Julius Ferraro is a freelance writer in Philadelphia, a former Festival Guide intern, and regular blog contributor. We sent him to cover the opening night of Open Air. This is his story. My Thursday night started with a closeup view of the moon—craggy, cratered, with the arc of the earthʼs shadow slicing it out of… Read more »
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Well, not quite. A few more stories are coming down the pipe, and please come back from time to time to check out what we’re up to. We’re hoping to have growing year-round blog content, as we move in that direction as a presenter. In the meantime, read our board chairman Richard Vague’s Inquirer column… Read more »
“Dualism has proved so popular because it feels right,” says “Mason Rosenthal,” played by Mason Rosenthal in Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, a collaboration between Mason and Megan Mazarick that continues its run with two shows tonight and two more tomorrow, at 7:00 and 10:00 pm. Talking with Megan and Mason about… Read more »
Music by the Mountain Goats, who are also awesome. Sadly, they’re not performing, but you can still catch Sequence 8 tonight and Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. At the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Center City. $20-$45 adults, $9-$23.50.
Bodyfields Performance Collective reflects on their work so far: And I’m pretty sure a couple of ‘em came over for BBQ once; Jonathan and Bobby, I’m looking at you. Enjoy the rest of the fest, kids! Experiencing people as really kind of huge runs tonight at 7:00 pm and Friday at 9:00 pm, at First… Read more »
Take one part musical theater, one part Greek myth, one run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, remount it for Philly, and you’ve got the 2012 Philly Fringe show Orpheus & Eurydice, opening tonight at Asian Arts Initiative. “We were just talking about being excited to do a show for an American audience,” says Andrew Hanley,… Read more »
Open Air kicks off tomorrow night with opening celebrations beginning at 7:30 pm. Then it runs every night through October 14, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Free!
Julius Ferraro is a freelance writer in Philadelphia, a former Festival Guide intern, and regular blog contributor. One of the 2012 Live Arts Festival highlights is Toshiki Okada and Pig Iron Theatreʼs Zero Cost House. The show is about, among other things, Kyohei Sakaguchi. Though Sakaguchi is relatively unheard-of in the United States, his Zero… Read more »
Ellen Freeman is a freelance writer and former Festival Blog intern who is based in Oregon. Remember the segment Adam Carolla used to do on the radio show Loveline called “Germany or Florida?” Oh, you had better things to do at 11:00 pm on weekdays than listen to ecstasy-addled sexually-active teens discuss their problems with… Read more »
Tonight! Sequence 8 from 7 Fingers opens at the Merriam! Will it amaze? Watch the preview, and you decide. Sequence 8 runs tonight, and September 20 through 23 at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Center City. Times vary; $20-$45 adult tix, $9-23.50 for the kids, because like Wu-Tang, 7 Fingers is for the… Read more »
If the plaudits from Philadelphia Weekly, Metro, and their amazing feature on the Knight Arts blog didn’t already compel you to check out Found Theater’s Electric Jungle, perhaps their trailer will. Man, it’s only noon on a Monday, and I am already ready to smoke some balloon with an alligator. Electric Jungle runs tonight at… Read more »
Prarthana Jayaram is a Philly-based writer and regular Festival Blog contributor. She talked to Rich Kirk, the chairman of the board for the Cavalry United Methodist Church. The West Philly church, located at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue, hosts the Cavalry Center for Culture and Community, which in turn hosts Curio Theatre Company and Crossroads… Read more »
Well, squid cells, anyway. To kick off your morning, and clear out the cobwebs. –Nick Gilewicz h/t to This is Colossal
“I lost the best actress award to Lynn Redgrave, which is awesome!” says Madi Distefano, of her 2004 Barrymore Award nomination for Popsicle’s Departure, 1989. That show was also nominated for outstanding new play at that year’s Barrymores, but got even greater plaudits when it moved to the Edinburgh Fringe: best solo show. Madi, the… Read more »
Prarthana Jayaram is a Philly-based writer and regular Festival Blog contributor. “Limitations in our minds are connected to those in our bodies,” says Michal Waldfogel, a Philadelphia native and local musician. These self-imposed limitations are the subject of her new Fringe show, Crossing Imaginary Lines, in which she combines yogic practices with music to engage… Read more »