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February 25, 2011

Theatre Exile Presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore At Plays And Players Theater, Now Through March 13

Theatre Exile’s new play The Lieutenant of Inishmore is possibly the bloodiest performance in Philadelphia theater history. Penned by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh and staged as part of this season’s city-wide Irish Theatre Festival, the dark comedy is as gruesome and gory as it is hilarious. The story centers around Mad Padriac, a renegade soldier [...]

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January 24, 2011

Traverse Arts Project Presents Coming: A Rock Musical Of Biblical Proportions At The Prince Music Theater Now Through February 6

There’s a new show in town unlike any other you might have seen recently. Imagine as much as you can based on its tongue-in-cheek title, and you’ve only pictured the tip of the iceberg. Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions, is a world premiere musical. The plot follows Josh Crenshaw, a doe-eyed boy from [...]

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November 30, 2010

Theatre Exile’s That Pretty Pretty is One Wild Ride; Open Now Through December 5

“That Pretty Pretty; or, the rape play,” by Theatre Exile, is a show perfectly suited to our times. The play, which runs through December 5th at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City, is a wild ride of darting back and forth, crossed story lines, unpredictable scenes, shocking goriness and bizarre interjections. At times it [...]

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November 16, 2010

Theatre Exile Presents That Pretty Pretty, November 17 – December 5

Theatre Exile, Philly’s “dependably unpredictable” (but always excellent) theater company is set to open their season with a show that would be hard not to love: the intriguingly titled That Pretty Pretty; or, the rape play. The show is about two ex-strippers on a murderous, revenge-fueled road trip. Jane Fonda, along with 80’s music and [...]

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November 11, 2010

BalletX’s Fall Series Coming to the Wilma Theater November 17-21

It’s mid-November, which means the innovative, athletic and extraordinarily artistic dancers of BalletX will soon hit the stage of the Wilma Theater for their Fall Series. The dance company, which contemporizes ballet to make it accessible and exciting for modern audiences, never fails to impress inveterate dance lovers and newbies alike. The November 17th-21st Fall [...]

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October 20, 2010

Brat Productions Offers New Comic-Horror Thrill Ride This Halloween With Carrie, Now Through November 6th

BRAT Productions’ new play “Carrie,” which is running through early November at the Wolf Building, will be somewhat familiar to fans of the Stephen King novel as well as those who have seen various stage and screen adaptations. You’ll recognize the plot — a tormented high school outcast turns out to be telekinetic and is [...]

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September 16, 2010

Fringe Review: ‘The Sun Also Rises’ – Hemingway’s Classic Brought to Life

Storming onto the stage towards the end of the Live Arts Festival is New York company Elevator Repair Service with its rendition of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises.” The epic retelling of the classic novel bursts with energy at its U.S. premiere. The story takes place in Europe – mostly the cafés of Paris [...]

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September 16, 2010

Festival Bar at the Fringe Keeps the Party Going Until the Final Curtain

The Live Arts & Philly Fringe Festivals are going strong heading into their final weekend. There are still new shows opening over the next couple of days, as well as the closing performances of longer-running shows. So if you haven’t had your fill of Festival-going yet, there’s still time! And then there’s the Festival Bar. [...]

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September 10, 2010

Two Fringe Festival Shows to Catch: “FREEDOM CLUB” and “Between Trains”

I’ve been making the rounds of the Live Arts & Philly Fringe Festival since it opened last weekend, and it’s shaping up to be as exciting and unpredictable as always. Some shows have blown me away, while others haven’t quite lived up to my lofty expectations. Mama always said the Festival is like a box [...]

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August 31, 2010

The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Start this Weekend!

The beginning of September means two things in my book: back to school (though that hasn’t applied to me in quite some time… I should really update my book) and the Live Arts & Philly Fringe Festivals! Oh, and no more wearing white. But who really cares about that, anyway? Clearly the exciting point here [...]

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