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CANCELED: Gaslighting: The Musical!

Brooke McCarthy


Categories: Theater, Cabaret & Nightlife, Comedy & Improv

Dates: September 5, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Run Time: 55 mins

Venue: MAAS Building Studio


This show has been canceled.

Step right up to the Narcis-Circus! Behold the Ringmaster as she blends cabaret, stand-up, storytelling, & circus all while unraveling an unforgettable tale of gaslighting. Created by Brooke McCarthy, the award-winning writer of How to be an Ethical Slut, this enlightening one-woman musical comedy exposes the darker side of relationships.

Inspired by Brooke’s own journey from darkness to light, she fearlessly delves into the realms of emotional abuse and mental health. Our Ringmaster powerfully raises her voice for those who are being silenced. Her personal story – turned into this fantastical circus musical – aims to spread awareness about abusive relationships while empowering others to reclaim their lives.

Don’t worry though, it’s a comedy!…so there’s probably a happy ending! You’ll laugh, learn, and experience a plot twist or two throughout this seemingly dark journey.

  • Written by and starring Philly local Brooke McCarthy.
  • With co-collaboration and direction by Jasmine Monet Walker.

Instagram: @gaslightingthemusical

Remember to Shine Your Light!

About the Artist

Brooke McCarthy (Actor/Playwright) returns to Philly Fringe for the second year in a row after her award-winning tour of How to be an Ethical Slut in 2022. She won a Philly Fringie last year and scooped up awards in other festivals like Best of Fest at Hartford Fringe and Best Selling Show in FRIGID NYC. Brooke holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia and is excited to officially be a Philadelphian (again)!


  • Jasmine Monet WalkerDirector & Co-Collaborator

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