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Live Arts Festival

2012 PHILADELPHIA LIVE ARTS FESTIVAL + PHILLY FRINGE

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to the 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

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WELCOME

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BECOME A MEMBER www.livearts-fringe.org/membership / 215.413.1318 FOR TWO / $90

FOR FOUR / $175

+ 20% off 1 ticket to every Festival show

+ 2  0% off up to 2 tickets to every Festival show

+ 2  0% off up to 4 tickets to every Festival show

+ Admission to exclusive member events

+ A  dmission for 2 to exclusive member events

+ A  dmission for 4 to exclusive member events

+ Ticket exchange service

+ Ticket exchange service

+ Ticket exchange service

TICKET EXCHANGE SERVICE

MEMBER ONLY EVENTS

Can’t make it to the performance? Members can exchange tickets up to 24 hours prior to the performance time by contacting the box office at 215.413.1318.

+  Hard hat tour of our new building with producing director Nick Stuccio + Happy hours at the Festival Bar + Meet-the-artist salons

Member benefits extend to year-round programming at our new home in 2013! See full membership terms and conditions at livearts-fringe.org/membership. For a deeper involvement with the art, join our Producers Circle, starting at $500.

Membership

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Presenting Sponsor

Institutional and Government Supporters

dolfinger-mcmahon foundation

Premier Sponsor

Show Sponsors for the performing arts

Media Sponsors

Sponsorship

Hotel and In-Kind Sponsors

Executive Sponsor


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Festival Planner

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Ticket Information Getting to the Festival Venue Listings + Maps Day-by-Day Festival Bar

54 UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

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Live Arts Festival

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Live Arts Schedule

62 red, black & GREEN: a blues Marc Bamuthi Joseph/ The Living Word Project

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27 New Paradise Laboratories

56 Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech chelfitsch FOOD COURT Back to Back Theatre with The Necks

64 Open Air Rafael Lozano-Hemmer 66 Festival Plus

34 Bang Charlotte Ford

68 Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

36 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental + Wilhelm Bros. & Co.

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Rockys

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Philly Fringe

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Comedy + Improv

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Dance

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This Town Is a Mystery Headlong Dance Theater

40 Le Grand Continental Sylvain Émard Danse 42

Notes on the Emptying of a City Ashley Hunt

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Happening

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Interdisciplinary

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The Gate Reopened Brian Sanders’ JUNK

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Music

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Theater

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Visual Art + Film

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Index by Show Index by Artist Thank You

46 Private Places idiosynCrazy productions 48 Arguendo Elevator Repair Service

Table of Contents

30 Zero Cost House Pig Iron Theatre Company + Toshiki Okada

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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FESTIVAL PLANNER 5


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TICKETS

Now smartphone compatible! Box Office Pre-Festival Hours Aug 30–Sept 6: 12pm–7pm

Box Office Festival Hours Sept 7–22: 11am–9pm

Box Office Northern Liberties Location! Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe 919 North 5th Street (at Poplar) Philadelphia, PA 19123 Free onsite parking. Phone: 215.413.1318 Fax: 215.413.1342 www.livearts-fringe.org

All-Access Passes The All-Access Pass ($400 for a one-person pass, or $800 for a two-person pass) grants admission to every Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe show, 20% off for up to 3 additional tickets per performance (by phone or in-person only), and ticket exchange service up to 24 hours prior to show time. To purchase All-Access Passes prior to August 30, go to www.livearts-fringe.org and select TICKETS, contact boxoffice@livearts-fringe.org, or call 215.413.1318. After August 30, you may also purchase in person at the Festival Box Office.

Tickets

are on sale now at www.livearts-fringe.org

How to Buy Tickets

Discounts

From the Festival Website

Festival Members Save 20% on All Shows!

1. Go to www.livearts-fringe.org and select TICKETS. 2. Browse, search, or use our shows filter function to select the show you want. 3. Select a performance date/time and number of tickets. Your selection will appear in your CART. 4. Repeat for each show/performance you wish to attend. 5. Click on CHECKOUT and purchase (online sales by credit card only). 6. Download and print your e-ticket for admission. You will also receive an email order confirmation that includes a link to your e-ticket.

In Person + by Phone at the Box Office

/ Discount applied to a maximum of 1–4 tickets per show depending on membership level. / Discounts cannot be combined. / Visit www.livearts-fringe.org or call 215.413.1318 to choose your membership level.

Students + 25-and-under / $18 Live Arts Festival tickets. / $5 off Philly Fringe tickets if original price is $15 or more. / Tickets ONLY available in person at the Box Office or at the venue. / Must provide valid I.D.

Groups

/ The Festival Box Office opens August 30. / In person you may buy tickets using cash or credit card. / During Box Office hours you may purchase tickets by phone using a credit card. / Tickets for Live Arts performances are on sale until show time. / Tickets for Philly Fringe performances are on sale until 2 hours before show time. / Patrons will receive an email order confirmation that includes a link to your e-ticket. We no longer accept checks.

/ Groups of 10+ save 25%. / Contact boxoffice@livearts-fringe.org for group orders or call 215.413.1318. / Contact tara@livearts-fringe.org for student group orders.

At the Performance Venue

The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe does not offer refunds on ticket purchases. Exchanges are only offered to All-Access Pass holders, Festival Members, and Producers Circle members.

/ Tickets are available at the venue starting 30 minutes prior to performance. / Most Philly Fringe venues are cash only.

How to Use Your E-Tickets There are no tickets to pick-up. Bring your ticket as a print out or go green and display the QR code on your smartphone or tablet. E-Tickets are required at the door and need to be scanned before entering.

Seating Policy Seating for all shows is on a first-come, first-served basis. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Some shows do not allow late seating, so arrive early!

TicketLeap is the official ticketing provider of the 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.


GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL Public Transportation All public transportation route and schedule information is available online at www.septa.org. Our venue maps on pages 9 + 11 include major SEPTA routes.

Regional Transit All SEPTA (www.septa.org) regional rail lines stop at the city’s three major train stations. / Market East Station: 8th to 11th Streets along Market Street (near Old City and venues below Broad Street) / Suburban Station: 15th to 17th Streets, between Market Street + JFK Boulevard (Center City venues) / 30th Street Station: 30th + Market Streets (West Philly and University City spots)

Parking Street parking is limited in some Festival neighborhoods. The following is a partial list of private lots. Venues in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and West Philly (outside of University City) have decent off-street parking.

Old City / Lot, 21 South 2nd Street / Lot, 218 Arch Street / Lot, 26 South Front Street / Lot, 101 Market Street

Center City / Garage, 1327 Locust Street / Garage, 219 South Broad Street / Garage, 337 South Broad Street / Garage, Broad + Locust Streets / Garage, Broad + Spruce Streets / Lot, 1314 Spruce Street

/ Lot, North 12th + Callowhill Streets (by Festival Bar) / Lot, 304 Race Street

Planning + Participation

Queen Village/Bella Vista

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Northern Liberties

/ Garage, 530 South 3rd Street / Lot, 620 South 7th Street / Lot, 516 South Street

West Philly/University City / Lot, 3801 Market Street / Lot, 3901 Market Street / Lot, 3400 Spruce Street

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We have partnered with Shindig to bring the 2012 Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe schedule and event information to your mobile device. Get the latest schedule updates, find artist information, purchase tickets, and much more, all with ease.

Stay with our preferred hotel sponsors.

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia 237 South Broad Street 215.893.1600   www.philadelphia.doubletree.com

Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia 220 South 17th Street 215.735.6000 www.radisson.com

To download Shindig and get the 2012 Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe schedule on your mobile device, visit www.livearts-fringe.org/mobile. Available for iPhone, Android, and Mobile Web.

Festival Blog Check out the Festival blog (livearts-fringe. org/blog) for posts about Festival artists and other performing arts goings-on in Philadelphia. Includes interviews, in-depth articles, photos, video, and more!

Volunteers Become a volunteer! Ushers, Ticket Sellers, Greeters for Special Events, we need ‘em all! Volunteering is a great way to get an inside peek at the Festival and to see shows for free. For volunteer information, email volunteer@livearts-fringe.org or starting August 30 call 215.413.1270.

Getting to the Festival

Getting Here

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Venue Listings

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VENUE LISTINGS Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and South Philly 2nd Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St* Arcadia Stage at the Arden Theatre Company, 40 N 2nd St* 35 Arts Bank at The University of the Arts, 601 S Broad St* 15 Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St* 63 Bookspace, 1113 Frankford Ave* 71 Broken Arrow Workshop at The Hatchatory, 2628 Martha St 32 Broad Street Ministry, 315 S Broad St 62 Bruce’s House, 984 N Randolph St 29 Caplan Studio at The University of the Arts, 211 S Broad St* 4 Cecil B Moore Skate Park, Broad St + Cecil B. Moore Ave* 10 Central Library, 1901 Vine St* 49 Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American St* 1 Church of the Advocate, 1801 W Diamond St 29 Connelly Auditorium at University of the Arts Terra Building, 8th Floor 211 S Broad St* 3 Conwell Dance Theater at Temple University, 1801 N Broad St* 66 Crane Old School, 1417 N 2nd St* 9 Eakins Oval at the Art Museum, 24th St + Ben Franklin Pkwy 27 Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St 14 Festival Bar, 1200 Callowhill St 17 First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut St* 69 Garage Mahal, 2024 N Hancock St 33 Gershman Y Blackbox Theater, 401 S Broad St* 56 Grasso’s Magic Theatre, 103 Callowhill St 60 Greensaw Design, 820 N 4th St 21 Independence Black Box at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St* 46 Jefferson Garden and Philosophical Hall, 104 S 5th St 16 Jolie Laide, 224 N Juniper St* 18 Koresh Dance Studio, 2020 Chestnut St 20 La Colombe Torrefaction, 1414 S Penn Sq 14 Late Night Cabaret, 1200 Callowhill St 35 Laurie Beechman Cabaret at the Arts Bank, 601 S Broad St* 40 L’Etage Cabaret, 624 S 6th St 8 Lemon Hill Restaurant, 745 N 25th St 61 Live Arts Studio, 919 N 5th St* 59 Living Arts Dance Studio, 81 Fairmount Ave 64 Maas Building, 1325 Randolph St 19 Mainstage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St* 67 Mascher Space Co-op, 155 Cecil B Moore Ave 30 Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St* 26 Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S 13th St 6 Mount Vernon Dance Space, 1720 Mt Vernon St 55 Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St* 31 Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S Broad St* 24 Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S 18th St 53 Philadelphia International Institute Gallery, 242 Race St 9 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy 65 Philadelphia Soundstages, 1600 N 5th St 39 Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St 12 PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St 66 Pig Iron Studio One at Crane Old School, 1417 N 2nd St* 52 Pier 9, 121 N Columbus Blvd* 25 Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl 54 Power Plant Productions, 230 N 2nd St 21 Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St* 58 Ruba Club, 414 Green St 11 Sister Cities Park, 18th St + Ben Franklin Pkwy 19 50

Skinner Studio at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl 19 SkyBox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St 44 Society Hill Dance Academy, 409 S 2nd St 41 Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S 8th St 37 Studio X, 1340 S 13th St* 34 Suzanne Roberts Theatre, home of Philadelphia Theatre Company, 480 S Broad St* 2 Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art, 2001 N 13th St 5 The Arts Garage, 1533–35 Ridge Ave 48 The Book Trader, 7 N 2nd St* 36 The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S Broad St 28 The Franklin Inn Club, 205 S Camac St 57 The German Society of Philadelphia, 611 Spring Garden St 22 The Off-Broad Street Theatre at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St 19 The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St* 42 The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St 13 The Trestle Inn, 339 N 11th St 43 The Twisted Tail, 509 S 2nd St 66 The White Space at Crane Old School, 1417 N 2nd St* 68 thefidget space, 1714 N Mascher St 23 Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St* 51 Twelve Gates Arts, 51 N 2nd St* 14 Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St 7 Urban Saloon, 2120 Fairmount Ave* 47 Ven and Vaida, 18 S 3rd St* 38 Wake Up Yoga, 1839 E Passyunk Ave 70 Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave* 45 Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St* 45 Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut St* 25

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DAY BY DAY Saturday, Sept 1

Thursday, Sept 6

2:00pm

7:00pm

BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94

Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution, 45min, CC / p88 Zero Cost House (preview), 90min, CC / p30

8:00pm

BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94

Sunday, Sept 2

7:30pm

BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94

Edges, 90min, CC / p95 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Myths & Monsters, 60min, CC / p78

8:00pm

8:00pm

BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94

27 (preview), 75min, CC / p32 Bang (preview), 75min, OC / p34 BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94 Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO, 75min, CC / p95 The Maids, 90min, CC / p104 The Walls, 120min, CC / p104

2:00pm

Tuesday, Sept 4 8:00pm

Bang (preview), 75min, OC / p34

Wednesday, Sept 5

8:30pm

Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96

6:30pm

Nichole Canuso Dance Company at the APS Museum, 45min, OC / p84 7:00pm

Zero Cost House (preview), 90min, CC / p30

9:00pm

3 Mad Rituals, 60min, CC / p77

Friday, Sept 7

Day by Day

/ Live Arts Festival shows are in bold.

6:00pm

Edges, 90min, CC / p95 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96

Go Together, 90min, UC / p81 The Big Nude Pinhole, ongoing, OC / p106 The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution, 45min, CC / p88

8:00pm

6:30pm

27 (preview), 75min, CC / p32 Bang (preview), 75min, OC / p34

Nichole Canuso Dance Company at the APS Museum, 45min, OC / p84

8:30pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96

Change/Chance, 75min, Manayunk / p86 Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969, 60min, NL / p95

Dancefusion 2 Views Program A, 60min, UC / p81 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 Stop Kiss, 90min, FMT / p102 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Zero Cost House (preview),, 90min, CC / p30 7:30pm

Kabbalah Salon, 90min, Melrose Park / p86 Edges, 90min, CC / p95 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Myths & Monsters, 60min, CC / p78 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 Sticks & Stones, 60min, KNS / p84 The Legend of Nahia. A healing story., 90min, WP / p87 WAMB, 75min, KNS / p88 8:00pm

27, 75min, CC / p32 Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO, 75min, CC / p95 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Happy Birthday Pierrot Lunaire, 45min, NL / p88 ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event, 60min, UC / p91 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Consul–American Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, 120min, FSH / p103 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104 The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution, 45min, CC / p88 The Maids, 90min, CC / p104 The Walls, 120min, CC / p104 Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, 90min, OC / p88 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly


Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969, 60min, NL / p95 Day For A Dream, 90min, KNS / p81 Experiencing people as really kind of huge, 90min, CC / p87 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Grimacchio Variety Hour, 60min, CC / p80

Raw Stitch, 60min, CC / p102 Sephro: The Vengeance, 90min, UC / p102 Stop Kiss, 90min, FMT / p102 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 7:30pm

Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Dancefusion 2 Views Program B, 60min, UC / p81

Kabbalah Salon, 90min, Melrose Park / p86 Falstaff, 120min, CC / p88 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Myths & Monsters, 60min, CC / p78 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 Sticks & Stones, 60min, KNS / p84 The Legend of Nahia. A healing story., 90min, WP / p87 WAMB, 75min, KNS / p88

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Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 4:00pm

10:00pm

Angry People Building Things, 90min, CC / p77 ComedySportz Presents: Beatbox Philly, 45min, CC / p77 RUB, 60min, SP / p84 The End of Hope, The End of Desire, 60min, CC / p103 10:30pm

Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 11:30pm

PRO-MANIA 2K12, 75min, CC / p80

Saturday, Sept 8 10:00am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 11:30am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 12:30pm

Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper, 60min, CC / p98 1:00pm

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 1:30pm

WAMB, 75min, KNS / p88 2:00pm

Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77

27, 75min, CC / p32 Crossing Imaginary Lines: a musical yoga journey, 90min, SP / p88 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 Go Together, 90min, UC / p81 Le Grand Continental, 30min, FMT / p40 Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper, 60min, CC / p98 Sticks & Stones, 60min, KNS / p84 The Last Mummer, 60min, FSH / p87 5:00pm

Film Fringe Tour, 90min, CC / p106 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 6:00pm

Dancefusion 2 Views Program A, 60min, UC / p81 Music for the Hearing Eye: Concert Atop the Crypts, 90min, Laurel Hill Cemetery / p91 Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution, 45min, CC / p88 S.O.A.R., 60min, CC / p84 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104 6:30pm

Film Fringe Tour, 90min, CC / p106 7:00pm

Bullseye, 60min / p86 Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969, 60min, NL / p95 Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper, 60min, CC / p98

27, 75min, CC / p32 Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 CONVERSATIONS, A Dialog in Movement, 60min, FMT / p80 Day For A Dream, 90min, KNS / p81 Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO, 75min, CC / p95 Film Fringe Tour, 90min, CC / p106 Go Together, 90min, UC / p81 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Le Grand Continental, 30min, FMT / p40 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event, 60min, UC / p91 S.O.A.R., 60min, CC / p84 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Consul–American Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, 120min, FSH / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104 The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution, 45min, CC / p88 The Maids, 90min, CC / p104 The Walls, 120min, CC / p104 Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, 90min, OC / p88 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30 8:30pm

Ballroom Dancing Ain’t For Sissies, 60min, Society Hill / p94 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly

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9:00pm

BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94 Day For A Dream, 90min, KNS / p81 Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO, 75min, CC / p95 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104 The Walls, 120min, CC / p104 Zero Cost House (preview), 90min, CC / p30

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ComedySportz Presents: The 3-Person, 1-Hour CStar Warz, 60min, CC / p78 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96

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8:30pm


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9:00pm

2:30pm

8:30pm

Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969, 60min, NL / p95 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 The Grimacchio Variety Hour, 60min, CC / p80

CONVERSATIONS, A Dialog in Movement, 60min, FMT / p80 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96

Ballroom Dancing Ain’t For Sissies, 60min, Society Hill / p94 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 10:00pm

3:00pm

10:00pm

Happy Birthday Pierrot Lunaire, 45min, NL / p88 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 Sephro: The Vengeance, 90min, UC / p102 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Maids, 90min, CC / p104 modern dance explained, 45min, UC / p84

The End of Hope, The End of Desire, 60min, CC / p103

3:30pm

9:30pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Dancefusion 2 Views Program B, 60min, UC / p81 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 10:30pm

3 Mad Rituals, 60min, CC / p77 11:00pm

Comic Energy Sketch Comedy Show, 90min, CC / p78

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail, 75min, Society Hill / p91 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102 Midnight

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail, 75min, Society Hill / p91 RUB, 60min, SP / p84

Monday, Sept 10 6:00pm

4:00pm

27, 75min, CC / p32 Le Grand Continental, 30min, FMT / p40 Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper, 60min, CC / p98 The Last Mummer, 60min, FSH / p87

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 6:30pm

Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper, 60min, CC / p98

Midnight

RUB, 60min, SP / p84 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102

Sunday, Sept 9

5:00pm

Film Fringe Tour, 90min, CC / p106 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 The Grimacchio Variety Hour, 60min, CC / p80

10:00am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 11:30am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 1:00pm

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102

Day by Day

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2:00pm

3 Women with an Attitude, 60min, Society Hill / p94 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical, 105min, CC / p94 Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO, 75min, CC / p95 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 Stop Kiss, 90min, FMT / p102 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Walls, 120min, CC / p104 What Nurtures Us, 45min, OC / p106 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

6:00pm

Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 S.O.A.R., 60min, CC / p84 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104

7:00pm

Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, 120min, CC / p96 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die, 75min, CC / p96 Paint the American Eagle, 60min, FMT / p102 Rockys, 90min, NL / p69 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102 Stop Kiss, 90min, FMT / p102 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 7:30pm

Film Fringe Tour, 90min, CC / p106

Edges, 90min, CC / p95 PHIT’s Sketch Revue!, 60min, CC / p80

7:00pm

8:00pm

6:30pm

ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove, 60min, CC / p95 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper, 60min, CC / p98 S.O.A.R., 60min, CC / p84 The Walls, 120min, CC / p104 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38

Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Iminami, 90min, NL / p96 Le Mirage/Dead City Philly, 60min, UC / p87 9:00pm

The Grimacchio Variety Hour, 60min, CC / p80

7:30pm

Myths & Monsters, 60min, CC / p78 8:00pm

Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO, 75min, CC / p95 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Iminami, 90min, NL / p96

