Philly Fringe 2021: Alter Ego Chamber Opera presents Alcina REVAMPED
Handel, with care
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.
Philly Fringe 2021: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents QvK
The monologue matchup
For its contribution to the 2021 Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents a straightforward monologue battle . . . or is it? Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Brian Feldman Projects presents #txtshow (on the internet)
What is theater?
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 Johns reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: It Gets Worse But Then... Theatre Company presents FOUND
Fairies hidden in plain sight
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 fae. Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: $7 Girl, Motel Montana, and Dr. Livingston Presents RUB HARDER
Let's dance about sex
Josh Herren reviews three movement-based works that explore sexual connection in this year's Fringe Festival.
Philly Fringe 2021: Irish Heritage Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s The Holy Ground
Ordinary life, extraordinary play
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.
Philly Fringe 2021: The Cannonball Festival presents Galumpha
The art of human architecture
A performance from Galumpha combined acrobatics, choreography, and physical theater for a special one-day stint at the Cannonball Festival. Melissa Strong reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: the Cannonball Festival presents Corinna Burns’s Bind
Welcome to the dungeon
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.
Philly Fringe 2021: Asimina Chremos presents The Engine
Ticket to another time
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.
Philly Fringe 2021: Spin Cycle and JCS Theater Company present Adjust the Procedure
Theatrical cause of death
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 reviews.