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Philly Fringe 2005

Philly Fringe 2005

If you wake up and the only things you remember about the previous night are some dancing aliens, a large, black lizard with fluorescent pink spots, and a self-propelled rubber ducky on wheels, it must be Philly Fringe Festival time. Last night I got to see the amazing Brian Sanders and company perform Patio Plastico, […]

Rodin and stuff

Rodin and stuff

These dog days of summer are drawing to a close, and life is slowly returning to the normal routine of “doing stuff” instead of “packing stuff” and “unpacking stuff” and “having nervous breakdowns and stuff.” Last weekend I finally got to the Rodin Museum for the weekly 1 PM Sunday tour. Though Rodin had many […]

The Big Bang

The Big Bang

Attention Philadelphia residents: have you seen The Big Bang? It’s hysterical, and it’s playing at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio through April 10th. Some background: Have you ever dreamed of getting involved in a big-time Broadway production? Join us in the elegant Park Avenue apartment of Dr. Sid and Sylvia Lipbalm as two wannabe producers, […]

Unusual lighting schemes

Unusual lighting schemes

Last week’s All Wear Bowlers outing was my first visit to Old City’s Mum Puppettheatre. One of the best things about that space is the lights made of four-sided cheese graters. What a brilliant idea! The venue contains sconce lighting in the form of cheese graters attached to the walls; in addition, there are cheese […]

All Wear Bowlers

All Wear Bowlers

While everyone else was digging out of the snow and watching the Eagles, Scott* and I caught the Sunday matinee of All Wear Bowlers, produced by 1812 and performed at Mum Puppettheatre. From Phillyfunguide.com: Two silent film clowns take a wrong turn and find themselves in a haunted theatre, where hard-boiled eggs play tricks on […]

Philly Fringe Festival!

Philly Fringe Festival!

Actually, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival is now under a larger umbrella called the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. Trust me, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For two weeks, beginning this Friday, September 3 (daily schedule), the city will be overrun with characters galore. During the Festival, the boundaries between artists, performers, students, […]