10:00pm

Crave, 75min, OC / p95 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102 10:30pm

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, 120min, CC / p96

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6:00pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102 7:00pm

Notes on the Emptying of a City, 90min, CC / p42 Paint the American Eagle, 60min, FMT / p102 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 Silken Veils, 60min, CC / p102 The Big Nude Pinhole, ongoing, OC / p106 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30 7:30pm

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 PHIT’s Sketch Revue!, 60min, CC / p80 8:00pm

Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Le Mirage/Dead City Philly, 60min, UC / p87 9:00pm

The Grimacchio Variety Hour, 60min, CC / p80

Wednesday, Sept 12

7:30pm

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 PHIT’s Sketch Revue!, 60min, CC / p80 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 The Legend of Nahia. A healing story., 90min, WP / p87 The Straw Girl: A Fairytale, 90min, CC / p104 8:00pm

27, 75min, CC / p32 Bang, 75min, OC / p34 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Iminami, 90min, NL / p96 Secret Order of the Libertines, 120min, OC / p87 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104 8:30pm

ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn, 60min, CC / p77

The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30 7:30pm

Falstaff, 120min, CC / p88 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 PHIT’s Sketch Revue!, 60min, CC / p80 The Straw Girl: A Fairytale, 90min, CC / p104 8:00pm

27, 75min, CC / p32 Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, 120min, UC / p94 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event, 60min, UC / p91 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104 The Hoarder’s Child, 45min, CC / p104 You Don’t Say, 90min, KNS / p88

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Tuesday, Sept 11

9:00pm

Davenger, 60min, CC / p78

8:30pm

9:30pm

ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn, 60min, CC / p77

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80

Thursday, Sept 13

9:00pm

Davenger, 60min, CC / p78 9:30pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94

2:00pm

6:00pm

6:30pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102

Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98

7:00pm

7:00pm

3 Women with an Attitude, 60min, Society Hill / p94 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 Silken Veils, 60min, CC / p102 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Tomorrow I Will Start a New Life. Oblomov Revised, 50min, OC / p104 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 3 Women with an Attitude, 60min, Society Hill / p94 City Boy, 45min, KNS / p95 ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove, 60min, CC / p95 Crave, 75min, OC / p95 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 MONUMENT, 75min, UC / p98 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 Silken Veils, 60min, CC / p102 Stop Kiss, 90min, FMT / p102

10:00pm

ComedySportz Presents: Beatbox Philly, 45min, CC / p77 Midnight

RUB, 60min, SP / p84

Friday, Sept 14 1:00pm

The Hoarder’s Child, 45min, CC / p104 4:00pm

City Boy, 45min, KNS / p95 6:00pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 6:30pm

EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 45min, OC / p81

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly

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6:00pm

Day by Day

Paint the American Eagle, 60min, FMT / p102 What Nurtures Us, 45min, OC / p106


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Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98

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7:00pm

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 Bullseye, 60min / p86 Change/Chance, 75min, Manayunk / p86 ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove, 60min, CC / p95 Daniel Barrow presents The Thief of Mirrors and Looking for Love in the Hall of Mirrors, 60min, UC / p86 Dostoyevsky Man, 90min, CC / p106 MONUMENT, 75min, UC / p98 Raw Stitch, 60min, CC / p102 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 Silken Veils, 60min, CC / p102 Stop Kiss, 90min, FMT / p102 The Apocalypse of John, 90min, CC / p103 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Tomorrow I Will Start a New Life. Oblomov Revised, 50min, OC / p104 We Just Gon’ Buck, 180min, FMT / p66 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, 90min, OC / p88 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104 You Don’t Say, 90min, KNS / p88

/ Live Arts Festival shows are in bold.

Day by Day

City Boy, 45min, KNS / p95 MONUMENT, 75min, UC / p98 Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 1:30pm

8:30pm

ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn, 60min, CC / p77

WAMB, 75min, KNS / p88 2:00pm

Crave, 75min, OC / p95 Davenger, 60min, CC / p78 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 Volcano, My Love, 60min, North Philly / p86

Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Dynamic Surroundings, 30min, North Philly / p81 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 See You In Paris, 90min, CC / p102 The Apocalypse of John, 90min, CC / p103 The Hoarder’s Child, 45min, CC / p104 Volcano, My Love, 60min, North Philly / p86 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

9:30pm

3:00pm

9:00pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Timelines, 45min, KNS / p86

7:30pm

Kabbalah Salon, 90min, Melrose Park / p86 Crossing Imaginary Lines: a musical yoga journey, 90min, WP / p88 EvictionProof PeepShow Home, 90min, Germantown / p87 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Navigating the Hallway, 90min, NL / p84 PHIT’s Sketch Revue!, 60min, CC / p80 Philly Song Shuffle, 120min, UC / p91 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 WAMB, 75min, KNS / p88

10:00pm

8:00pm

11:30pm

1 year and a day, KNS / p94 27, 75min, CC / p32 Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, 120min, UC / p94 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event, 60min, UC / p91 Solos from Gdansk, Burdag, and Warszawa, 75min, KNS / p84 The Artists’ Women, 90min, CC / p103 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Consul–American Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, 120min, FSH / p103 The Has Beens, 75min, QV / p104 The Hoarder’s Child, 45min, CC / p104 The Straw Girl: A Fairytale, 90min, CC / p104

1:00pm

ComedySportz Presents: Beatbox Philly, 45min, CC / p77 The End of Hope, The End of Desire, 60min, CC / p103 The Funeral of Enerio López, 60min, KNS / p104 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44

Privatizing and Publicizing Gender: An Intimate Dialogue into Private Places, 120min, NL / p66 The Straw Girl: A Fairytale, 90min, CC / p104 You Don’t Say, 90min, KNS / p88 3:30pm

I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 4:00pm

Edges, 90min, CC / p95

27, 75min, CC / p32 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 The Last Mummer, 60min, FSH / p87

11:00pm

4:30pm

10:30pm

City Boy, 45min, KNS / p95

PRO-MANIA 2K12, 75min, CC / p80 Midnight

RUB, 60min, SP / p84

Saturday, Sept 15

The Artists’ Women, 90min, CC / p103 5:00pm

ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove, 60min, CC / p95 Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 6:00pm

11:00am

MONUMENT, 75min, UC / p98 Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104

Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98

6:30pm

10:00am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102

11:30am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102

EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 45min, OC / p81 Timelines, 45min, KNS / p86 7:00pm

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly


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Neighborhood Key: CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly

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Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 10:00pm

Colony, 60min, KNS / p80 Secret Order of the Libertines, 120min, OC / p87 The End of Hope, The End of Desire, 60min, CC / p103 The Funeral of Enerio López, 60min, KNS / p104 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44 10:30pm

3 Mad Rituals, 60min, CC / p77

9:00pm

Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99

I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 3:00pm

Monsters: A Workshop and Happening, 90min, UC / p86 Crave, 75min, OC / p95 EvictionProof PeepShow Home, 90min, Germantown / p87 Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103

11:00pm

City Boy, 45min, KNS / p95 Comic Energy Sketch Comedy Show, 90min, CC / p78

8:00pm

1 year and a day, KNS / p94 27, 75min, CC / p32 Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, 120min, UC / p94 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play, 75min, FMT / p77 Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Private Places, 75min, NL / p46 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE, 100min, CC / p36 ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event, 60min, UC / p91 Solos from Gdansk, Burdag, and Warszawa, 75min, KNS / p84 The Artists’ Women, 90min, CC / p103 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Straw Girl: A Fairytale, 90min, CC / p104 Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, 90min, OC / p88 Volcano, My Love, 60min, North Philly / p86 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104 You Don’t Say, 90min, KNS / p88

2:30pm

Midnight

RUB, 60min, SP / p84

4:00pm

27, 75min, CC / p32 Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 Private Places, 75min, NL / p46 The Last Mummer, 60min, FSH / p87

Sunday, Sept 16

4:30pm

10:00am

6:00pm

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 11:00am

The Artists’ Women, 90min, CC / p103 11:30am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 1:00pm

Arguendo, 40min, OC / p48 MONUMENT, 75min, UC / p98 Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 2:00pm

3 Women with an Attitude, 60min, Society Hill / p94 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Colony, 60min, KNS / p80 Dynamic Surroundings, 30min, North Philly / p81 EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 45min, OC / p81 Ghost Sonata, 90min, NL / p95 HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, 120min, CC / p96 Panel Discussion: Body Politics In Arts And Culture Today, 60min, OC / p67

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Counter Rotation, 60min, NL / p81 Davenger, 60min, CC / p78 EvictionProof PeepShow Home, 90min, Germantown / p87 Falstaff, 120min, CC / p88 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Navigating the Hallway, 90min, NL / p84 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 The Legend of Nahia. A healing story., 90min, WP / p87 WAMB, 75min, KNS / p88

9:30pm

See You In Paris, 90min, CC / p102 The Apocalypse of John, 90min, CC / p103 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

The Artists’ Women, 90min, CC / p103

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 7:00pm

Bullseye, 60min / p86 Dostoyevsky Man, 90min, CC / p106 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, 120min, CC / p96 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings, 60min, CC / p98 See You In Paris, 90min, CC / p102 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 7:30pm

Cambridge Footlights, 60min, CC / p77 8:00pm

Hackles, 75min, KNS / p96 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 Solos from Gdansk, Burdag, and Warszawa, 75min, KNS / p84 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly

/ Live Arts Festival shows are in bold.

7:30pm

Weird People Problems, 60min, CC / p80 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

Day by Day

Bullseye, 60min / p86 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Looking at Ourselves, Ongoing, CC / p87 Raw Stitch, 60min, CC / p102 Secret Order of the Libertines, 120min, OC / p87 Silken Veils, 60min, CC / p102 The Apocalypse of John, 90min, CC / p103 The Hoarder’s Child, 45min, CC / p104 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38


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8:30pm

10:00pm

7:30pm

Ballroom Dancing Ain’t For Sissies, 60min, Society Hill / p94

Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102

9:00pm

Tuesday, Sept 18

Edges, 90min, CC / p95 Hot Dish presents “Backstory,” 90min, CC / p78 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, 105min, UC / p68 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 São Paolo Underground at Crossroads Music, 105min, WP / p91

Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 Weird People Problems, 60min, CC / p80

6:00pm

Colony, 60min, KNS / p80

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102

10:00pm

7:00pm

9:30pm

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail, 75min, Society Hill / p91 RUB, 60min, SP / p84 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102 Midnight

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail, 75min, Society Hill / p91

Monday, Sept 17 6:00pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102

ComedySportz Presents: Dangerous Fools, 60min, CC / p78 Sequence 8, 70min, CC / p52 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30 7:30pm

Cambridge Footlights, 60min, CC / p77 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Iron Composer–An Evening of SpeedComposing, 120min, NL / p88 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96

7:00pm

Colony, 60min, KNS / p80 ComedySportz Presents: Dangerous Fools, 60min, CC / p78 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Some Other Mettle, 75min, CC / p102 The Big Nude Pinhole, UC / p106 The Most Exciting Woman in the World: Eartha Kitt, 90min, UC / p91 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 7:30pm

Cambridge Footlights, 60min, CC / p77 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96

Day by Day

/ Live Arts Festival shows are in bold.

8:00pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Iminami, 90min, NL / p96 Scout, 30min, KNS / p87

8:00pm

Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Private Places, 75min, NL / p46 Scout, 30min, KNS / p87 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44 8:30pm

ComedySportz Presents: The 3-Person, 1-Hour CStar Warz, 60min, CC / p78 9:00pm

Weird People Problems, 60min, CC / p80

Wednesday, Sept 19

ComedySportz Presents: The 3-Person, 1-Hour CStar Warz, 60min, CC / p78 9:00pm

7:00pm

Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 Weird People Problems, 60min, CC / p80 9:30pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Iminami, 90min, NL / p96 Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, 60min, CC / p98 Orpheus & Eurydice, 75min, NL / p98 Scout, 30min, KNS / p87 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44 8:30pm

ComedySportz Presents: Dangerous Fools, 60min, CC / p78 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 9:00pm

Private Places, 75min, NL / p46 UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, 60min, CC / p54 9:30pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80

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Hoist, 60min, KNS / p81 Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Nichole Canuso Dance Company at the APS Museum, 45min, OC / p84

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ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove, 60min, CC / p95 Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, 70min, OC / p56 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

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What Nurtures Us, 45min, OC / p106 6:00pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 6:30pm

EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 45min, OC / p81 7:00pm

3 Women with an Attitude, 60min, Society Hill / p94

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly


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ComedySportz Presents: Dangerous Fools, 60min, CC / p78 9:00pm

Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, 60min, CC / p54 9:30pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989

NComedySportz Presents: The Archdiocese of Laughter, 60min, CC / p78 10:00pm

RUB, 60min, SP / p84 11:00pm

3 Mad Rituals, 60min, CC / p77

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I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 6:00pm

Nichole Canuso Dance Company at the APS Museum, 45min, OC / p84 Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 6:30pm

EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 45min, OC / p81 Hoist, 60min, KNS / p81 7:00pm

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 Bullseye, 60min / p86 Change/Chance, 75min, Manayunk / p86 ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn, 60min, CC / p77 Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, 70min, OC / p56 Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, 60min, CC / p98 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 7:30pm

dEvolution, 60min, UC / p81 Edges, 90min, CC / p95 Hot Dish presents “Backstory,” 90min, CC / p78 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 red, black & GREEN: a blues, 90min, UC / p62 8:00pm

1 year and a day, KNS / p94 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 FOOD COURT, 65 minutes, CC / p58 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet

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Crave, 75min, OC / p95 Experiencing people as really kind of huge, 90min, CC / p87 Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, 60min, CC / p54 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30

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Edges, 90min, CC / p95 Hot Dish presents “Backstory,” 90min, CC / p78 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Open Air, opening celebration, CC / p.64

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Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Iminami, 90min, NL / p96 Lysistrata, 45min, UC / p98 My Name Is Sam Johnson, 90min, Germantown / p98 No Rest For The Wicked: A Graveyard Cabaret, 75min, Laurel Hill Cemetary / p86 Open Air, Ongoing, CC / p64 Orpheus & Eurydice, 75min, NL / p98 Sequence 8, 70min, CC / p52 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104

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Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Fibber, 60min, CC / p78 10:00pm

Angry People Building Things, 90min, CC / p77 NComedySportz Presents: The Archdiocese of Laughter, 60min, CC / p78 Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, 60min, CC / p98 The End of Hope, The End of Desire, 60min, CC / p103 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44 11:30pm

PRO-MANIA 2K12, 75min, CC / p80 Midnight

RUB, 60min, SP / p84

Saturday, Sept 22 10:00am

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Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly

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& Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Fibber, 60min, CC / p78

Day by Day

ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn, 60min, CC / p77 Crave, 75min, OC / p95 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 Experiencing people as really kind of huge, 90min, CC / p87 Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, 70min, OC / p56 Raw Stitch, 60min, CC / p102 Sequence 8, 70min, CC / p52 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 Tomorrow I Will Start a New Life. Oblomov Revised, 50min, OC / p104 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30


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Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 2:00pm

Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 45min, OC / p81 Sequence 8, 70min, CC / p52 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30 4:00pm

Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 The Last Mummer, 60min, FSH / p87 4:30pm

I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 5:00pm

3 Mad Rituals, 60min, CC / p77 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 6:00pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Tomorrow I Will Start a New Life. Oblomov Revised, 50min, OC / p104 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104 6:30pm

Hoist, 60min, KNS / p81

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3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 Angry People Building Things, 90min, CC / p77 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Crossing Imaginary Lines: a musical yoga journey, 90min, Mount Airy / p88 For Members Only, 60min, KNS / p81 Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, 70min, OC / p56 Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, 60min, CC / p98 Raw Stitch, 60min, CC / p102 This Town Is a Mystery, 110min / p38 7:30pm

dEvolution, 60min, UC / p81 Hot Dish presents “Backstory,” 90min, CC / p78 Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80

Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play, 75min, FMT / p77 FOOD COURT, 65 minutes, CC / p58 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays, 105min, QV / p96 Lysistrata, 45min, UC / p98 My Name Is Sam Johnson, 90min, Germantown / p98 No Rest For The Wicked: A Graveyard Cabaret, 75min, Laurel Hill Cemetary / p86 Open Air, Ongoing, CC / p64 Orpheus & Eurydice, 75min, NL / p98 red, black & GREEN: a blues, 90min, UC / p62 Sequence 8, 70min, CC / p52 The Birth of a Diva (How I found my voice), 90min, CC / p91 The Bucket Cure, 75min, CC / p103 The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show, 60min, OC / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 Tickle Me Gray, 120min, CC / p84 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost, 60min, CC / p104

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Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), 90min, CC / p99 Zero Cost House, 90min, CC / p30 9:30pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation, 120min, NL / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Fibber, 60min, CC / p78

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Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 11:30am

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 1:00pm

Seek and Hide, 45min, FMT / p102 2:00pm

Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical, 120min, CC / p77 Sequence 8, 70min, CC / p52 2:30pm

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, 105min, CC / p96 3:00pm

For Members Only, 60min, KNS / p81 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 4:00pm

The Last Mummer, 60min, FSH / p87 Hoist, 60min, KNS / p81

Fibber, 60min, CC / p78 6:00pm

Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar, 60min, NL / p102 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 Tickle Me Gray, 120min, CC / p84 6:30pm

10:00pm

Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, 60min, CC / p98 The Funeral of Enerio López, 60min, KNS / p104 The Gate Reopened, 50min, OC / p44 11:00pm

Comic Energy Sketch Comedy Show, 90min, CC / p78 11:30pm

PRO-MANIA 2K12, 75min, CC / p80 Midnight

Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 RUB, 60min, SP / p84

Hoist, 60min, KNS / p81 7:00pm

3 WISHES, 60min, FMT / p94 Creditors, 75min, CC / p95 Electric Jungle, 90min, OC / p95 For Members Only, 60min, KNS / p81 The Edge of Our Bodies, 75min, SP / p103 8:00pm

Open Air, ongoing, CC / p64 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game!, 60min, QV / p80 10:00pm

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail, 75min, Society Hill / p91

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1 year and a day, KNS / p94 Alternative Theatre Festival, 90min, UC / p94

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail, 75min, Society Hill / p91

Neighborhood Key:  CC = Center City FMT = Fairmount FSH = Fishtown KNS = Kensington NL = Northern Liberties OC = Old City QV = Queen Village SP = South Philly UC = University City WP = West Philly


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27 New Paradise Laboratories

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Arguendo Elevator Repair Service

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Bang Charlotte Ford

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FOOD COURT Back to Back Theatre with The Necks

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Le Grand Continental Sylvain Émard Danse

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Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present A film by Matthew Akers

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Notes on the Emptying of a City Ashley Hunt

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Open Air Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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Privatizing and Publicizing Gender: An Intimate Dialogue into Private Places idiosynCrazy productions

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red, black & GREEN: a blues Marc Bamuthi Joseph

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Sequence 8 7 Fingers

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Panel Discussion: Body Politics In Arts And Culture Today Moderated by Linda Caruso-Haviland

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The Gate Reopened Brian Sanders’ JUNK

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This Town Is a Mystery Headlong Dance Theater

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Zero Cost House Pig Iron Theatre Company + Toshiki Okada

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30 “Sometimes Pig Iron plays with subtle acting states, looking for a way to sensitize audiences to moments of life which are almost invisible. That’s what Toshiki Okada does, he makes the invisible visible. And that’s why we’re drawn to him.” Dan Rothenberg, director of Zero Cost House

“One of the few groups successfully taking theater in new directions.” The New York Times


World Premiere!

