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October 27, 2014

Theatre Exile Opens Its 2014-15 Season With The Philadelphia Premiere Of The Provocative Red Speedo, October 30-November 23

The lure of fame and fortune, and what lengths some will go to get it, are the basis for provocative debate in Theatre Exile’s season opener Red Speedo, with previews at intimate Studio X in South Philly starting this Thursday, October 30. Set on the eve of Olympic swimming trials, the plot revolves around Ray, […]

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January 29, 2014

Theatre Exile Moves To Rittenhouse Square’s Plays & Players Theatre With Sam Shepard’s Comedy True West, Opening Thursday, January 30

We can’t all be only children; which means that for a large part of the population, daily battle becomes a rite of passage into adulthood, thanks to the prides and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and Academy Award-nominated actor Sam Shepard’s dark comedy True West puts this mythic formula to the test […]

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September 9, 2013

This Week At The Fringe: Picks For Presented And Neighborhood Philadelphia Fringe Festival Shows The Week Of September 9-15

Have you experienced the Fringe yet? The 2013 Fringe Festival, an 18-day extravaganza of progressive performing and visual arts, launched last week and runs through Sunday, September 22, bringing hundreds of stupendous shows to venues across Philadelphia. With so many performances — as many as nearly 95 in a single day — catching a Fringe […]

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November 8, 2012

Tonight Picks: Allagash Pig Dinner At South Philly Tap Room, “Food Politics” Talk At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Improv Festival And More

[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] Thursdays in Philadelphia never leave you […]

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November 5, 2012

Love And Global Politics Collide In The English Bride, A Psychological Thriller Opening At Theatre Exile Thursday, November 8

Love and hate create a combustible mix in The English Bride, a psychological thriller that makes its world premiere at Theatre Exile on Thursday, November 8. Inspired by true-life events, the play centers around a series of interrogations instigated by the discovery of a bomb found in the luggage of a woman flying on an […]

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September 28, 2012

Roundup: A Preview Of Fall Theater Season In Philadelphia

Fall in Philadelphia means locally designed haute fashion, crunchy local apples and bright orange pumpkins, vivid foliage, crisp craft beer, the re-enlivening of the Linc, restaurant menu refreshes, fall street festivals and — last but not least — the kick-off of a brand new theater season. With the successful run of another Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe […]

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May 29, 2012

Theatre Exile’s Annual “Cabaret Of The Exiled” Returns To Christ Church Neighborhood House Thursday, June 7

Theatre Exile’s annual fundraiser event “Cabaret Of The Exiled” is back Thursday, June 7. Celebrate 15 years of boundary-breaking theater with some of your favorite Theatre Exile stars. It’s a chance to support Exile with an evening of drinks, silent auction packages and performances, of both the theatrical and musical variety. The evening will be […]

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February 2, 2012

Theatre Exile Presents Knives In Hens, Another Boundary-Pushing Performance On Stage February 9-March 4

Next up in Theatre Exile’s season is Knives In Hens, a provocative, eccentric piece by David Harrower, author of Exile’s critically acclaimed Blackbird. Audience members enter a remote and secluded world where three lives are about to collide. The play is billed as more of “an immersive theatrical event” that invites viewers into a starlit […]

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November 17, 2011

Theatre Exile Continues Its 2011/2012 Season With Gruesome Playground Injuries, On Stage Through December 4

Oftentimes, the difference between a romantic comedy and a drama can be clearly divided by the predominance of one of two polar emotions: love or pain. While the two inevitably collide, the scales of optimism and pessimism are generally tipped with extreme bias. But for playwright Rajiv Joseph, the dividing line between the two is […]

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August 22, 2011

Fringe Pick: Theatre Exile Kicks Off Its 2011-12 Season With The Aliens, On Stage Beginning September 1

Theatre Exile will launch their 2011/2012 season with the Philadelphia premiere of The Aliens by one of America’s fastest rising playwright stars, Annie Baker. The three-man play is set on a summer night behind a coffee shop, where two ex-band members lure a lonely teenager into their world of alienation (hence, the show title). Winner […]

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