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Features: Funny, Local, Political, Spectacle
Filter displayed shows: Neighborhood Fringe
Neighborhood: Queen Village/Bella Vista
Type: Theater

Antihero by Tribe of Fools

8 dates from September 6 2013 - September 14 2013
The Church of the Crucifixion, 620 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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    • Sep 06
    • Friday, September 6, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 07
    • Saturday, September 7, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 07
    • Saturday, September 7, 2013,
    • 9:30 PM - 10:50 PM
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    • Sep 08
    • Sunday, September 8, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 09
    • Monday, September 9, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 11
    • Wednesday, September 11, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 12
    • Thursday, September 12, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 13
    • Friday, September 13, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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    • Sep 13
    • Friday, September 13, 2013,
    • 9:30 PM - 10:50 PM
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    • Sep 14
    • Saturday, September 14, 2013,
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
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Description

Do you hate the Parking Authority? Antihero is one man's quest to topple this corrupt institution . . . with his fists. Filled with fighting, parkour, and acrobatics, Antihero is a satire about our cultural obsession with vigilantes, violence, and heroes who do the wrong things for the "right" reasons.

Check out the artist website HERE

Read the artist interview on the FringeArts Blog HERE.

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After two previous sold out Fringe performances, the creators of Heavy Metal Dance Fag return with a world premiere work that takes a satirical look our cultural obsession with vigilantes, violence, and heroes who do the wrong thing for the “right” reasons.

Antihero, Tribe of Fools’ latest creation, takes audiences on a journey with a character known only as antihero. Filled with fighting, parkour, and acrobatics, antihero is about one man’s quest to topple the Parking Authority with his fists. The play begins when four police officers are on trial for a Rodney King style beating. In the aftermath of this event, antihero, a graduate student named Simone, and a Parking Authority employee named Parker begin to circle each other in a story that takes a mirror to our society’s obsession with heroes and vigilantes and begins to consider the actual reality of the justice audiences see in comic books and in the movies.

The company has been training in parkour and learning all kinds of stage combat to create virtuosic fight scenes that will be shown in the piece. Tribe of Fools Artistic Director Terry Brennan is directing the show. Mike Cosenza is handling the fight choreography. The cast includes Peter Smith, Kyle Yackoski, Colleen Hughes, Tim Popp, Carolina Millard, Zachary Chiero, and Leah Holleran.

Brennan conceived this piece after encountering two violent attacks in the city -- one near his home and one on Broad Street. Those experiences led him to question how society views violence and the concept for a new work was born.

Check out the Antihero Trailer HERE

Restrictions

<p>All sales are final. Ticket exchanges are for Festival Members only. If you are interested in becoming a Festival member, call the Box Office at 215.413.1318.</p>

<p>E-Tickets: There are no tickets to pick-up. All tickets are sent to you as a link in an e-mail. Tickets are required at the door and need to be scanned before entering. Bring your ticket as a print out or go green and display the QR code on your smart device.</p>

<p>Late Seating: Do not be late. If you arrive after the start time, you are not guaranteed entry.</p>

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