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CANCELED: Gaslighting: The Musical!

Brooke McCarthy

Theater, Cabaret & Nightlife, Comedy & Improv


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! 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!

Run Time: 55 mins
Ticket Price: $25
Venue: MAAS Building Studio Dates: September 5, 2023 - September 24, 2023

September 5, 2023 9.30pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 7, 2023 6.30pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 10, 2023 8.00pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 24, 2023 5.00pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

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

Accessibility & Content Considerations

Contact the Fringe Festival Box Office for up to date accessibility information.

This event is appropriate for ages 18+

Violent Content

Adult Language

Audience Interaction

Trigger warning: This show contains depictions of domestic violence, emotional abuse, and mental illness.

Covid-19 Safety policy

Masks are required during this event


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