Pig Iron Theatre Company + Toshiki Okada Arts Bank at The University of the Arts 601 South Broad Street (at South Street) Wheelchair accessible

$28–$35 (student and 25-and-under tickets $18) 90 minutes PREVIEWS

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Zero Cost House

A dream of radical change, thinks Toshiki Okada, reading Walden from his home in Tokyo. A beautiful book, but only a dream. Then 3/11 happens— those numbers will, for a generation of Japanese people, stand in for the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima. In Tokyo, “unconfirmed” urban radiation levels are reported and milk is removed from supermarket shelves. In this atmosphere of deadly weirdness an architect who studies the homes of the homeless declares himself Prime Minister of Japan from his artist’s refuge in Kumamoto, far outside the city in Western Japan. For Toshiki, the Walden fantasy is becoming a necessity. Bring Toshiki Okada’s sly, personal, and idiosyncratic writing together with Pig Iron’s raucous performance spirit, and you have Zero Cost House, a time- and space-bending autobiographical production about drastic relocations, rereading Walden, remaking government, and the freedom and heaviness of that moment when what’s impossible becomes concrete. In short: self-appointed prime minister, coded gestures, Walden, duck suit. Pig Iron Theatre Company is one of America’s most inventive physical theater companies. Having trained in the movement style of the show’s author, Toshiki Okada, Pig Iron is the first English-language company to premiere Okada’s work. Previous Live Arts shows include: Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2011), Cankerblossom (2010), Welcome To Yuba City (2009). Direction Dan Rothenberg Playwright Toshiki Okada Translation Aya Ogawa Set Mimi Lien Lights Peter West Sound Katie Down Costumes Maiko Matsushima Dramaturg Jackie Sibblies Drury Performers Mary McCool, Shavon Norris, James Sugg, Alex Torra, Dito van Reigersberg Recommended for ages 15 and up. See Toshiki Okada’s Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, also at the Live Arts Festival (p. 56). The creation of Zero Cost House was funded in part by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative; by the MAP Fund, a 
program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation; by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Program; by the Independence

Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative; by the Asian Cultural Council; by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by the William Penn Foundation. Zero Cost House was developed with support from PlayMakers Repertory
 Company, Joseph Haj, producing artistic director. Festival Creative Producers Carol and Tom Beam Festival Producer Robert M. Dever Festival Co-Producers Andrew and Bryna Scott

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Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our brows, and take up a little life into our pores. Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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27 New Paradise Laboratories Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey Place

World Premiere!

$28–$35 (students + 25-and-under tickets $18) 75 minutes PREVIEWS

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It is dusk in a country with an invisible flag. The inhabitants party hard, celebrating their way too-early deaths. They are the champions of inconsistency. They are the zombie fuck-ups. They are 27. The country is the afterlife. Where the laws of the universe are ignored. Where life is brilliant. Where victory means self-destruction in the most pleasurable way possible. And defeat means fading from view. New Paradise Laboratories returns to its roots in this muscular live performance. 27 examines maturity as a kind of tribulation, a labor against the laws of the universe that endures into death. Accompanied by the best music in the solar system. In short: necronauts, high weirdness, erotic magnetism of death, major personal screw-ups. New Paradise Laboratories (NPL) is an experimental performance ensemble, creating innovative projects in a variety of media. 27 debuts a new company of NPL performer-collaborators. Conceived and Created by Whit MacLaughlin and New Paradise Laboratories
 Direction Whit MacLaughlin
 Scenic Design Matt Saunders 
Lighting Thom Weaver
 Sound Whit MacLaughlin and Alec MacLaughlin
 Original Music Alec MacLaughlin
 Costumes Tara Webb Performers Allison Caw, Julia Frey, Emilie Krause, Alec MacLaughlin, Kevin Meehan, Matteo Scammell

27 has been supported by the Independence Foundation’s New Theatre Works Initiative, the Wyncote Foundation, and Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations Program. 27 has also been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative.

Photo: Matt Saunders

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Recommended for ages 16 and up.


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“The group’s multilayered projects are playfully absurdist critiques of society at large—magnetically visual . . . with an emphasis on being immersive to the point of submersion.” A.D. Amorosi, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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“If you don’t have a direction in life by the age of 27, you’ve got to wonder if maybe you’re screwed.” Whit MacLaughlin, director of 27


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Bang Bang

“One of the bravest local performance-art personages to come along in the last decade.” Philadelphia City Paper

World Premiere!

Charlotte Ford

“It made sense to get naked.” Charlotte Ford, creator of Bang

Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 North American Street (by 2nd + Market Streets) Wheelchair accessible

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A hilariously bold and dangerously inventive comedic-clown-theaterspectacular, Bang answers the question—under the glow of a pink neon sex show sign—what happens if you get what you want? Three of Philadelphia’s top physical and comedic performers—Charlotte Ford, Lee Etzold, and Sarah Sanford (of Pig Iron Theatre Company)—take the stage for a no-holds barred, sexually explicit, and hilarious exploration of nudity, desire, gender roles, and sexual arousal. Hosting are Cheyenne, a new-age spiritualist in indigo Thai fisherman pants; Gayle, who wears mom jeans, 5-inch cougar heels and is desperately in search of a sperm donor; and Barb, who recites Canterbury Tales in the original Old English, yet has mad tap skills. Playing with the head, heart, and groin, the show plays off the audience, and plays directly to them. Humans take sex very seriously. Bang approaches all things sexual from the perspective of clowns, and exploits the awkward humor in the strange shapes our naked bodies can make. Prepare yourself. In short: pink neon, what women desire, 90s boy-bands, wool tights, orgasm chair. Charlotte Ford is a Philadelphia-based theater artist who creates avantgarde slapstick performance art that celebrates sublime stupidity with joyful abandon. She and her Bang cohorts Lee Etzold and Sarah Sanford are known for their superb comedic performances. Bang is the first show that the three have collaborated on together. Previous Live Arts shows: CHICKEN (2010), Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl (2008). Conceived by Charlotte Ford Director Emmanuelle Delpech Costumes Katherine Fritz Performers and Co-creators Lee Etzold, Charlotte Ford, Sarah Sanford

Bang has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, and the Wyncote Foundation at the recommendation of Leonard C. Haas. Additional support provided by the Charlotte Cushman
Foundation.

Festival Creative Producer Kevin Kleinschmidt Festival Producers Edward and Anne Wagner

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Recommended for ages 16 and up. Includes nudity.


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“This show begs and beggars description; it is at once high Romanticism and extreme avant-garde, filled with mysterious and often gorgeous effects, both aural and visual.” Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer

If I venture to displace the microscopic speck of dust, which lies now upon the point of my finger,

what is the character of that act upon which I have ventured?

RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE

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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental + Wilhelm Bros. & Co.

480 South Broad Street (at Lombard) Wheelchair accessible

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“The show is set in motion—on trains. For me the image of Poe on trains in 1849 is wonderfully mysterious, and this musical follows Poe’s final journey, which had many crazy details, many rife with metaphor.” Thaddeus Phillips, director of RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE


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I have done a deed which shakes the Moon in her path, which causes the Sun to be no longer the Sun,

and which alters forever the destiny of the multitudinous myriads of stars. E.A. Poe, Eureka

On September 27, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe set out on a lecture tour from Virginia to New York. Days later a train conductor saw Poe in Havre de Grace, Maryland, wearing a stranger’s clothing and heading south to Baltimore where he died on October 7. Innovative stage director Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create an action-opera that follows the odd details surrounding Poe’s mysterious last days. Informed by 19th century train routes, historical accounts, and Poe’s letters to his mother-in-law Muddy, RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE comments on the nature of being an artist in America and casts Poe in a new light by exploring his writings on the gold rush, fools, furniture, and the universe. This visually striking production exploits the full capabilities of a traditional fly-house proscenium theater by experimenting with curtains, borders, trap doors, mirrors, slight-of-hand, and illusions. Poe’s letters and selected writings become song lyrics and the live musical score uses prepared and bowed pianos. Simple set pieces—door, table, bed frame—transform into trains, hotel rooms, bars, hospitals, lecture halls, and even the Philadelphia Waterworks. And through it all, Virginia, Poe’s deceased wife (and cousin), haunts Poe with her silent yet stunning movement. In short: train journeys, junk pianos, Poe’s last days, letters become music, surreal dance, Eureka. An abridged RED-EYE was presented in the 2005 Live Arts Festival; this year’s remount is its first fullystaged production. The creative team includes Geoff

Sobelle (Elephant Room) and Sophie Bortolussi (Lady M in Sleep No More) with lights by Drew Billiau (Opera Company of Philadelphia), sound design by Rob Kalpowitz (Tony award-winner for Fela!), and magic consultation by Teller. Previous Live Arts shows include: WHaLE OPTICS (2011), ¡EL CONQUISTADOR! (2010), FLAMINGO/WINNEBAGO (2007). Direction and Stage Design Thaddeus Phillips Collaborators Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, David Wilhelm, Sophie Bortolussi Music Wilhelm Bros. & Co. Choreography Sophie Bortolussi Lights Drew Billiau Sound Rob Kalpowitz Costumes Rosemarie Mckelvey Dramaturgy Tatiana Mallarino Magic Consultation Teller Performers Sophie Bortolussi, Ean Sheeny, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm Recommended for ages 12 and up. RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage though the Philadelphia Theater Initiative. Additional support has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation at the recommendation of Leonard C. Haas. Festival Co-Producer Christie Hartwell Festival Honorary Producer David Lipson

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“I’m curious about who lives in this city, and how little we know about each other. That’s the mystery.” Andrew Simonet, co-director of This Town Is a Mystery

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“Headlong is clearly not your typical dance company, with dances in keeping with the troupe’s motto that intelligent experimentation can be compelling and in some cases, hilarious.” The New York Times


World Premiere!

Headlong Dance Theater $28–$35 (student + 25-and-under tickets $18) 110 minutes (30-minute performance + 80-minute dinner)

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Every home is a universe. This Town Is a Mystery combines local performance and dinner in four Philadelphia homes. Created over the course of several months by Headlong and each home’s residents, the dance works are performed by the residents in their own living rooms—transformed into a fully teched stage—with no professional performers. Five easy steps: 1. Buy a ticket. 2. Make a dish. 3. Travel to a neighborhood. Sit in the living room with ten other audience members. The lights go down. 4. Show time. The household performs their piece, blending stories of their lives, the household, and the neighborhood. 5. Potluck dinner. Good thing you brought your dish. In short: who lives in Philly, citizen dancers, dinner and a show, domestic rhythm, go somewhere new. Headlong Dance Theater is known for their collaborative interdisciplinary approach to making works that are innovative and accessible. Previous Live Arts shows include: Red Rovers (2011), More (2009), Explanatorium (2007). Directed by Headlong Dance Theater Lighting and Space Design by Thom Weaver Sound and Video Design by Rucyl Mills Performers Shannon Aryadarei, Zahed Aryadarei, Shaheen Aryadarei, Sydney Aryadarei, Sulaimon Aryadarei, Lea Bostick, Princess Bostick, Adam Bostick, Kendra McQueen, Calvin McQueen, Kassean McQueen, Tobie Hoffman

This Town Is a Mystery has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance; the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation; the National Endowment

for the Arts; and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation. Festival Creative Producers Tom and Carol Beam

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Recommended for all ages.


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Le Grand Continental™

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Sylvain Émard Danse Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Wheelchair accessible

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“For years I integrated little parts of line dancing in my work with professional dancers. It was like a little obsession. At one point I decided to fully use line dancing with people who dance it, or practice other social dancing, just to rediscover the pure and simple pleasure of dancing.” Sylvain Émard, choreographer of Le Grand Continental


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“An enormous wave of pleasure flows from Sylvain Émard’s  Le Grand Continental. Sylvain Émard carefully combined contemporary dance and country line dancing with skillfully directed figures and steps, including some touching duets.” Danser (Paris)

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Le Grand Continental is a festive—and FREE—30-minute outdoor adventure that has assembled nearly 200 local dancers of all ages and backgrounds to show off the talent, charisma, and personality of Philadelphians. First created for Montréal’s renowned Festival TransAmériques, the Philadelphia version promises to be one of the largest presentations of its kind in the world. When choreographer Sylvain Émard began these large-scale dance events he had no idea of the enthusiastic audience response he would unleash. Le Grand Continental is an infectious art spectacle that combines exuberant line dancing with the fluidity and expressiveness of contemporary dance. As a child Émard discovered the pure pleasure of movement through line dancing, and with this captivating presentation he pays tribute to this popular art form. In short: outdoors, dancers of the people, joyous movement, cultural encounter, grand scale dance. Sylvain Émard danced for choreographers such as Jean-Pierre Perreault, Louise Bédard and Jo Lechay. He founded his own company Sylvain Émard Danse in 1990. His repertoire of more than 25 unique pieces has been

critically praised at home and abroad. A recipient of numerous awards, Sylvain Émard often works as a guest choreographer in theater, opera, and film. Recommended for all ages.

Le Grand Continental is presented with support from The PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive with additional support from the Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy. Sylvain Émard Danse gratefully acknowledges support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Festival Co-Producers Sandra Betner and Marc Chaiken

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Watch the world’s most glorious contemporary dancing event from the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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Notes on the Emptying of a City Ashley Hunt

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A co-presentation with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and muraLAB Broad Street Ministry 315 South Broad Street (at Pine)

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“For me and growing numbers of socially engaged artists, art and activism are overlapping fields in which people assert their right to make and re-make the world, creating models that imagine what is possible other than what’s before us.” Ashley Hunt, creator of Notes on the Emptying of a City


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While new disasters and emergencies move through the headlines on a daily basis, the political and human crisis of Katrina has, for many, receded into the past. Notes on the Emptying of a City brings back to the present the ruined and emptied homes, the cataloguing marks left by soldiers and police, and the prison that the city refused to evacuate. Hunt’s performance reopens complex questions of race, visibility, and speech, which still beg for answers. In short: voices from Katrina, live journalism, political crisis, leaving disaster for comfort, emptied architecture. Ashley Hunt sees art and activism as interconnected disciplines with similar missions, and combines the two to engage ideas of social movements and public discourse. Among his most recent works are the ongoing Corrections Documentary Project and exhibitions at the

Project Row Houses and the Museum of Modern Art. He has also worked closely with Critical Resistance and other grassroots organizations over the past ten years. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Notes on the Emptying of a City has been supported by Project Row Houses, the Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network, and the Art School of California Institute of the Arts. Festival Producer Tom Lussenhop

Another Ashley Hunt Event! Artist Talk and Conversation with Ashley Hunt: Questions of Art, Participation, and Social Engagement Free / 90 minutes Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art 2001 North 13th Street Sept 10 at 7pm


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In a performance acting as a dismantled film, a narrator pieces together the sounds, images, and voiceover of a documentary before a live audience. Seated at a desk with a text and a laptop computer, artist and activist Ashley Hunt weaves video-testimonies of survivors together with his own personal recollections as a documentarian and organizer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


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“Everything I do is an attempt to expand and open my world of dance into areas with even more possibilities.” Brian Sanders, choreographer of The Gate Reopened “Accessible, technically flawless, and thrilling comic dance turns.” Dance Magazine


The Gate Reopened Reopened Brian Sanders’ JUNK Pier 9 121 North Columbus Boulevard (at Race) Wheelchair accessible

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*Post-show discussion moderated by Nick Stuccio, producing director, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.

One of the most popular Live Arts Festival shows of all time returns—newly built, newly imagined, and completely reopened. The Gate Reopened takes over Pier 9, a municipal warehouse on the Delaware River that is nearly 100 feet wide by 535 feet long and where international steamers once docked. Inside this massive structure The Gate has been built anew as a 20-foot high cylindrical octagon. With theater-inthe-round seating, audiences encircle the eight dancers in what has become a futuristic, post-industrial, post-apocalyptic coliseum. Performers suspend, rebound, propel, ascend, hover, mount, hang, and free-fall all for the sake of The Gate. Like a giant jungle gym for the insane with spinning ladders, moving walls, water, and breathtaking formations of bodies, The Gate Reopened is an exhilarating feast of exciting physicality and creativity, elegantly served up with beauty and wit. In short: vertical formations, post-apocalyptic in-the-round, dynamic beauty, mud bath tribal ritual. Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for the ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’s choreography blends traditional dance theater with inventiveness, physicality, and stunning imagery. Previous Live Arts shows include: Sanctuary (2010), Urban Scuba (2009). Previous Philly Fringe shows include: Dancing Dead (2011), Flushdance (2008). Choreography Brian Sanders Set Conrad Bender Performers Jerrica Blankenship, Teddy Fatscher, Gunnar Clark, Shelby Joyce, John Luna, Billy Robinson, Tommy Schimmel, Connor Senning

Illustration: Niki Schifferdecker

Festival Creative Producers Linda and David Glickstein

Festival Producers Mark and Tobey Dichter Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer Carol Klein and Lawrence Spitz David and Holly Stichka Marty Tuzman / Jenkintown Building Services

Festival Co-Producers Sissie and Herb Lipton

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Recommended for 15 ages and up. Includes nudity.


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Private Places World Premiere!

idiosynCrazy productions Live Arts Studio 919 North 5th Street (at Poplar) Wheelchair accessible Free onsite parking

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Philly-based choreographer Jumatatu Poe debuts this exciting, visceral work that mixes explosiveness and confinement, the effect of exterior on the interior, service and performance, materials and identity. Private Places plays with the stylized movement of the service industry and the high-powered approach of J-Sette, a dance culture developed in black gay clubs with roots in drill team and majorette events of Southern historically black universities. The two share spatial formations that are tight and meticulous, activity that is repeated for accuracy, and routines performed under the surveillance of a captain. From subtle interaction to bombastic theatrical expression, Private Places examines notions of order—how we order, categorize, groom, distinguish, and distort ourselves to achieve standards of presentation. Immediate and exquisite switches of physicality, direction, and formation create a dizzying interplay between the movement of one and the movement of the group. In short: runway roar, percussive bodies, amplified identities, J-Sette, explosive movement. idiosynCrazy productions is an experimental dance theater company based in Philadelphia. Artistic director Jumatatu Poe creates dance work from both conceptual and experiential inspirations, questioning social realities and relationship dynamics. Direction Jumatatu Poe Dramaturgy George Sanchez Choreographic Consultant Donte Beacham, LaKendrick Davis, Shannon Murphy Lighting Catherine Lee Scenic Design Evan Leigh Costumes Katie Coble Booklet Cara Cox Performers and Movement Designers Leanne Grieger, Gregory Holt, Shannon Murphy, Jumatatu Poe, Gabrielle Revlock, Samantha Speis, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Michele Tantoco

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Recommended for 16 and up. Includes nudity. Private Places has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance. Private Places is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Private Places is supported in part by a New Edge residency at the Community Education Center. General operating support is provided, in part, by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.


Sept 14 at 7pm We Just Gon’ Buck Catered workshops and exhibitions featuring the most talented local and national dance superstars. Plus witness the fiercest Philly-based dancers in The Ball, a strutting and Voguing competition for a grand cash prize! See page 66.

Sept 15 at 3pm Privatizing and Publicizing Gender: An Intimate Dialogue into Private Places J-Sette choreographic collaborators Donte Beacham and LaKendrick Davis open up a dialogue about gender shifting, status, appropriation, and selfdiscovery. Moderated by Lela Aisha Jones. See page 66.

“Incorporating J-Sette into Private Places means that the movement, the piece, is always in competition with itself, always trying to outdo itself, always looking for something new.” Jumatatu Poe, director of Private Places “Wonderfully scrappy…and physically inventive vision.” Star Tribune

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“I’ve had a recording of this oral argument for years and have always found it extremely entertaining and thought-provoking.” John Collins, director of Arguendo “Elevator Repair Service, a beloved downtown stalwart whose collaborative shows often include found text, high technology, and a brainy, subversive sense of humor.” Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

Panel Discussion Follows!

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Body Politics In Arts And Culture Today At 2pm, a free panel discussion follows shortly after the performance of Arguendo and features artists John Collins, Charlotte Ford, and Young Jean Lee. Moderated by Linda Caruso Haviland, director of Bryn Mawr’s dance program. See page 67 for details.


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Used by lawyers and judges in courtrooms, arguendo is a Latin word meaning for the sake of argument. As in, “Assuming, arguendo, that to be true . . . ” New York City’s much heralded Elevator Repair Service turns its unique theatrical perspective on Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a 1991 First Amendment case brought by a group of naked go-go dancers. The justices debate whether erotic dancing is protected speech under the U.S. Constitution. Is dancing naked in a strip-club an exercise of artistic expression or a crime? Arguendo presents the justices and the advocates for the two sides as great minds—and average people—who possess both intellectual fire and light-hearted senses of humor. What emerges on stage is in turns absurd, hilarious, provocative, and intellectually compelling. In short: law of art, Supreme Court a go-go, creative patriotism, fig leaves, erotic expression. Elevator Repair Service is a New York City-based theater ensemble that was founded by director John Collins in 1991. The company has since created an extensive body of work built from a variety of sources that include found text, video, film, literature, and ensemble-generated choreography. Previous Live Arts Shows: The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (2010), GATZ (2007). Director John Collins Video Designer Ben Rubin Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service

Arguendo was developed in part at New York Theatre Workshop and at Abrons Art Center. Performances of Arguendo are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Arguendo

is also supported with funds from The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, The Scherman Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, as well as many generous individual contributors.

