A is for "The Adults," a world premiere from New Paradise Laboratories, set during a family vacation that brings out the worst in those in attendance.
B is for "99 Breakups," from Pig Iron Theatre Company, billed as "a theatrical - and scientific - look at endings, exits, disintegrations and the stories people have in common."
C is for Champagne Jerry, immodestly billed as "the greatest rapper in the world," and an individual who "likes snacks, books, sexual intercourse and rhyming."
D is for "Double Batman," Frank Perri's autobiographical one-man show about overcoming adversity through emotional growth.
E is for "Experiment #39," an Old City walking tour - for one audience member at a time - that is really a performance-art piece.
F is for "The Four Seasons Restaurant," a meditation on the effect that absence has on the human condition that is this year's entry from famed Italian director/agent provocateur Romeo Castellucci.
G is for "Graveyard Voices," an exploration of the meaning of life through poetry staged at St. Peter's Church Cemetery, in Society Hill.
H is for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame . . . a Mute Play," a dark reimagining of the Victor Hugo novel by the Renegade Company.
I is for "It Was All Downhill After Fleetwood Mac," Brian Shapiro's one-man reminiscence about the years when his father was the attorney for the powerhouse 1970s pop-rock band.
J is for Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket, an eight-piece "absurdist soul" band that "toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival."
K is for "Kabbalah: The Musical," a "multidimensional" production by Shechinah Inc. inspired by the new-age branch of Judaism.
L is for La Peg, hot-hot-hot chef Peter Woolsey's just-opened restaurant/cabaret inside FringeArts' riverfront headquarters.
M is for Martha Graham Cracker, Philly's leading drag performer, who will do her thing - backed by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra - as part of the festival's "Late Night" schedule of events.
N is for Neighborhood Fringe, the collective banner under which scores of events are staged in nontraditional venues throughout the city.
O is for "The Only Band in Illyria," a program of the Balkan music recently featured in Pig Iron Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
P is for "100 Percent Philadelphia," whose "stars" are 100 residents of all ages, ethnicities, classes and sexual and political orientation who accurately represent the city's demographic profile.
Q is for "The Disappearing Quarterback," the one-man autobiographical work by former Philadelphia Eagle Mike Boryla.
R is for "Rainbowtown," a play for ages 3 to 8 from Two Ducks Theatre Company about "emotions, colors and a queen's search for a new home."
S is for Slim Bob Slim, ukelele-strumming star of "Stand Back, I'm Gonna Uke: An Evening Of Old-Timey Music."
T is for "Two Street - A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers," a play about a gay couple who belong to rival Mummers brigades.
U is for "Underground Episodes," which looks at the stories to be found - and told - in everyday Philly life.
V is for "___vs___," SHADOW Company's examination of the concept of mercy.
W is for "White Rabbit Red Rabbit," Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's one-man play about resisting military service that will be read - sight unseen - by a different actor for each of its 11 performances. The first, scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow at FringeArts, stars veteran character actor/Philly resident David Morse. Others participating include Brian Anthony Wilson, of "The Wire," and WHYY's Jennifer Lynn.
X is for "BalletX at the Porch," a one-off performance tomorrow outside 30th Street Station.
Y is for "Yip and Al," a presentation based on the Depression-era anthem, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
Z is for Ziya, the group presenting "Paradox," a multimedia work about the travails and triumphs of a South African family.
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