6 Racy Fringe Festival Shows to See
The 20th Philadelphia Fringe Festival kicks off this Friday and runs through September 24th, with 15 curated shows, tons of independent “Fringe Around the City” performances, and music-heavy late-night events at FringeArts.
We already told you where to get the Fringe Fest guide, the local talents to watch and how to get a sneak peek of the shows. And now we’re telling you where to see the naked people, hear the R-rated language or tackle the off-limits topics — or all three. Here are six Fringe Festival performances for the grown-ups only.
Story of My Eye
Real-life lovers Jenni Messner and Zach Trebino, a.k.a. GoatPig, explore their real-life sexual relationship in the context of our porn-drenched world in this absurdist multimedia show at Kung Fu Necktie.
I Fucking Dare You
The risk-taking Berserker Residents trio presents a “clown doubleheader” that asks “What if Garbage Pail Kids came to life?” Probably nothing good, right? It’s at the Skinner Studio at Plays & Players.
The adventurous dance troupe JUNK, led by choreographer — and longtime Fringe favorite — Brian Sanders, gets Carried Away at this year’s festival, with a somewhat autobiographical story inspired by Sanders’ earlier life. The dancers, dressed in denim and leather, move through underground scenes in New York.
An Obviously Foggot
This new play from Bastion Carboni, produced by Poison Apple Initiative, is “a drunken collision of original and found text, reconstituted pop songs, and broken dance parties.” It’s at iCandy, which is a little meta: The topic is internalized homophobia and transphobia in the gay bar scene.
Philly Fringe newbies Amanda Holston and Noemi Charlotte Thieves combine burlesque and poetry for the tale of dancer Blonde Mona on a killing spree, performed at Tattooed Mom.
Zornitsa Stoyanova’s one-woman multimedia show at Vox Populi, created during the choreographer’s residency at Fidget Space, is performed mostly in the nude, which makes it very explicit indeed. The interactive performance is an “expressive and surrealist event celebrating the female body.”
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