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The Hazards of Love


Categories: Interdisciplinary, Music, Theater

Dates: September 29, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Run Time: 90 mins,60 mins

Venue: Front Street Dive, THE INTERNET (Digital Shows)


“’Oh, the hazards of love.’
You’ll learn soon enough
The prettiest whistles won’t wrestle the thistles undone.”

Margaret’s chance encounter with a wounded fawn in the wild leads her on a dark, magical journey where she’ll learn firsthand “The Hazards of Love.” Based on The Decemberists’ acclaimed concept album of the same name, The Hazards Of Love will be The Hum’n’bards’ return to album adaptation after the 2018 staging of The Taxpayers’ God Forgive These Bastards. Join us as we weave this tragic folk-rock opera.

Can true love blossom between Margaret & the curiously transfigured fawn-man William, or will they wager all as an overprotective Queen & her dastardly hired hand stand in the way? As the song goes, “you’ll learn soon enough.”

This show will be presented in-person and digitally. The in-person performances will take place at Front Street Dive, on the second floor of Victoria Freehouse in Philadelphia. A digital stream of the show will be available online between October 3rd-10th. Anyone purchasing tickets for the digital stream will receive an email with instructions on how to access it.

The Hum'n'Bards Theater Troupe

The Hum’n’bards Theater Troupe is a queer musical collective for the Philadelphia theater and nightlife communities. Our mission is to provide a safe, accessible, and empathetic platform for DIY productions with an emphasis on new exciting works that push the envelope without leaving anyone behind.

Past productions include The Artists' Temple, The #Knightlife Digital Renaissance Faire, Fear Itself, God Forgive These Bastards, We'll Sleep When We're Dead, Glister, Pangaea and More!


Director - Travis Rosemarie Fischbach (they/she) Casting assistance provided by Quinton J. Alexander (he/they) and CJ Higgins (they/them) Graphics by Buffy Reindl


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