Every fall, Philadelphia becomes an arts mecca.
The Philadelphia Fringe Festival returns for its 17th year September 5-22, with 18 days of more than 700 performances of theater, dance, visual arts, music and spoken-word presentations performed in venues from traditional stages to street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants.
Curated and organized by FringeArts, the 2013 Fringe Festival (formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe) welcomes any and all artists to its neighborhood shows and features works by acclaimed contemporary artists in its presented performances.
Now, tickets are on sale for all Fringe Festival performances, including both the neighborhood and presented shows.
From the Tribe of Fools’ satirical play Antihero to REV Theatre Company’s graveyard cabaret Six Feet (Above and) Under: A Graveyard Cabaret at Laurel Hill Cemetery, the festival’s performances and complementary events span an incredible range of genres, often pushing limits beyond traditional artistic boundaries.
Plus, come September 12, this city’s culinary artists rally to support Philadelphia’s performing artists, too, with the annual Feastival event, a fabulous benefit for contemporary arts organization FringeArts and the Fringe Festival that gathers more than 80 Philadelphia chefs and live entertainers to raise funds for the city’s cultural economy.
Stay tuned right here for more on FringeArts, and for tons more on the 2013 Fringe Festival as this year’s showcase draws near.
2013 Fringe Festival
When: September 5-22
Where: Multiple venues
More info: www.fringearts.com
When: Thursday, September 12, 7-10 p.m., VIP begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Pier 9, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $250 general, $350 VIP
More info: www.phillyfeastival.com