Similar to Scratch Night but with the Fringe Festival just around the corner! Here is your chance to preview works taking place in the 2018 Fringe Festival in 5 minute sections. Unsure of what to see during the Festival? Want to try before you buy? Then join us for a free Festival Preview Night, taking place Mondays, Aug 13-27th at 7pm. Monday, August 13th’s Preview Night will take place at The Rotunda, and Aug 20th and 27th will take place at FringeArts.
Carry Me – Evalina “Wally” Carbonell
An original dance work conceived and created by Philly-based artist Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Carry Me is for those who carry us, those we carry, and all that we carry inside. Five women imprint themselves onto the space with softness and force, leading us down pathways that reveal the dance within.
Life In Eight Parts – Spencer Ventresca
Life in Eight Parts is a semi-improvisational, semi-sketch, two-man show that attempts to shed light on life’s most important issues. Given their “many” years of life experience, Nolan and Spencer explore the many facets of life’s unending issues while unraveling the inner workings of their own personal relationship. sewer-rats.com
Only In Your Dreams – Sarah Clemency / Philly Improv Theater
Dom, seeking change in her humdrum of a life, finds herself in a fantastical dreamland that quickly becomes a nightmare. Will she be able to escape her own mind? This magical horror comedy musical is packed with songs that will have you laughing out of fear.
A Vacation – Poison Apple Initiative
Colton loves life and makes the most of it. He’s travelled all over the world, appreciating culture and fostering connections with people. He’s explored North Korea, Crimea, and Afghanistan, and—now that the borders are open—he’s going to Purgatory. A dark comedy about manifesting and destiny.
Airport Opened – Brian Shapiro Presents
Airports are endlessly fascinating places—intersections of almost every imaginable personality with logistical challenges galore. Based upon interviews conducted with airport personnel globally, Airport Opened offers an opportunity to bear witness to an airport’s human side through the perspectives of people who actually work there.
Love Stories – Denise McCormack
Master storyteller Denise McCormack brings to life literary and traditional tales to capture the essence of women’s issues and issues of the heart. This one-woman stand-up sparks a flood of emotions and memories, as it revisits secret and soulful nuances of motherhood, childhood, family, and life—the dynamics of love. Intended for adults.
Starting Over – Kayleigh Taylor
Kay is a survivor of depression, addiction, and setbacks. Using words and song she’ll take you on a roller-coaster ride of horrific to wonderful experiences. Kay learned to accept herself, to love others, and that what matters most happens within us, not to us. Be inspired to see this in yourself too. Ticket cost includes dinner.
Bon Iver Fights a Bear – Doug Williams
A fantasia based on Bon Iver writing his seminal debut album in a secluded cabin in the winter woods, told through the eyes of a crazy fucking grizzly bear who thinks his music sucks. Starring singer-songwriter Emily Schuman in a dirty hipster beard.
Song of My Self-Care – Jimmy Grzelak
Be Hot Now. A workout for your abs and existential dread. Based on a long-lost self-help health-and-beauty book by Walt Whitman. Featuring theology, poetry, and original electro-pop music. Led by Jimmy Grzelak, veteran artist of U.S. and Canadian fringe festivals and “winningly offbeat imagination” (Washington Post).
Admission is FREE. RSVP here (not required, but definitely appreciated): https://pafringe.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F5A00000OOcEQUA1