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    Phantomwise

    A thoughtful Fringe Festival play by Oren Stevens, “Phantomwise” is exquisitely performed and concerns Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine.

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    The Hills Are Alive!

    Frankie Johnson and Eric Thomas Johnson have imagined a hilarious, darkly campy version of what happens after “The Sound of Music” in the Fringe musical “The Hills Are Alive!”

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    An End to Dreaming

    Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach are talented vocalists and songwriters, but their Fringe show “An End to Dreaming” feels more like a concert than a theater piece.

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    A Short Trip

    In Jason Atkinson’s dull Fringe comedy “A Short Trip,” complex religious questions underlie superficial concerns in a story about whether a spouse should take a Roman vacation.

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    An Interrogation Primer

    The Fringe show “An Interrogation Primer” is a chilling, thought-provoking stage adaptation of an essay by an American military interrogator about his experiences inIraq.

  • Reviews

    #MormoninChief

    In author Matthew Greene’s Fringe show “#MormoninChief,” a Mormon running for president says something provocative in church that a congregant Tweets, but nothing much happens.

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    The Apocalypse of John

    In “The Apocalypse of John,” a scatterbrained Fringe comedy from the Serious Theatre Collective, it’s the end of the world at the Players Theatre.

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    Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame

    “Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame,” Onalea Gilbertson’s Fringe Festival song cycle about her feisty grandmother, lacks craft but is an affecting love letter.

  • Advice

    5 Tips for Writing a Play

    The play does not always start at the beginning. Sometimes the first scene you write ends up in the middle of the play. This happens because when I write, I’m really channeling the voices of my characters.

  • Reviews

    Mahmoud

    The lovely Tara Grammy proves that she’s a very talented woman with “Mahmoud,” a Fringe show that examines the lives of several Iranian expatriates living inToronto.