Saturday, September 25, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Alter Ego Chamber Opera presents Alcina REVAMPED by Cameron Kelsall

Alcina REVAMPED, a cheeky, queer spin on Handel from the up-and-coming Alter Ego Chamber Opera, embraces hybridity in form and delivery this Fringe Festival. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:46PM

Philly Fringe 2021: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents QvK by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

For its contribution to the 2021 Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents a straightforward monologue battle . . . or is it? Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:25AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Brian Feldman Projects presents txtshow (on the internet) by Alaina Johns

Brian Feldman’s 2021 Fringe entry gathers the audience in a digital space, like many other Covid-era productions, but leaves us with big questions about the nature of the art form. Alaina …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:45PM

Philly Fringe 2021: It Gets Worse But Then Theatre Company presents FOUND by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

A scavenger hunt of sorts, FOUND encourages you to wander down Philadelphia side streets—or navigate an interactive Google map from home—to discover a world of the fey. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:34PM

Philly Fringe 2021: $7 Girl, Motel Montana, and Dr. Livingston Presents RUB HARDER by Josh Herren

Josh Herren reviews three movement-based works that explore sexual connection in this year's Fringe Festival.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:35AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Irish Heritage Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s The Holy Ground by Cameron Kelsall

In telling the story of a small life that nonetheless contains big emotions, Fringe Festival entry The Holy Ground captures what Irish Heritage Theatre does best. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:27PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 22-28 by Kyle V. Hiller

A collaborative music festival from YallaPunk, Penn Live Arts opens its new season, Black Panther screens with an orchestra, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM

Stepping through time and space with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' Where is my B-O-D-Y by Camille Bacon-Smith

KYL/D's performance of Where is my B-O-D-Y explores how to move through spaces in new ways in the face of adversity and changing bodies. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: The Cannonball Festival presents Galumpha by Melissa Strong

A performance from Galumpha combined acrobatics, choreography, and physical theater for a special one-day stint at the Cannonball Festival. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:30PM

Philly Fringe 2021: the Cannonball Festival presents Corinna Burns’s Bind by Corey Qureshi

Writer/performer Corinna Burns presents Bind, her memoir about surviving Philly in the 90s as a dominatrix, part of the Philly Fringe’s new Cannonball Festival. Corey Qureshi reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:14PM

Philly Fringe 2021: Asimina Chremos presents The Engine by Camille Bacon-Smith

Asimina Chremos conducts audiences to a time when trains were running at the Rail Park in The Engine, her new Fringe piece. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:53PM

Philly Fringe 2021: Spin Cycle and JCS Theater Company present Adjust the Procedure by Brad Rothbart

A story that brings four university administrators together after a tragedy on their Covid-era campus proves that the minutiae of academia do not make for drama on Zoom. Brad Rothbart review…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00PM
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: New Paradise Laboratories presents Whit MacLaughlin’s 707 Hazardous Moves by Merilyn Jackson

New Paradise Laboratories founder Whit MacLaughlin is back onstage for the first time since 1996, exploring the poem that might be his salvation in 707 Hazardous Moves. Merilyn Jackson revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:08PM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Nichole Canuso Dance Company presents Being/With by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Performed for an audience of two, on opposite ends of the city, Nichole Canuso’s Being/With is less of a performance and more of an experience. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM

Philly Fringe 2021: Gamiotics Studios presents Saving Wonderland by Kyle V. Hiller

Saving Wonderland is an interactive experience that falls short with antiquated immersive theater mechanics and an uninspired narrative. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Jawn Wooders presents The Birth of Jawn by Brad Rothbart

Local drag king Jawn Wooders takes Fringegoers on an audio tour of LGBTQIA2+ Philly, with options for both digital and in-person experiences. Brad Rothbart reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:59PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21 by Kyle V. Hiller

The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM

1807 & Friends return with the Wister and Dali Quartets by Tom Purdom

1807 & Friends resumes the music-making that ended just as the lockdown began with a series of chamber music events. Tom Purdom previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:30AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Mae River Waldon presents Ghost Town: The Musical by Kyle V. Hiller

Mae River Waldron’s new concept album captures the grief and joy of memories through musical vignettes as told by ghosts to Olive, a woman mourning the death of her mother. Kyle V. Hiller …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:20PM

The Crossing presents Returning: coming home to song by Gail Obenreder

The Crossing celebrates a return to in-person performance by singing signature works from its past. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM

Theatre Exile Presents R. Eric Thomas’s The Ever Present by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Staged in several South Philly parks, R. Eric Thomas’s The Ever Present is a family-friendly look at the magic of South Philadelphia and what gets lost as gentrification moves in. Jill Ive…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:04PM

The return of AMM & DCO's The Umbrella Dance by Melissa Strong

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company (AMM & DCO) performs its signature Umbrella Dance this weekend. Melissa Strong previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00PM

DelShakes brings A MidSummer Night's Dream to Wilmington by Gail Obenreder

It’s Midsummer in downtown Wilmington! Gail Obenreder previews Delaware Shakespeare’s latest production.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:30AM

Philly Fringe 2021: Anastassia Vertjanova presents Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight by Corey Qureshi

Unorthodox Methods is a loud, stimulating exploration in single-handed accomplishments. Through humor, it explores ideas of lineage, work vs. play, and when to accept help from others. Corey…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:30AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: The Highland Lakes Players present Do No Harm and Montreal Honeymooners by Kirsten Bowen

In two streaming 2021 Fringe offerings, Austin-based Highland Lakes Players presents an alternative take on the assassination of Huey Long in Do No Harm, and explores the Canadian October Cr…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:46PM

The Lantern presents Steve H. Broadnax and Charles Dumas’s Me and the Devil by Cameron Kelsall

Lantern Theater’s Me and the Devil riffs on the classic Faustian bargain but adds little new insight. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:07PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: inFLUX Theatre Collective presents The Choice by Alaina Johns

Should you have kids? Is that a personal decision? In The Choice, inFLUX Theatre Collective’s 2021 Fringe offering, three women theater artists navigate questions of pregnancy, and ask who…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:19PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Elevator Repair Service presents Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge by Cameron Kelsall

In Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge, the performance-art collective Elevator Repair Service use a historical lens to scrutinize racism and civil rights in contemporary life. Cameron Kelsall …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:09PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 8-14 by Kyle V. Hiller

A crafter's delight hits West Philly, Theatre Exile hosts R. Eric Thomas's new play, and a doubleheader jams out at People's Light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:00AM

A series of neighborhood walking tours in this year's Fringe Festival by Dara McBride

From neighborhood-based dance to walking tours, the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival offers multiple opportunities to get outside and in motion. Dara McBride previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:30AM

Back on stage with BalletX's Sunset, o639 Hours by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX opens its 2021-2022 season with a full-length ballet, Sunset, o639 Hours, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:30AM

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