unbind unseats

By Katie Swords Thurman, Jesse Zaritt, and Laura Frazure

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 21 + 22, 2019

A dance performance and sculptural installation, unbird unbeast engages in contemporary myth-making as an embodied practice. By activating a lush sensorium of dense movement within complex sculptural environment, we ask ourselves to constantly attempt to feel more and feel differently.

$8 / 45 minutes

Shimmy your Fringe!

By State Street Tribal

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 22, 2019

Dance performance with a short workshop American Tribal Style® dancing made famous by FatChanceBellyDance®. We will show you some fun tribal belly dance steps, then invite you up on the dance floor to GET YOUR FRINGE MOVING! Come for the show and stay for the fun!

Free / 60 minutes

Prestige Drama

By Good Good Comedy Theatre
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 18–21, 2019

One man is pushed to the edge in a story of betrayal, sex, drugs, murder, hot dogs, karaoke, and muscle milk. You know, just like on those basic cable dramas like Breaking Bad, True Detective, or Mad Men. From the visionary minds of Michael S. Watkins and Joe Bell (hosts of Comedian Psychoanalysis). Student tickets $12.

$15 for students / 70 minutes

¡Que Ridículo!

By ¿Qué? / Philly Improv Theater
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 18–21, 2019

Comedy that will make you say “How Ridiculous!” This cross-cultural comedy show was constructed through the lens of the immigrant experience. Featuring sketch and improv by ¿Qué?—an all-Spanish-speaking group (except for one white dude)—this show is meant to be enjoyed by English speakers as well as Spanish speakers.

$15 / 60 minutes

Sunset CypHER

By Ani/Malayaworks / Drum Like a Lady

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 21, 2019

A collaboration between three notable Philadelphia female artists—Ani Gavino (movement artist), Latreice Branson (percussionist). and Jasmine Lynea (director)—Sunset CypHER is an improvisational performance between dance, drums, the sunset, and the audience that actively takes part in the communal expression.

$10 / 50 minutes

The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room examines the internal and external notions of Alzheimer’s victims through movement. The movers attempt to track their improvised movements and patterns while crucial components of their archetype fade away. They fight to keep their memory alive from their impending yet uncertain outcome.

Knock ‘Em Dead

By Raw Street Productions
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 12–16 + 19–21, 2019

An incompetent ventriloquist, a foul-mouthed comedian, a baton-twirling babe, a lip-synching poodle, an out-of-touch chanteuse, and an overbearing hypnotist all compete at Vinnie’s Club—till Vinnie is found dead. All hell breaks loose and laughs fly as YOU must find the culprit in this interactive murder mystery.

$15 for students / 100 minutes

Lavender Life

By Ultra V Theatre Co.

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 18–20, 2019

Slip into the Lavender Lounge, a 1930s speakeasy where the underground LGBTQ+ community comes together in search of strength amid the rise of fascism. Come as you are and BYOB as the music of the era tells the story of a community whose spirits cannot be broken, where everyone can be themselves for a little while.

Noir AF: An Improvised Film Noir

By N Crowd
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 + 21, 2019

Philly’s long-running improv comedy show the N Crowd presents an improvised noir. Incorporating classic Whose Line Is It Anyway?– style improv games, this show breaks the mold of the classic 1950s crime drama to place noir in surprising settings. Expect music, drama, danger, sci-fi, romance, and uncontrollable laughter.

$15 / 75 minutes

Rat Ruse

By Without a Cue Productions
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 6, 13 + 20, 2019

Mystery, intrigue, comedy, death, and plenty of twists! Laugh and be surprised by Without a Cue Productions’ parody of the longest-running stage show in history: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Find yourself squarely in the middle of the action, as you ask: Whodunit? We kill, you laugh.

$12 / 90 minutes