The Hazards of Love
The Hum'n'Bards Theater Troupe
September 29-October 2
Front Street DiveMap
“’Oh, the hazards of love.’
You’ll learn soon enough
The prettiest whistles won’t wrestle the thistles undone.”
Margaret’s chance encounter with a wounded fawn in the wild leads her on a dark, magical journey where she’ll learn firsthand The Hazards of Love. Based on The Decemberists’ acclaimed concept album of the same name, The Hazards Of Love will be The Hum’n’bards’ return to album adaptation after the 2018 staging of The Taxpayers’ God Forgive These Bastards. Join us as we weave this tragic folk-rock opera.
Can true love blossom between Margaret & the curiously transfigured fawn-man William, or will they wager all as an overprotective Queen & her dastardly hired hand stand in the way? As the song goes, “you’ll learn soon enough.”
This show will be presented in-person and digitally. The in-person performances will take place at Front Street Dive, on the second floor of Victoria Freehouse in Philadelphia. A digital stream of the show will be available online between October 3rd-10th. Anyone purchasing tickets for the digital stream will receive an email with instructions on how to access it.
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 – 8:00pm
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 – 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 – 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 – 8:00pm
Available for Streaming Saturday, Oct 2 until end of Festival
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Director – Travis Rosemarie Fischbach (they/she)
Casting assistance provided by Quinton J. Alexander (he/they) and CJ Higgins (they/them)
Graphics by Buffy Reindl
21+ only may attend
Murder (including of children), Attempted assault/rape, Suicide, Kidnapping, Pregnancy, Drowning, Manipulative parenting
In-Person: The venue is up a flight of steps and does not have an elevator.
Digital: A digital stream of the show will be available online between October 3rd-10th. Access to this video will be available for purchase after the festival is over. Anyone purchasing tickets for the digital stream will receive an email with instructions on how to access it. If interested in accessing this production after Oct 10th, please email email@example.com. Closed Captioning Available for digital performances only.
About the Artists
The Hum’n’bards Theater Troupe is a queer musical collective for the Philadelphia theater and nightlife communities. Our mission is to provide a safe, accessible, and empathetic platform for DIY productions with an emphasis on new exciting works that push the envelope without leaving anyone behind.
Past productions include The Artists’ Temple, The #Knightlife Digital Renaissance Faire, Fear Itself, God Forgive These Bastards, We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead, Glister, Pangaea and More!