Seven Last Chances to Fringe
Close Music For Bodies @ Christ Church Neighborhood House | Through September 24
Michael Kiley sang with the catchy rock band Cordalene in the early 2000s, but he’s gotten a lot more experimental since then. In recent years, he worked on a series of sound installation/apps that layered and changed what listeners heard as they wandered through Rittenhouse Square and Race Street Pier with their earbuds in. Now Kiley brings us Close Music For Bodies, a decidedly non-technological audio experience in which audience members find themselves surrounded and infiltrated by singers on the move. Get ready to kick off your shoes. Not kidding.
Interior @ Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish | Through September 23
Dance choreographer Leah Stein — a perennial favorite in Philly Fringe, not to mention the arts scene at large — teams up with violinist/composer Diane Monroe for an “intimate and expansive” audio-visual experience.
Triage @ Panorama | September 22-24
Contestants test their knowledge of “alternative-truth trivia” in this audience participatory game show from Bent Antennae Productions.
Airswimming @ Walnut Street Theatre: Studio 5 | Through September 24
Half Key Theatre presents Charlotte Jones’s story of two women locked up in an Irish mental institution in the 1920s. Directed by Elizabeth Stevens, starring Michaela Shuchman and Michelle Johnson.
Camper Fringe’s This Info Will Change Your Life: Palm Reading Surprise @ Haas Biergarten at FringeArts | September 21-23
Mary McCool, actor and co-founder of New Paradise Laboratories, offers one-on-one fortunetelling sessions in a small camper on the FringeArts premises. Guaranteed funny and weird.
I Will Cut You @ Art on the Avenue | Through September 22
West Philly artist/acupuncturist Cara Mafuta Raboteau creates an installation that incorporates “fibers, objects and sound” to examine “the fine lines that exist between comfort and violence, health and illness, and the sacred and mundane.” I don’t know much about this exhibition, but it’s not often you come across the title “artist/acupuncturist.”
Moonage Daydream @ Philadelphia Art Alliance | Through September 23
Mary Monahan wrote and stars in this Fringe production about a woman who calls David Bowie her “imaginary spiritual guide.”