by Staff Reports, STAFF REPORTS, Posted: September 23, 2017
What to see this final weekend at the Fringe Festival:
"A Love Supreme." John Coltrane's masterpiece 1965 album gets Fringe-Fested as a performance for four dancers, choreographed by two European dancers with serious jazz chops themselves — one is a former musician. There's also a free jazz-history talk about Coltrane at an Old City coffee shop. 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., $35 ($15 students). Jazz talk 4 p.m Saturday at United By Blue, 144 N. Second St.
"A Period of Animate Existence." The grandest item in the Fringe Festival descends on the Annenberg Center with five "movements," a cast of 87, and a $400,000-plus budget — all to take on the biggest topic going: mass extinction. Pig Iron presents this extravaganza, with collaborators including the Crossing, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Philadelphia Girls Choir, plus the instrumental group Contemporaneous. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., $39-$49 ($15 students).