New Play Festival

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Business/Location: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 300 S Broad St
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19102
Phone: 215-790-5800

Posted by:  Meg Favreau
Photo:  Meg Favreau
   Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
One of the best things about PIFA is the amount of free content the festival has rolled out. And it's not just outdoor concerts and a couple of food samples--fairly standard free-event fare--but in some cases, full theater performances. The no-cost PIFA New Play Festival (running 4/20-4/23) features two one-acts created with PIFA's turn-of-the-century Parisian theme in mind. The winning selections are described as "experimental one-act plays that border on the grotesque," which is a description I love with all the darkness in my heart. Wait, I think I love this description of one of the plays even more: "a woman and man role-playing as Marilyn Monroe and Groucho Marx engage in various acts of carnal lust." Uh, bring the kids.

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