September 13, 14, 20 + 21, 2019
Tap your toes and drink yourself to “death” as you imbibe with the embalmed!
“Cocktails and cabaret that spook and stir the soul” (Philly Voice).
“Performers with killer pipes—spine-tingling, dead-on sexy” (Phindie)
Suggested attire: dress dead or undead!
$30 / 60 minutes
REV presents NecroPhillyAhhh: A FUNeral Cabaret in Ulana’s—a decadent night club in the heart of Queen Village.
Tap your toes and drink yourself to death with three departed singing souls as they journey between this world and the next. Imbibe with the embalmed with music from Bessie Smith to the Scissors and Cole Porter to Sonny and Cher. A cabaret unlike anything you’ve seen before with wild, mysterious, haunting, wickedly funny, macabre entertainment.
SEE a sailor lost at sea as his widow drowns in a bathtub.
MARVEL as a serial-killing little girl pleads for the electric chair.
BEWARE of the murdering rapist stalking his next victim.
“A show filled with nothing but highlights. GO!” (DC Metro Theatre Arts)
“This is a terrific cabaret, campy and vampy with that twist of risqué strangely life-affirming, a funereal roller coaster” (Lysander LG blog)
Note: NecroPhillyAhhh: A FUNeral Cabaret is a 21+ event
About REV Theatre Company
REV Theatre Company brings a fresh contemporary vision to existing dramatic works and company created new pieces. We believe that theater is an experience, an event: the worlds we create are visceral and immediate. The REV aesthetic fuses a profound exploration of the texts with a ferocious emotional landscape, intensely physical staging and musical production numbers.
We present our work in unique and site-specific spaces: we have performed on the steps of the Art Museum, a parking lot in New York, a pier on the Hudson River, a tiny storefront on the Lower East Side of NYC, two Philadelphia cemeteries and the previously empty, disused lot next to the Broad Street Ministry.
One of our trademarks is the active involvement of the audiences in our outdoor productions as we bring the audience into the world that we create. 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.
REV’s production of Hamlet in Laurel Hill Cemetery 2017 played to sold-out houses. Our summer 2019 production of The Witch of Edmonton at Laurel Hill was also a sell-out. In 2020, REV will present Macbeth, once again in partnership with Laurel Hill Cemetery.