Today’s podcast features John Doyle of Iron Age Theatre talking about their ambitious offering for the festival, FRINGE WRAITHS! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT FRINGE WRAITHS
Iron Age is haunting the Fringe with web-based site-specific theater. Search for and click one of our QR codes with your smart phone at many Fringe venues and watch theater on-line that enhances productions or accents historic sites. Ethereal theater made permanent! www.ironagetheatre.org/wraiths.html.
Iron Age Theatre has been part of the Philadelphia theatre scene for over 20 years. Iron Age began its relationship with the Fringe Festival in 2002 with Baraka’s Dutchman, featured on the cover of Theatre Journal. Based at the Center Theatre in Norristown, they brought a multitude of plays to packed houses during previous Fringe Festivals including works ranging from the east coast premiere of the hilarious and irreverent Shakesploitation to Waiting for the Ship from Delos by Steve Hatzai at the American Philosophic Society. The Iron Age production of Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho, first performed at the 2004 Fringe Festival, has gone on to tour the nation for the past four years in over 170 venues with Bob Weick as Karl Marx. Iron Age Theatre has received Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Ensemble in Terra Nova and Best Lead Actor in The Elephant Man and Best New Play for “Molumby’s Million”. As City Paper’s Mark Cofta put it so eloquently: “Iron Age Theatre keeps defying the odds, producing quality plays with loving care.” Toby Zinman of The Philadelphia Inquirer review about Delos, “Iron Age Theatre has found a perfect venue for this intellectually satisfying play. What a pleasure to see a Fringe show that takes serious ideas seriously.” Iron Age Theatre was a Knight Art Finalist. The company has produced eight world or regional premiers over the past four years. The company won for Best Set for its production of “The Slave” and the Philadelphia Urban Theatre Festival. Iron Age will collaborate in Novermber with Plays and Players and South Camden to bring Howard Zinn’s Voices of the People History to Philadelphia.