Honky Tonkin’ – A Country Music Show
REV Theatre Company
September 9-September 29
2021 Fringe Festival
Yeehaw!!! Pounds of sequins, yards of fringe and really big hair! This lil’ ol’ shindig puts the hoot in hootenanny and the jam in jamboree with classic retro hits from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams and many more!
And – Dang it! – the critics sure do love REV as much as a cowboy loves his horse- “Superb!” Philadelphia Inquirer “Exhilarating and imaginative… ” Philadelphia Weekly “The company compels, mesmerizes and delights”. The Stamford Advocate “Performers with killer pipes”. Phindie “Delicious”. The Village Voice “The best theater of the season… not to be missed”. Associated Press/Arts & Leisure “Five stars! A show filled with nothing but highlights. GO!” DC Metro Arts
REV’s Honky Tonkin’ is guaranteed to be more fun than your first time at the rodeo, all you Rhinestone Cowboys and Philly Fillies! Don’t miss this hoedown, pardner, for a rootin’, tootin’ good time!
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 – 7:00pm
Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 7:00p
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 – 7:00pm
Rudy Caporaso-Creator/Performer Co-Artistic Director, REV Theatre Company. He has extensive Off Broadway, regional, and UK credits. For REV – title role in Hamlet, Iago-Othello, Puck-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Dromio twins- The Comedy of Errors and The Dog-The Witch of Edmonton. He created and performed in REV’s Graveyard Cabaret, a critics’ choice and audience favorite for Fringe Arts. He was the creator of and performer in REV’s 1940’s Cabaret and REV’s Vaudeville also for the Fringe. He leads REV’s after-school and summer programs. Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of Actors Equity Association.
Rosey Hay-Director Co-Artistic Director, REV Theatre Company. For REV: Director- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, The Witch of Edmonton. New York: Numerous Off and Off Off Broadway productions. Hedda Gabler with Christine Baranski; Tom Jones, Wild Oats, Carthaginians – Williamstown Theatre Festival. Royal Shakespeare Company (Asst Dir)- Romeo and Juliet, Faculty: University of the Arts and Temple. Director: Juilliard School, NYU Grad Acting Program. BA Sussex University.
Sarah Norcross Hough -Music Director is a Philly-based composer/music director. Composer: Lilith and Her Demons – Fringe Arts, Polyphone Festival, composer/MD –Since They Left – Fringe Arts; AMD – Marie in Tomorrowland -Polyphone.
Maddy Mackarey-Performer BFA Musical Theatre, University of the Arts 2020, and the National Music Theatre Institute at the O’Neill Theatre Center. Recent credits-readings at Allen’s Lane Theate, Players Club of Swarthmore, Marie in Tomorrow Land-UArts/Polyphone.
Gaby Affleck-Performer Lifelong Philadel
Appropriate for all ages.
Bring blankets, beach chairs, picnics and your favorite jug o’ moonshine! And if you like, wear your cowboy boots for a little line dancing!
About the Artists
REV Theatre Company brings a fresh contemporary vision to existing dramatic works and company created new pieces. We present our work in unique and site-specific spaces: we have performed on the steps of the Art Museum, parking lots in New York and Philadelphia, a pier on the Hudson River, a tiny storefront on the Lower East Side of NYC, two Philadelphia cemeteries and dozens of parks in the Tri-State Area.
Since 2012, REV has successfully partnered with Laurel Hill Cemetery to bring our Graveyard Cabaret to the Cemetery for the Philadelphia Fringe. The show has become a cult favorite and has consistently been a top ticket seller, and was awarded five stars and a Fringe First by DC Metro Theater Arts.
One of our trademarks is the active involvement of the audiences in our outdoor productions. We acknowledge and encourage direct communication and response from our audiences, engaging them in a collective participation with the performers, the story, the action, the space and each other. These outdoor productions also enable REV to engage with diverse communities in New York City, Philadelphia, Scranton, throughout Connecticut and upstate New York. REV’s educational outreach programs are an essential part of our mission as well.