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Get Your Eco Philly Fringe Fest on with “Of Plastic Things & Butterfly Wings”
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Get Your Eco Philly Fringe Fest on with “Of Plastic Things & Butterfly Wings”

Philly Fringe Fest environmental themed playThe Philly Fringe Festival is back and playing local artists with cutting edge theatre performances & diverse cultural experiences.

I kicked off my Fringe Fest experience with Of Plastic Things & Butterfly Wings, an environmentally themed performance. Centered around a plastic water bottle named Sam, she lost her parents in the ocean Gyres (assumed to be the Pacific Garbage Patch). She meets a blue crab, parrot (who thinks she’s a seagull), and the Oldest Turtle Who Ever Lived. The show is complete with a little percussion in the background and sound effect, encouraging audience participating throughout the hour-long performance.

While this show is targeted towards kids, all ages can enjoy it. The small cast made efficient use of the props, effectively getting their anti-litter (and anti-single use plastics) message across. It’s also a great point to start discussions with your kids about where those flimsy bottles & bags will end up.

Of-plastic-things-and-butterfly-wings-fringe festYou can catch this show for only $10 tonight, Saturday & Sunday (along with a post-performance discussion during Sunday’s 3 PM performance.) Check the Philly Fringe Festival website for tickets. After Philly’s performances, the show will be touring through the Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center.

of plastic things and butterfly wings fringe fest

Photos: Charlotte Jacobson

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

1 thought on “Get Your Eco Philly Fringe Fest on with “Of Plastic Things & Butterfly Wings”

  1. Julie– thank you again for covering this story, we were all so happy to share this work with Green Philly Blog.

    Now that the Fringe production has closed, we are now touring this performance to Philly-area schools and community centers and would LOVE to find more partners. Please let us know if you know of anyone who would be interested in experiencing a touring version of this performance.

    For more information, you can visit these sites:

    http://www.fernbrookeducation.org/programs/outreach-assembly

    http://www.littlefishtheatre.net/

    Thank you again!

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