140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"Pretty damn ideal . . . a total blast!" Philadelphia City Paper. Back (from the dead) by popular demand after last year's sell-out performances! Sip a free cocktail as darkness falls and lost (singing) souls appear through the mists of Laurel Hill Cemetery for a toe-tapping, spine-tingling evening.
RAIN DATES: September 15 and 22 at 7:30PM
Re-conceived/re-created by REV’S Co-Artistic Director Rudy Caporaso and directed by Rosey Hay, Co-Artistic Director, SIX FEET (ABOVE AND) UNDER: A GRAVEYARD CABARET is back (from the dead) by popular demand after last year’s sell-out performances! Presented in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Friday September 13, Saturday September 14, Friday September 20 and Saturday September 21 at 8PM.
(Raindates Sunday September 15 and Sunday September 22)
Featuring Rudy Caporaso and Denise Shubin.
Bring beach chairs or blankets.
Spend a mysterious, sexy and haunting evening with the departed as they journey between this world and the next. Sip a free cocktail as darkness falls and three lost (singing) souls appear through the mists of Laurel Hill Cemetery for a witty, toe-tapping, spine-tingling good time.
Read Citypaper's rave review from the 2012 incarnation:
Depending on your temperament, the prospect of spending an evening in a graveyard either sounds like a ball or fills you with complete and utter dread. Let's be real, though: Free drinks plus cabaret plus cemetery ambiance equals a big win. No Rest for the Wicked is a total blast. Between climbing on top of tombstones and literally dancing on people's graves, the troupe marches through the hour-long set with blazing enthusiasm. Working from a catalog that includes familiar death-related joints like Nancy Sinatra's "Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" and Nirvana-by-way-of-Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and lesser-known songs like "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair", the performers deliver lively, rousing arrangements. Cabaret is frequently defined by its setting, and Laurel Hill Cemetery proves to be pretty damn ideal.
"Come down and join the circus, it's the end of the world
Come down and join the circus, all you dead boys and girls"
"We're all just skeletons, reclining on a sea of flesh
Dancing in a sea of organs through lapping waves of blood"
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 a murdering rapist as he looks for his next victim.
All with music from Bessie Smith to The Scissor Sisters, Cab Calloway to Nirvana, and including many others.
So come indeed and-
"Enjoy yourself...it's later than you think!!! "
About REV Theatre Company
REV Theatre Company brings a fresh contemporary vision to existing dramatic works and company created new pieces. Although telling the story is paramount of course, we interpret and transform the material we work with, changing and intensifying our vision using exploratory and developmental workshops.
REV Theatre Company productions challenge, provoke, energize, and above all entertain our audiences through the accessible, vivid, passionate worlds we create on stage.