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Sequence 8 U.S. Premiere!

7 Fingers Presented in association with Kimmel Center Presents Merriam Theater 250 South Broad Street (at Spruce) Wheelchair accessible $20-$55 (student + 18-25 tickets $18, 17-and-under tickets 1/2 price) 70 minutes

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Fresh from their 2011 Live Arts Festival hit Traces, 7 Fingers returns with the U.S. premiere of Sequence 8. The Montreal-based circus company creates circus on a human scale—placing the extraordinary element of circus in ordinary contexts. In extreme close-up, Sequence 8 features aerial hoops, rings, Korean board, cigar box juggling, Chinese acrobatics, and incredible feats of balance and beauty—all by performers whose basic human desires and qualities audiences can relate to. The show takes inspiration from C. G. Jung’s quote, “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Emotions are so heightened they spring into action; relationships evolve until they spur actual velocity. Set not in a specific time or place but rather on a vertical canvas, Sequence 8 plays with how relationships and encounters with the other transform and propel the performers into wildly dynamic acrobatic movement. In short: circus up close, propulsive acrobatics, Chinese hoop-diving, cigar box juggling, collision theatrics, suspended in air. Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers) is a twist on a French idiom—“the five fingers of the hand”—describing distinct parts moving in coordination towards one common goal. The company’s seven founding directors combine their distinct talents to work towards their common artistic goals— with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a seven-fingered hand. Other shows include Loft, La Vie, and Psy. Previous Live Arts Festival show: Traces.

Recommended for all ages.

Sequence 8 was created with the support of the programme d Aide à la coproduction du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Conseil des Arts du Canada, and le Conseil des arts de Montréal. Commissioning partners include Printemps des Comédiens (France), ArtsEmerson (USA), and CE Works (Japan).

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Direction and Choreography Shana Carroll and Sébastien Soldevila Performers Eric Bates, Ugo Dario, Colin Davis, Devin Henderson, Alexandra Royer, Maxim Laurin, Camille Legris, Tristan Nielsen


“A gorgeously pure, loose, and personal circus.”Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

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“One of the first inspirations was to put into focus the intimacy of friendship in your early twenties, this extended sense of self that envelops the people you are closest with, blurring the lines of where you end and they begin.” Shana Carroll, co-director of Sequence 8

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“Rather than trying to define feminism, say something new about it, or make a feminist argument, we wanted to create a utopian feminist experience.” Young Jean Lee, director of UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW “One of the more moving and imaginative works I have ever seen on the American stage . . . Lee’s universe is so emotionally complete that I yearned to be part of her utopia.” Hilton Als, The New Yorker


Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company A co-presentation with The University of the Arts

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In Young Jean Lee’s latest experiment, six charismatic stars of the downtown theater, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together to invite the audience on an exhilaratingly irreverent, nearly-wordless celebration of a fluid and limitless sense of identity.  In short: fluid identity, irreverent potential, funny and fierce, humanist celebration, fun with parasols. Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company is an experimental theater company that has been developing and producing shows written and directed by Young Jean Lee since 2003. Lee writes her shows as she directs them, working collaboratively with performers and an artistic team, and with feedback from workshop audiences. The company seeks ways to slip past audiences’ defenses against uncomfortable subjects and open people up to confronting difficult questions through unpredictability and humor. Conceived and Directed by Young Jean Lee in collaboration with Faye Driscoll, Morgan Gould, and the company Dramaturgy Mike Farry Video Leah Gelpe Scenic Design by David Evans Morris Lighting Raquel Davis Sound Chris Giarmo and Jamie McElhinney Produced by Aaron Rosenblum Performers Becca Blackwell, Morgan Gould, Katy Pyle, Regina Rocke, Jen Rosenblit, Amelia Zirin-Brown aka Lady Rizo Recommended for ages 16 and up. Includes nudity. UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW was commissioned by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), and is a co-production of the Walker Art Center, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Kunstenfestivaldesartes (Brussels), the Spalding Gray Award (Performance Space 122 New York, Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, On the Boards Seattle), and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. Originally developed in association with Caleb Hammons. Funding support provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Fox/ Samuels Foundation,

the MAP/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Explorations Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Residency support from the The Park Avenue Armory, New Museum, Mount Tremper Arts, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW premiered at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) on January 5, 2012.

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“One of the most acclaimed phenomena in Japan’s theater scene.” CNN

Then they became friends and fell in love, and amazingly, they produced an egg.

I thought, wow, that was fast, she was just a little girl but now she’s a mother,

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but animals mature faster than humans and in comparison

humans are . . . you know.

From acclaimed Japanese playwright-director Toshiki Okada comes this triptych of plays that capture the malaise and instability of young low-level office workers with humor and striking movement. Set within an office break room, this trio of interconnected stories is accompanied by the performers’ choreographed gestures, everyday motions that have evolved into startling physical images of emotion and thought. In short: imaginary penguins, office break room, last meal, bad circulation. Toshiki Okada formed the theater company chelfitsch in 1997. He has written and directed all of the company’s productions, practicing a distinctive methodology for creating plays, and is known for his use of hypercolloquial Japanese and unique choreography.

Written and Directed by Toshiki Okada Lighting Tomomi Ohira Set and Sound Ayumu Okubo Associate Producer precog Performers Taichi Yamagata, Riki Takeda, Mari Ando, Saho Ito, Kei Namba, Izumi Aoyagi Recommended for ages 15 and up. See also Toshiki Okada’s collaboration with Pig Iron Theatre Company Zero Cost House on page 30. Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech has been supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan. Special thanks to Steep Slope Studio. This tour by chelfitsch is made possible by a grant from
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Office workers debate what restaurant to order food from for their laid-off co-worker’s final day. A woman bemoans the office’s chilly air conditioning with a male colleague—is it poor circulation or a gender issue? The laid-off worker delivers a rambling farewell speech about imaginary penguins and an insect she crushed to death on the way to work.


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FOOD COURT Back to Back Theatre with The Necks Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 South Broad Street (at Spruce) Wheelchair accessible $30 (student + 25-andunder tickets $18) 65 minutes

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Part concert, part theater show, FOOD COURT follows a near death experience in a suburban mall by the Asian Hut and the Juice Bar. Played out in a psychological space constructed from light and sound, the stage transforms a mundane seating area into a shadowy void, where the edges between floor, walls, and ceiling become indistinguishable. This majestic canvas then moves its performers into a forest, a place of nightmares where the moral and ethical framework keeping our fragile civil existence together no longer exists. FOOD COURT features the remarkable vision of Australia’s Back to Back Theatre and the live music of The Necks, who create a new score for each performance. FOOD COURT is a hypnotic work of art that cannot help but unsettle its audience, who must confront the strange dynamics of power, its allure for all, and its consequences in forms of vulnerability, oppression, guilt, nakedness, human disempowerment, and violence. In short: between beauty and violence, seeing and not seeing, chaos and control, and the abled and disabled body. Back to Back Theatre was founded in Geelong, Australia, in 1987 to create theater with artists who are perceived to have disabilities. The company has become one of Australia’s leading creative voices, focusing on moral, philosophical, and political questions about the value of individual lives. The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia and a leading producer of experimental jazz. Previous Live Arts show: small metal objects (2009).

Recommended for ages 16 and above. Includes nudity. This presentation of FOOD COURT has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative. This presentation of FOOD COURT has also been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Back to Back Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria. Festival Co-Producers Lynne and Bert Strieb

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Director and Devisor Bruce Gladwin Music by The Necks: Chris Abrahams, piano, Lloyd Swanton, bass, and Tony Buck, drums Set Mark Cuthbertson and Bruce Gladwin Lighting Andrew Livingston, bluebottle Animated Design Rhian Hinkley Sound Hugh Covill Costumes Shio Otani Performers and Devisors Mark Deans, Nicki Holland, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben


”In the long silence that followed, before the lights came up and the audience broke into a storm of applause, I think everyone there was holding their breath. Stunned is a word that is easily reached for, but in this case, I think it a precise description.” Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes (Australia)

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“We aim for the show to take place in the audience member’s head—not just on the stage.” Bruce Gladwin, director of FOOD COURT

Join us for these additional FOOD COURT events!

†Pre-show discussion with psychologist and author Dr. Dan Gottlieb, host, WHYY’s “Voices in the Family” Back to Back Theatre’s Artistic Vision Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 South Broad Street Wheelchair accessible Free / 30 minutes Sept 22 at 7pm Back to Back Theatre creates innovative theater with people who are perceived to have a disability. It has gone on to become one of Australia’s leading creative voices, focusing on moral, philosophical, and political questions about the value of individual lives. Advanced reservations encouraged, email tara@livearts-fringe.org.

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Performance workshop with Back to Back Theatre Free / 120 minutes Sept 22 at 2pm Back to Back Theatre explores the ideas and concerns of company members and uses devised and improvisational methods to create their shows. Discover their unique method of creating work in this interactive discussion and workshop. Interested participants should email tara@livearts-fringe. org. Selected participants will be notified by September 15.


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red, black & GREEN: a blues Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project

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Presented in partnership with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible $35 (25-and-under tickets $18, student tickets $10)

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“I am of the belief that the movement for social change and environmental accountability are one and the same, that focusing on steps to sustain the planet ultimately forces us to envision a pathway to sustaining humanity.� Marc Bamuthi Joseph, creator of red, black & GREEN: a blues


“Going green meets and mates with the urgency of achieving environmental justice in red, black & GREEN: a blues. The result is a piece as smart and provocative as it is breathtakingly beautiful.” The San Francisco Chronicle

Developed during a three-year community-based civic and artistic process, red, black & GREEN: a blues takes place within a modular set of row houses made from repurposed materials. These houses represent four American cities—Oakland, New York, Houston, and Chicago. Within and among the houses, distinctive characters share personal stories through poetry, monologue, song, and movement that reflect on poverty, violence, racial consciousness—and how we, as a collective society, can invent and navigate sustainable survival practices in urban America. In short: environmental justice in motion, hip hop hybridization, transformative space, spoken word, ritual magic.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is one of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation. He is the artistic director of the seven-part HBO documentary Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices. The narrative for red, black & GREEN: a blues grew out of the stories cultivated at Joseph’s Life is Living festivals. Conceived and Written by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Direction Michael John Garcés Set and Installation Concept and Design Theaster Gates Choreography Stacey Printz Film Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi Lighting James Clotfelter Media Design David Szlasa Performers Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Tommy Shepherd aka Emcee Soulati, Traci Tolmaire, Yaw Produced by MAPP International Productions. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

This presentation of red, black & GREEN: a blues is supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.

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This interactive installation and performance blends spoken word, music, film, and contemporary and hip-hop dance to re-imagine a green movement that is inclusive of black and brown voices, and posits that valuing life is the first step to valuing the planet. Immersing audiences in a new mode of kinetic performance, red, black & GREEN: a blues strives to unite communities around a broader definition of “sustainable living” and to be a catalyst for cultural and creative engagement.

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Open Air Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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Commissioned by the Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount
 Park Art Association) Free / Ongoing Opening celebration September 20 at 7:30pm on the Parkway with an artist presentation, live countdown, and ceremonial lighting. Rain date: September 21. Open Air continues through October 14.

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Imagine walking along on a balmy evening in late September, and you’re looking up the Ben Franklin Parkway. You speak into your phone and twenty-four robotic searchlights—placed along a half-mile stretch of the Parkway—move to the sound of your voice, interpreting your inflections into motion and transforming the city’s skyline. You stop speaking (or singing or humming or rapping) and the lights continue to move, controlled now by other speakers collaborating with you from up and down the Parkway. Famous for creating interactive installations on intimate and city-wide scales, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer underlines the connective, poetic uses of technologies originally developed for largely military and surveillance purposes. In the sky over the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, he enabled thousands of individuals to pre-design 200,000 watts worth of lights for twenty seconds at a time. In Open Air he brings his distinctly personal aesthetic to Philly and empowers you to animate your skyline. Using the custom-made mobile app “Philly Open Air” your voice brings these enormous three-dimensional formations to life. In short: immense made intimate, robotic searchlights, listening in, outdoors on the Parkway.

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s installations sense, record, interpret, and respond to their audiences, and represent the cutting edge in interactive art. He has been featured in museums in four dozen countries and his credits include projects designed for such large-scale events as the 2004 Expansion of the European Union in Dublin, the 50th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Eakins Oval Information Center: 24th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway, across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Smartphones will be available for loan. Sister Cities Park Information Outpost: 18th Street and Logan Square. Both locations will broadcast the voices of participants, and have seating areas for watching the lights. Information center hours: 7:30pm–11pm. Recommended for all ages. A schedule of programs and nightly events for Open Air is at associationforpublicart.org/open-air

“It is a piece about making the air an open platform for participation, like a free, open space for expression using electronic technologies and powerful lights that take over the sky over Philly, a city with a tradition of free speech.” Rafael Lozano-Hemmer “Lozano-Hemmer’s work shows the great range of human emotion on display.’ The Times Of London


Partners and Supporters of Open Air include: the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe; DesignPhiladelphia in partnership with the University of the Arts; the City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC); Center City District; Parkway Council Foundation; Canadian and Mexican Consulates; Park Towne Place Apartments, an Aimco Community; Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum; WHYY FM Radio; and Tierney among others.

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Download free app “Philly Open Air� from the iTunes store.

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Festival Plus Private Places and J-Sette Private Places by idiosynCrazy Productions (see p.46 for show details) draws its inspiration largely from the style of movement of J-Sette, a phenomenon of underground pop culture. Developed in gay black clubs in the South, and with roots in historically black Southern university marching bands, J-Sette is a dance style often characterized by majorette-inspired sharp movements. It gained widespread recognition when some of America’s biggest stars, particularly Beyonce, adopted its choreography. Two unique events further explore J-sette in relation to race, culture, and gender—and good times. We Just Gon’ Buck J-Sette, Bucking & Vogueing idiosynCrazy productions Marcel Williams Foster, project director Church of the Advocate 1801 West Diamond Street Free / 180 minutes Sept 14 from 7–10pm We Just Gon’ Buck is an audacious and enriching celebration of Vogue, J-Sette, and Bucking. Dive in with catered workshops and exhibitions featuring the most talented local and national dance superstars. Then: witness the fiercest Philly-based dancers in the Ball, a strutting and Voguing competition for a grand cash prize! Warning: Attendees may experience side effects of unexpected emotion, delight, misrepresentation, gender freedom, and loss of bias.

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There will be a meeting station and escort from the Susquehanna-Dauphin subway stop on the Broad Street Line.

Privatizing and Publicizing Gender: An Intimate Dialogue into Private Places Jermone Donte Beacham, LaKendrick Davis, and guests Moderated by Lela Aisha Jones Live Arts Studio 919 North 5th Street Wheelchair accessible Free / 120 minutes Sept 15 at 3pm J-Setters wear band majorette costumes and perform movements that are traditionally designed and designated for women—thrusts in the pelvis, quick whips in the hips. From this cross-gendered attire and embodiment shifting emerges a series of questions. Is dance exempt from traditionalized gender roles? When do we deem it socially acceptable for women to dress like men or men to move like women? What does it mean that some of our popular ideas of the sexy female body are emerging from gay male communities? Choreographic collaborators Beacham and Davis open up a dialogue about gender shifting, status, appropriation, commodity, and self-discovery. We Just Gon’ Buck and Privatizing and Publicizing Gender are made possible by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance and our community partners: Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative, William Way Community Center, The Attic Youth Center, The COLOURS Organization, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project, Partners for Sacred Places, The City of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, and Dance/ USA Philadelphia.


Panel Discussion: Body Politics In Arts And Culture Today Arcadia Stage at the Arden Theatre Company 40 North 2nd Street Wheelchair accessible Free / 60 minutes Sept 16 at 2pm Our bodies represent our most basic and personal modes of expression. Whether naked or clothed, dancing or sleeping, our bodies are constantly transmitting highly detailed messages to the world. What happens when someone else takes control of our personal message-board? Why are artistic, medical, and sexual rights of control over one’s own body still being contested in court in 2012? This year, several Live Arts Festival shows play with these themes through explorations of the naked body and identity in performance. If artists can transcend, on stage, the political and cultural identities that our genders, our clothing, and the opinions of others stamp onto our bodies, is it possible to do this in the real world? Can an individual decide her own identity, regardless of the consent of the people viewing her? Join moderator Linda Caruso Haviland and artists Charlotte Ford, Young Jean Lee, and John Collins for a panel discussion exploring these questions.

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Linda Caruso Haviland is an associate professor at Bryn Mawr College and the founder and director of Bryn Mawr’s dance program. She is a choreographer, teacher, dancer, and scholar. Charlotte Ford is a Philadelphia-based artist who creates avant-garde slapstick performance art celebrating sublime stupidity with joyful abandon. Her show Bang (p.34) premieres at the Live Arts Festival. Young Jean Lee is an Obie award-winning playwright and director who has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by The New York Times. She brings her latest work, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (p.54), to the Live Arts Festival.

A performance of Arguendo precedes the panel at 1pm. Admission to Arguendo is not necessary to attend the panel discussion.

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John Collins is founder and artistic director of Elevator Repair Service (ERS), a New York-based theater ensemble whose work has been presented in fourteen countries. ERS presents a workshop production of their latest creation, Arguendo (p.48).


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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present A film by Matthew Akers

Marina Abramović has been a groundbreaking and controversial force in performance art for forty years. In 2010 a major retrospective of her work at New York’s MoMA featured her most recent performance, The Artist Is Present, in which audience members took turns sitting silently across a table from Abramović and making eye contact for as long as they like. Marina performed for over seven hundred hours, sitting motionless for seven and a half hours a day, moving her always-changing audience variously to introspection, emotional outburst, and tears.

$8 / 105 minutes International House Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street Wheelchair accessible

This mesmerizing documentary film begins in the final throes of planning for the retrospective, providing an intimate insight into Abramović, and follows through the run of her extraordinary performance.

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“Vulnerability is important. It means we are completely alive and this is an extremely important space. This is for me the space from which my work generates.” Marina Abramović, performance artist

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“Abramović fans, among the art world’s most rabid, will salivate at the chance to see their star up close, while skeptics of performance-art modes may have to reconsider their stance after watching this.” Variety


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2012 Rockys Presented by Dance/UP Free / 90 minutes / 21+ Festival Bar Underground Arts 1200 Callowhill Street Hosted by Christina Zani and Dito van Reigersberg

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The Rocky Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the Greater Philadelphia dance community. Dance/ Up is a dance service organization providing advocacy, resources, and collaborative opportunities to the Greater Philadelphia professional dance community. Dance/UP is a branch office of Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.

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Experience a beautiful, unstuffy tradition as the Philadelphia dance community gives itself a gorgeous and graceful high-five. Marvel as your hosts give birth to new mutations of dance. Watch wild and wonderful dances by anonymous bodies, Flamenco Pasion y Arte, Anna Drozdowski, and other choreo-superstars. Stand up and get down in full-on audience-interactive dances. This is Philly’s most entertaining awards show, yo.


