Collective makes its powerful mark on the Fringe with Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please, an original...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Iphigenia at Aulis’ by the Philadelphia...

“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...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes’...

Did you ever want to sail away from it all and begin anew with a circle of like-minded friends? That’s what the figures in...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Strange Tenants’ by Sam Tower +...

Evincing the seminal inspiration of Fringe mainstays Pig Iron Theatre Company and New Paradise Laboratories, Strange Tenants is the latest original work developed in...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Labor of Love’ by The WaitStaff...

Philadelphia sketch-comedy icon, and longest-running annual act in the history of the Fringe, The WaitStaff marks its seventeenth year of participation with an all-new...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘. . . strand . ....

A transportive adventure awaits Fringe-goers in JUNK’s . . . strand . . ., as Brian Sanders and his stunning troupe contemplate the enigma...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘United’ by The Revivalists at the...

Performed in the candlelit courtyard of the historic Betsy Ross House and opening in the 2017 Fringe on September 9 - the same date,...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Fishtown – A Hipster Noir’ by...

A spot-on parody of the retro-style of film noir in a hilarious send-up of our ever-growing post-modern obsession with social media and technology, Fishtown...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘As the Matzo Ball Turns –...

A ten-year account of the failed pursuit of his Hollywood dreams, Gene Duffy’s As the Matzo Ball Turns – The Musical is an ambitious...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Pericles’ by Die-Cast at The Rotunda

Brainchild of Director Brenna Geffers and Designer Thom Weaver, the newly-formed Die-Cast makes its public premiere in the 2017 Fringe Festival with an arresting...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Game Show Show’ by Found Theater...

Seen through the lens of the popular phenomenon of the TV game show, Found Theater Company’s latest ensemble-devised Fringe offering, Game Show Show, considers...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano’ by...

The banality of bourgeois life, the futile desperation to find meaning in mundane existence, the trivial chatter and vapid clichés used to fill the...

Doing Double Duty in the Philadelphia Fringe: An Interview with Jenna...

Three of the most enthusiastic veterans of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival are each doing not one, but two shows this year. Jenna Kuerzi finishes...

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