Philly Fringe 2023: Ben Grinberg and Hazem Header in Fix Me
What some say we shouldn't see
An arresting backstory grounds this able mix of contemporary dance, acrobatics, and theater from Ben Grinberg and Hazem Header in this year’s Fringe. Eileen Fisher reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: James Haro presents GO AHEAD
Pop-punk, heartbreak, and belonging
James Haro joins this year’s Cannonball Festival with GO AHEAD, an interactive solo show incorporating poetry and live pop-punk on heartbreak, love, and belonging. Crystal Sparrow reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Humble Materials presents The Yellow Wallpaper
A descent into sanity
Humble Materials takes on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic feminist short story with theater, dance, and impressive makeup in this year’s Fringe. Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Joseph Ahmed presents Half Magic
A masterpiece of mixed-medium storytelling
Solo performer Joseph Ahmed teams up with director Cat Ramirez for Half Magic, a Cannonball Festival show on grief and mixed-race identity through theater, circus, and storytelling. Krista Mar reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: IKantKoan Play/s presents Tea Party at the End of the World
Good to the last drop
How would you like to spend the end of the world—or maybe just your own end? This immersive Fringe experience offers big questions with a warm cup of tea. Emily Esten reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Denise Stephenson presents Finding Melania
A haunting and hilarious dinner party of the mind
Denise Stephenson invokes the specter of our former First Lady in Finding Melania, a one-woman show at the Philly Fringe that offers a surreal portrait of complicity and alienation. Kiran Pandey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents Citrus Andronicus
Vitamin C tragedy
The fruit juice flies in Citrus Andronicus, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s creative retelling of the Shakespearean revenge tragedy in this year’s Fringe Festival. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Gunnar Montana Productions presents BLACK WOOD
Sex, sorcery, and power
Gunnar Montana’s immersive BLACK WOOD is a dark and bloody exploration of women’s power through sorcery and sexuality. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Evalina Carbonell presents Fruit of Her Lips
A woman’s journey
Blending poetry and dance, Evalina Carbonell’s Fringe show Fruit of Her Lips explored the feminine triune, bringing to life archetypes of womanhood. Zara Waters reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Flamencodanza and KCBCxKCBCII’s Summer Series
Classical dance with contemporary flair
Two Fringe Festival performances feature classical forms of dance while looking to the present and future: Aylin Bayaz and Raúl Mannola’s Flamencodanza and KCBCxKCBCII’s Summer Series. Melissa Strong reviews.