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REV Theatre Company


Categories: Theater, Music, Family

Dates: September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Dickinson Square Park, headhouse Shambles, Mario Lanza Park


Yeehaw!! Pounds of sequins, yards of fringe and really big hair! This lil’ ol’ shindig puts the hoot in hootenanny and the jam in jamboree, with classic retro hits from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Buck Owens and many more! Plus rope tricks from a genuine lasso-twirlin’, bull whip crackin’ rodeo performer!

And – Dang it! – the critics sure do love REV as much as a cowboy loves his horse- “Superb!” Philadelphia Inquirer “Exhilarating and imaginative… ” Philadelphia Weekly “The company compels, mesmerizes and delights”. The Stamford Advocate “Performers with killer pipes”. Phindie “Delicious”. The Village Voice “The best theater of the season… not to be missed”. Associated Press/Arts & Leisure “Five stars! A show filled with nothing but highlights. GO!” DC Metro Arts.

REV’s Lil’ Ol’ Rodeo Show is guaranteed to be more fun than your first time (at the rodeo) all you rhinestone cowboys and frisky Philly fillies! Don’t miss this honky tonk hoedown for a guaranteed rootin’, tootin’ good time! Bring chairs and blankets!

Thursday Sept 14 7PM – Drexel Square Park 7PM

Friday Sept 15 7PM – Hawthorne Park 7PM

Saturday Sept 16 7PM – Jefferson Square Park 7PM

Sunday Sept 17 – FDR Park 2PM, Rain date: Sunday Sept 24 2PM

Thursday Sept 21 – Campbell Square Park 7PM, Rain date: Thursday Sept 28 7PM

Friday Sept 22 – Bardascino Park 7PM, Rain date: Saturday Sept 23 7PM

Saturday Sept 30 – Headhouse Shambles. 4PM (Covered space)

Saturday Sept 30 – Dickinson Square Park 7PM

Sunday Oct 1 – Mario Lanza Park 7PM

About the Artist

REV Theatre Company brings a fresh contemporary vision to existing dramatic works and company created new pieces. Our productions (Hamlet, The Witch of Edmonton, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Othello…) and original Philadelphia Fringe musical pieces (Death Is A Cabaret Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret, 1940s Canteen, REV’s Vaudeville, Honky Tonkin’and REV’s Lil’ Ol’ Rodeo Show…) have all been consistently critically acclaimed and have reached over twelve thousand people so far.

We present our work in unique and site-specific spaces: we have performed on the steps of the Art Museum, parking lots in New York and Philadelphia, a pier on the Hudson River, a tiny storefront on the Lower East Side of NYC, the grounds of a Victorian mansion in Cape May, two iconic Philadelphia cemeteries and dozens of parks in the Tri-State Area.
One of our trademarks is the active involvement of the audiences in our outdoor productions. We acknowledge and encourage direct communication and response from our audiences in a collective participation with the performers, the story, the action, the space and each other. These open air productions also enable REV to engage with diverse communities in New York City, Philadelphia, Scranton, throughout Connecticut and upstate New York. We also take our work to veterans, nursing homes, and shelters. Educational programs with children and teens, and senior programs are also an essential and extensive part of REV’s mission.



  • Rosey HayDirector. Co-Artistic Director
  • REV Theatre Company. Director- For REV -A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Hamlet
  • The Witch of Edmonton. Regional Hedda Gabler with Christine Baranski; Tom Jones
  • Wild Oats
  • Carthaginians – Williamstown Theatre Festival. Royal Shakespeare Company (Asst Dir). Faculty University of the Arts and Temple. Director Juilliard School
  • NYU Grad Acting Program.
  • Rudy CaporasoCreator
  • Performer. Co-Artistic Director
  • REV Theatre Company. Extensive Off Broadway
  • regional
  • UK credits. For REV- title role-Hamlet
  • Iago-Othello
  • Puck-A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • the Dromio twins- The Comedy of Errors and The Dog-The Witch of Edmonton. Creator/Performer REV’s 1940’s Cabaret
  • REV’s Vaudeville
  • REV’s Graveyard Cabaret-critics’ choice and audience favorite
  • all for Fringe Arts. Leads REV’s after-school and summer programs. Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of Actors Equity Association.
  • Charis Bean DukePerformer is a composer of choral and chamber music
  • children’s operas. She is a musical theater coach at UArts
  • and is a conductor and musical director. This is her Fringe debut.
  • Laura MurphyPerformer has been performing as lead vocalist with her band the Vague Assurances in New York’s Hudson Valley for 15 years. This is her first time working with REV
  • and this is her Fringe debut.
  • David KapplerDavid Kappler – TD and Sound -is a freelance photographer
  • videographer and sound and lighting engineer/designer. He has worked with REV on more than twenty productions.
  • Elizabeth Corcoran aka Bettie Loup Garou – Performer has worked with REV on A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Witch of Edmonton
  • and with Dark Side Theatre. She is a Philly-based burlesque performer.
  • Miranda LeeProduction Assistant has worked with REV on eleven productions as a performer
  • assistant director and stage manager. This is her first Fringe show.

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