"Tis all one to be a witch as to be counted one" says the title character in The Witch of Edmonton, written in 1621 and based on the true story of a woman who was tried and executed for witchcraft.
REV Theatre Company - known to Laurel Hill audiences for their critically-acclaimed production of Hamlet and for the past six years their Philly Fringe favorite Death Is A Cabaret Ol' Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret - will be back with their adaptation of this Jacobean play. Elizabeth Sawyer is persecuted by her Puritanical community because she is a poor and powerless woman. Sawyer, treated as a witch, takes revenge by enlisting the help of the devil in the guise of a black dog - her "familiar". Lust, bigamy, revenge, madness, suicide and murder are all unleashed as the Devil hunts his prey through the town of Edmonton - and all with singing and dancing!
What the critics say about REV:
"The best theater buy of the season...not to be missed". Associated Press.
"REV's production casts a superb spell" Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Revving up classical theater with today's vision". New York Times.
"Brilliant!...an unforgettable ride…It is easy to understand why no other company is capable of reinventing Shakespeare like REV...". Stamford Advocate.
Performances will take place on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, Friday as well as Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 pm (with pre-scheduled rain dates on Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 pm). Gates open at 7:00 pm. Ticket holders can check in at Laurel Hill Cemetery's Gatehouse Entrance, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot directly across the street from the Gatehouse.
Bring your own blankets or beach chairs, picnics and beverages.
These performances are rated for ages 16+. Ticket pricing is $30/General Admission, $28/Seniors (65 & Up), $28/Students with ID, & $25/Members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
Venue Name: Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre.
Artist / Speaker: REV Theatre Company.
General Admission: USD 30.00,
Senior (65 and Up) & Student with ID: USD 28.00,
Member: USD 25.00.