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Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical BetaMale Productions

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Beatbox Philly The Archdiocese Cambridge Footlights

Kelly Jennings and Karen Getz, veteran improvisers and Fringe faves (Suburban Love Songs, Lady M, Disco Descending), are time-traveling Victorian anthropologists gathering data on modern life. Audience “test-subjects” get a hysterical view of the 21st century, through a decidedly Victorian lens. $15 / 60 minutes Playground at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 12–14 at 8:30pm Sept 20–21 at 7pm

ComedySportz Presents: Beatbox Philly ComedySportz Presents Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play The Pub Theater Company Bye Bye Liver is the gateway drug to theater, mixing drinking themed sketch comedy with

Born in Chicago, this is the East Coast, Philly version of a show that combines improvised rapping and storytelling and is totally awesome. These guys rap in the moment like it ain’t no thang. Werd. $15 / 45 minutes

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Angry People Building Things Angry People Building Things The Angry People find out what makes you angry and channel your rage and theirs into hilarious improv. They attack the stage with a ferocious energy unmatched in the entire history of the known universe. Enraged? Furious? Depressed? Euphoric? Asthmatic? Regardless, Angry People is a must see! $10 / 90 minutes 2nd Stage at the Adrienne

ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn Cecily and Gwendolyn

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The internationally-famous Cambridge Footlights are bringing their Edinburgh Fringe show across the pond! The Footlights’s brand new hour of sketches, surrealism and satire is always a musthave ticket–don’t miss your chance to see the “most renowned sketch troupe of them all.” (The Independent.)­­­ $12–15 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 16­­–18 at 7:30pm

Awesome Alliteration

When his girlfriend chokes on a verbose love letter and dies, Mayor Miller feels he has only one choice: ban all literary devices from the school system. Ten years after his “No Style Left Behind” plan begins, a Teaching America member enters the town and resolves to bring literary style back. $20 / 120 minutes SkyBox at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 at 8pm Sept 8 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 9 at 2pm Sept 14 at 8pm Sept 15 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 16 at 2pm Sept 21 at 8pm Sept 22 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 23 at 2pm Sept 28 at 8pm Sept 29 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 30 at 2pm

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PHIT House Team King Friday (Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon) delivers back-to-back-to-back improv sets that blend to create a single, hilarious, one-of-akind show based on a song lyric suggested by you! A perennial Fringe favorite, this year’s performances will be a must-have ticket. $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 6 at 9pm Sept 8 + 15 at 10:30pm Sept 20 at 11pm Sept 22 at 5pm

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3 Mad Rituals King Friday/Philly Improv Theater (PHIT)

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interactive games such as Name That Tune and Would You Rather. Whether it’s the girl who should never drink liquor or the drunk dialing guy, we’ve all been there and it’s all lampooned in Bye Bye Liver! $15 / 75 minutes Urban Saloon 2120 Fairmount Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 15 + 22 at 8pm

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ComedySportz Presents: The 3-Person, 1-Hour CStar Warz ComedySportz Presents

ComedySportz Presents: The Archdiocese of Laughter Mark Leopold/ ComedySportz

Davenger Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) A mix of improv veterans and fresh faces, Davenger likes its improv lean and gamey. Performing the classic Harold format, they attack the stage with emotion, intellect, and a strong sense of mischief. Directed by Philly transplant Maggy Keegan (formerly of iO West and Second City Hollywood). $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 12–14 at 9pm Sept 15 at 7:30pm

Hot Dish presents “Backstory” Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) A completely improvised show that unfolds backward in time, similar to the movie Memento. Unlike anything that fans of improv and comedy at the Philly Fringe have ever seen before, it’s an evening of completely engrossing and entertaining theater from the curtain call to the opening suggestion. $12 / 90 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 19–22 at 7:30pm

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Reverently irreverent, this show explores the strange and silly side of being a Catholic. With saints, hymns, relics, and devotions, the Church provides two thousand years of material so you better come in a state of grace, because you might die of laughter! $15 / 60 minutes The Playground at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 20 + 21 at 10pm

Comic Energy Sketch Comedy Show Comic Energy Productions

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A long time ago, in a Fringe festival far, far away . . . three actors attempted to recreate the classic sci-fi movie live on stage in just 60 minutes! From ComedySportz, Philly’s longest-running comedy show, comes The 3-Person, 1-Hour CStar Warz—the nerdiest fun you will have this Philly Fringe. $15 / 60 minutes The Playground at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7, 17 + 18 at 8:30pm

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“Better than any improv group I’ve seen.” (City Paper.) A fool from LA and a fool from Philly take nothing but a stage, a suggestion, and two twisted minds, Thomas Fowler (IO West) and Mary Carpenter (ComedySportz) take you on an improvised ride that is hilarious, unique, and dangerously unpredictable. $15 / 60 minutes The Playground at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 17 + 18 at 7pm Sept 19–21 at 8:30pm

A Philly tradition for 12 years, this all-new sketch comedy show comes straight from taping their TV pilot. Featuring an array of crazy characters and ironic twists, it’s comedy Philly-style. Includes impersonations, original characters, and the attitude of Philadelphia. $15 / 90 minutes 2nd Stage at the Adrienne Wheelchair accessible 2030 Sansom Street Sept 8, 15 + 22 at 11pm

Myths & Monsters Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) Fibber Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) 4 STORYTELLERS. 1 FIBBER. After swearing to tell the truth, Philly’s most talented storytellers share their own personal and outrageous experiences with the audience—but someone has made it all up. It’s the audience’s job to hear the stories and vote for the person whose pants they think are on fire! $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 20–22 at 9:30pm Sept 23 at 5pm

An hour long improvised hero’s adventure following a basic structure parsed by Joseph Campbell. A team of actors moving and breathing in tandem will depict monstrous beasts and terrifying deities encountered during a spontaneously created theatrical tale of the trials and transformation of a lone hero. $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 6–9 at 7:30pm


CONVERSATIONS Colony Weird People Grimacchio

PHIT’s Sketch Revue! Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) Philly Improv Theater’s firstever sketch comedy revue features the theater’s top writing talent and a cast of the city’s best comedians. Come laugh along as they bring you a darkly comic yet strangely sweet take on everything from the obvious targets to the bizarre tangents in our everyday life. $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 10–14 at 7:30pm

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Polygon Comedy Polygon Comedy Polygon’s improv performances surprise everyone—even the players. Each grows organically, instantly from an innocent chat with the audience. Characters climb out of imagination onto the stage. Confusingly funny, some shows are dark, others musical, and loose ends are rejoined, tickling sinister suspicions of a script where there is none. $15 / 90 minutes Refer to Festival website for venue and showtimes

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homage to the flashy trashtalking promos, slick video packages, and bitter rivalries of the squared circle. $12 / 75 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7, 14, 21 + 22 at 11:30pm

Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game! The Waitstaff Everybody’s favorite Real Housewives of South Philly return to put their very special spin on the most hilarious game show of the 70s! Join host Gene Rayburn, Jesus H. Christ, the Duchess, and special celebrity guests! Be a contestant, and play for fabulous prizes! Get ready to Match the Stars! $15 / 60 minutes L’Etage Cabaret 624 South 6th Street Sept 7 + 8 at 7:30pm Sept 12 at 7:30pm + 9:30pm Sept 14 + 15 at 7:30pm Sept 16 at 6pm + 8pm Sept 19 at 7:30pm + 9:30pm Sept 21 + 22 at 7:30pm Sept 23 at 6pm + 8pm

Tales from a Body Cast Charles Rosen Philly Improv Theater (PHIT)

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2011’s hit show returns! A sport-stravagant celebration of the larger-than-life spectacle that is professional wrestling (with only some of the wrestling). Philly’s top comedic performers pay

Body casts. One-man shows. They have never been together...until now. See Charles Rosen (Rosen & Milkshake) do a series of comedic sketches where the only two characters are himself and a body cast. Refer to Festival website for pricing, venue and dates

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The Grimacchio Variety Hour Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) Comedy act Grimacchio (Jason Grimley and Ralph Andracchio) pay tribute to classic shows like Colgate Comedy Hour and The Carol Burnett Show, hosting an hour filled with big band songs—with a live band on stage!—dance interludes, sketch comedy, plus a special guest star or two. $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 + 8 at 9pm Sept 9 at 5pm Sept 10 + 11 at 9pm

Colony Kelly Bond and Melissa Adrienne Krodman We are incessant. Unrelenting. We withstand without withholding. It surges forth and in a rush changes. But only for a moment. Settles. Only this once. $15 / 60 minutes Pig Iron Studio One at Crane Old School 1417 North 2nd Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 15 at 10pm Sept 16 at 2pm + 9:30pm Sept 17 at 7pm

Weird People Problems Camp Woods / Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) Sketch comedy troupe Camp Woods invite you to step into their uniquely weird and hilarious world. The group blends sharp absurdism and energetic performances with homemade props, sets, puppets, and costumes to create a memorable live experience that is sometimes smart, sometimes stupid, and always fun. $12 / 60 minutes Mainstage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 15–18 at 9pm

CONVERSATIONS, A Dialog in Movement MM2 Modern Dance Company Our CONVERSATIONS can take on a life of their own, a dynamic momentum, with the ebb and flow of our daily lives. With this new work by MM2, each of the company members, dancers and choreographers, has created their own dialog through movement, their own conversation. $15 / 60 minutes Mount Vernon Dance Space 1720 Mt. Vernon Street Sept 8 at 8pm Sept 9 at 2:30pm


Dynamic Surroundings Heather Bourgeois and Jess Dixon

Day For A Dream Call Me Crazy Dancers The Call Me Crazy Dancers return with their dynamic

A site-specific piece that explores the diversity of dance. The movement and environment are interpreted from three different perspectives inspired by the individualism of the dancers. The movement explores the three-dimensional possibilities

For Members Only Lesya Popil and Eleanor Goudie-Averill Members of our audience will gain access to restricted and expanded views, dismemberment, and inclusive reduction. Intimate memories will be made manifest in a stunning visual environment. $12 / 60 minutes

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Hoist Go Together For Members EINSTEIN/ TAGORE

Hoist is a site-specific dance in the Maas Building integrating the iron beams, brick walls, metal hardware left over from the days when the building was a trolley repair shop. The choreography integrates voice into this compelling new work. $20 / 60 minutes Maas Building 1325 Randolph Street Sept 19 at 6pm Sept 21 + 22 at 6:30pm Sept 23 at 4pm + 6:30pm

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Hoist Leah Stein Dance Company

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Dancefusion presents a mini festival with two hour-long programs. Program A features the historic reconstruction of Mary Anthony’s 1967 work Gloria to music by Francis Poulenc along with a work from Dancefusion’s repertory. Program B features new works by Daniel
 Maloney, Charles Tyson, and guests. $20 / 60 minutes Mandell Theater 3300 Chestnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 at 7pm, Program A Sept 8 at 3pm, Program B
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dEvolution is the exploration of humans—their lives, actions, beliefs, and natural instincts. Synthesis (Caroline O’Brien, Paige Francis, and Grace Gamble) have fused together their unique talents to create a performance that incorporates vocals, intensity, theatrics, and skilled athleticism. $10 / 60 minutes Meeting House Theatre at the Community Education Center 3500 Lancaster Avenue Sept 21 + 22 at 7:30pm

When Nobel-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore met Einstein in 1930 they discussed science, religion, and consciousness. Inspired by this encounter, Dasgupta’s work blends modern dance, Bharatanatyam Indian classical, and Tagore’s Rabindra Nritya dance style to explore our ties to the cosmos. $10 / 45 minutes Twelve Gates Arts 51 North 2nd Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 14 + 15 at 6:30pm Sept 16 at 2pm Sept 20 + 21 at 6:30pm Sept 22 at 2pm

Drawn together by a penchant for rigor, design, physicality, and thoughtful collaboration, dance artists Eleanor GoudieAverill and Pamela Vail combine forces in a concert of diverse, dynamic dance works, joined by an exciting array of artists from music, theater, and film. Everything go(es) together. $15 / 90 minutes Meeting House Theatre at the Community Education Center 3500 Lancaster Avenue Sept 7 at 6pm Sept 8 at 4pm + 8pm

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dEvolution Synthesis

Go Together Ellie Goudie-Averill and Pamela Vail

EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS Bidisha Dasgupta

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Mascher Space Co-op 155 Cecil B Moore Ave 2B Sept 22 at 7pm Sept 23 at 3pm + 7pm

Dance fusion

Curve through our world. Grab our views. Share our axis. Watch the SomaticMovers reconnect with the body while exploring thoughts, memories, and even some splashing water! Enter an atmosphere unlike any other and allow yourself to inhale and get lost. $12 / 60 minutes Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 15 at 7:30pm

and structures within the dance space. Free / 30 minutes Cecil B Moore Skate Park Located behind Cecil B Moore northbound station Broad Street + Cecil B. Moore Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 15 + 16 at 2pm

Counter Rotation

Counter Rotation SomaticMovers

fusion of dance, live music, and spoken word. This show explores our hopes and dreams through ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary dance. It showcases original jazz and pop songs from the new Day For A Dream CD. $20 / 90 minutes Conwell Dance Theater at Temple University 1801 North Broad Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 at 9pm Sept 8 at 2pm + 8pm


Sticks & Stones

Tickle Me

modern dance explained Rebekah Rickards A revelation of codependence between weakness and stereotypes, modern dance explained candidly details the distance we are willing to travel for acceptance, the hilarious hoops we jump through to be taken seriously, and the languages we contrive to be understood. $5 / 45 minutes Meeting House Theatre at the Community Education Center 3500 Lancaster Avenue Sept 9 at 3pm

Nichole Canuso Dance Company at the APS Museum Nichole Canuso Dance Company and the APS Museum NCDC returns to the Philly Fringe festival with a genrebending work that explores the complexity of our basic human quests. Commissioned by the APS Museum, NCDC creates a series of duets and corresponding video, in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Tempus Fugit: Time Flies. Preview on Sept 5, opens Sept 7. $12 / 45 minutes Jefferson Garden and Philosophical Hall American Philosophical Society 104 South 5th Street Sept 5 + 7 at 6:30pm Sept 19 + 21 at 6pm

S.O.A.R. Project Moshen Project Moshen dance company will capitivate its audience with two shows of creative and original dances. These five women will perform high energy, character driven pieces choreographed by individual members. Other Philadelphia-based companies will also showcase their own unique style of dancing. $15 / 60 minutes Koresh Dance Studio 2020 Chestnut Street Sept 8 at 8pm Sept 9 at 7pm

Sticks & Stones Rachel Oliver & Kate Speer Aren’t best friends supposed to tell you when you have food stuck in your teeth? Maybe. Siblings know how to cut the deepest. I’ll always love you no matter what. A dance with chance encounters, meaningful connections, and family ties, reflecting the universal need to belong and be heard. $15 / 60 minutes Mascher Space Co-op 155 Cecil B Moore Avenue Sept 7 at 7:30pm Sept 8 at 4pm + 7:30pm

S.O.A.R.

Solos

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RUB modern dance

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Navigating

Nichole Canuso

THEATER DANCE

Navigating the Hallway KDNY A site-specific dramedy that captures the exhilarating pace and proximity of urban living through a collision of live and projected high-energy dance. Navigating the Hallway explores the interactions, questions, and inspirations that can occur while sharing small spaces. $15 / 90 minutes Living Arts Dance Studio 81 Fairmount Avenue Sept 14 + 15 at 7:30pm

Tickle Me Gray Infatuation Dance Company Solos from Gdansk, Burdag, and Warszawa Polish Exchange Artists

RUB Gunnar Montana & Jasmine Zieroff Get hot, heavy, and hard for art. Performance erotica glazed with grunge, booze, and cigarette butts. Sit back and indulge while “experienced” rule breakers steam up the windows and tear down your morals. Be prepared. $20 / 60 minutes The Dolphin Tavern 1539 South Broad Street Sept 7 at 10pm Sept 8, 9 + 13–15 at midnight Sept 16 + 20 at 10pm Sept 21 + 22 at midnight

Three dedicated Polish dancers present their solo work at Mascher Space Coop. Curated by Art Stations Foundation in Poland, and hosted by Dance/UP, these artists are visiting Philadelphia to exchange ideas and gain new insights and perspectives while representing their own dance communities. $15 / 75 minutes Mascher Space Co-op 155 Cecil B Moore Avenue Sept 14–16 at 8pm

Tickling starts out fun— squirming until you scream desperately to stop. Infatuation Dance Company explores two faces of human nature. Poignant but compelling movement delivers powerful images that stir emotions. Everything begins bright and promising, but time makes it all turn to shades of gray. $20 / 120 minutes Independence Black Box at the Prince Music Theater 1412 Chestnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 22 at 8pm Sept 23 at 6pm


Happenings

The Thief Change/ Chance

Video artist Lauren Mandilian, artist in residence at thefidget space and collaborator with SHARP Dance, anonymous bodies, and Klip Collective, teams up with David Konyk and Megan Bridge to take you on a journey through time using surreal video imagery projected in a maze of suspended fabric. $20 / 45 minutes thefidget space 1714 North Mascher Street Sept 14 at 9:30pm Sept 15 at 6:30pm

Bullseye SHADOW Company Come on down! You’re next on Bullseye! A fun and zany game show with questions like: Can you cross a hoodie with Skittles and ice tea? What would make you jump off the GWB? With Bullseye Philly teens ask just how different we are, spin our wheel of fortune, get into jeopardy, and invite you to press your luck! $7 / 60 minutes Refer to Festival website for venue Sept 8, 14–16 + 21 at 7pm

Visitors will work with artist Douglas Repetto to assemble a herd of vicious foals—small walking tables made from scrap wood and a simple mechanism. The monstrous herd will then be set free in the majestic China Rotunda where an epic struggle between good and evil may or may not take place. $10 / 90 minutes Penn Museum 3260 South Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 16 at 3pm

Monsters

No Rest

Timelines Lauren Mandilian

Kabbalah Bullseye Timelines

Philly Fringe

Interdisciplinary Monsters: A Workshop and Happening Douglas Repetto and Penn Museum

Volcano, My

DANCE / HAPPENINGS THEATER / INTERDISCIPLINARY

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Change/Chance COSACOSA art at large, Inc. Scandal! Intrigue! Thrills! It’s participatory dinner theater with an urban twist. Tabloid-style headlines pose predicaments to solve in the guise of one of the show’s many characters. Unlock the clues, and you may win a cool prize! The evening includes pizza, drinks, and great camaraderie. $15 / 75 minutes COSACOSA art at large, Inc. 4427 Main Street (Manayunk) Wheelchair accessible Sept 7, 14 + 21 at 7pm

Kabbalah Salon Rabbi Rayzel Raphael

Volcano, My Love keila cordova dances What is life without memory? Volcano, My Love is the story of a man who lands in paradise—navigating survival, a mermaid and a puzzling selective amnesia. It is how we tell ourselves stories about places we don’t know, create exotic spaces that hold onto us; then hold them in our hearts. $15 / 60 minutes Conwell Dance Theater at Temple University 1801 North Broad Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 14 at 9pm Sept 15 at 2pm + 8pm

Enter the world of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Explore the legends of the Feminine Divine with a Shechinah Oracle. Rabbi Rayzel Raphael guides through interactive story and song to receive messages for the new year. Welcome seekers and non-seekers, of all faith traditions. $18 / 90 minutes Moving Arts Studio 7425 Old York Road (Melrose Park) Sept 7, 8 + 14 at 7:30pm

No Rest For The Wicked: A Graveyard Cabaret REV Theatre Company Sip a cocktail or two as darkness falls and lost (singing) souls appear through the mists of Laurel Hill Cemetery. All with music from Bessie Smith to the Scissor Sisters, Cab Calloway to Nirvana, among many others. Come at 7:15 for complimentary drinks. Performance starts at 8pm. $20 / 75 minutes Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 20–22 at 8pm

Daniel Barrow presents The Thief of Mirrors and Looking for Love in the Hall of Mirrors Daniel Barrow The Thief of Mirrors is an experimental moving picture experience utilizing a complex circuit of voice, image making, and projection. Looking for Love In the Hall of Mirrors uses an overhead projector for manual animation and is accompanied by a live monologue and soundtrack. $10 / 60 minutes International House


Secret Order of the Libertines The Sensual Life Experiencing people as really kind of huge BodyFields Performance Collective and Son Step

Looking at Ourselves Dan Stoeckel

Really the word huge isn’t exactly appropriate, although it is a really good word. I would probably use the word immense. Immense in the same way that becoming totally and completely immersed underneath a sea of exploding volcanoes would be; underneath a soaking wet

Immerse yourself in a collection of art themed on self-reflection. The primary exhibit is an automated portrait generator, which uses computer vision to capture subjects and produce renderings ranging from abstract art to “photoshopped” images. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

Last Mummer

A secret oasis where the line between public performance and private experience is blurred. Eroticism is redefined. Art and intimacy merge. Featuring: The Essensual Experience, the FemmeMynistiques, and The Poetry Brothel, an immersive fantasy complete with Madame and a cast of Poetry Whores. $25 / 120 minutes Grasso’s Magic Theatre 103 Callowhill Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 12 at 8pm

