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2014 Fringe Festival

City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts

Fringe Festival

"The Adults" by New Paradise Laboratories Credit: Kate Raines/Plate 3 Photography


September 5-21, 2014

The Experience

Now in its 18th year, the 2014 Fringe Festival is one of Philadelphia’s signature fall arts events with 17 days of progressive performances from artists across the globe.

Presented by FringeArts, the 2014 Fringe Festival features hundreds of dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken-word performances in traditional venues, but also on street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants. It’s offbeat, daring and avant-garde with lots of artistic cross-pollination.

Curated and organized by FringeArts, festival features presented performances and neighborhood shows open to all artists. The festival’s performances and complementary events span an incredible range of genres, often pushing limits beyond traditional artistic boundaries.

An expansive and compelling array of works make up this year’s presented show lineup, including four world premieres: The floating public art installation WetLand; a world-premiere co-creation from Pennsylvania Ballet, Curtis Institute of Music and FringeArts; the new 99 Breakups from Pig Iron Theatre Company; and The Adults from New Paradise Laboratories.

As a special bonus, the first day of the festival (September 5) marks the opening of La Peg at FringeArts on the Delaware River Waterfront, a the full-service restaurant and bar from acclaimed Philadelphia chef and restaurateur Peter Woolsey. La Peg promises to bring casual French dining to the waterfront venue as an indoor-outdoor brasserie with seating for more than 100, a full bar with a dozen seats and outdoor seating for 40.

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Each year, Feastival brings together Philadelphia’s top culinary artists in support of FringeArts and the Fringe Festival. One of the top events of the year, Feastival features more than 75 area chefs, live entertainment and hundreds of guests.

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Influenced by Edinburgh, the granddaddy of all Fringe Festivals, five Philadelphia artists banded together in 1997 to create an outlet for other contemporary and experimental performers to present their works. What began as a five-day event, the Fringe Festival has grown into more than two weeks of high-quality, highly innovative artistic presentations.

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