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Lightning Rod Special


Dates: September 27, 2023 - September 28, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: MAAS Building Studio


New Lightning Rod Special show. Phase one.

In-your-face. Past your bedtime.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Philadelphia-based performance group Lightning Rod Special (creators of SPEECH, The Appointment, and Underground Railroad Game) make live performance from the ground up. They specialize in raucous and contemplative theater works that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. Their work has won an Obie Award and been listed by New York Times and Time Out NY’s Best Theater of the Year lists in 2016 and 2019. They won the Wolfson Award for Evolving Theater Company and they have toured their work to 15 cities in 5 countries.


  • Scott R SheppardPerformer/Creator
  • Alice YorkePerformer/Creator

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