Another amazing week, where there were TWO winners this week!
Brat Productions’ rock’n’roll Fringe double-header features science fiction, transformation, and soul love.
Matt O’Neil covers the Opening night of the new weekly talent show – Circus of the Stars, back for its third go.
Often when a debut filmmaker takes on too many roles in a production, it takes its toll on the final product. Not so with Patrick Wang, the force behind the acclaimed indie In the Family. For his work as the writer, director, producer, lead actor, and distributor of the sensitive drama – his first feature – Wang has received awards at several film festivals and the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Look out below, because The Philly Fringe Festival is upon us.
First staged in January 1996, Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock opera Rent has established itself as a capstone of the modern musical. Earning three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for its original stage production, Rent has taken on a life of its own in America’s pop culture and has garnered a massive cult following of devoted fans dubbed ‘Rent-heads’.
Holly Hughes’s hilarious 1983 lesbian film noir comedy holds up well with this new staging, the first Philadelphia performance in over a decade.
Ten years after the landmark play The Laramie Project was produced, Moisés Kaufman and other members of the Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to check in on what has transpired since the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard.
Barely noticing the Texas ice storm raging outside, two lifelong friends – Mike (straight) and Seth (gay) – hole up in a fancy hotel room and talk into the wee hours of the morning on the night before Mike gets married.
Set in the late 1990s, Three’s Company-style hijinks afflict the three gay roommates of The Crumple Zone during a bleak Christmas in their Staten Island apartment.