Philly Fringe 2022: Humble Materials presents Jess Noell’s Scarlet Letter
A is for...
Four historical figures, two time-travelers, and one figure whose story is yet to be told dance their way across the centuries Bill & Ted-style in a dance-theater piece about life, art, and reproductive rights. Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Lightning Rod Special presents SPEECH
All the words a stage
SPEECH, the latest from Lightning Rod Special, features the company's signature stellar ensemble work, skewering our cultural currents. Alaina Johns reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Ninth Planet presents high noon, and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham presents An Untitled Love
An interdisciplinary duo
Two Fringe Festival shows, An Untitled Love from A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, and Ninth Planet’s high noon, explore the Black experience, highlighting themes of resilience, community, and connection. Melissa Strong reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Philadelphia Artists Collective and theBlackBestFriend present Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness
A love poem to us
Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness, a play about the realities and illusions of race, class, and gender, is onstage in North Philly for this year’s Fringe. Jeannine A. Cook reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Allens Lane Art Center Theater presents Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Don’t miss a word
This chilling, expertly circling family drama from Martin McDonagh lands at Allens Lane Art Center in this year’s Philly Fringe. Helen Walsh reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Shavon Norris’s Me and Jesus and Prince and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a One Bedroom Apartment in the Bronx
A love letter, a challenge, and an invitation
Shavon Norris welcomes us in as she dances, speaks, and chants a lively testament to the artifacts of her life. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
People’s Light presents Eisa Davis’s Mushroom
A dramatic excavation
People’s Light presents its latest locally inspired New Play Frontiers production, exploring Chester County’s mushroom-farming community. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Matthew Armstead presents Song Bridge
A singer’s healing gift
This tender, interdisciplinary Cannonball Festival performance from Matthew Armstead explores the hopeful acts of healing from trauma, homophobia, and racism. Krista Mar reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Nick Gillette Improv presents Reception
Just a guy from another galaxy
Fringe favorite Nick Gillette brings his latest improv concept to this year’s Cannonball Festival with Reception, an unusual alien encounter. Crystal Sparrow reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Linnea Bond’s Heart Ripped Out Twice and So Can You! and Brooke McCarthy’s How to Be an Ethical Slut
Two one-woman shows in this year’s Fringe, Linnea Bond’s Heart Ripped Out Twice and So Can You! and Brooke McCarthy’s How to Be an Ethical Slut, tackle love and loss with poignant humor. Melissa Strong reviews.