Sunday, September 15, 2013

Theatre Among The Dead

                                                        Rudy Caporaso

On Friday the 13th, I spent the night at a cemetery. No, I wasn't hunting ghosts, although, they were there. This time, I was  at the Laurel Hill Cemetery for a show.

                                                from the left Jean, Rita, me and Shelley
My friends and I arrived at the historic cemetery with our beach chairs, picnic basket and a  large bottle of wine. 
Once settled in our favorite spot, we waited for the show to begin, and what a show it was.
 I’m talking about the toe tapping, finger snapping performance of Rev’s Theatre Company, which was hosted by the Laurel Hill Cemetery as part of the 2013 Philly Fringe Festival. The Six Feet (Above and) Under Graveyard Cabaret featured songs about death or near death, from artists like Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Nirvana, and much more.
Rudy Caporaso, along with his two very talented accomplices, masterfully combined the backdrop of the cemetery’s gravestones and the graveyard ambiance to weave a musical tale of murder and mayhem.

This is the second year of the Graveside Cabaret and we enjoyed the show just as much, if not more, than last year. You need to get yourself down to the cemetery and quick. There will be two more performances.
Rev’s Graveside Cabaret will perform again on September 20 and September 21. The price is reasonable; 20 dollars.  And when you go, tell Rudy that Steampunk Granny sent you.
REV's site:

We also met the caretaker who told us an amazing story about the statue behind us. It's a story of intrigue, mystery, abduction and recovery.

My friends and I were promised a private tour, and more information about the upcoming ceremony to place this soldier where he belongs. Look for my follow up of this interesting tale in a few weeks.


  1. Marie, you do the neatest things! Gosh that cabaret must have been a blast. Bravo for taking Shelley with you. Your photos are wonderful. I think I'm just a big chicken, though. Don't know if I could do it.

    I love visiting your blog. Sometimes I scared out of my wits by your story writing and sometimes I enthralled by all the places you go to.

    1. Hi Victoria! Thank you for the compliment. Yes, we had such a good time and I think you should come with us next year. It's a lot of fun. Ghosts don't scare me as much as bears and you seem to handle wildlife just fine. Hope to see you soon:)

  2. I love stuff like this! Cemetaries freak me out though.

    1. Uriah, you and your wife should come with us on the next event at Laurel Hill. They have all kinds of activities going on, even nature walks.