Afterglow Festival

John Jarboe & The Bearded Ladies Cabaret

June 30th, 2019  |  Published in Artists

The Bearded Ladies” You Can Never Go Down The Drain

a Mx. Rogers musical healing ritual for adults

Performed by John Jarboe

Written by John Jarboe with contributions  Suli Holum

Directed by Sui Holum

Musical arrangements by Heath Allen

Costumes and Set by Rebecca Kanach

Dramaturgy by Sally Ollove

Mr. Rogers always said: no matter how bad things are “you can never go down the drain.”  Using and abusing iconic songs from the program, Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret put this idea to the test. In this performance, expect a goldfish funeral, gay romps into the land of make-believe, and some earnest questions about irony.

Press quotes: “An Experimental Cabaret Company” Ny times

“Quite simply the best party you have never been invited to.” Talkin Broadway

“a delirious, profane and ingenious hybrid of musical and theatrical hijinks” MyScena