The Legend of Nahia: A Healing Story Duende Musical Set in an imaginary town in northern Spain, The Legend of Nahia presents the healing journey of a woman survivor of rape through live music, story telling, dance and performance art. A surreal tale with mythological characters and tantalizing songs from the Spanish and Latin American coasts. $16 / 90 minutes Crossroads Music at the Calvary Center 801 South 48th Street Sept 7, 8, 12 + 15 at 7:30pm

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Scout

Jenny is alive. Claudine is a ghost. They’re lookalikes who want the same man. Who will win his love? Based on Georges Rodenbach’s 1892 novella, Bruges la Morte. Re-imagined as a rock opera. Set in Philly. Debuted at Fringe 2011. Includes new songs, added scenes. Back by popular demand. $10 / 60 minutes The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 10 + 11 at 8pm

Philly Fringe

Le Mirage/ Dead City Philly DysFUNctional Theater

Looking

The EvictionProof PeepShow Home is a multi-disciplinary performance art project about a house fighting to stay with its family—a combination show home, peep show, fire sale, and protest. The show artfully tackles the issues of foreclosure and eviction in Philadelphia. $15 / 90 minutes FortMom 4613 Newhall Street (Germantown) Sept 14 + 15 at 7:30pm Sept 16 at 3pm

A remembrance of things that have not yet come to pass. In the future, after the Great Calamity, after everyone you care about is dead, you’ll find a way to care about those who are left. And as they, too, die off, one by one, the usual ways of saying goodbye won’t be enough anymore. $15 / 60 minutes Bookspace 1113 Frankford Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 + 23 at 4pm

Le Mirage

EvictionProof PeepShow Home Vashti Dubois

The Last Mummer zacherle

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The Legend

Scout Fur Collective Boy Scouts and nuclear energy are ripe with patriotism and controversy. Using these entities this piece explores entitlement, occupation of space, and the world we inherit. Scout allows us to be critical of a country full of contradictions while still being completely enamored by its charm. $5 / 30 minutes Mascher Space Co-op 155 Cecil B Moore Avenue Sept 17–19 at 8pm

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Secret Order

Free / Ongoing La Colombe Torrefaction 1414 South Penn Square Sept 15 from 7pm–10 pm

Experiencing people

idea. $10 presale, sliding scale at the door. $10 / 90 minutes First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 at 9pm Sept 20 at 7pm Sept 21 at 9pm

Eviction Proof

Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 14 at 7pm


Music

Iron Composer Happy Birthday Falstaff Crossing Imaginary

The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution Mr. and Mrs. Magoo’s Traveling Trash Puppet Circus Deep inside northern California’s Mount Shasta, there resides a five-dimensional crystal city of light beings— survivors from the ancient continent of Lemuria waiting to assist in the human evolution. Entering the mosaicked walls of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, participants will explore the inside of Mount Shasta. $15 / 45 minutes Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 1020 South Street Sept 6 at 7pm Sept 7 + 8 at 6pm + 8pm

WAMB is an interdisciplinary performance and art installation that combines aerial acrobatics with live narration and original music. Through surreal juxtaposition, collected stories weave together in an observational critique of nostalgia—recalled through the entropy of body, language, and space. $15 / 75 minutes Broken Arrow Workshop at The Hatchatory 2628 Martha Street Sept 7 at 7:30pm Sept 8 at 1:30pm + 7:30pm Sept 14 at 7:30pm Sept 15 at 1:30pm + 7:30pm

Crossing Imaginary Lines: a musical yoga journey Michal Waldfogel It takes a sense of adventure, of wonder, and of humor to begin Crossing Imaginary Lines. Join your travel guide, singer/songwriter and yoga teacher Michal Waldfogel, for an evening of live acoustic music that explores and dissolves limitations in the body and in the life. No yoga experience needed. $15 / 90 minutes Wake Up Yoga 1839 East Passyunk Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 8 at 4pm Studio 34 4522 Baltimore Avenue Sept 14 at 7:30pm

You Don’t

Blue Banyan 7153 Sprague Street (Mt. Airy) Sept 22 at 7pm

Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder Band of Artists

Tourettes Lemurian Solution

Philly Fringe

Italian with inventive English super titles. $20 / 120 minutes Trinity Center for Urban Life 2212 Spruce Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 8, 13 + 15 at 7:30pm

WAMB SnakeEatTail

WAMB

INTERDISCIPLINARY / MUSIC THEATER

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Through dance, live music, video, and science, Band of Artists explores the compelling and misinterpreted language of Tourette syndrome. Using the tics of Tourettes as a foundation for choreography, this performance troupe inspires audiences to reconsider their definitions of dance and disorder. Painted Bride Arts Center 230 Vine Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 + 8 at 8pm Arcadia MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center 450 South Easton Road (Glenside) Sept 14 + 15 at 8pm

Seminal chamber music work of the 20th century. $20 / 45 minutes The German Society of Philadelphia 611 Spring Garden Street Sept 7 at 8pm Sept 9 at 3pm

Iron Composer: An Evening of Speed-Composing American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter A fun-filled evening of speedcomposing. Composers of different musical genres will write very short pieces on themes chosen by the audience, with instrumentation determined on the spot. These brand new pieces will receive their world premieres that evening. $20 / 120 minutes Ruba Club 414 Green Street Sept 18 at 7:30pm

You Don’t Say Tangle A trapeze, a rope, a dinner table. Tangle’s aerial acrobats explore relationships and resist the pull of gravity in this dynamic circus-theater show. When a group of friends gather for an evening, they misread intentions, intensify attachments, avoid calls, and splice lines of communication. $15 / 90 minutes Philadelphia Soundstages 1600 North 5th Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 13 + 14 at 8pm Sept 15 at 3pm + 8pm

Happy Birthday Pierrot Lunaire University of Delaware Faculty Members

Falstaff Poor Richard’s Opera Ladies beware. Shakespeare’s delightful yet disgusting Falstaff seduces and swindles via modern technology and social media in Poor Richard’s Opera’s take on Verdi’s timeless opera about love of all kinds at all ages. Sung in


São Paolo Underground at Crossroads Music São Paolo Underground

Acclaimed soprano Julia Chalfin presents a cabaretmeets-opera storytelling of her journey from country bumpkin to international opera prima donna! From Berlin to Boston, rock to opera, she recounts her musical self-discovery and pursuit of world fame in her one-woman show, The Birth of a Diva. $20 / 90 minutes The Off-Broad Street Theatre at First Baptist Church 1636 Sansom Street Sept 20 + 22 at 8pm

Most Exciting The Birth São Paolo

MUSIC

A fully-improvised musical event that evokes rock operas such as Jesus Christ Superstar mixed with the intrigue of prog rock stars like Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Genesis, and more. All with a full, live rock band. Every note, every lyric, every idea, completely made up, and totally rocked out. $15 / 60 minutes First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7, 8 + 13–15 at 8pm

The Birth of a Diva (How I found my voice) Julia Chalfin, Soprano

ROCK OPERA

Ladies And Gentlemen

She put the ssss in “sex kitten” and now she’s back! Join two-time Barrymore Award nominee Danielle Herbert as she pays tribute to one of the most legendary artists of all time: Eartha Kitt. Discover the obscure and iconic songs that made her infamous in this worldpremiere cabaret! $20 / 90 minutes Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Bruce Montgomery Theatre 3680 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 17 at 7pm

Philly Fringe

Laurel Hill Cemetery welcomes The Divine Hand Ensemble for the musical event of a lifetime, aside the dead at sunset. It will be the first time in 250 years that funerary music will be performed publicly and the first ever in America! BYO blankets or beach chairs. Comp wine, beer, refreshments served. $25 / 90 minutes Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 8 at 6:00pm

ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event

The Most Exciting Woman in the World: Eartha Kitt Danielle Herbert

Philly Song

Music for the Hearing Eye: Concert Atop the Crypts The Divine Hand Ensemble

Three plus hours of fast, dirty fun involving four-minute sets, four-second set changes, 55 artists on one stage, and a Philly-sized dose of complete mayhem. Shuffle MP3s? Heh, we shuffle live artists! Don’t blink. You might miss it! The first and only live song shuffle anywhere! $25 / 120 minutes World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 14 at 7:30pm

Music for

Legends of the Arkansas Delta pool halls and juke joints, Jawbone Juction rocks Philly for the first time in a threenight stand at The Twisted Tail. Their brand of pure Southern rock-’n’-roll is the perfect way to end a night at the Festival with some booze and cheap thrills. Try not to lose your panties. $10 / 75 minutes The Twisted Tail 509 South 2nd Street Sept 9, 16 + 23 at 10pm + midnight

Philly Song Shuffle Xtreme Folk Scene

Jawbone Junction

Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail Jawbone Junction

Sunny melodies, beats, noise, sounds, and songs from Rob Mazurek (Chicago) and Mauricio Takara, Guilherme Granado, and Richard Ribeiro (São Paulo, Brazil). “Cool blue cornet over a spellbinding collage of saturated textures, syncopated rhythms, and sundry electronics.” —Time Out Top 10 jazz albums of 2011 $16 / 105 minutes Crossroads Music at the Calvary Center 801 South 48th Street Sept 19 at 7:30pm

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BARBIE BLENDED

Brat RockPile

Theater

1 year and a day Philapolis In a warehouse in North Philadelphia. Motorcycles roar. VW campers die. A mystery screams to be told. Come see the new interactive theater piece from some of Philadelphia’s most talented artists, specifically designed and written for a space unlike any other, the Garage Mahal. $10 / 60 minutes Garage Mahal 2026 North Hancock Street Sept 14, 15 + 20–22 at 8pm

3 Women with an Attitude Kathy Steel Come meet three women who made their mark on society. These historical characters are brought to life in vignettes. 3 Women is a variation of Steel’s 2008 Philly Fringe production Les Femmes with the introduction of two new characters. This onewomen show features Kathy Steel. ”It’s like meeting them!” $15 / 60 minutes Society Hill Playhouse 507 South 8th Street Sept 9 at 2pm Sept 12 + 13 at 7pm Sept 16 at 2pm Sept 20 at 7pm

Alternative Theatre 1 year

Philly Fringe

3 WISHES

3 Women

THEATER

Antony & Cleopatra

Ballroom Dancing

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Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives The Porch Room/ The Underground Shakespeare Company A play-within-a-play version of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. An Egyptian expatriate gets caught between two revolutionaries—her fiancé, an activist director who tries to upend his commissioned Shakespeare production, and her brother, a nationalist fresh from the violence of Tahrir Square. $20 / 120 minutes Penn Museum 3260 South Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 13–15 at 8pm

Ballroom Dancing Ain’t For Sissies Donald Drake and Kate Slovich

3 WISHES B. Someday Productions/Van Wilgen The year is 1958. Haughty Cornella Jansen is as powerful as she is beautiful. Every man is intimidated by her intelligence and appearance, except Javier, the mysterious janitor. In a moment of weakness she grants him three wishes. Will he seduce her into submission with his sexual prowess? Free / 60 minutes Lemon Hill Restaurant 745 North 25th Street Sept 8 + 9 at 3:30pm $10 / 60 minutes Walking Fish Theatre 2509 Frankford Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 13–15 + 21– 23 at 7pm

Alternative Theatre Festival iNtuitons Experimental Theatre The Alternative Theatre Festival is a performance of avant-garde, experimental, and/or cool theater for the Philadelphia community written, directed, and performed by University of Pennsylvania students. $7 / 90 minutes Platt Student Performing Arts House 3702 Spruce Street Sept 22 at 8pm

Desperate to save their boring marriage, Jack and Jill sign up for ballroom dance instruction. They arrive at the dance academy, with Jill hoping and Jack grumbling, only to discover that their instructor is a former Marine drill instructor and that Ballroom Dancing Ain’t for Sissies. $15 / 60 minutes Society Hill Dance Academy 409 South 2nd Street Sept 8, 9 + 16 at 8:30pm

BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical Theatre Underground Sophie wants to be a rock star.

Her mom wants her to be a beauty queen. Her neighbor wants her to look like Megan Fox. And Barbie wants her to become a woman. A world-premiere musical that investigates the consequences of growing up in the caffeinated age of twitter, pop music, and pornography. $15 / 105 minutes Gershman Y Blackbox Theater Wheelchair accessible 401 South Broad Street Sept 1 + 2 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 6 + 7 at 8pm Sept 8 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 9 at 2pm

Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation Brat Productions A double feature of rock n’ roll theater: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989: Madi Distefano remounts her international award-winning solo tourde-force and former Live Art Festival show about the end of the punk rock scene in Boston. Eternal Glamnation: a nuclear glam-rock fantasia spectacle cabaret about finding your true self underneath the glittery shadow. Conceived by and featuring All-Star Brat Jess Conda, this show sold out last spring as part of her ROCK AND AWE series. Caution: These Shows Feature Sex, Drugs, Flesh, Strobe Lights, Loud Rock, Profanity, and Alien Abductions. $12–$20 / 120 minutes Underground Arts 1200 Callowhill Street Sept 7, 8, 12 + 13 at 8pm + 9:30pm Sept 14 at 9:30pm Sept 15, 17, 19–22, 25 + 26 at 8pm + 9:30pm


In this disjointed narrative, guilt, longing, and shame are married to hope, love, and desire. Playwright Sarah Kane combines poetry and theater as she delves into her characters’ raw emotions, documenting their journey through attraction and revulsion. $10 / 75 minutes Power Plant Productions 230 North 2nd Street Sept 10 at 10pm Sept 13 at 7pm Sept 14 at 9pm Sept 16 at 3pm Sept 20 at 7

Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO The Pearlman Sisters A swingin’ big band portrait of a courageous female starlet of the United Service Organization (USO) who risked her life to entertain American troops overseas during World War II. This compilation of archival texts and songs investigates war as experienced by a “soldier in greasepaint.” $18 / 75 minutes The Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church 1636 Sansom Street Sept 6 + 7 at 8pm Sept 8 + 9 at 2pm + 8pm

THEATER

Tongue & Groove

Crave Theatre Drapeau Rose

Set sail on a musical odyssey through the sound barrier and beyond! Delve into a cavernous landscape exploring the nature of sound through a maze of microphone vines and pulsing radio waves. Join our ensemble on another visceral adventure, fusing physical theater with text, imagery, and song. $15 / 90 minutes Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 6 at 7pm Sept 7 + 8 at 9:30pm Sept 9, 12 + 13 at 7pm Sept 14 + 15 at 9:30pm Sept 16, 17 + 20 at 7pm Sept 21 at 9:30pm Sept 22 at midnight Sept 23 + 24 at 7pm

Crave

Electric Jungle Found Theater Company

Philly Fringe

City Boy Armando Batista City Boy is the story of a native New Yorker’s return to the city he grew to love, hate, and finally escape at the age of fifteen. Now, after a lifetime away, he’s back. Will he make it this time or is he destined to run away from home? A coming-of-age story about surviving in the concrete jungle. $10 / 45 minutes Walking Fish Theatre 2509 Frankford Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 13 at 7pm Sept 14 at 4pm + 11pm Sept 15 at 1pm + 11pm

Electric Jungle

The Philadelphia premiere of Pasek and Paul’s powerful debut musical, Edges deals with the difficulty of abandoning fear on the path to self-discovery. Characters explore their relationships as they reveal the choices that affect them and the memories that disquiet the edges of their lives. $15 / 90 minutes 2nd Stage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Sept 5–7 + 10 at 7:30pm Sept 14 at 10:30pm Sept 19–21 at 7:30pm

Edges

Past and present collide in Strindberg’s Creditors, an intimate performance at the historical Franklin Inn. This searing drama examines the costs of love, jealousy, and the weight of our pasts. Presented by the PAC (Changes of Heart), and starring Krista Apple, Damon Bonetti, and Dan Hodge. $20 / 75 minutes The Franklin Inn Club 205 South Camac Street Sept 12–14 at 8pm Sept 15 at 7pm + 9:30pm Sept 18 + 19 at 8pm Sept 20 + 22 at 7pm + 9:30pm Sept 23 at 7pm

Edges A&B Productions and Parallax Theatre Company

Devotedly, Sincerely

Creditors Philadelphia Artists’ Collective

Creditors

Inspired by personal information given anonymously by the audience, T&G instantly creates a dynamic collage of scenes and monologues. “. . . acted with soul-baring sincerity, intelligence and humor. GO SEE THIS!” (City Paper) “T&G will explode your expectations of what improvisation can be!” (Phawker.com) $15 / 60 minutes The Playground at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 9, 13, + 14 at 7pm Sept 15 at 5pm Sept 19 at 7pm

City Boy

The playwright of past Live Arts Festival shows The Guided Tour and Northern Liberty, invites you into his home for an experiment in language and morality. He has convinced his roommates to memorize the 1969 Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley debate, and perform it as they prepare and serve hors d’oeuvres. $16 / 60 minutes Bruce’s House 984 North Randolph Street Sept 7 + 8 at 7pm + 9pm

ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove Tongue & Groove

Chomsky

Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969 Bruce Walsh

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Jeff Coon Ivona, Princess

FRINGE WRAITHS: Digital Dramatic Reverb Iron Age Theatre Iron Age is haunting the Fringe with web-based site-specific theater. Search for and click one of our QR codes with your smart phone at many Fringe venues and watch theater online that enhances productions or accents historic sites. Ethereal theater made permanent! www. ironagetheatre.org/wraiths.html. Free / 15 minutes Search for QR codes at Fringe venues Sept 1–Sept 30 ongoing

Hackles The Groundswell Players How awkward it is to forget that Death is in the room. Then one evening, she takes your arm, walks you to the top of the stairs and shoves you. Join a new incarnation of The Groundswell Players, fresh from a year at Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance, as they hold Death’s feet to the fire. $15 / 75 minutes The White Space at Crane Old School 1425 North 2nd Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7–16 at 8pm

I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays The MacKnight Foundation I Hate Monologues is a fast, nasty, funny play with Shakespeare’s Richard III, three brilliant women, an old Brit who thinks he’s clever. And the villain is . . . ? The Alphabet Plays. Alliteration gone wild–26 letters, 26 plays; you’ll figure it out—honest. Male/female full frontal nudity included! $15 / 105 minutes The Shubin Theatre 407 Bainbridge Street Sept 15 at 3:30pm + 8pm Sept 16 at 2:30pm + 7pm Sept 17–20 at 7:30pm Sept 21 + 22 at 4:30pm + 8pm

HAIR Ghost Sonata FRINGE WRAITHS

Philly Fringe

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium Absurdist Alert: Prince Philip announces he’ll wed Ivona. Her magical simplicity wreaks havoc in the kingdom; mayhem and comedy ensue. The court combusts when forced to face their flaws in a land where appearance reigns. Polish author Witold Gombrowicz’s classic is a modern fairy tale for our time. $15–$20 / 105 minutes Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5 825 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 5–8 at 7:30pm Sept 9 at 2:30pm Sept 11–15 at 7:30pm Sept 16 at 2:30pm Sept 18–22 at 7:30pm Sept 23 at 2:30pm

Ghost Sonata Homunculus, Inc.

Hackles

THEATER THEATER

I Hate

Iminami

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A vampiric cook. A mummy in a closet. The ghost of a wetnurse. An elderly enigma set on revenge. And a messianic student who stumbles into the collapsing web of cruelty, greed, and lies uniting these characters. Join the struggle for salvation in this eccentric and immersive adaption of Strindberg. $10 / 90 minutes PhilaMOCA 531 North 12th Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 6 at 7pm Sept 7 at 9pm Sept 8 at 4pm + 9pm Sept 9 at 2pm Sept 10 + 13 at 7pm Sept 14 at 9pm Sept 15 at 4pm + 9pm Sept 16 at 2pm

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical eXposed Theatre Company eXposed brings you the classic American tribal love-rock musical, HAIR, in an eXciting new production that pushes the boundaries of the audience and actor relationship while eXposing the still present results
 of war and back-door politics. Join the tribe this Fringe and let the
sunshine in!

