Senior English major Christie Leonard reports that there will be a series of panel discussions, plays, and films in the Philadelphia Fringe Arts festival on gender, race, and national identity. A performance of Third World Bunfight's Macbeth, for example, will be set in the Congo and star an all black cast. Click here for more information. Christie learned that student tickets for rehearsal performances of the play are $15.
The Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, is a 17-day, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia and online with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts.
Another Fringe event of interest to English majors is Scarlet Letters, a one-woman play by Patrick Ross that revises Hawthorne's classic novel. Click here for more information.