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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.

  • Reviews

    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.

  • News

    Dream Up Festival Features New Works

    Dream Up is a festival dedicated exclusively to new works of a nontraditional bent. It eschews the well-made play, and hopes for pieces focused more on ideas, and that use “roads less traveled or undiscovered” to communicate those ideas.

  • Reviews

    Chain Reaction

    In conveying the fascinating events behind the creation of the atomic bomb, Jonathan Alexandratos’ the Fringe show “Chain Reaction” unfortunately never settles on a tone.

  • Reviews

    Girl in Argentine Landscape

    Though not particularly incisive for a coming-of-age story, “Girl in Argentine Landscape,” at the Fringe, is brought to life with a riveting performance by author Naomi Grossman.

  • Reviews

    Panoramania; or the Adventures of John Banvard: An O’er True Tale

    Funded by a FordhamUniversity grant, “Panoramania” tries to revive the story of painter John Banvard, but this Fringe show is little more than a research paper set to music.

  • Interview

    Sierra Boggess Returns to London as Fantine in ‘Les Misérables’

    The star of “The Little Mermaid” and “Love Never Dies” shares how working in London has shaped her as an actor.

  • Reviews

    REDlight

    Ryan Kipp’s fragmentary “REDlight,” in the Fringe, is a brief collection of monologues linked by Gavin, a hunky young straight guy who works as an erotic dancer in a gay club.