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NecroPhillyAhhh: A FUNeral Cabaret

Posted September 13th, 2019

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.

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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: Fringe After Dark

Posted August 29th, 2019

The Fringe Festival doesn’t stop when the sun sets! The following shows offer performances starting at 10pm or later. Leave the kids at home and Fringe the night away with these after-dark performances.

A Manayunk Mystery Tour
Manayunk Theatre Company
It was a dark and stormy night when a young woman from Manayunk mysteriously went missing … and was murdered!!! Follow Manayunk’s finest private investigator, a child genius turned conspiracy enthusiast, and a very serious podcast reporter as they try to solve the Murder of Manayunk’s Missing Millennial.
More info and tickets here

BASEMENT
Gunnar Montana
Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time downward into the dark depths of terror. Follow one man’s frightening descent into deranged madness and witness his unrelenting, visceral nightmare unfold.
More info and tickets here

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Hello Darkness My Ol’ Chum: REV’s Graveyard Cabaret

Posted September 11th, 2018

Since 2012, REV Theatre Company has brought Fringe Festival audiences into the iconic Laurel Hill Cemetery for a macabre cabaret of music and theater. As Philly Voice put it, Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum has become “a consistent favorite and top ticket seller… head to the cemetery for free cocktails and cabaret that spooks and stirs the soul.” The 2018 Fringe show opens this Friday and has four performances through September 22.

REV’s artistic codirector Rudy Caporaso spoke to FringeArts about this years happening.

FringeArts: Describe Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum for the uninitiated?

Rudy Caporaso: First of all, the show is listed in the Fringe Guide as a happening because that’s exactly what it is. Audiences will enjoy free cocktails as three “departed souls” appear out of the darkness of historic, iconic, beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery, to music ranging from Bessie Smith to the Scissor Sisters and Cole Porter to Sonny and Cher. The music is a “Whitmans Sampler” of death-centric songs, all sung by—according to a critic—”performers with killer pipes”. And another critic said they’ve never experienced a more life-affirming theatrical event. An adventurous audience seeking a truly unique and immersive theater experience will like this.

FringeArts: What makes Laurel Hill Cemetery so suitable for this piece?

Rudy Caporaso: The piece was specifically made with Laurel Hill in mind—and I hope this doesn’t seem too terribly self-aggrandizing, but Laurel Hill is tailor-made for this production. It has the prerequisite mysterious and splendid Gothic grandeur. I always think of the Cemetery as the fourth character in the piece.

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2017 Festival Spotlight: FringeArts ~After Dark~

Posted September 7th, 2017

This ain’t your grandma’s Fringe. Join us for some of the raunchiest, rowdiest, wildest shows at this year’s Fringe Festival. Hire a babysitter and leave your kids at home because these shows are decidedly NOT family friendly. Viewer discretion advised. 

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret @ FringeArts
Martha Graham Cracker

The hairy-chested, fake eyelash-laden alter-ego of thespian Dito Van Reigersberg performs a balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret. Backed by her stellar band and with her killer voice, Martha Graham Cracker takes you on a raucous, joyous, uninhibited ride around her world.
“The Drag Queen King of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
More info and tickets here.

 

 

Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play @ Evil Genius Beer Company
Happy Hour Live, LLC

Two parts sketch comedy, One part drinking games: Mixed and served! Come party with us for a night you might remember with interactive drinking games between comedic romps about the drinking experience. Ticket includes your first beer from Evil Genius! More info and tickets here.

 

The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s a Cunt; The Best Man’s a Whore; and the Maiden of Honor (Just) Hung Herself in the Closet @ The Beard Cave at St. Mary’s Church
On The Rocks

Daniel is pretty gay, but he’s marrying Nora. Nora is a virgin that wants her wedding night to be a sexual awakening. Shit gets fucked up. A song, a dance, an image, a poem all wrapped in a sloppy burrito of a play about glamping, hookers, the Easter Bunny, cocaine, Emma Stone, hauntings, and the horrors of commitment. More info and tickets here.

 

KINK HAÜS @ The Latvian Society
Gunnar Montana

Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time to a brutal underground nightclub where no fucks are given, and fierceness is always welcome. Fantasy, fetish, and carnal desire are all in fashion so leave your inhibitions at home because inside KINK HAÜS, anything goes. That is, if you can get past the doorman. More info and tickets here.

 

 

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