 $20 / 120 minutes The Playground at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom St Wheelchair accessible Sept 10 at 7pm + 10:30pm Sept 16 at 2pm + 7pm

Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die Los Jarochos Iminami PuppeTyranny As a devastating iminami plunges Earth into chaos, the last vestiges of scientific reason flee to the moon Enceladus in a post-apocalyptic drama of two worlds. The creators of the “transcendently bizarre” Water Bears in Space bring you a new sci-fi epic replete with puppets, aerialists, and a live score. $10 / 90 minutes Greensaw Design 820 North 4th Street Sept 9, 10, 12, 17, 19–21 at 8pm

A tale of murder, revenge and musical theater. Join the bloodthirsty quest of Greg and Mike, two actors hungry for fame and fortune in a mid-level regional market. With the help of Bechtel, psychotic theater buff and freelance assassin, they’ll either take over Philadelphia theater or die trying. $15 / 75 minutes Skinner Studio at Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey Street Sept 5 + 6 at 8:30pm Sept 7 at 8:30pm + 10:30pm Sept 8 + 9 at 2pm, 5pm + 8:30pm Sept 10 at 7pm


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My Name Is Sam Johnson is a one-woman show. Sam, a single mother of two, finds herself running her first 10K as she reexamines her abusive past. She recounts childhood stories that are funny, heartbreaking, and full of hope. $10 / 90 minutes Germantown Theatre Center 4821 Germantown Avenue Wheelchair accessible Sept 20–22 at 8pm

A plastic water bottle named Sam has lost her parents in The Gyres. With help from a blue crab, a parrot, a sea turtle, and music and puppets made from recycled materials, Sam embarks on a family-friendly, epic journey to save us all from the lonely, swirling vortex of trash floating in the ocean. $10 / 60 minutes The Off-Broad Street Theatre at First Baptist Church 1636 Sansom Street Sept 12 at 7pm Sept 13 + 14 at 6:30pm Sept 15 at 11am + 5pm Sept 16 at 3pm + 7pm

Of Plastic

My Name Is Sam Johnson Mandy Lewis

Philly Fringe

A tale of undying love, the danger of tempting fate, and how just one moment can change everything. The classic Greek myth gets updated with original music. Mixing verse with modern language, it weaves together a picture of Orpheus and Eurydice that is achingly relatable. $10-$12 / 75 minutes Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 19, 21 + 22 at 8pm

THEATER

Orpheus & Eurydice Green Elephant Theatre Co. Mining

A great hole appears in the sky. Eternity looms. An architect assembles a team to build a structure that will continue to stand even if civilization is destroyed. MONUMENT, directed by Cara Blouin, is an interactive theatrical journey about the things we stand for and the things that stand for us. $6 / 75 minutes The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 13 + 14 at 7pm Sept 15 at 1pm + 6pm Sept 16 at 1pm

Join a groupie backstage at a rock show, a newspaper blowing in the wind, a dental hygienist from Tacoma, and Napoleon Bonaparte as they explore what it means to be a young woman in 2012. A new play about getting lost and going electric. $5 / 60 minutes Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater at the Arts Bank 601 South Broad Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 8 at 12:30pm, 4pm + 7pm Sept 9 at 4pm + 7pm Sept 10 at 6:30pm

Lysistrata

A hilarious adaptation of Aristophanes’s classic battle of the sexes. The women of Greece withhold sex from their men until they agree to stop warring! A timeless statement about men, women, war and love! Adapted by Robert Zaller, directed by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod, and starring Lili Bita. $15 / 45 minutes The Rotunda 4014 Walnut St Wheelchair accessible Sept 20–22 at 8pm

MONUMENT Drexel Players

Love/ Stories

Lysistrata Theater Cooperative & Naked Feet Productions

Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper Amy Frear and Chelsea Sanz

MONUMENT

My Name

A casting session goes awry. A talkback gets out of hand. The narrator stops a play from beginning. Itamar Moses’s hilarious and poignant short plays explore love, storytelling, and making theater. First produced to acclaim in 2009, Round Table presents the Philadelphia premiere of Love/Stories. $15 / 90 minutes The Skinner Studio at Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey Place, Third Floor Sept 14 at 9pm Sept 15 + 16 at 4pm + 9pm Sept 17, 20 + 21 at 9pm Sept 22 at 4pm + 9pm

Transforming into a variety of scientists, gurus, animals, plants, and minerals, Megan Mazarick and Mason Rosenthal investigate human consciousness. MMMM is what happens when dance, theater, neuroscience, and spirituality collide in a TED talk gone wild format. Can you dig it? Visuals by Ryan W. Kelly and sound by Michael Kiley. $18 / 60 minutes Jolie Laide 224 North Juniper Street Sept 19 + 20 at 8pm Sept 21 + 22 at 7pm + 10pm

Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings Little Fish Theatre

Napoleon Princess

Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It) Round Table Theatre Company

Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals Megan Mazarick and Mason Rosenthal

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Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar [ad hoc theatre project] What happens when you mix Shakespeare, sex, a whiskey go-go bar, and your soul? [ad hoc] immerses you in your ultimate identity crisis, with a vision of Othello you’ve never seen before. Order happy hour drinks and food, and feast as we take photos, dance, drink, flirt, fight, and find ourselves. $15 / 60 minutes The Trestle Inn 339 North 11th Street Sept 8–23 at 6pm

Raw Stitch Jacqueline Goldfinger A pub play for the enthusiastically inebriated and sexually active. Nine spanking new monologues including “Miss Coitus Interruptus,” “Double Slut Gene,” and “Hector Has Herpes (a Sing-A-Long STD PSA).” A PBR, condoms, and dental dams included with the price of admission. More info: www.rawstitch.com. $12 / 60 minutes Quig’s Pub at Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey Place, 3rd Floor Sept 8, 14, 15, 20 + 22 at 7pm

See You

Paint the American Eagle One Shot Productions

Othello, Desdemona

Philly Fringe

Paint the

Raw Stitch

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Seek and

Sephro

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In 1842, Charles Dickens insisted that his wife Catherine accompany him on a six-month journey to America. He recorded for publication his observations and impressions of the new republic, not altogether flattering. Catherine didn’t speak publicly about her experience—until now. Staged reading. Free / 60 minutes Central Library 1901 Vine St Wheelchair accessible Sept 10 + 11 at 7pm Sept 12 at 2pm

Silken Veils Leila Ghaznavi and Pantea Productions Seek and Hide Dragon’s Eye Theatre Help! Someone has lost her imagination, and she needs you to guide her on a quest to find it! In this theatrical adventure through Smith Playhouse, an intimate audience navigates the terrain alongside the actors. For children ages 5 and up and anyone who’s ever needed help finding their imagination. $10 / 45 minutes Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse Reservoir Drive, East Fairmount Park Sept 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 + 23 at 10am, 11:30am + 1pm

See You In Paris Randi Hickey & Jenna Lam This play takes place in a hospital where Viviana has been admitted for her seizures. While there she meets Cash, her assigned nurse. They instantly become friends and become each other’s escape. A story of friendship, letting go, and undying adventure. Tickets: Advance $10, Door $13. $10–$13 / 90 minutes 2nd Stage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 15 at 2pm Sept 16 at 2pm + 7pm

Nominated for a Fringe First Award for best new work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (“Magical and Enchanting.” 5 stars! The Scotsman) Silken Veils combines Rumi poetry, puppetry, animation, and Iranian history. Darya questions the value of love as she relives her chaotic childhood during the Iran– Iraq War. $10–$13 / 60 minutes 2nd Stage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Sept 11–15 at 7pm

Some Other Mettle Applied Mechanics

Sephro: The Vengeance Fantasy Weavers Craela of Planet Sephro and Cryss, witch of Earth, are lovers in soul-travel. Jondu, Craela’s evil uncle, killed Cryss’s mother. Crystonian, Crystonian, Cryss’s father, and Lurin, a Sephron man, vow to help avenge her. Eventually, Lurin and Crystonian fall in love, creating a powerful weapon against evil. $15 / 90 minutes The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 8 at 7pm Sept 9 at 3pm

From the company who brought you Overseers and Vainglorious, a new work that sends its stout-hearted underdogs into battle to vanquish their fears and discover mysterious truths. The physical world transforms around the audience as it witnesses acts of bravery small and large. $15 / 75 minutes Jolie Laide 224 North Juniper Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 8 Midnight Sept 9 at 10pm Sept 10 at 7pm + 10pm Sept 11 at 6pm Sept 16 10pm Sept 17 at 7pm + 10pm Sept 18 at 6pm


The Apocalypse of John Serious Theatre Collective John Darrian, a phobic juniorlevel associate, is charged with saving the world from aliens, zombies, and Satan himself in a hilarious comedy about the tragic end of all life on Earth. Written collaboratively by STC, The Apocalypse of John is an absurd look at coming to terms with your worst fears. $15 / 90 minutes Fergie’s Pub 1214 Sansom Street Sept 14 at 7pm Sept 15 at 2pm + 7pm Sept 16 at 2pm

The Bucket Cure is a tri-fold of three different takes on the daily struggles of phobiaridden characters. Peppered with humor and served with a side of the dramatic, the three acts of The Bucket Cure will make you laugh and learn as we face what scares us the most. $10 / 75 minutes Moonstone Arts Center 110A South 13th Street Sept 7 at 9pm Sept 8 at 8pm Sept 9 at 2pm Sept 13 at 8pm Sept 14 at 9pm Sept 15 at 8pm Sept 16 at 2pm Sept 20 at 8pm Sept 21 at 9pm Sept 22 at 8pm

The Consul – American Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti The Philadelphia Opera Collective While trapped in a stifling, dusty waiting room surrounded by strangers, a young woman discovers that everything she is and everything she loves boils down to a single piece of paper. When the whole world closes in around her, will one piece of paper be enough protection? $20 / 120 minutes Bookspace 1113 Frankford Ave Wheelchair accessible Sept 7, 8 + 14 at 8pm

The End of Hope, The End of Desire Tiny Dynamite/Extreme Measures Two strangers meet up for a night of “anything goes” and are surprised to see where it takes them. Mice, god, fame, and Tony Blair are only a few of the things that come up in this hilarious comedy from Belfast playwright David Ireland about people trying to connect. $15 / 60 minutes The Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church 1636 Sansom St Sept 7, 8, 14, 15 + 21 at 10pm

The End The Edge The Consul

THEATER

The Bucket Cure Little Sundance Productions

Artists’ Women

Bucket Cure

Enter the magical world of illusionist Jeff Carson as he takes you through his private Cabinet of Curiosities, a tradition dating back to Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. A most unusual and fun magic show! Full bar available on evening shows! $15 / 60 minutes Grasso’s Magic Theatre 103 Callowhill Street Sept 7, 8, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21 + 22 at 8pm

Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter) captures with startling intimacy the vulnerability and insight of a teenage girl at the threshold of adult experience. Somewhere “just beyond the edge of what we know. Where the skin contains us.” A Philadelphia premiere directed by Matt Pfeiffer, starring Nicole Erb. $20 / 75 minutes Studio X 1340 South 13th Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 6 at 7pm Sept 7 at 9pm Sept 8 at 5pm + 8pm Sept 9 at 3pm Sept 11 at 7pm Sept 12 at 8pm Sept 13 at 7pm Sept 14 at 9pm Sept 15 at 5pm + 8pm Sept 16 at 3pm + 7pm Sept 18 at 7pm Sept 19 at 8pm Sept 20 at 7pm Sept 21 at 9pm Sept 22 at 5pm + 8pm Sept 23 at 3pm + 7pm

The Cabinet

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Most Unusual Magic Show Jeff Carson

The Apocalypse

Two young women fall unexpectedly in love. On the night of their first, tentative kiss, they are brutally attacked. With scenes alternating before and after the assault, this beautiful piece will make you laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer, while examining if progress has been made since its 1998 debut. $15 / 90 minutes The Arts Garage 1533–35 Ridge Avenue Sept 7 + 8 at 7pm Sept 9 at 2pm Sept 10, 13 + 14 at 7pm

The Edge of Our Bodies Theatre Exile

Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss Kristin Heckler

Follow Camille Claudel on her journey into madness guided by the women of different artists throughout history. These women congregate in timeless Paris, France and share stories of love, betrayal, fear, and envy as they live with their artists and battle the muse, who will always come first. $15 / 90 minutes Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 South 18th Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 14 at 8pm Sept 15 at 4:30pm + 8pm Sept 16 at 11am + 4:30pm

Philly Fringe

The Artists’ Women YeuxVeuxBelle Collective

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Tomorrow I

Wawapalooza 6

The Hoarder’s Child Blue Scarf Collective

The Funeral of Enerio López Lori Felipe-Barkin “What will become of us . . . now that we are only women left?” You are invited to the wake of Enerio, the last man of the López family. In this interactive solo performance, magical realism meets Miami as you are taken deep into the inner lives of CubanAmerican women left to their own devices. $15 / 60 minutes Maas Building 1325 Randolph Street Sept 14 + 15 at 10pm Sept 20 at 8pm Sept 22 at 10pm

A one-woman play about things we consume and stories we tell ourselves: a child lives alone amid left-behind stuff. Acting out an interruption to her routine, she reveals a violent past and the horrors inhabiting her space. Her yearning for contact takes us on a journey of humor, pathos, and hope. $15 / 45 minutes The Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church 1636 Sansom Street Sept 13 at 8pm Sept 14 at 1pm + 8pm Sept 15 at 2pm + 7pm

The Straw Girl: A Fairytale Odd Act Theatre Group A new fairytale in the style of the old masters: messy, violent, stripped down, and absurd. Friendless, Adeline sets out to bring her straw doll to life, but she is stalked by the straw monster, hungry to tear out her insides. Will she discover the stuff that can give her doll breath or succumb? $10 / 90 minutes First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia Joseph Priestley Chapel 2125 Chestnut Street Sept 12 + 13 at 7:30pm Sept 14 at 8pm Sept 15 at 3pm + 8pm

In this minimalist mono-drama inspired by Ivan Goncharov’s novel Oblomov, the beautiful Aleksandra is daydreaming about changing her life. Through a landscape of remembrances of a happy childhood she has to find the answer to the existential question: to act or not to act; to stay or move on. $10 / 15 minutes Philadelphia International Institute Gallery 242 Race Street Sept 12, 14 + 20 at 7pm Sept 22 at 6pm

Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost IdRatherBeHere

The Funeral

Has Beens

Hoarder’s Child

The Has Beens ETC Theater

Philly Fringe

Tomorrow I Will Start a New Life. Oblomov Revised Aleksandra Berczynski and MB Grupa Realizacji

The Maids

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Straw Girl

The Walls

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In 2008 the teen sensation boy band “The Boy Toys” were on top of the world. Now, washed up at 20 years old, the group attempts a comeback, a shot at redemption, and a return to glory. $15 / 75 minutes The Shubin Theatre 407 Bainbridge Street Sept 7 at 8pm Sept 8 at 2pm + 8pm Sept 9 at 6pm Sept 12–14 at 8pm

The Maids Kicking Mule Theatre Company

The Walls Ira Brind School

In this fascinating dark ceremony by Jean Genet, every night two sisters, Solange and Claire, “play” at destroying Madame, their employer. Genet explores the eternal archetype of female and male nature in these unusual and infinite mirrors of good and evil. $15 / 90 minutes Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3 825 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 6–8 at 8pm Sept 9 at 3pm

A scholarly young woman must confront the issue of her mother’s untimely death and the possible consequences of her own complicated inheritance in this time-bending play about the elusive nature of madness. The Philadelphia premiere of a provocative drama from a prize-winning Chicago playwright. $20 / 120 minutes Caplan Studio at The University of the Arts 211 South Broad Street Sept 6 + 7 at 8pm

Almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and—Philly! Come watch our lovingly demented short films and plays parodying the Philadelphia Parking Authority, teenage girls, the national debt, the Red Cross, hipsters, Ikea, uninformed voters, and masochistic Eagles fans. Includes one FREE drink. $15 / 60 minutes Society Hill Playhouse 507 South 8th Street Sept 7 at 8pm Sept 8 at 6pm + 8pm Sept 14 at 8pm Sept 15 at 6pm + 8pm Sept 21 at 8pm Sept 22 at 6pm + 8pm


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Gamers Christine Farina

Film Fringe Dostoyevsky Man

Philly Fringe

First, he loses his teaching job. Then he takes his best student, the college dean, and a workstudy janitor hostage to deliver the lecture he hopes will win it back. Now, in a movie shot entirely on his iPhone, Gilbert Findlay is taking his case directly to you. $9 / 90 minutes Connelly Auditorium at The University of the Arts Terra Building, 8th Floor 211 South Broad Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 14 at 7pm Spruance Theater at Arcadia University 450 South Easton Road (Glenside) Sept 16 at 7pm

Ever wonder what goes on between geeks? Sneaking suspicion all nerds think they’re geniuses? Find gaming hot? Follow the filmmaker into the private world of gaming and see how close to correct your notions are. Free / 90 minutes World Café Live 3025 Walnut Street Wheelchair accessible See Festival website for dates and times

The Big Nude Pinhole Shoot RA Friedman/Tsirkus Fotografika

Big Nude

What Nurtures

Dostoyevsky Man Larry Loebell and Seth Reichgott

Gamers

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Visual Art + Film

Film Fringe Tour Film Fringe Tour A touring compilation of film screenings showcasing up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world and presenting their films to international audiences. Stopping at Fringe festivals in Hollywood, Edinburgh, and Philadelphia. For a complete list of films, please visit www.filmfringetour.com. $5 / 90 minutes 2nd Stage at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 8 at 5pm, 6:30pm + 8pm Sept 9 at 5pm + 6:30pm

Meet the artist and sign up to bare it all, make some amazing art, and get a free archival print as artist RA Friedman uses primitive photographic tools to fashion a dazzling tableau. Sign up at Ven and Vaida for a special event to take place at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) on September 17. Free/Ongoing Ven and Vaida Gallery 18 South 3rd Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 7 from 6–10pm Sept 11 from 7–10pm

What Nurtures Us Linda Dubin Garfield/ Susan Dipronio What nourishes you, makes your heart beat faster, gives life a deeper meaning? At these interactive mixed media workshops you get to create an image, tell your story, and be part of the installation. Art materials supplied. Part of ARTISTS Against Hunger to benefit The Food Trust. Free / Ongoing The Book Trader 7 North 2nd Street Wheelchair accessible Sept 9, 12 + 20 from 2pm–4pm


Index by Show The Grimacchio Variety Hour / p80 The Has Beens / p104 The Hoarder’s Child / p104 The Last Mummer / p87 The Legend of Nahia. A healing story. / p87 The Lemurian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution / p88 The Maids / p104 The Most Exciting Woman in the World: Eartha Kitt / p91 The Straw Girl: A Fairytale / p104 The Walls / p104 This Town Is a Mystery / p38 Tickle Me Gray / p84 Timelines / p86 Tomorrow I Will Start a New Life. Oblomov Revised / p104 Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder / p88 UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW / p54 Volcano, My Love / p86 WAMB / p88 Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost / p104 We Just Gon’ Buck / p66 Weird People Problems / p80 What Nurtures Us / p106 You Don’t Say / p88 Zero Cost House / p30

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Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz / p96 Jawbone Junction: Live at The Twisted Tail / p91 Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die / p96 Kabbalah Salon / p86 Le Grand Continental / p40 Le Mirage/Dead City Philly / p87 Looking at Ourselves / p87 Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It) / p99 Lysistrata / p99 Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present / p68 Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals / p99 modern dance explained / p84 Monsters: A Workshop and Happening / p86 MONUMENT / p99 Music for the Hearing Eye: Concert Atop the Crypts / p91 My Name Is Sam Johnson / p99 Myths & Monsters / p78 Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper / p99 Navigating the Hallway / p84 Nichole Canuso Dance Company at the APS Museum / p84 No Rest For The Wicked: A Graveyard Cabaret / p86 Notes on the Emptying of a City / p42 Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings / p99 Open Air / p64 Orpheus & Eurydice / p99 Othello, Desdemona, & Iago Walk Into A Bar / p102 Paint the American Eagle / p102 Philly Song Shuffle / p91 PHIT’s Sketch Revue / p80 Polygon Comedy / p80 Private Places / p46 + p66 Privatizing and Publicizing Gender / p66 PRO-MANIA 2K12 / p80 Raw Stitch / p102 Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game! / p80 red, black & GREEN: a blues / p62 RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE / p36 ROCK OPERA: An Improvised Musical Event / p91 RUB / p84 S.O.A.R. / p84 São Paolo Underground at Crossroads Music / p91 Scout / p87 Secret Order of the Libertines / p87 See You In Paris / p102 Seek and Hide / p102 Sephro: The Vengeance / p102 Sequence 8 / p52 Silken Veils / p102 Solos from Gdansk, Burdag, and Warszawa / p84 Some Other Mettle / p102 Sticks & Stones / p84 Stop Kiss / p103 Tales from a Body Cast / p80 The Apocalypse of John / p103 The Artists’ Women / p103 The Big Nude Pinhole Shoot at The Rotunda / p106 The Birth of a Diva (How I found my voice) / p91 The Bucket Cure / p103 The Cabinet of Curiosities—A Most Unusual Magic Show / p103 The Consul—American Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti / p103 The Edge of Our Bodies / p103 The End of Hope, The End of Desire / p103 The Funeral of Enerio López / p104 The Gate Reopened / p44

