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: $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 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.
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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.
Philly Fringe 2021: New Paradise Laboratories presents Whit MacLaughlin’s 707 Hazardous Moves
A masterful return to the stage
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 reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Nichole Canuso Dance Company presents Being/With
Alone, but together, too
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.
Philly Fringe 2021: Gamiotics Studios presents Saving Wonderland
A puzzling sense of wonder
Saving Wonderland, an interactive experience, falls short with antiquated immersive theater mechanics and an uninspired narrative. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.