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Fast-paced follies captivate audience

Light-hearted Fringe Fest group revives variety show style. The Five Minute Follies, a fast-paced variety show, participated for the first time in Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival on Saturday. It was the third time the Five Minute Follies’ 95-minute show took place at the Rotunda in Philadelphia, and with the help of the Fringe Festival’s advertisements, the show sold out.…

Collective makes opera accessible to masses

Philadelphia Opera Collective and alumni bring an American opera to Philly. After months of preparation, rehearsing and fundraising, cast members from the Philadelphia Opera Collective were finally able to see the fruits of their labor on Saturday as they devotedly gave life to “Susannah: an American Opera.” The opera is  a part of the Philly Fringe Festival, which includes performances throughout the city by more than 200 artists.…

Smile Frown Theatre performs ‘After Carpathia’

Writer and producer Kevin Stackhouse explains  how Smile Frown Theatre began. “Titanic” fans swept up in unanswered questions, possible “what ifs” and their own post-“Titanic” scenarios have their own original play to add to the fantasy, “After Carpathia.” Kevin Stackhouse, the director, producer and writer of “After Carpathia,” has returned to the world of theater with another original Smile Frown production with Drew Garza, the resident director.…

Live in Philly

From Feb. 9 to Feb. 20, Tomlinson Theater performed the production of playwright Charles Mee’s “Big Love.” This comedic play puts a modern twist on the classic Greek text, “The Suppliant Women” by Aeschylus, and won the 2002 OBIE or Off-Broadway Theater Award for its production.…

Fencing: Thompson seeks spot

The Cherry and White recently competed at the North American Cup tournament between Jan. 14-17 in Dallas. Junior Kamali Thompson earned top honors for the Owls, winning the gold medal in the Under-20 Women’s Sabre event.…