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1 year and 1 day / p94 27 / p32 3 Mad Rituals / p77 3 WISHES / p94 3 Women with an Attitude / p94 Alternative Theatre Festival / p94 Angry People Building Things / p77 Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives / p94 Arguendo / p48 Awesome Alliteration: The Magical Musical / p77 Ballroom Dancing Ain’t For Sissies / p94 Bang / p34 BARBIE BLENDED: A Pop Rockin’ Musical / p94 Brat RockPile: Popsicle’s Departure, 1989 & Eternal Glamnation / p94 Bullseye / p86 Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play / p77 Cambridge Footlights / p77 Change/Chance / p86 Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969 / p95 City Boy / p95 Colony / p80 ComedySportz Presents: Beatbox Philly / p77 ComedySportz Presents: Cecily and Gwendolyn / p77 ComedySportz Presents: The 3-Person, 1-Hour CStar Warz / p78 ComedySportz Presents: Dangerous Fools / p78 ComedySportz Presents: The Archdiocese of Laughter / p78 ComedySportz Presents: Tongue & Groove / p95 Comic Energy Sketch Comedy Show / p78 CONVERSATIONS, A Dialog in Movement / p80 Counter Rotation / p81 Crave / p95 Creditors / p95 Crossing Imaginary Lines: a musical yoga journey / p88 Dancefusion 2 Views / p81 Daniel Barrow presents The Thief of Mirrors and Looking for Love in the Hall of Mirrors / p86 Davenger / p78 Day For A Dream / p81 dEvolution / p81 Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO / p95 Dostoyevsky Man / p106 Dynamic Surroundings / p81 Edges / p95 EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS / p81 Electric Jungle / p95 EvictionProof PeepShow Home / p87 Experiencing people as really kind of huge / p87 Falstaff / p88 Fibber / p78 Film Fringe Tour / p106 FOOD COURT / p60 For Members Only / p81 FRINGE WRAITHS: Digital Dramatic Reverb / p96 Gamers / p106 Ghost Sonata / p96 Go Together / p81 Hackles / p96 HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical / p96 Happy Birthday Pierrot Lunaire / p88 Hoist / p81 Hot Dish presents “Backstory” / p78 Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech / p56 I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays / p96 Iminami / p96 Iron Composer: An Evening of Speed- Composing / p88

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Kelly Bond and Melissa Adrienne Krodman / p80 keila cordova dances / p86 Kicking Mule Theatre Company / p104 King Friday / Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) / p77 Kristin Heckler / p103 Ladies And Gentlemen / p91 Larry Loebell and Seth Reichgott / p106 Lauren Mandilian / p86 Leah Stein Dance Company / p81 Lee Etzold / p34 Leila Ghaznavi and Pantea Productions / p102 Lesya Popil and Eleanor Goudie-Averill / p81 Linda Dubin Garfield/ Susan Dipronio / p106 Little Fish Theatre / p99 Little Sundance Productions / p103 Lori-Felipe Barkin / p104 Los Jarochos / p96 Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental / p36 Mandy Lewis / p99 Marc Bamuthi Joseph / p62 Marina Abramović / p68 Mark Leopold/ComedySportz / p78 Matthew Akers / p68 Megan Mazarick and Mason Rosenthal / p99 Michal Waldfogel / p88 MM2 Modern Dance Company / p80 Mr. and Mrs. Magoo’s Traveling Trash Puppet Circus / p88 New Paradise Laboratories / p32 Nichole Canuso Dance Company and the APS Museum / p84 Odd Act Theatre Group / p104 One Shot Productions / p102 Philadelphia Artists’ Collective / p95 Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) / p78 + p80 Philapolis / p94 Pickle People Pig Iron Theatre Company / p30 Polish Exchange Artists / p84 Polygon Comedy / p80 Poor Richard’s Opera / p88 Project Moshen / p84 PuppeTyranny / p96 RA Friedman/Tsirkus Fotografika / p106 Rabbi Rayzel Raphael / p86 Rachel Oliver & Kate Speer / p84 Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / p64 Randi Hickey & Jenna Lam / p102 Rebekah Rickards / p84 REV Theatre Company / p86 Rockies / p69 Round Table Theatre Company / p99 São Paolo Underground / p91 Sarah Sanford / p34 Serious Theatre Collective / p103 SHADOW Company / p86 SnakeEatTail / p88 SomaticMovers / p81 Sylvain Émard Danse / p40 Synthesis / p81 Tangle / p88 Thaddeus Phillips / p36 The Divine Hand Ensemble / p91 The Groundswell Players / p96 The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium / p96 The Living Word Project / p62 The MacKnight Foundation / p96 The Necks / p60 The Pearlman Sisters / p95 The Philadelphia Opera Collective / p103 The Porch Room/The Underground Shakespeare Company / p94 The Pub Theater Company / p77 The Sensual Life / p87 The Waitstaff / p80

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[ad hoc theatre project] / p102 7 Fingers / p52 A&B Productions and Parallax Theatre Company / p95 Aleksandra Berczynski and MB Grupa Realizacji / p104 American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter / p88 Amy Frear and Chelsea Sanz / p99 Angry People Building Things / p77 Applied Mechanics / p102 Armando Batista / p95 Ashley Hunt / p42 B. Someday Productions/Van Wilgen / p94 Back to Back Theatre / p60 Band of Artists / p88 BetaMale Productions / p77 Bidisha Dasgupta / p81 Blue Scarf Collective / p104 BodyFields Performance Collective and Son Step / p87 Brat Productions / p94 Brian Sanders’ JUNK / p44 Bruce Walsh / p95 Call Me Crazy Dancers / p81 Cambridge Footlights/Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) / p77 Camp Woods / Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) / p80 Cecily and Gwendolyn / p77 Charles Rosen / p80 Charlotte Ford / p34 + p67 chelfitsch / p56 Christine Farina / p106 citywide entertainment ComedySportz Presents/ p77 + p78 + p95 Comic Energy Productions / p78 COSACOSA art at large, Inc. / p86 Dan Stoeckel / p87 Dancefusion / p81 Dangerous Fools / p78 Daniel Barrow / p86 Danielle Herbert / p91 Donald Drake and Kate Slovich / p94 Donte Beacham / p66 Douglas Repetto and Penn Museum / p86 Dragon’s Eye Theatre / p102 Drexel Players / p99 Duende Musical / p87 DysFUNctional Theater / p87 Elevator Repair Service / p48 Ellie Goudie-Averill and Pamela Vail / p81 ETC Theater / p104 eXposed Theatre Company / p96 Fantasy Weavers / p102 Film Fringe Tour / p106 Found Theater Company / p95 Fur Collective / p87 Green Elephant Theatre Co. / p99 Gunnar Montana & Jasmine Zieroff / p84 Headlong Dance Theater / p38 Heather Bourgeois and Jess Dixon / p81 Homunculus, Inc. / p96 idiosynCrazy productions / p46 IdRatherBeHere / p104 Infatuation Dance Company / p84 iNtuitons Experimental Theatre / p94 Ira Brind School / p104 Iron Age Theatre / p96 Jacqueline Goldfinger / p102 Jawbone Junction / p91 Jeff Carson / p103 John Collins / p48 + p67 Julia Chalfin, Soprano / p91 Jumatatu Poe / p46 Kathy Steel / p94 KDNY / p84

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THANK YOU Foundation + Gov’t Supporters ArtPlace, a program funded by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford Foundation, The Janes Irvine Foudnation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Robina Foundation. Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Independence Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Leveraging Investments in Creativity Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Penn Treaty Special Services District Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Charlotte Cushman Foundation The Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative The Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative The Philadelphia Cultural Fund PNC Bank Foundation through PNC Arts Alive The William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund William Penn Foundation Wyncote Foundation as recommended by Leonard C. Haas Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Producers Circle Festival Benefactors

Co-Producers

Lenny Haas Audrey Claire Taichman Richard Vague

Cat, Annie, Steven, and Jennifer Bohnenberger Marc Chaikin and Sandy Betner Robert M. Dever G. Rich Goldberg Christie Hartwell Josephine Klein Nancy Lanham Sissie and Herb Lipton Henry S. McNeil Thomas M. Miles Andy and Bryna Scott Bert and Lynne Strieb Paul Wright

Executive Producers Al and Nancy Hirsig

Creative Producers Tom and Carol Beam David and Linda Glickstein Kevin Kleinschmidt Susan F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund Ted and Stevie Wolf

Producers Mark and Tobey Dichter Robert M. Dever Gene and Charles Dilks Elizabeth H. Gemmill Jane and Joe Goldblum Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Tom Lussenhop Virginia Brown Martin Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation David Seltzer and Lisa Roberts Larry Spitz and Carol Klein Holly and David Stichka Marty Tuzman / Jenkintown Building Services Anne and Ed Wagner

Associate Producers Gene Bishop and Andrew Stone Liza Herzog and Paul Curci Eric and Adrienne Hart Dr. Bozena Korczak Mike Lillys Franklyn and Cintra Rodgers Lee van de Velde


FEASTIVAL Hosts Stephen Starr Michael Solomonov Audrey Claire Taichman

Title Sponsor Audi

Presenting Sponsors Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) PECO Philadelphia Magazine

Crystal Sponsors Advanced Staging Productions Arway Linen & Uniform Rental Service

Truffle Sponsors Amstel Cook Energy Plus Expert Events, LLC Franklin Square Capital Partners Franks Kitchens Fury Design Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) The Governor’s Woods Foundation Independence Foundation KYW NEWSRADIO Party Rentals, Ltd. Philly Homegrown PNC Sparks Susquehanna Bank

Caviar Sponsors Aviation Gin Bank of America Beam Inc. Branded Productions Campari America Cozen O’Connor Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum Cruzan Estate Rum DeKuyper Ernst & Young LLP Event FX Fiji Water Gloss PR Ice Bars Luges and Logos, LLC

Jim Beam Devils Cut Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP LGL Partners Minima Nutrisystem Penn Medicine Pepper Hamilton LLP Reed Smith Sampan Saul Ewing LLP Sauza Tequila Siembra Azul Tequila Skyy Vodka Southern Wine & Spirits Studio Christensen The Wine Merchant, Ltd. Wells Fargo WM Proud Masonry Restoration Company, Inc.

Champagne Sponsors Cashman & Associates Clarke & Cohen, Inc. Commonwealth Packaging Company D³ Real Estate Development Duane Morris LLP Evolve IP Firstrust Bank Edward and Elizabeth Gray Julius Silvert Inc H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest LiquidHub Mediacopy The Montgomery Benefits Group O’Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman The Philadelphia Eagles Samuels and Son Seafood Co. David Seltzer and Lisa Roberts Franklyn and Cintra Rodgers Springfield Hyundai Suzanne Tenuto Photography Termac Corporation TicketLeap Wind River Holdings, L.P.

Patron Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Special Thanks

806 Capital, LLC Hallee and David Adelman David Alperin and Toni Alperin-Goldberg Charles X. Block Steve and Gretchen Burke Don and Hana Callaghan Joe and Elaine Camarda Comcast Spectacor Kevin and Betsy Donohoe Eric Dube and Greg Simone Brian and Sherry Effron Electronic Ink Michael Garden CITYSPACE Avi and Shana Golen Amy and Bill Green Grimm and Grove Communications Susan and Leonard Klehr Robyn Lewison LifeShield Security Charisse R. Lillie Ira Lubert and Pamela Estadt Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc. Mufson Howe Hunter Mark and Annemarie Naples Steve Olitsky ParenteBeard LLC. Jane G. Pepper Andrew and Patricia Panzo The Philadelphia Foundation Lisa Popowich and Jonathan B. Stein Pure Design Wendy and Paul Rosen Kate and Sam Sidewater Tierney

Norman Cohen CRW Graphics Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd. Gelmarc Distributors, Inc. Ana Maria Lenfest Ken Mallin, Mallin Panchelli Nadel Realty Inc. Mom Corps’ Staffing Cathy Weiss and Ed Solomon

Tony Forte, Co-chair Jesse & Beka Rendell, Co-chair Leonard C. Haas, Honoree Kiong Banh Jessica Beavin Conrad Bender Melissa Bizzak Lou Boquilla Rob Capone Joe Carvalho JT Christensen Lily Cope Danielle Digiovanni Jill Encarnacion Michelle Flisek Kristy Jo Gilboy Gloss PR, Corie Moskow, Ilana Waber Barry Gold Bridget Gray Clarissa Griebel Michael Haschak Jeremy Kucholtz Michele Lamm Rich Lee Sharon McCullough Corie Moskow Yoni Nimrod Jessica Peake Jennifer Usas Peranteau Eugenie Perret Michelle Ranieri Edward G. Rendell Jennifer Reynolds Faith Ritter Eric Rymshaw Brian Sanders Ed Seiders Fred A. Shabel Jennifer Shockley Mitch Skewer Martha McGeary Snider Davin Stamp Nick Stuccio David Suro Audrey Claire Taichman JJ Tiziou Liz Trasmundi Richard Vague Ilana Waber

Host Committee Tony Forte, Co-Chair Jesse Rendell, Co-Chair Beka Rendell, Co-Chair Barry M. Abelson Steve Barnes Mike Brairton David Burton Marian Conicella Tom Corcoran Jean Canfield Romulo L. Diaz Michael Forman P. Scott Gregorchuk Heather Harad Jeff Harrow Bill Harvey Michael J. Heller Beth Johnston Meryl Levitz David Lipson Vince Liuzzi Sharon McCullough Lynn G. Ozer Belen Pamukoff Michelle Ranieri Eric Barton Rymshaw Michael Schulson Susan Sherman John Spetrino Lee Sussman Scott Tarte Richard Vague Steve Wildemann Lisa Young

Thank You

THANK YOU

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SUPPORT GOOD ART! For 16 years, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe has been growing and building audiences for the newest, most daring performances in contemporary arts. People like you–who have attended our dance, theater, or multimedia performances–have told us you want the excitement and vitality of the Festival to extend year-round. This June, we purchased a historic industrial building on Columbus Boulevard at the foot of Race Street that will become a state-ofthe-art performance venue, performing arts incubator, restaurant, and bar. In our new home, we will offer: • A  year-round series of high-quality contemporary dance, theater, and music performances. • Commissioned public art installations. • E  xpansion of the citywide Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe events to include our own theater and plaza, with the popular late-night Festival Bar on-site. • T  he LAB program, which continues to expand and grow as a state-of-the-art incubator for artists. • N  ew experimental arts series that will test expanded genres: film, music, “alt” comedy, readings, and inter-disciplinary performances. Help us to continue bringing the cutting edge performances you want to see to Philadelphia

VISIT LIVEARTS-FRINGE.ORG OR CALL 215-413-9006 X 24 TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY!


THANK YOU Special Thanks Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Technology Connectors Elizabeth Aulepp Amber Backes Jackie Baik Kiong Banh Dana Bank Jan Bass Jessica Beavin Edward Behm, Esq. Conrad Bender Bill Bissell Danielle Birch Melissa Bizzak Bart Blatstein, Tower Investments Jackie Blumenfeld Jennifer Bohnenberger Lou Boquilla Borislow, Factor and Kaufmann, LLC Sean Buffington, President, The University of the Arts Duane Bumb, City of Philadelphia Commerce Department Nancy Burd Gabe Canuso Fergus Carey Joe Carvalho

Nicole Cashman Brian Castello Toni Cavaliere City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department Karen Coleman Missy DiPino Cooper Lily Cope Governor Tom Corbett Tom Corcoran, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Councilman Frank DiCicco Ben Dickinson, edgimo Company Tom Dignam Kaylan Dorsch Jill Encarnacion Ron Evans Senator Larry Farnese Maureen Ferguson Andi Floyd, Fettmann, Tolchin & Majors, PC Joe Forkin, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Tony Forte Gillian Frisch Kristy Jo Gilboy Barry Gold

Jane Golden, Shari Hersh, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Dr. Dan Gottlieb The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Heather Harad Hillary Harvey Liza Herzog Greg Hill Divya Janardhan Helen Karol, CRW Graphics Kelly Strayhorn Theater Jeremy Klotz, EventsFilter.com Laura Krebs Stephanie Krzywanski Besty Lau Steven Maisel Brett Mapp Reenie McDonnell Sara Merriman, City of Philadelphia Commerce Department Christine Miller Kevin Monko Susan Myers, Penny Balkin Bach, and the Association for Public Art Jason Norton

Mayor Michael Nutter Pat O’Bannon Senator Michael O’Brien Suzanne O’Brien David O’Connor Tara Ostroski Anthony Perrella Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation Mark and Carol Peterson Bruno Pouget Rebecca Quinn-Wolf Michelle Ranieri Dan Reisman, Esq. Governor Edward G. Rendell Gina Renzi, University of Pennsylvania Ed Rosenthal Gary Reuben, Mike Cristaldi and Underground Arts Tracy Sandberg Jennifer Rice Britt Riley Brian Sanders Emily Scully Fred A. Shabel Shindig Events Jennifer Shockley

Mitchell Skwer Randi Sirkin Doug Smullens Kirstin Snow Harry Spivack Councilman Mark Squilla Gary Steuer and Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy Holly Stichka Audrey Claire Taichman Rich Thom Nato Thompson Nina Tinari Jacques-Jean Tiziou Shirley Trauger, Schultz & Williams Richard Vague Angela Val Lisa Weinberger, Masters Group Design Roy Wilbur Bob Williams Marcel Williams Foster Adam Woods Paul Wright Richard Wright, DataTime Consulting Ellen Yin, Fork Restaurant

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Board of Directors Richard Vague, President Jennifer Bohnenberger, Vice President Robert E. Williams, CPA, Treasurer Conrad Bender Mark Dichter Anthony P. Forte

David Grasso Leonard C. Haas Gail M. Harrity Liza Herzog, J.D., Ph.D. Kevin Kleinschmidt Bernadine J. Munley, Esquire Peter C. Rothberg

Stephen Starr Holly Stichka Nick Stuccio Audrey Claire Taichman Marty Tuzman Paul Wright Lisa P. Young

Our Staff Carolyn Schlecker, Managing Director Nick Stuccio, Producing Director Nato Thompson, Curator, Visual Arts Project David Todaro, Lighting Supervisor Sandy Upton, Institutional Giving Manager Canary Promotion, canarypromo.com, Media Relations Masters Group Design, Guide Layout + Design TicketLeap, Official Ticketing Provider

Interns Jennie Crichlow Julius Ferraro James Haro Audrey McGlinchy Kelly McKenna Matthew Paul Davis Vague

Thank You

Andrew Adams, Audio Supervisor Renee Archawski, Development Director Brett Axler, Assistant to the Technical Director Conrad Bender, Executive Technical Director Melissa E. Bridge, Office Administrator Dan Comly, Marketing Manager Robert Davis, Office and Venue Maintenance Tara Demmy, Marketing Coordinator Victoria Fear, Programming Assistant Nick Gilewicz, Blog Manager Amy Harting, Box Office and Patron Services Manager Derek Hachkowski, Technical Director Julia O’Keefe Hubbard, Administrative Assistant Amelia Longo, Volunteer Coordinator Josh McIlvain, Information Manager + Guide Editor Craig Peterson, Director, Live Arts Brewery and Philly Fringe Theresa Rose, Visual Arts Program Director



2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe